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Bernhard Langer

  • Birthplace: Anhausen, Germany
  • Residence: Anhausen, W. Germany and Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Birthdate: August 27, 1957
  • Age: 49 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1972
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

Langer started golf at age nine, as a caddie in Anhausen . . .Spent the next seven years practicing and playing as much golf as he could between caddie duties. at age 15 he got a job as an assistant pro at the Munich Golf and Country Club . . .Joined the European Tour at age 18, winning for the first time in 1980 at the Dunlop Masters. In 1981 he led the Order of Merit and won three times, including the German Open, where he was the first native to win in the event?s 70 year history. . .After 1985 he split his time between Europe and the U.S., having his best year on the PGA Tour in ?85 with wins at the Masters and the Heritage Classic seven days later. . . Czech-born father settled in Bavaria after jumping a Russian prisoner of war train bound for Siberia. . . Langer has suffered from and conquered the yips on three occasions in his career. . .1996 was the first year since 1980 that Langer has failed to win a golf tournament. Also missed out in winning in 1998 . . . Holds the European tour record for consecutive cuts, 68 between the 1991 Italian Open and the 1996 Volvo PGA Championship. . .The Captain of the 2004 European Ryder Cup Team. . .A member of 10 European Ryder Cup Teams (1981, ?83, ?85, ?87, ?89, ?91, ?93, ?95, ?97 and 2002), was the winning captain in the 2004 Matches. An Honorary Member of The European Tour, Langer was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, shortly before claiming his 42nd title on The European Tour when he tied with Colin Montgomerie for the Volvo Masters Andalucia at Club de Golf Valderrama, following a superb final round of 67, becoming the only player in Tour history to share two events following a similar play-off experience with Seve Ballesteros in 1986 when the Troph?e Lanc?me was abandoned due to darkness.

Career Victories

European Tour
42 - 1980 Dunlop Masters, 1981 German Open, Bob Hope British Classic, 1982 German Open, 1983 Italian Open, Glasgow Golf Classic, St. Mellion TPC, 1984 French Open, Dutch Open, Irish Open, Spanish Open, 1985 Masters, German Open, European Open, 1986 German Open, Lancome Trophy, 1987 Whyte and Mackay PGA Championship, Irish Open, 1988 Epson Grand Prix, 1989 Spanish Open, German Masters, 1990 Madrid Open, Austrian Open, 1991 Benson & Hedges International, German Masters, 1992 Dutch Open, Honda Open, 1993 Masters, Volvo PGA Championship, German Open, 1994 Irish Open, Volvo Masters, 1995 Volvo PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Open., Smurfit European Open, 1997 Italian Open, Benson & Hedges International, Czech Open, Linde German Masters, 2001 TNT Dutch Open, Linde German Masters, 2002 Volvo Masters (Shared With Colin Montgomerie)

PGA Tour
3 - 1985 Sea Pines Heritage Classic, Masters, 1993 Masters

Other
1980 Colombian Open, 1983 Johnnie Walker Tournament, Casio World Open (Jap), 1985 Australian Masters, 1986 Million Dollar Challenge, 1989 Nationale Offene Meisterschaft, 1991 Hong Kong Open, Sun City Million Dollar Challenge (S.A.), 1993 World Cup (Individual), 1996 Alfred Dunhill Masters (Hong Kong), 1997 Argentinian Masters.

Career Summary

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.90 (ranked 6th); money - $448,630 or GBP 320,450 (ranked 4th); won Madrid Open and Austrian Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 1; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 73.77; money - $35,150 (ranked 187th); best finish, T7th, Masters.

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.08 (ranked 3rd); money - $521,786 or GBP 372,704 (ranked 3rd); Won Benson & Hedges International and German Masters.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.87; money - $112,539 (ranked 129th); best finish, T6th, The Players Championship.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.91 (ranked 3rd); money - $684,478 or GBP 488,913 (ranked 2nd); Won Dutch Open and Honda Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $41,211 (ranked 181st); best finish, T23rd, U.S. Open.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.00 (ranked 3rd); money - $657,398 or GBP 469,570 (ranked 4th); Winner, Volvo PGA Championship and German Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $626,9381 (ranked 23rd); Winner, The Masters.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.63 (ranked 3rd); money - $889,676 or GBP 635,483 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Irish Open and Volvo Masters.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $118,241 (ranked 142nd); best finish, T4th, Honda Classic.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.93 (ranked 2nd); money?918,196 or GBP 655,854 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Volvo PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Open, Smurfit European Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.46; money - $394,877 (ranked 46th); best finish, T2nd, Players Championship.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.90 (ranked 4th); money - $213,287 or GBP 152,348 (ranked 39th); best finish, 2nd, Open de France.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $34,183; best finish, 7th, Bay Hill Invitational.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.50 (ranked 6th); money?367,286 or GBP 262,347 (ranked 18th); best finish -T2nd Peugeot Open de France.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $141,715 (ranked 168th); best finish, T4th, Bay Hill Invitational.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.14 (ranked 20th); money - $496,607 or GBP 354,719 (ranked 15th); best finish -T2nd Heineken Classic and Volvo Masters

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -9; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $162,257 (ranked 169th); best finish, T9th, Andersen Consulting Match Play.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.95 (ranked 16th); money - $759,903 or GBP 451,933 (ranked 19th); best finish -2nd, TNT Dutch Open and BMW International Open

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; rounds played -34 ; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $254,454 (ranked 157th - unofficial); best finish -T11th at the British Open

2000 Stats
scoring average - 71.34 / (n/a); driving distance - 263.9 / (n/a); driving accuracy -62.9% / (n/a); GIR - 61.1% / (n/a); putting - 1.782 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.29 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 112; sand saves - 64.3% / (n/a); scrambling - 60.5% / (n/a); all-around rank - / (n/a).

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 69.82 (ranked T15th); money - $1,577,130 or GBP 980,595 (ranked 6th); Winner, The TNT Open and Linde German Masters

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; rounds played -61 ; in money -15; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,810,363 (ranked 22nd); best finish -2nd at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

2001 Stats
scoring average - 69.89 / (12th); driving distance - 269.5 / (179th); driving accuracy -68.8% / (91st); GIR - 68.4% / (46); putting - 1.729 / (8th); birdie average - 4.07 per rd / (14th) / total birdies - 248; sand saves - 52.4% / (91st); scrambling -65.4% / (10th); all-around rank - 621 / (64th).

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.15 (ranked T36th); money - $947,233 or GBP 603,968 (ranked 19th); Winner, Volvo Masters (Shared With Colin Montgomerie)

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; rounds played -54 ; in money -13; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $559,395 (ranked 119th); best finish -4th at the WorldCom Classic

2002 Stats
scoring average - 71.02 / (76th); driving distance - 271.3 / (176th); driving accuracy -67.4% / (109th); GIR - 64.0% / (144th); putting - 1.781 / (127th); birdie average - 3.24 per rd / (169th) / total birdies - 175; sand saves - 54.8% / (40th); all-around rank - 980 / (151st).

2003 Notes
Played in 21 PGA Tour events, most since 1986.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.97 (ranked T36th); money - $231,140 or GBP 161,153 (ranked 90th); best finish - T11th, WGC-NEC Invitational.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 64; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $555,981; (ranked 121st); best finish - T-5th at the FBR Capital Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 71.13 / (96th); driving distance - 272.3 / (182nd); driving accuracy - 65.6% / (114th); GIR - 62.3% / (166th); putting - 1.790 / (131st); birdie average - 3.25 per rd / (165th) / total birdies - 208; sand saves - 48.9% / (115th); all-around; rank - 1144 / (181st).

2004 Notes
Finished inside the top 100 (83rd) on the PGA Tour money list for just the third time in his last 10 seasons.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 73.50 (ranked N/A); money - $389,408 or GBP 269,285 (ranked N/A); best finish - T4th, Masters.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; rounds played - 55; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $943,589; (ranked 83rd); best finish - T-4th at the Masters.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 71.25 / (108th); driving distance - 282.2 / (136th); driving accuracy - 62.6% / (124th); GIR - 65.3% / (91st); putting - 1.777 / (99th); birdie average - 3.44 per rd / (121st) / total birdies - 189; sand saves - 47.7% / (117th); all-around; rank - 892 / (131st).

2005 Notes
One of his best finishes of the year was a T5 in the British Open at St. Andrews after being added to the field on Monday afternoon when Japan's Shingo Katayama withdrew.

2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.75 (ranked N/A); money - $512,307 or GBP 346,268 (ranked N/A); best finish - T5th, British Open and Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; rounds played - 67; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $952,451; (ranked 84th); best finish - 5th at the Buick Invitational and British Open

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.51 / (39th); driving distance - 289.1 / (93rd); driving accuracy - 57.6% / (167th); GIR - 65.0% / (100th); putting - 1.795 / (146th); birdie average - 3.25 per rd / (164th) / total birdies - 218; sand saves - 52.9% / (54th); all-around; rank - 797 / (104th).

2006 Notes
Picked up Challenge Event wins at the Del Webb Father/Son Challenge with his son Stefan. Later teamed with countryman Marcel Siem to win the World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup for Germany.

2006 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.36 (ranked N/A); money - $119,188 or GBP 79,845 (ranked N/A); best finish - T13th, BMW International Open.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 72; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $561,513; (ranked 138th); best finish - T-10 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

2006 Stats
scoring average - 71.13 / (101st); driving distance - 285.8 / (127th); driving accuracy - 62.4% / (112th); GIR - 65.6% / (89th); putting - 1.778 / (97th); birdie average - 3.43 per rd / (122nd) / total birdies - 247; sand saves - 48.4% / (102nd); all-around; rank - 822 / (119th).

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