December 18, 2023
Major Champion Bernhard Langer and his 23-year-old son Jason carded a final round 59 to overcome a three-shot deficit to win the 2023 PNC Championship.
This was Bernhard’s fifth victory, after previously winning with eldest son Stefan in 2005 and 2006, and Jason in 2014 and 2019. He has also competed with both of his daughters, Jackie and Christina.
- Captured their record-tying fifth title at the PNC Championship (2005, 2006, 2014, 2019, 2023)
- Matched Raymond Floyd (1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001) for the most wins in the 26-year history of the PNC Championship
- Note: Langer won with son Jason in 2014 and 2019; won with son Stefan in 2005 and 2006
Bernhard Langer on winning his 5th PNC Championship…
“Very special. It’s always special whether you win or not, just being here is like the Olympics. They only take 20 teams and there’s probably 25 on the waiting list that would love to be here. It’s always a wonderful thing to get an invitation to come and play here, and as you all know, I’ve got four kids, played with all four of them, and we have a lot of wonderful memories.
Also, from now on, I’m on vacation. So, this is a bonus here. When this tournament is over, we’re heading tomorrow to Europe to Germany and spend time over there.”
Jason Langer on what the week has meant to him…
“It was a ton of fun. I said it earlier, but I don’t get to play as much golf anymore, and I don’t get to see my parents and my family quite as much. To be able to play golf as a family and in a beautiful spot and great competition and play a really good golf course, it’s amazing.”
2001 Open Champion, David Duval, finished second with son Brady.
On why it is so special to be invited to the PNC Championship each year…
“It’s the best golfing week of the year. You’re on pins and needles once August kind of rolls around, hoping to see that e-mail from Alastair with the invite. I think certainly with the majority of folks who play at our age, it’s the most coveted invite in golf, as well, and I think as you could argue, it’s the hardest field to get into. To be asked to come back and participate, it’s a dream come true every year it happens.”
Tiger Woods, playing with son Charlie for their fourth outing at the PNC Championship, finished T5.
On his favourite part of the week…
“I think the whole week, to be able to share it with my family. To have both my kids out there the last two days has been so special. Just grateful for us to be able to have these types of experiences, for Charlie and I to have done this for four years in a row now since the start of COVID, to be able to come out here, and for all of us as families to come out and enjoy the week, it’s special. And for me, I haven’t seen a lot of these guys because a lot of them are on the Champions Tour and quite frankly I haven’t played a lot. So it was nice to catch up with them this week and see all their families.”
Ten-time major winner Annika Sorenstam, playing with 12-year-old son Will McGee, shot a pair of 64s to finish 10th.
On being out there competing with Will…
“It’s so much fun. We have a good time together. Obviously he wanted to do a little better today but I think just walking together and is having a good time, and I was walking pretty fast on 18. He said, “Slow down, Mummy, I want to enjoy this moment. I think that’s kind of what we did.”
About the PNC Championship
The tournament, which will be broadcast live across NBC, GOLF Channel and Peacock, attracts major champions whose victories this year span from 1959 to 2023. This year, the PNC Championship includes a field that have won a remarkable 62 Major titles. With only 20 teams competing, players past and present have shown unprecedented interest in campaigning for a spot in the star-studded line-up.
This is the 11th year PNC Bank has been the tournament’s title sponsor. The event was renamed the PNC Championship in 2020, reflecting the world class talent at this inclusive family tournament that showcases the special bonds that the love of golf creates.
The PNC Championship has continued to evolve since the inaugural tournament in 1995, when ten major winners gathered with their sons. The tournament now features 20 major champions and their relatives competing for the total purse of $1,085,000 in a two-day, 36-hole scramble for the Willie Park Trophy.
Past Champions of the PNC Championship
1995 – Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr.
1996 – Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr.
1997 – Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr.
1998 – Bob Charles and David Charles
1999 – Jack Nicklaus and Gary Nicklaus
2000 – Raymond Floyd and Robert Floyd
2001 – Raymond Floyd and Robert Floyd
2002 – Craig Stadler and Kevin Stadler
2003 – Hale Irwin and Steve Irwin
2004 – Larry Nelson and Drew Nelson
2005 – Bernhard Langer and Stefan Langer
2006 – Bernhard Langer and Stefan Langer
2007 – Larry Nelson and Josh Nelson
2008 – Larry Nelson and Drew Nelson
2012 – Davis Love III and Davis “Dru” Love IV
2013 – Stewart Cink and Connor Cink
2014 – Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
2015 – Lanny Wadkins and Tucker Wadkins
2016 – David Duval and Nick Karavites
2017 – Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera, Jr.
2018 – Davis Love III and Davis “Dru” Love IV
2019 – Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer
2020 – Justin Thomas and Mike Thomas
2021 – John Daly and John Daly II
2022 – Vijay Singh and Qass Singh
2023 – Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer