Langer looks to climb standings at SAS



CARY, N.C. (AP) — With Charles Schwab Cup leader Tom Lehman out of the field at this weekend’s SAS Championship, Bernhard Langer says he needs to play aggressively.

Not just because Lehman is out.

Langer is 246 points behind Lehman in the season-long race for the cup and its $1 million payout. And because he is second in the standings, the 55-year-old Langer said Thursday he needs to be aggressive every week.

Langer has one win and 13 top-10 finishes but remains behind the 53-year-old Lehman, who is expected to return next week in a tournament across the state in Hickory.

Reigning SAS champion Kenny Perry returns after taking four weeks off. His son was recently married and his daughter is expecting his second grandchild.

The SAS Championship begins Friday at Prestonwood Country Club.