SUNRIVER OR - AUGUST 22: Bernhard Langer of Germany follows through on a tee shot during the final round of the Jeld-Wen Tradition at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver on August 22 2010 in Sunriver Oregon. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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Snoqualmie, WA (Sports Network) - Bernhard Langer posted a three-under 69 on Sunday, but it was enough to cruise to his fifth victory of the season at the Boeing Classic.
Langer finished the tournament at 18-under 198, which matched Loren Roberts' tournament record from last year. Langer won by three strokes at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
His victory parade started at the Allianz Championship in mid February, then ran through the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Langer won the Senior British Open and U.S. Senior Open in back-to-back weeks and his play was so good, there was speculation Colin Montgomerie might use a captain's pick on Langer for the Ryder Cup.
Monty didn't but Langer did enough to win his fifth title of 2010 and 13th all-time on the Champions Tour.
"I won back-to-back tournaments, but not majors," Langer said in a television interview. "It's been a wonderful couple of months. What a blessing."
Nick Price closed the gap to two strokes, but his one-under 71 was only good enough for second place at minus-15.
Fred Couples, who grew up in Washington, fired a five-under 67 on Sunday to finish alone in third place at nine-under 207.
Langer began the final round with a one-shot lead over Price, but Price struggled so poorly at the start of the round that Langer built a four-shot lead after six holes despite being even for the round.
Langer birdied the seventh hole and was five clear. The 11th hole proved to be a swing hole. Price, who also birdied No. 8, birdied the par-four hole 11th, but Langer three-putted from 18 feet for a bogey. The two-shot swing drew Price within two of Langer.
The German Hall of Famer played his third shot to three feet to set up birdie at the par-five 15th. Langer was back up by three and he padded that cushion with a seven-foot birdie putt at No. 16.
Price birdied 17 to trail by three and he hit an excellent second shot to the par-five 18th. He didn't make eagle and settled for birdie.
Langer made birdie of his own to walk off with the trophy and the $270,000 first-place check.
Mike Reid (67) and Hal Sutton (70) tied for fourth place at eight-under 208, followed by Russ Cochran (66) and Keith Fergus (71), who shared sixth at minus-seven.
Last week's Tradition winner Fred Funk (70), Jeff Sluman (70), Tommy Armour III (71), Larry Mize (71) and Tom Pernice, Jr. (76) tied for eighth place at six-under 210.
NOTES: Roberts only managed an even-par 72 on Sunday and tied for 13th place at five-under par...Next week is the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, which was won last year by Jeff Sluman.