Irwin's remarkable streak began in 1995 with the Ameritech Senior Open and concluded at Hualalai with the 2007 MasterCard Championship.
Most thought Hale Irwin's 45 PGA Tour Champions championships were unbreakable.
Even Bernhard Langer, a consistency master, found the number unearthly.
In July, Langer, 66, held off a crowd at SentryWorld to finish the 2023 U.S. Senior Open and win his 46th senior title. Even he was amazed.
Langer reflected on the win and the milestone he never dreamed he'd attain before the Ascension Charity Classic at Norwood Hills Country Club outside St. Louis on Wednesday.
Incredible, absolutely wonderful. I didn't believe it was possible when I came out here first, but as I got closer, I thought, okay, well, maybe, outside chance, but you never know if you get hurt or your game goes south, he added.
“But to win it with maybe one of our biggest events, the U.S. Senior Open, and to do it in the way I did, with a seven-shot lead with a few holes to go, was pretty amazing. I couldn't have imagined it better.
wonderful triumph, wonderful venue, and some pals to celebrate with. This week is one of five regular-season tournaments before the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs.