Bernhard Langer successfully defends Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship title

Moves to No. 2 in Charles Schwab Cup points list; Montgomerie retains lead

Bernhard Langer shot a final-round 3-under-par 68 to complete his wire-to-wire victory and successful defense at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Belmont Country Club in Belmont, Mass. The win is Langer’s first of 2015 and fifth career major championship victory on the Champions Tour.

Langer, the 2014 Charles Schwab Cup champion, collects 810 Charles Schwab Cup points and moves to No. 2 on the Charles Schwab Cup points list. Colin Montgomerie maintains his hold on the Charles Schwab Cup points lead with 1,616 points, but Langer now trails Montgomerie by just 172 points after his victory. Joe Durant is third with 937 points followed by Jeff Maggert (898) and Esteban Toledo (749). In the last five years, the Charles Schwab Cup points leader after three majors has gone on to win the title.

Making the biggest leap in the Charles Schwab Cup points list is Kirk Triplett, jumping 47 spots to No. 10. Triplett finished second to Langer after firing a final-round 7-under-par 64, the low round of the day.

Russ Cochran joins Triplett as the only players to climb inside the top 30 of the Charles Schwab Cup points list after their performance at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS. Cochran used a final round 2-under-par 69 to finish in a tie for third and move 20 spots to No. 15.

The 2015 Charles Schwab Cup Championship will be held at The Cochise Course at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 2-8. The lone qualification for players to secure a spot in the Champions Tour season finale is finishing in the top 30 of the money list from the 2015 Champions Tour season.

Montgomerie is the current money list leader with $1,043,700. Langer is in second ($904,261), followed by Durant ($886,206), Maggert ($690,865) and Toledo ($648,886) to round out the top five. The No. 30 position on the money list is currently held by Wes Short Jr., with $299,642. Over the last five years, the average earnings needed to finish No. 30 on the money list and join the field at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship is $558,014.

Last year, Tom Pernice Jr., defeated Jay Haas in a playoff to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. At No. 8 on the Charles Schwab Cup points list and No. 7 on the money list, Pernice Jr., is once again in solid form heading into the second half of the season.

Haas, meanwhile, has dealt with injury and is currently T52 on the points list and No. 53 on the money list. The two-time Charles Schwab Cup champion shot his career low round on the Champions Tour at Desert Mountain Club in 2012, a second-round 60.

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