Langer eagles 18th to win playoff opener

Bernhard Langer, of Germany, raises his trophy after winning PGA Champions Tour's Dominion Energy Charity golf Classic at The Country Club of Virginia in Henrico, Va., on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Bernhard Langer didn't find his putting stroke until it mattered most.

The 60-year-old made an 18-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Sunday to shoot a 2-under 70 and win the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three event in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. He beat Scott Verplank by one shot.

Langer was even par for the day before getting to the easiest hole on The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course.


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