He's Old But Not Dead
Bernhard ist gut, sehr gut.
The best individual campaigns ever on the Champions Tour were ranked in a Golf Magazine article. One thing is for certain; these guys were good and remained good. Like a great bottle of scotch and unlike month old expired milk.
We noticed that there were the usual cast of characters, with a common refrain. Folks like Bruce Fleischer, Gil Morgan and Lee Trevino appear as does the Senior Circuit’s first truly dominant player, Hale Irwin.
Bringing in the silver medal on this list was Bernhard Langer:
- Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame (2002)
- One of five golfers who have won professional golf events on all six continents
- First player ever ranked #1 on the World Golf Ranking in 1985
- Two time Masters winner (‘85, ‘93), 117 worldwide wins (!)
- Hair that flows like the salmon of Capistrano
After a Hall of Fame career playing with the flat bellies, Langer arrived on the Champions Tour like us at a beer drinking contest...salivating.
- has won a record 11 senior major championships
- Winner of 41 Champions Tour events (and surely counting)
- achieved the career Senior Grand Slam (winning each of the five major championships)
Perhaps one of the most amazing pieces of information we came across was Langer making the cut at the Masters in 2020 at age 63.
The oldest ever. Legend.
Perhaps even better was he was paired with Bryson DeChambeau in the final round and beat him head-to-head even though he was hitting his mashie and niblick into greens.
Not bad for a guy who has battled the putting yips for his whole career.