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Bernhard Langer Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 20 Feb 2023

Article Updated - July 2023

Bernhard Langer wrote another piece of history and broke a host of records after a two-shot victory over Steve Stricker at the US Senior Open.

Langer carded a one-under 70 on the final day at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to pull clear of the chasing pack, with the overnight leader never threatened as he ended the week on seven under to close out an impressive victory.

He started the day two ahead and quickly extended his lead with three birdies in his first five holes, with Langer then cancelling out a bogey at the sixth by birdieing the next and taking advantage of the par-five 10th.

A run of pars over the back nine kept Langer in control of the tournament, only to see his victory margin over nearest challenger Stricker reduced when he bogeyed each of his final three holes.

The German's win is his 46th PGA Tour Champions title, breaking the previous all-time total held by Hale Irwin, with the victory also his 12th senior major and extending his own record tally.

Langer at 65 years and 10 months also breaks his own record as the oldest winner in PGA Tour Champions history, following on from his Chubb Classic victory in February, with the victory coming 13 years on from his previous US Senior Open success.

"Ever since I won my 45th in Naples in February and I tied Hale Irwin's record, everybody keeps talking wherever I play and people come up to me and say 'make this your 46th, make history here!"," Langer said after his victory.

Bernhard Langer

(Image Credit: Kevin Diss Photography)

Who is Bernhard Langer?

Langer was born in Germany on August 27, 1957. He is a two-time Masters champion and in 1986 he became golf’s first official world number one.

He is one of five golfers who have won professional golf events on all six continents where golf is played. He won 42 times on the DP World Tour, three times on the PGA Tour and has also recorded wins on the Japan Tour, Asian Tour, Australiasian Tour and Tour de las Americas.

He is the oldest winner on the Champions Tour (65 years, 10 months, 23 days) and has now won more tournaments (46) than anybody else.

His first major win came at the 1985 Masters, which he also won in 1993. He was twice runner-up at The Open - in 1981 and 1984. And in 2020 Langer became the oldest player in Masters history to make the tournament cut, at age 63.

After turning 50, Langer has established himself as the most successful player in the history of the PGA Tour Champions. He has won a record 12 senior majors, been the money leader in a record 11 seasons and a record seven times in a row. 

He is tied for the most PGA Tour Champions career wins and is one of only two players who have achieved the career Senior Grand Slam (winning each of the five major championships at least once during one's career). 

Key Stats (PGA Tour Champions: 2023)

Driving Distance - 271.6 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 92.86%

Greens in Regulation - 81.48%

Sand Saves - 77.78%

Putts Per Round - 28.50

Scoring Average - 70.00

What's In Bernhard Langer's Bag?

Driver: PING G400 (9 Degress)

3 Wood: PING G430 (15 Degrees)

2 Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro (18 Degrees)

3 Hybrid - Adams Idea Pro (22 Degrees)

Irons (4-7): Tour Edge Exotics CBX Forged

Irons (8-9): Artisan Golf BL Custom

PW: Tour Edge Exotics BL Prototype

Wedges: Cleveland 588 Custom

Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x

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