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Bernhard Langer Biography

Bernhard Langer
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Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer Biography

Bernhard Langer was born in Anhausen, Germany on 27th August 1957. He turned professional in 1976 at the age of 19.

During his career Langer has won many events in Europe and the United States, including The Masters in 1985 and 1993. He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986, and he became a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.

He ranks second in career wins on the European Tour, with forty and has also played regularly on the U.S. based PGA Tour, especially in the late 1980s and since 2000. He has shown great durability, finishing in a tie for fifth at The Open Championship the month before his forty-eighth birthday and regaining a place in the top hundred of the rankings three months before his fiftieth birthday. He has played on 10 Ryder Cup teams and was non-playing captain of the victorious European team in 2004.

Through much of his career, Langer has battled the "yips", a term used to denote a strong tendency to flinch or twitch during putting. He has frequently changed his grip on the putter in an attempt to cure this problem. Langer is remembered nearly as much for one particular missed putt as he is for his titles. 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.

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).

Bernhard Langer Profile & Tournament Results

Dates Tournament Position Prize Money Overall Score
14/07/2011 - 17/07/2011 The Open Championship $0.00 0
23/06/2011 - 26/06/2011 BMW International Open $0.00 0
24/06/2010 - 27/06/2010 BMW International Open 61 $4,900.00 -5
08/04/2010 - 11/04/2010 The Masters $0.00 0
10/09/2009 - 13/09/2009 Mercedes-Benz European Championship 23 $19,000.00 -4
25/06/2009 - 28/06/2009 BMW International Open 9 $36,466.67 -15
09/04/2009 - 12/04/2009 The Masters $0.00 0
20/11/2008 - 23/11/2008 UBS Hong Kong Open 6 $52,015.55 -12
11/09/2008 - 14/09/2008 Mercedes-Benz European Championship 58 $5,800.00 12
19/06/2008 - 22/06/2008 BMW International Open 37 $14,200.00 -4
08/05/2008 - 11/05/2008 The PLAYERS Championship 15 $147,250.00 3
10/04/2008 - 13/04/2008 The Masters 71 $0.00 0

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