Langer named Player of Year with two major wins, Couples voted top rookie

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The highlight of Bernhard Langer's season was winning two majors in back to back weeks eight time zones apart.
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Published: Monday, December 06, 2010 | 1:27 p.m.

Bernhard Langer has been voted player of the year on the Champions Tour for winning five times, including back-to-back majors against the 50-and-older set.

Langer became the first Champions Tour member to win player of the year and lead the money list for three straight years.

The two-time Masters champion from Germany had the most wins in a season since Craig Stadler won five times in 2004. Langer had top 10s on the circuit in 15 of 23 tournaments.

Fred Couples was voted Champions Tour rookie of the year, while Ken Green was comeback player of the year for returning to competition after losing his left leg in crash that killed his girlfriend and brother.