Bernhard Langer
Professional golfer
Bernhard Langer
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.
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Bernhard Langer, 59, Is Still at the Top of His Game
NYTimes - 8 days
Langer, coming off “maybe the best year of my career,” last month claimed his 30th win on the PGA Tour Champions.
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That Voter Fraud Example Trump Used? Didn't Happen.
Huffington Post - 25 days
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Golfer Bernhard Langer disputes Trump's story about unfounded voter fraud
Chicago Times - 25 days
The odd story of how a German professional golfer came to be mentioned by President Donald Trump in a discussion of his desire for a "major investigation" into voter fraud turned a little more odd Thursday when the golfer denied the tale told by the president. At issue is a Wednesday New York Times...
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Trump’s Voter Fraud Example? A Troubled Tale With Bernhard Langer
NYTimes - 26 days
The president told lawmakers the pro golfer had seen suspicious people voting while in line to cast his ballot, according to people there. One problem: Mr. Langer, a German, can’t vote.
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Langer wins senior major for third straight year
Yahoo News - 8 months
(Reuters) - Bernhard Langer sank a 12-foot par putt at the final hole to record a one-stroke victory at the Senior Players Championship in Philadelphia on Sunday. The German's effort caught the right edge of the cup and almost lipped out before dropping for his third consecutive victory in a tournament deemed a major on the 50-and-over Champions Tour. Langer carded a closing 73 in strong winds to finish on one-over 281, with Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) and American Joe Durant (68) equal second on 282.
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Golf-Langer wins senior major for third straight year
Yahoo News - 8 months
(Reuters) - Bernhard Langer sank a 12-foot par putt at the final hole to record a one-stroke victory at the Senior Players Championship in Philadelphia on Sunday. The German's effort caught the right edge of the cup and almost lipped out before dropping for his third consecutive victory in a tournament deemed a major on the 50-and-over Champions Tour. Langer carded a closing 73 in strong winds to finish on one-over 281, with Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) and American Joe Durant (68) equal second on 282.
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Jobe Leads Senior Players, Langer Stroke Back
NYTimes - 9 months
Two-time defending champion Bernhard Langer pulled within a stroke of leader Brandt Jobe on Friday in the Constellation Senior Players Championship.
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Bernhard Langer Takes Aim at a Senior Major Sweep
NYTimes - 9 months
No golfer has won the five biggest titles on the PGA Tour Champions.
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Wentworth still a great event despite no shows, Kaymer says
Yahoo News - 9 months
By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Double major winner Martin Kaymer has hit back at suggestions that this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth has lost some of its razzle-dazzle, calling it a first-class event with "a massive history". "There are better courses in England, that's for sure, but it's the home of the European Tour and it's a great event and we should see it for what it is," Kaymer said. "It's big prize money, a lot of world ranking points, with a massive history." The PGA Championship was first held in 1955, and the list of winners represents a roll-call of Europe's finest players - Rory McIlroy, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tony Jacklin, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam.
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Golf: Langer continues senior dominance with runaway major win
Yahoo News - 9 months
(Reuters) - German Bernhard Langer continued his dominance of senior golf when he birdied the final three holes for a six-shot victory at the Regions Tradition in Alabama on Sunday. The evergreen 58-year-old German shrugged off a slow start to the final round to claim the first of the year's five designated major championships on the 50-and-over Champions Tour. "It’s hard to put into words the amazing feeling to win, but to win majors means that much more," Langer told reporters after his 27th victory on the Champions Tour.
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Langer wins Regions Tradition for sixth major on senior tour
Yahoo News - 9 months
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Bernhard Langer ran away with the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his sixth senior major and 27th PGA Tour Champions title.
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Langer, Lehman Shoot Better-Ball 60 to Take Legends Lead
NYTimes - 10 months
Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman teamed to shoot an 11-under 60 in better-ball play Friday to take the first-round lead in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.
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Anchors Aweigh: How a Ban Made Pros Evolve
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
Three months into the USGA ban on anchored putting, Tour pros including Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer and Adam Scott have found effective ways to adjust—one notorious six-putt aside.
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Bernhard Langer turns back the clock at Augusta
LATimes - 11 months
He was playing with a partner less than half his age. "He outdrove me by many, many yards," said a smiling Bernhard Langer, 58. "He just kept going along," said an awestruck Jason Day, 28. He was playing in front of four children who screamed in increasing disbelief. "My father has won here before,...
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Europe's Masters drought down to 'cycles': Faldo
Yahoo News - 11 months
By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - European golfers have endured a 17-year title drought at the Masters after dominating the tournament for two decades, a barren run that three-times winner Nick Faldo says can only be explained by "cycles". The Englishman, along with Spaniards Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal and Germany's Bernhard Langer, spearheaded a formidable European wave at Augusta National that produced 11 victories in a 20-year span. Since then, however, the continent has repeatedly fallen short at the year's opening major championship, despite frequently having former world number ones Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald in title contention, among others.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bernhard Langer
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 58
    In July 2016, he was inducted into Germany's Sport Hall of Fame.
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    The PGA Tour rebranded the senior circuit as PGA Tour Champions effective with the 2016 season.
    More Details Hide Details PGA Tour Champions playoff record (5–4) Note: The Senior Open Championship and the U.S. Senior Open are both co-sanctioned events by PGA Tour Champions and the European Seniors Tour. DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew DQ = Disqualified CUT = missed the half way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place. Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10 Results are not in chronological order before 2016. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the halfway cut "T" indicates a tie for a place. Green background for a win. Yellow background for top-10.
    Later in 2016 he wrote history by becoming the first three-time winner of the Constellation Senior Players Championship and wins it for third straight year.
    More Details Hide Details The result also meant that only Nicklaus has won more senior majors than Langer. European Tour playoff record (8–6–2) PGA Tour playoff record (1–2) Note: the German National Open Championship is a different event from the German Open listed five times in the European Tour wins section. That event was open to all comers, German and non-German. The German National Open Championship is "open" to German golfers whether they are amateur or professional. Note: The U.S. senior tour was known as the Champions Tour during Langer's first nine seasons on that circuit (2007–2015).
    In 2016, Langer claimed the Regions Tradition title for his sixth senior major championship.
    More Details Hide Details He won by a six stroke margin over Olin Browne. This was his 100th professional win and the first time Langer had won the title, meaning that he is only missing the Senior PGA Championship to complete a career Grand Slam. This also made him only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, with wins in four different senior major championships.
    At the 2016 Masters, Langer was in the second to last group in the final round only two shots back, but fell to a tie for 24th.
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    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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  • 2015
    Age 57
    In 2015, Langer became the first player since Arnold Palmer (1984–85) to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship in back-to-back years.
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  • 2010
    Age 52
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 48
    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).
    More Details Hide Details In his native Germany, Langer has received multiple honors, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Silver Laurel Leaf (Silbernes Lorbeerblatt), which is the highest German sport award.
  • 2004
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Langer has battled the yips, having a strong tendency to flinch or twitch during putting. He has changed his putter grip numerous times in an attempt to cure the problem. In the 1991 Ryder Cup, Langer missed a five-foot putt that would have tied the Ryder Cup and allowed the European team to retain the trophy. Langer has been married to his American wife Vikki Carol since 1984. They have four children: Jackie, Stefan, Christina, and Jason. They maintain homes in Langer's birthplace of Anhausen and in Boca Raton, Florida. Langer is known to be a devout Christian.
  • 2001
    Age 43
    He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 (but deferred his induction until 2002).
    More Details Hide Details He ranks second in career wins on the European Tour (42) and has also played regularly on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, especially in the late 1980s and since 2000. He finished in a tie for fifth at The Open Championship the month before he turned 48, and regained a ranking in the top 100 three months before he turned 50. Along with Gary Player, David Graham and Hale Irwin, Langer is one of only four players to have won official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 28
    He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 14
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on August 27, 1957.
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