Langer Breaks Tournament Scoring Record in Route to Second SAS Championship Title

Final round 65 gives Langer six-stroke victory over Scott Parel

CARY, N.C. (October 14, 2018) – Hall of Famer member Bernhard Langer made only one bogey over 54 holes at Prestonwood Country Club. He also made 23 birdies. It added up to a three-round total of 194, and the Championship scoring record.

“It wasn't stress free (to start),” Langer said following the victory. “It was stress free the last two or three holes maybe, but up to that point I didn't exactly know where I was, I didn't even look.  I felt somebody could be within 2 or 3 or 4 of me and I felt I had to continue making birdies.”

Langer, who also won the SAS Championship in 2012, joins Bruce Lietzke (2001; 2002) and Russ Cochran (2010; 2013) as two-time winners. He now takes the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup heading into the Playoffs next week.

“It's always fun to go back to where you've won before because you feel like you know how to play the course,” Langer said.

Scott Parel moved into a second place following a Sunday 65 (-7), which included a double-bogey on the 18th hole. The round matched Langer for best of the day.

“I had a really good week — Bernhard is just in his own world this week,” Parel said following his round.

Gene Sauers took a one-stroke lead on Langer after a birdie on the second hole, before posting a final round 75 (+3) to finish T5.

2015 Champion Tom Lehman, who joined Sauers and Langer in the final group, double-bogeyed the first hole and finished with a final round 71 (-1). His three-day total of 203 was good for fourth place.

Dan Forsman started the week No. 74 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. This week, he finished T56 and earned $3,780, which moved him to No. 72 ($133,614) and into the Playoffs. Forsman finished $932 ahead of 73rd-ranked John Huston.

Defending Champion Colin Montgomerie, shot a final round 71 (-1) to finish T21 at Prestonwood.

Doug Garwood, winner of the 2016 SAS Championship, posted his third straight bogey-free round (71), and he finished T9 at 9-under.

Sunday Pairings

Langer and Sauers (-15) Match Saturday Scores to Remain in Lead

Billy Andrade Fires the Low Round of the Day (65) to Move into Sixth

CARY, N.C. (October 13, 2018) – Bernhard Langer birdied the 18th hole for the second straight day to take the lead, if only for a moment.

Gene Sauers, playing in the same group as Langer, immediately followed with a birdie of his own to tie the lead once again. The two, joined by 2015 Champion Tom Lehman, will play together again tomorrow in the final pairing at 12:35 PM.

Langer birdied his first two holes of the day to complete a 12-hole stretch (starting Friday) at 11-under par. He also birdied three of his last four to keep pace with Sauers. The 15-under 129 scores set a new 36-hole tournament scoring record. The previous low was 131, set by Mark Wiebe (2007) and Russ Cochran (2010).

“There's a lot of good players out here, you've just got to keep the pedal down,” said Langer, who has made 16 birdies through two rounds.

Following a first round 66, Jerry Kelly shot a Saturday 67 to take fourth place heading into Sunday. He will head into next week’s Playoffs as one of seven players who have held the lead in Charles Schwab Cup throughout the regular season.

“I was putting pressure on myself all over the place. Now I've kind of resigned myself to just go play, let the chips fall,” Kelly said.

Billy Andrade fired a 65, low round of the day, to move into the top-10. It was his lowest round in 14 at Prestonwood Country Club. He currently sits in 28th in the Charles Schwab Cup, and is projected to move into the top-25.

Defending Champion and World Golf Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie shot a three-under par 69, and will tee off at 11:29 AM.

Sunday tee times begin at 8:00 AM, and all players will begin on the first hole. Tickets are available at and also at the admissions gate.

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Saturday Tee Times

Former Champions Langer and Lehman Join Sauers in the Lead after Round One at the SAS Championship

Langer birdied nine of the final 10 holes to tie the lead

Beautiful weather and plenty of birdies were a welcome sight at Prestonwood Country Club in round one of the 2018 SAS Championship. Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman, two of the eight former Champions in the field, tied Gene Sauers with a first round 62.

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Montgomerie Returns to SAS Championship to Defend Title

CARY, N.C. (July 17, 2018) – World Golf Hall of Fame Member Colin Montgomerie (@montgomeriefdn) will return to Cary in October to defend his 2017 SAS Championship title. The SAS Championship, held annually at Prestonwood Country Club, will take place October 12 – 14.

Montgomerie ran away with the Championship on Sunday, finishing the week 16-under par. Vijay Singh and former champion, Doug Garwood, tied for second, three-strokes behind the lead. The victory was Montgomerie’s first on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2017.

“The tournament is pleased to welcome Colin back to Cary in 2018,” Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said. “This will be his sixth appearance at the SAS Championship, and he will compete against an elite field of champions once again, in what is turning into an unbelievably exciting PGA Tour Champions season.”

Montgomerie is currently ranked 17th on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List and has three top-10 finishes under his belt in 2018.

“It's one of the favored ones on the Tour, one of the big ones,” Montgomerie said of the SAS Championship after his 2017 victory.

The SAS Championship will again play host to ‘Wildcard Weekend’ on the PGA TOUR Champions – the last full-field event before the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. The event allows for one player who finishes in the top-10, but is outside of the top-72 on the money list, to advance to the Playoffs.

Additional player commitment announcements will be made throughout the year.

Watch Colin Montgomerie compete in October from the most exciting spots on the course with tickets in the Mellow Mushroom Chill Club. Hospitality and one-day tickets are available at

SAS Championship Volunteer Registration Now Open

Be a Part of the Action at the SAS Championship in 2018!

Join over 700 volunteers for the experience of a lifetime, inside the action of the SAS Championship, October 8 – 14 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

Registration opens today, and there are a number of different volunteer committees to serve. Popular committees and time slots will go fast, so visit to register today!

As part of their registration, each volunteer will receive:

  • SAS Championship performance golf shirt
  • SAS Championship hat or visor
  • SAS Championship pin
  • Complimentary food and beverages throughout the week
  • Two (2) weekly Grounds Passes 
  • Invitation for you and a (1) guest to the Volunteer Appreciation Party 
  • Round of Golf at Prestonwood Country Club for 3+ shifts worked (Some seasonal restrictions do apply)

“Each year the SAS Championship and our community events continue to grow in size and scale thanks to the tremendous amount of support we receive from our group of dedicated volunteers,” Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said. “We thank each volunteer for their support, and look forward to creating lasting memories for all of those involved with the Championship in 2018.”


For additional information or questions, please contact Tatiana Durr at