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Bernhard Langer

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Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer.

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Career outline

Langer turned professional in 1972 and has won many events in Europe and the United States, among them 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 was non-playing captain of the victorious European Ryder Cup 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 changed his grip on the putter numerous times in an attempt to cure this problem; while he has been mostly successful, this tendency has colored his career. 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.

Langer has been married to his American wife Vikki Carol since 1984. They have four children: Jackie (b. 1986), Stefan (b. 1990), Christina (b. 1993), and Jason (b. 2000). They maintain homes in Langer's birthplace of Anhausen and in Boca Raton, Florida.

Langer is known to be a devout Christian.

European Tour wins

PGA Tour wins

The Masters did not count as a European Tour event until 1997.

Other wins

  • 1974 German National Open Championship (as an amateur)
  • 1975 German National Open Championship
  • 1977 German National Open Championship
  • 1979 German National Open Championship, Cacharel Under-25s Championship (by 17 strokes)
  • 1980 Colombian Open
  • 1983 Casio World Open (Japan), Johnnie Walker Tournament
  • 1984 German National Open Championship
  • 1985 Australian Masters, German National Open Championship
  • 1986 German National Open Championship, Million Dollar Challenge (South Africa)
  • 1987 German National Open Championship
  • 1988 German National Open Championship
  • 1989 German National Open Championship
  • 1990 German National Open Championship
  • 1991 German National Open Championship, Hong Kong Open, Sun City Million Dollar Challenge (South Africa)
  • 1992 German National Open Championship
  • 1996 Alfred Dunhill Masters (Hong Kong)
  • 1997 Argentinian Masters

Results in major championships

Tournament 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP* DNP* DNP* DNP*
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP* DNP* DNP* DNP*
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT DNP T31 1 T16 T7 T9 T26
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT T8 T4 CUT T59
The Open Championship T51 2 T13 T56 T2 T3 T3 T17 70 80
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T32 CUT T21 CUT T61
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T7 T32 T31 1 T25 T31 T36 T7 T39 T11
U.S. Open CUT CUT T23 CUT T23 T36 DSQ CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship T48 T9 T59 3 T60 T24 WD T38 CUT T18
PGA Championship CUT CUT T40 CUT T25 DNP 76 T23 DNP T61
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Masters Tournament T28 T6 T32 CUT T4 T20
U.S. Open CUT T40 T35 T32 DNP T33
The Open Championship T11 T3 T28 CUT DNP
PGA Championship T46 CUT T23 T57 T66

DNP = did not play
DNP* = probably did not play, but unconfirmed
DSQ = disqualified
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

See also

External links

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