Langer won't defend Senior PGA title

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Bernhard Langer has compiled 36 victories and just over $25 million in earnings on the PGA Tour Champions, and he is a seven-time player of the year. It might help the others if the 60-year-old German takes a week off every now and then.

"Sometimes they say, `Why don't you take a week off?' I joke back and say, `If you pay me some disappearance fee, I might.' But I haven't received any yet," Langer said Monday while previewing the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Leave it to Langer's son to arrange that.

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Rank Player Earnings
1 Steve Stricker $630,235
2 Jerry Kelly $539,890
3 Vijay Singh $500,380
4 Joe Durant $479,034
5 Bernhard Langer $472,721
6 David Toms $461,148
7 Gene Sauers $395,620
8 Steve Flesch $367,650
9 Kirk Triplett $357,039
10 Scott McCarron $344,121
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