Langer eagles 18 to take Senior PGA lead

Bernhard Langer tees off on nine during the final day at the Regions Tradition golf tournament, Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Hoover, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/ via AP)

STERLING, Va. (AP) Shrugging off fatigue from last week's victory, Bernhard Langer shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship.

The 59-year-old German could break Jack Nicklaus' record of eight senior majors with a win at Trump National. He tied Nicklaus last week with a five-shot victory at the Regions Tradition. He would also become the first player to win all five of the current senior majors.

Langer started with five straight pars on a cool, misty morning before sparse galleries. The start was delayed 80 minutes because of overnight rain that saturated President Donald Trump's already-soft course on the shores of the Potomac River, about 25 miles from Washington.


Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $1,124,651
2 Scott McCarron $678,351
3 Fred Couples $631,233
4 Miguel Angel Jimenez $588,044
5 Kevin Sutherland $562,717
6 Kenny Perry $466,047
7 Stephen Ames $456,077
8 Carlos Franco $440,725
9 John Daly $437,879
10 Fred Funk $435,262
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