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Bernhard Langer broke his own PGA record

Bernhard Langer broke his own record as the oldest PGA Tour Champions winner with a card of 66 on Sunday and a six-time victory at the TimberTech Championship in Florida. He may be the oldest, German Bernhard Langer continues his incredible run of successes among seniors!

He is just one win away from equaling Hale Irwin’s 50+ career success record. The two-time Masters winner, who passed his age by two strokes on Saturday when he took the lead, needed a birdie at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club 18 to play his age or better for the seventh time in a tournament.

Bernhard Langer, results

He settled for a pair and a card of 66, winning six strokes ahead of Goydos (71) and another former French Open winner, Thongchai Jaidee (67). Langer now has 44 career circuit wins over 50, one less than Hale Irwin, who won 45 times between 1995 and 2007.

Irwin won his last title at age 61. Langer, who won the Chubb Classic in Florida in February, has 11 wins since he was 60. He won at least once in his 16 seasons on the senior circuit. Now 5th in the Charles Schwab Cup, he, on the other hand, said goodbye to his chances of 7th overall victory.

Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen (near Augsburg), Germany) is a professional golfer. In 2002 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was a very precocious player, being still an amateur, in 1974 he won his first professional tournament, the German Open National Championship.

Already professionalized in 1976, he won again in 1977 and 1979, thirteen times in total. He started his career on the European circuit in 1976, winning for the first time in a European competition in 1980. Along with Severiano Ballesteros, he holds the record of having won a victory for at least 17 consecutive years.

The pinnacle of his career was reached by winning the Masters twice in 1985 and 1993. He is also famous for his participation in the Ryder Cup with the European team. He belongs to the golden generation of Europe that won the first victory in the 1985 Ryder Cup along with Severiano Ballesteros, Nick Faldo or Ian Woosnam.

He is one of the most prolific players, having participated in ten editions as a player, scoring 24 points in 42 games, which places him in third place in European history, behind Sergio García and Nick Faldo. One of his best-known episodes is his 1991 duel with Hale Irvin on Kiawah Island, where he missed a 1.5m putt for the win, after which he drew with him and lost half a point.

This allowed the US to regain the cup after three unsuccessful campaigns. In 2004 he captained the team that won the US Ryder Cup by 18.5 to 9.5 points. Throughout his career, Langer has struggled with “yelps”, a term used for nervous reactions in the hands during the putt.

He changed the grip of his putter several times to try to fix the problem; when he was at the most successful moment of his career, that’s when he felt the problem the most.

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