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Langer shares lead in playoff opener

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Bernhard Langer birdied the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead Friday in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first event in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs.

Seeking an unprecedented fifth Schwab Cup and fourth in a row, the 60-year-old Langer leads the season standings and has a tour-high five victories this season.

Rocco Mediate, David Toms and Joe Durantmatched Langer atop the leaderboard at The Country Club of Virginia's James River Course. Jay Don Blake, Olin Browne and Glen Day were a stroke back.

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Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $3,012,359
2 Scott McCarron $2,434,895
3 Kenny Perry $1,508,470
4 Kevin Sutherland $1,497,532
5 Jerry Kelly $1,381,577
6 Miguel Angel Jimenez $1,337,278
7 Colin Montgomerie $1,326,484
8 Brandt Jobe $1,282,709
9 Fred Couples $1,223,637
10 Vijay Singh $967,035
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