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Latest Updated by 2006-12-12 17:42:56
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Bernhard Langer acknowledges that Germany's first World Cup golf victory in 1990 was a surprise to many, himself included.

So was this one.

Trailing by five strokes entering the day, Langer and Marcel Siem shot a 5-under 66 in Sunday's alternate-shot format to grab a share of the lead, then made par on the first playoff hole to beat Scotland and claim Germany's second World Cup title in St James, Barbados.

"Every trophy's special, as you can guess," said Langer, who teamed with his 16-year-old son, Stefan, to win the Del Webb Father/Son Challenge last week in Orlando, Florida. "The last two years, I hadn't won a lot of trophies. It's nice to be on a little roll."

Langer finished it out with a short putt - moments after Scotland's Colin Montgomerie pushed his par effort wide of the hole from about 1.2 meters.

Sweden (72) finished third after finishing 15 under. The team missed the playoff when Carl Petterson's tricky downhill par putt from 1.5 meters lipped out at the final hole. South Africa (68) was fourth at 14 under, while Spain (69), Argentina (73) and the United States (69) all tied for fifth at 13 under.

The U.S. team of Stewart Cink and J.J. Henry ended their day with 11 straight pars, never really making a big run at the leaders.

"We had a great week," Cink said. "At least we know we could have won."

Defending champion Wales was in a four-way tie for eighth at 11 under with Australia, Mexico and Italy in the 24-nation field.

Germany had six birdies and one bogey on a soggy, windy day at Sandy Lane, where play was interrupted early for nearly two hours by morning rain. The Germans - who split a US$1.4 million first prize - were three strokes off the lead during that break, yet found a way to pass six teams over their final 12 holes.

"It's just unbelievable," Siem said. "I love it. It's such a great feeling."

"An early Christmas," Langer said.

Montgomerie, the eight-time Ryder Cup player who helped Europe to a dominating win this year at The K Club, teamed with Marc Warren to shoot a 2-under 69 in the final round.

Scotland, which has never won the World Cup - and now has four second-place finishes - made only one bogey all day, and that was the one in the playoff. Montgomerie pushed his tee shot at the par-3 18th left of the green, then missed the short putt after Warren played a chip to relatively close range.

"It's just one of those things," Warren said. "Tough putt. ... We needed to leave ourselves an easier putt. That's just the way it goes."

Editor: Donald

By: Source:Szdaily web edition
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