Bernhard Langer

Professional Golfer
Born Aug 27, 1957

Bernhard Langer is a German professional golfer. He is a two-time Masters champion, and was one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 90s, being the first official number one ranked player in 1986. After turning fifty, he became one of the most successful players on the Champions Tour.… Read More

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  • Langer Wins Senior Major For Third Straight Year
    Yahoo News - Jun 13, 2016
  • Golf Langer Wins Senior Major For Third Straight Year
    Yahoo News - Jun 12, 2016
  • Jobe Leads Senior Players, Langer Stroke Back
    NYTimes - Jun 10, 2016
  • Bernhard Langer Takes Aim At A Senior Major Sweep
    NYTimes - May 25, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bernhard Langer.


1957 Birth Born on August 27, 1957.


1972 14 Years Old Langer was born in the village of Anhausen, which today is a part of Diedorf municipality, near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He turned professional in 1972 and has won many events in Europe and the United States, including The Masters in 1985 and 1993.


1986 28 Years Old He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986.


2001 43 Years Old He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 (but deferred his induction until 2002). … Read More
2004 46 Years Old He played on 10 Ryder Cup teams (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002) and was the non-playing captain of the victorious European team in 2004. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old In 2006, in recognition of his contribution to the sport of golf, Langer was appointed as an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). … Read More


2010 52 Years Old …  After turning 50, he established himself as one of the most successful players on PGA Tour Champions and has won seven senior major championships: the 2010 and 2014 Senior Open Championship, the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, the 2016 Regions Tradition and the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship.
2015 57 Years Old In 2015, Langer became the first player since Arnold Palmer (1984–85) to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship in back-to-back years.
It was also the last year that Langer was allowed to use the anchor putter, which the USGA banned effective 1 January 2016.
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