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| ||The Champions Tour takes a brief break from major championship golf this week
for the 3M Championship. Bernhard Langer has dominated the last two weeks on
the Champions Tour. He held on for a one-stroke win over Corey Pavin to win
the Senior British Open two weeks ago and this past weekend, the German
fended off hometown favorite Fred Couples to win the U.S. Senior Open. They
were his first major championship titles on the senior circuit and his 11th
and 12th wins overall on the Champions Tour. And wouldn`t you know it, Langer
is the defending champion at the TPC Twin Cities this week. He eagled the
final hole to overtake Andy Bean for his fourth win of the 2009 season.
Langer has followed that with four more victories this season. Coming off
back-to-back majors, and with another one looming in two weeks, only seven of
the top-10 money leaders are competing this week. Golf Channel has coverage
from 12-1:30 p.m. (et) on Friday, then from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
After a week off, the Champions Tour heads to Oregon for the fourth of five
majors, the JELD-WEN Tradition. Last year, Mike Reid birdied the first
playoff hole to beat John Cook for his second Champions Tour major title.