Bernhard Langer Player Profile And What's In The Bag
GERMANY’S Bernhard Langer tied Hale Irwin for the most wins in PGA Tour Champions history at the Chubb Classic, winning the tournament for the fifth time. It was Langer’s 45th success since turning 50. And at the age of 65 years, 5 months, 23 days, he also broke his own record as the oldest winner on the Champions Tour.
Langer didn’t drop a single shot in the final round, recording seven birdies to see off the likes of Schwab Cup champion Steven Alker, Schwab Cup runner-up Padraig Harrington and 14-time Champions Tour winner Fred Couples.
Seven players held at least a share of the lead at various times but Langer rolled in three putts of at least 20 feet for birdie on the back nine, including just the second birdie of the day at the par-4 17th.
That putt pushed his lead to two strokes over Harrington and Steve Stricker, allowing him enough of a cushion as he came down the reachable par-5 18th.
“There's been a lot of talk about catching Hale for the last few years, and there's a lot of pressure, especially today when you get this close,” said Langer, who also birdied the 18th. “Then you have thoughts running through your mind, and you're going, wow, you're this close, you don't want to lose it now. But that's the wrong stuff to think. You've got to just focus on one shot at a time.”
(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, 5 months, 23 days) and is tied with Hale Irwin for the most wins (45).
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 11 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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