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SportsLog: Mark Wiebe defeats Bernhard Langer to win Senior British Open

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Mark Wiebe of the United States beat Bernhard Langer on the fifth playoff hole Monday in Southport, England, to win his first Senior British Open title. Langer bogeyed his fifth attempt at the 18th hole on Royal Birkdale while Wiebe made par to claim the trophy. Storms delayed Sunday’s fourth round and play was halted after two playoff holes because of darkness. Langer, the two-time Masters champion, had an immediate chance to secure his second Senior British Open victory when play resumed at 8 a.m. but missed a 12-foot birdie putt. Two holes later, Wiebe made a superb approach shot to set up a two-putt for par, while Langer failed to get up-and-down.

Langer — who won the tournament in 2010 — held a three-shot lead going into the fourth round and was two strokes ahead with one hole to play, but finished with a double bogey. Wiebe, meanwhile, shot a 4-under 66 to match the German veteran at 9-under 271.

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