Bernhard Langer wins the Senior Open 2014
29 July 2014
So that's it, the 2014 Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl has come to a conclusion and there was one man left standing on the Rest Bay links.
Bernhard Langer is a very worthy champion and is the only man in the field to have taken on this course and won.
This is the German's second Senior Open Championship, following his success at Carnoustie in 2010 and he thoroughly deserves it.
Every time I saw Langer this week he seemed to be on the fairway or the green and very rarely finding himself in any real bother. He becomes the only man to win the Senior Open wire-to-wire on two occasions and the emphatic nature of the victory only enhances his reputation as one of the best players on the Senior circuit.
Furthermore, his 13 stroke winning margin is the largest in the history of Senior Major Championship golf.
The official overall attendance was 43,503 which is the second highest in the last five years, falling just over 2,000 short of last year's attendance.
However, on the final day 10,539 people ventured to Royal Porthcawl which is more than on the final day at Royal Birkdale a year ago.
The Welsh contingent didn't manage to play a part on the final day, Ian Woosnam had mentioned that he was under-prepared for the event and may have been happy just to be around at the weekend. He finished on 19-over-par with Mark Mouland shooting a final round of 73 to finish on seven-over.
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