Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Langer has course-record 63 for Champions lead

Bernhard Langer played his best round on the PGA Tour Champions in more than two years, shooting a course-record 9-under 63 at The Woodlands Country Club on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Insperity Invitational near Houston.

Seeking his first victory of the year after seven wins in 2017, the 60-year-old Langer birdied the first two holes and turned in 32. He added birdies on five of the next seven holes to get to 9 under to distance himself from the field.

The German star won the event in 2007 for the first of his 36 victories on the 50-and-over tour. He repeated as champion in 2008, its first year at The Woodlands, and won again in 2014.

The 63 was Langer's best round since a 10-under 62 at the Chubb Classic in 2016, which he went on to win. …

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