Langer rolls to win at Greater Gwinnett Championship

Bernhard Langer carded a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship by three strokes.

Langer, who captured his 18th career Champions Tour title and his second this year, finished 72 holes at TPC Sugarloaf at 9-under-par 206.

Tom Lehman (67) and Tom Pernice, Jr. (70) shared second place at 7-under, while Chien Soon Lu (69) finished in fourth at minus-5.

Third-round leader Esteban Toledo slipped to a 3-over 74 during his final round to fall into a group of players tied for seventh at 3-under 213.

Langer quickly raced to a 1-stroke lead over Toledo at 8-under with a string of three straight birdies from the third as Toledo followed a pair of birdies at the second and fourth with a bogey at the fifth.

Toledo then bogeyed the sixth to drop two shots off the pace, but Langer tripped to a bogey of his own at the seventh to maintain his 1-stroke advantage.

Langer was able to give himself some breathing room at the 10th when he holed out a chip from just off the green for a birdie.

"I think that was the key," Langer said about his shot. "That gave me that little cushion and then I settled down and played some pretty good golf after that."

Toledo fell apart from there as he double bogeyed the par-3 11th to drop him four strokes off the pace.

Langer, meanwhile, followed his birdie at the 10th with five straight pars to remain at 8-under and was only threatened once after Lehman capped his bogey- free round with three birdies over his final four holes to get within a stroke of the lead.

But Langer was not rattled and closed with birdies at the 16th and 18th to pull away for the win.

"He doesn't get ruffled, he doesn't let things bother him, he takes it all in stride," Lehman said about Langer. "I think he has one of the best perspectives of anybody who's ever played the game maybe."

NOTES: The tournament was the first Champions Tour event in the Atlanta area since 2000. TPC Sugarloaf was the site of the PGA Tour's BellSouth Classic from 1997-2008 ... The Champions Tour stays in Georgia next week for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf, which Michael Allen and David Frost won by a stroke last year.