Bernhard Langer did one of the hardest things in golf on Saturday: finishing a round with a number of strokes below his age. The German, who turned 65 in August, played 63 shots in Boca Raton (Florida), stage of TimberTech, which allowed him to embrace the lead he failed to release on Sunday, a round he dispatched with 66 shots..
Bernhard Langer, results
With his win, he also extended the record for longevity as a Champions Tour tournament winner (he had already won twice) to 65 years, two months and 20 days and added his fortieth victory, placing himself just one behind Hale Irwin. .
“This isn’t just the 44th win, it’s doing it at home,” said Langer, who has lived in the area for more than two decades. “To do that in front of your family, your friends, your kids, your grandchildren, and it’s fantastic.”
Given the possibility of hunting Irwin, the German doesn’t see it so easy. “I’m getting older and there are much younger guys like Padraig Harrington and others who are very difficult to beat on certain courses. But where the driver is not so needed, we’ll see what the future holds.”
Langer, with uninterrupted victories between 2007 and 2022, surpassed by one the sum of titles between the European Tour and the PGA Tour that he won throughout his long career that culminated in two great names, the two Augusta Masters.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez was eighth, 12 strokes behind the German. Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957 in Arnhausen) is a German golfer. Turning professional in 1976, he won several tournaments in Europe and the United States.
Among his greatest successes are the 2 victories he won at the Masters in 1985 and 1993. In 1981 and 1984 he won the European Tour Order of Merit, which is the ranking of the players who won the most awards in the season.
In 2004, he captained Europe in the Ryder Cup, in the edition held at the Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, achieving victory for his team. Overall in his career, he won 74 tournaments.