BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open on Sunday in rain and wind at Royal Porthcawl for his record-extending 10th senior major title and fifth in the last 10.

The 59-year-old German star closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 4-under 280 and beat American Corey Pavin by three strokes. Langer joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three senior majors in a season, and won the event for the third time to match the tournament record.

Langer won the Regions Tradition and Senior PGA Championship – the first two of the PGA Champions Tour’s five majors – in consecutive weeks in May. Nicklaus won three of the then-four majors in 1991.

Langer also won in 2010 at Carnoustie and took the 2014 event at Royal Porthcawl by 13 strokes. Tom Watson and Gary Player are the only other three-time winners, with Player’s titles coming before the event was a major or part of the PGA Champions Tour.

Langer, a two-time Masters champion, also won the season-opening event in Hawaii in January and has 33 Champions Tour titles. He’s second on the career victory list, 12 behind Hale Irwin.

Pavin closed with a 71. Fred Couples had a 68 to tie for third at even par with fellow American Billy Andrade (68) and Australia’s Peter Lonard (71).

PGA: Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Vegas’ approach from the left bunker in the playoff on the par-5 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. The 32-year-old Venezuelan chipped to a foot – after racing a chip past the hole in regulation from the same area en route to a par – and won when Hoffman’s birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole.

Vegas closed with a 7-under 65 to match Hoffman at 21-under 267. Hoffman, the third-round leader, birdied the 18th for a 68.

LPGA: Mi Hyang Lee took advantage of Hall of Famer Karrie Webb’s late double bogey to win the Ladies Scottish Open for her second LPGA Tour title.

A stroke ahead of Lee with two holes left at chilly Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, Webb dropped a shot back with the double bogey on the par-5 17th after driving into a bunker and having to play out backward.

Lee, playing in the group ahead of Webb, increased the margin to two with a birdie on the par-5 18th. Needing an eagle to force a playoff, Webb closed with a birdie to tie for second with Mi Jung Hur. Webb didn’t know she was two strokes behind because of the lack of a leaderboard on the final hole in the tuneup event for the Ricoh Women’s British Open next week.

Lee shot a 6-under 66 to finish at 6-under 282.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Jordan Smith beat defending champion Alexander Levy in a two-hole playoff to win the European Open at Hamburg, Germany.

Levy led by a shot at the 18th hole, but the French player had to tap in a tricky par putt to force the playoff after playing partner Smith, the overnight leader, holed his 10-foot birdie putt to move to 13-under.

Smith’s close-range birdie in the playoff secured his first European Tour title.