Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer.jpg
Bernhard Langer in 2009
Personal information
Full nameBernhard Langer
Born (1957-08-27) 27 August 1957 (age 62)
Anhausen (today part of Diedorf municipality), Bavaria, West Germany
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality Germany
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Anhausen, Germany
SpouseVikki Carol (m. 1984)
ChildrenJackie, Stefan, Christina, Jason
Career
Turned professional1972
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins115
Highest ranking1 (6 April 1986)[1]
(3 weeks)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
European Tour42 (2nd all time)
Japan Golf Tour1
Asian Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia2
PGA Tour Champions40 (2nd all time)
European Senior Tour7
Other28 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in major championships
(wins: 2)
Masters TournamentWon: 1985, 1993
PGA ChampionshipT21: 1987
U.S. OpenT4: 1987
The Open Championship2nd/T2: 1981, 1984
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame2001/2002[2][3] (member page)
Honorary Officer of the
Most Excellent Order
of the British Empire
2006
European Tour
Order of Merit winner
1981, 1984
European Tour
Player of the Year
1985, 1993
Champions Tour
Rookie of the Year
2008
Jack Nicklaus Trophy
(PGA Tour Champions
Player of the Year)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Arnold Palmer Award
(PGA Tour Champions
Money list winner)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Byron Nelson Award
(PGA Tour Champions
lowest scoring average)
2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Charles Schwab Cup
(PGA Tour Champions)
2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Payne Stewart Award2018

Bernhard Langer (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁnhaʁt ˈlaŋɐ]; born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer. He is a two-time Masters champion and was one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1986, he became the sport's first official number one ranked player following the creation of the OWGR.

Langer is one of five golfers who have won professional golf events on all six continents where golf is played. He has victories on all the premiere tours, with 42 wins on the European Tour (2nd most all-time), three on the PGA Tour, and numerous international victories; including wins on the Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour, Australasian Tour, and the Tour de las Américas.

The highlights of Langer's career are his two major championships. His first major win came at the 1985 Masters Tournament, where Langer won by two strokes over runners-up Seve Ballesteros, Raymond Floyd and Curtis Strange. His second major came at the 1993 Masters Tournament with a four-shot victory over Chip Beck. Langer has also finished runner-up on two occasions at The Open Championship (1981 and 1984).

After turning 50, Langer has established himself as one of the most successful players on PGA Tour Champions and has won a record 11 senior major championships and achieved the career Senior Grand Slam (winning each of the five major championships at least once during one's career). He has won the 2010, 2014, 2017 and 2019 Senior Open Championship, the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, the 2016 and 2017 Regions Tradition, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship, and the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.

Life and work

Bernhard Langer at an international tournament in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in 1985

Langer was born in the village of Anhausen, which today is a part of Diedorf municipality, near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He turned professional in 1972 and has won many events in Europe and the United States, including The Masters in 1985 and 1993. He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 (but deferred his induction until 2002).[3] He ranks second in career wins on the European Tour (42) and has also played regularly on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, especially in the late 1980s and since 2000. He finished in a tie for fifth at The Open Championship the month before he turned 48, and regained a ranking in the top 100 three months before he turned 50. Along with Gary Player, David Graham, Hale Irwin and Justin Rose, Langer is one of only five players to have won official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played. He played on 10 Ryder Cup teams (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002) and was the non-playing captain of the victorious European team in 2004.

Langer has battled the yips, having a strong tendency to flinch or twitch during putting.[4] He has changed his putter grip numerous times in an attempt to cure the problem.[5] 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, Stefan, Christina, and Jason. They maintain homes in Langer's birthplace of Anhausen and in Boca Raton, Florida. Langer is known to be a devout Christian.[6]

In 2006, in recognition of his contribution to the sport of golf, Langer was appointed as an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).[7] In his native Germany, Langer has received multiple honors, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Silver Laurel Leaf (Silbernes Lorbeerblatt),[8] which is the highest German sport award. In July 2016, he was inducted into Germany's Sport Hall of Fame.[9]

In 2015, Langer became the first player since Arnold Palmer (1984–85) to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship in back-to-back years. It was also the last year that Langer was allowed to use the anchor putter, which the USGA banned effective 1 January 2016. At the 2016 Masters, Langer was in the second to last group in the final round only two shots back, but fell to a tie for 24th.[10]

In 2016, Langer claimed the Regions Tradition title for his sixth senior major championship. He won by a six stroke margin over Olin Browne. This was his 100th professional win and the first time Langer had won the title. His capture of the 2017 Senior PGA Championship completed a career Grand Slam. The Regions Tradition title had also made him only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, with wins in four different senior major championships. Later in 2016 he wrote history by becoming the first three-time winner of the Constellation Senior Players Championship and wins it for third straight year. The result also meant that only Nicklaus had won more senior majors than Langer. In November, he won his fourth Charles Schwab Cup and his third in a row.

In January 2017, US president Donald Trump used a incorrect story about Langer's failed attempt at voting in the United States to justify an investigation of voter fraud in the 2016 US presidential election. The story was covered in several media outlets.[11][12][13][14][15][16] Since Langer is a citizen only of Germany, he was not eligible to vote.[17]

Langer won three more senior majors in 2017 to become the most decorated player in the senior ranks of all-time. In total, he won seven titles – but he did not win the season-ending Schwab Cup. Instead, Kevin Sutherland, who was fifth in the Order of Merit heading into the final event of the season, won that to lift the trophy in what was his only win of the season. Langer subsequently called the playoff process 'unfair'.[18]

Langer's total career earnings up to 2018 on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions were more than US$36 million.[19]

In September 2018, Langer received the Payne Stewart Award.[20]

In November 2018, Langer won his fifth Charles Schwab Cup. This brought his lifetime earnings in the Charles Schwab Cup to $7,000,000.

In July 2019, Langer won his fourth Senior Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. This marked his eleventh victory in a senior major championship.[21]

Professional wins (115)

European Tour wins (42)

Legend
Major championships (2)
Flagship events (3)
Other European Tour (37)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
14 Oct 1980Dunlop Masters−14 (70-65-67-68=270)5 strokesScotland Brian Barnes
22 Aug 1981German Open−12 (67-69-64-72=272)1 strokeEngland Tony Jacklin
327 Sep 1981Bob Hope British Classic−16 (67-65-68=200)5 strokesEngland Peter Oosterhuis
41 Aug 1982Lufthansa German Open (2)−9 (73-71-69-66=279)PlayoffScotland Bill Longmuir
51 May 1983Italian Open−17 (67-69-67-68=271)PlayoffSpain Seve Ballesteros,
Scotland Ken Brown
626 Jun 1983Glasgow Golf Classic−6 (70-66-66-72=274)1 strokeArgentina Vicente Fernández
718 Sep 1983St. Mellion Timeshare TPC−11 (69-68-66-66=269)2 strokesEngland Paul Way
820 May 1984Peugeot Open de France−18 (68-71-67-64=270)1 strokeSpain José Rivero
929 Jul 1984KLM Dutch Open−13 (64-68-69-74=275)4 strokesAustralia Graham Marsh
105 Aug 1984Carroll's Irish Open−21 (68-66-67-66=267)4 strokesEngland Mark James
1114 Oct 1984Benson & Hedges Spanish Open−13 (73-68-72-62=275)2 strokesEngland Howard Clark
1214 Apr 1985Masters Tournament−6 (72-74-68-68=282)2 strokesSpain Seve Ballesteros,
United States Raymond Floyd,
United States Curtis Strange
1325 Aug 1985Lufthansa German Open (3)−27 (61-60-62=183)7 strokesEngland Michael McLean,
Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
141 Sep 1985Panasonic European Open−11 (66-72-64-67=269)3 strokesRepublic of Ireland John O'Leary
1531 Aug 1986German Open (4)−15 (75-65-66-67=273)PlayoffAustralia Rodger Davis
1619 Oct 1986Lancome Trophy−14 (67-69-68-70=274)Shared title with Spain Seve Ballesteros
1725 May 1987Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship−18 (66-69-68-67=270)4 strokesSpain Seve Ballesteros
185 Jul 1987Carroll's Irish Open (2)−19 (67-68-66-68=269)10 strokesScotland Sandy Lyle
198 May 1988Epson Grand Prix of Europe4 & 3Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
2030 Apr 1989Peugeot Spanish Open (2)−7 (70-72-67-72=281)3 strokesSpain José Maria Cañizares,
England
218 Oct 1989German Masters−12 (67-71-70-68=276)1 strokeSpain José María Olazábal,
United States Payne Stewart
2222 Apr 1990Cepsa Madrid Open−18 (70-67-66-67=270)1 strokeAustralia Rodger Davis
2314 Oct 1990Austrian Open−17 (65-66-72-68=271)PlayoffUnited States Lanny Wadkins
2421 Apr 1991Benson & Hedges International Open−2 (73-68-75-70=286)2 strokesFiji Vijay Singh
256 Oct 1991Mercedes German Masters (2)−13 (68-72-67-68=275)PlayoffAustralia Rodger Davis
2626 Jul 1992Heineken Dutch Open (2)−11 (68-68-69-72=277)PlayoffScotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
2711 Oct 1992Honda Open−15 (69-65-70-69=273)3 strokesNorthern Ireland Darren Clarke
2811 Apr 1993Masters Tournament (2)−11 (68-70-69-70=277)4 strokesUnited States Chip Beck
2931 May 1993Volvo PGA Championship (2)−14 (70-69-67-68=274)6 strokesScotland Gordon Brand, Jnr,
Scotland Colin Montgomerie,
New Zealand Frank Nobilo
3029 Aug 1993Volvo German Open (5)−19 (65-68-70-66=269)5 strokesAustralia Robert Allenby, England Peter Baker
313 Jul 1994Murphy's Irish Open (3)−13 (70-68-70-67=275)1 strokeAustralia Robert Allenby, United States John Daly
3230 Oct 1994Volvo Masters−8 (71-62-73-70=276)1 strokeSpain Seve Ballesteros,
Fiji Vijay Singh
3329 May 1995Volvo PGA Championship (3)−9 (67-73-68-71=279)1 strokeNew Zealand Michael Campbell,
Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson
3411 Jun 1995Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe (2)−18 (67-66-68-69=270)6 strokesEngland Jamie Spence
351 Oct 1995Smurfit European Open (2)−8 (74-70-68-68=280)PlayoffEngland Barry Lane
364 May 1997Conte Of Florence Italian Open (2)−15 (71-69-69-64=273)1 strokeSpain José María Olazábal
3711 May 1997Benson & Hedges International Open (2)−12 (70-66-71-69=276)2 strokesWales Ian Woosnam
3810 Aug 1997Chemapol Trophy Czech Open−20 (70-67-64-63=264)4 strokesSweden Niclas Fasth,
Spain Ignacio Garrido,
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
395 Oct 1997Linde German Masters (3)−21 (68-69-60-70=267)6 strokesScotland Colin Montgomerie
4029 Jul 2001TNT Dutch Open (3)−15 (69-67-67-66=269)PlayoffEngland Warren Bennett
417 Oct 2001Linde German Masters (4)−22 (67-64-68-67=266)1 strokeUnited States John Daly,
Sweden Fredrik Jacobson
4210 Nov 2002Volvo Masters Andalucia (2)−3 (71-71-72-67=281)Shared title with Scotland Colin Montgomerie

* Langer and Montgomerie agreed to share the 2002 Volvo Masters Andalucia after failing light caused play to halt after 2 holes of a playoff.

European Tour playoff record (8–6–2)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11982Sun Alliance PGA ChampionshipEngland Tony JacklinLost to birdie on first extra hole
21982Lufthansa German OpenScotland Bill LongmuirWon with par on first extra hole
31983Italian OpenSpain Seve Ballesteros, Scotland Ken BrownWon with birdie on second extra hole
Ballesteros eliminated by par on first hole
41985Carroll's Irish OpenSpain Seve BallesterosLost to birdie on second extra hole
51986German OpenAustralia Rodger DavisWon with birdie on fifth extra hole
61986Lancome TrophySpain Seve BallesterosPlayoff abandoned after four holes due to darkness; tournament shared
71987German MastersScotland Sandy LyleLost to par on second extra hole
81990Peugeot Open de FranceRepublic of Ireland Philip WaltonLost to par on second extra hole
91990Austrian OpenUnited States Lanny WadkinsWon with birdie on third extra hole
101991Mercedes German MastersAustralia Rodger DavisWon with par on first extra hole
111992Heineken Dutch OpenScotland Gordon Brand, JnrWon with par on second extra hole
121992BMW International OpenUnited States Paul Azinger, United States Glen Day,
Sweden Anders Forsbrand, England Mark James
Azinger won with birdie on first extra hole
131995Smurfit European OpenEngland Barry LaneWon with birdie on second extra hole
141996Peugeot Open de FranceAustralia Robert AllenbyLost to birdie on first extra hole
152001TNT Dutch OpenEngland Warren BennettWon with par on first extra hole
162002Volvo Masters AndaluciaScotland Colin MontgomeriePlayoff abandoned after two holes due to darkness; tournament shared

PGA Tour wins (3)

Legend
Major championships (2)
Other PGA Tour (1)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
114 Apr 1985Masters Tournament−6 (72-74-68-68=282)2 strokesSpain Seve Ballesteros, United States Raymond Floyd,
United States Curtis Strange
221 Apr 1985Sea Pines Heritage−11 (68-66-69-70=273)PlayoffUnited States Bobby Wadkins
311 Apr 1993Masters Tournament (2)−11 (68-70-69-70=277)4 strokesUnited States Chip Beck

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11985Sea Pines HeritageUnited States Bobby WadkinsWon with par on first extra hole
21986Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams OpenUnited States Bob TwayLost to par on second extra hole
32007Crowne Plaza Invitational at ColonialUnited States Jim Furyk, South Africa Rory SabbatiniSabbatini won with birdie on the first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
127 Nov 1983Casio World Open−1 (74-68-74-71=287)2 strokesJapan Tommy Nakajima

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
11984Dunlop Phoenix TournamentUnited States Scott SimpsonLost to par on second extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
11985Australian Masters−11 (281)3 strokesEngland Nick Faldo, Australia Greg Norman
21996Alfred Dunhill Masters1−17 (267)2 strokesSouth Korea Kang Wook-soon

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Other wins (28)

Note: the German National Open Championship is a different event from the German Open listed five times in the European Tour wins section. That event was open to all comers, German and non-German. The German National Open Championship is "open" to German golfers whether they are amateur or professional.

PGA Tour Champions wins (40)

Legend
Senior major championships (11)
Other PGA Tour Champions (29)

Note: The U.S. senior tour was known as the Champions Tour during Langer's first nine seasons on that circuit (2007–2015). The PGA Tour rebranded the senior circuit as PGA Tour Champions effective with the 2016 season.

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
114 Oct 2007Administaff Small Business Classic62-65-64=191−258 strokesUnited States Mark O'Meara
27 Mar 2008Toshiba Classic65-65-69=199−14PlayoffUnited States Jay Haas
330 Mar 2008Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort67-66-71=204−128 strokesUnited States Lonnie Nielsen, United States Tim Simpson
419 Oct 2008Administaff Small Business Classic (2)68-67-69=204−122 strokesUnited States Lonnie Nielsen
525 Jan 2009Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai64-66-68=198−181 strokeUnited States Andy Bean
626 Apr 2009Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Tom Lehman)61-66-62=189−27PlayoffUnited States Jeff Sluman and United States Craig Stadler
77 Jun 2009Triton Financial Classic65-69-67=201−156 strokesUnited States Mark O'Meara
812 Jul 20093M Championship67-68-65=200−161 strokeUnited States Andy Bean
921 Feb 2010Allianz Championship67-65-67=199−17PlayoffUnited States John Cook
1018 Apr 2010Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am*67-66=133−91 strokeUnited States Mark O'Meara, United States Mike Reid
1125 Jul 2010The Senior Open Championship67-71-69-72=279−51 strokeUnited States Corey Pavin
121 Aug 2010U.S. Senior Open69-68-68-67=272−83 strokesUnited States Fred Couples
1329 Aug 2010Boeing Classic66-63-69=198−183 strokesZimbabwe Nick Price
1420 Feb 2011The ACE Group Classic64-66-66=196−184 strokesUnited States Fred Funk
155 Aug 20123M Championship (2)67-69-62=198−182 strokesUnited States David Peoples
167 Oct 2012SAS Championship68-72-63=203−132 strokesUnited States Jay Don Blake
1717 Feb 2013ACE Group Classic (2)62-70-72=204−121 strokeUnited States Jay Don Blake
1821 Apr 2013Greater Gwinnett Championship73-66-67=206−103 strokesUnited States Tom Lehman, United States Tom Pernice, Jr.
1919 Jan 2014Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (2)66-64-64=194−223 strokesUnited States Fred Couples, United States Jeff Sluman
204 May 2014Insperity Invitational (3)66-68-71=205−111 strokeUnited States Fred Couples
2129 Jun 2014Constellation Senior Players Championship65-64-66-70=265−15PlayoffUnited States Jeff Sluman
2227 Jul 2014The Senior Open Championship (2)65-66-68-67=266−1813 strokesScotland Colin Montgomerie
2317 Aug 2014Dick's Sporting Goods Open67-67-66=200−161 strokeUnited States Woody Austin, United States Mark O'Meara
2414 Jun 2015Constellation Senior Players Championship (2)65-65-67-68=265−196 strokesUnited States Kirk Triplett
2518 Oct 2015San Antonio Championship71-68-65=204−123 strokesUnited States Scott Dunlap
2614 Feb 2016Chubb Classic (3)62-66-73=201−153 strokesUnited States Fred Couples
2722 May 2016Regions Tradition66-69-69-67=271−176 strokesUnited States Olin Browne
2812 Jun 2016Constellation Senior Players Championship (3)71-68-69-73=281+11 strokeUnited States Joe Durant, Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2928 Aug 2016Boeing Classic (2)69-67-67=203−13PlayoffUnited States Woody Austin, United States Kevin Sutherland
3021 Jan 2017Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (3)*64-65=129−151 strokeUnited States Fred Couples
3121 May 2017Regions Tradition (2)69-69-66-64=268−205 strokesUnited States Scott Parel, United States Scott McCarron
3228 May 2017KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship65-67-70-68=270−181 strokeFiji Vijay Singh
3330 Jul 2017The Senior Open Championship (3)69-74-65-72=280−43 strokesUnited States Corey Pavin
3424 Sept 2017PURE Insurance Championship64-67-67=198−173 strokesUnited States Jerry Kelly
3522 Oct 2017Dominion Charity Classic67-63-70=200−161 strokeUnited States Scott Verplank
3629 Oct 2017PowerShares QQQ Championship69-69-67=205−11PlayoffSpain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
376 May 2018Insperity Invitational (4)63-72-70=205−111 strokeUnited States Bart Bryant, United States Paul Goydos,
United States Jeff Maggert
3814 Oct 2018SAS Championship (2)62-67-65=194−226 strokesUnited States Scott Parel
3910 Feb 2019Oasis Championship (2)64-68-65=197−195 strokesUnited States Marco Dawson
4028 Jul 2019The Senior Open Championship (4)71-67-70-66=274−62 strokesEngland Paul Broadhurst

* Tournament shortened to 36 holes due to weather.

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (6–8)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
12008Toshiba ClassicUnited States Jay HaasWon with birdie on seventh extra hole
22009Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
with Tom Lehman
United States Jeff Sluman & United States Craig StadlerWon with par on second extra hole
32010Allianz ChampionshipUnited States John CookWon with eagle on first extra hole
42012AT&T ChampionshipSouth Africa David FrostLost to birdie on second extra hole
52013The Senior Open ChampionshipUnited States Mark WiebeLost to par on fifth extra hole
62013AT&T ChampionshipUnited States Kenny PerryLost to birdie on first extra hole
72014Constellation Senior Players ChampionshipUnited States Jeff SlumanWon with birdie on second extra hole
82015Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipUnited States Billy AndradeLost to birdie on first extra hole
92016Boeing ClassicUnited States Woody Austin, United States Kevin SutherlandWon with birdie on first extra hole
102017PowerShares QQQ ChampionshipSpain Miguel Ángel JiménezWon with birdie on second extra hole
112018Mitsubishi Electric ClassicUnited States Steve Flesch, United States Scott ParelFlesch won with birdie on second extra hole
Langer eliminated with birdie on first hole
122018Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
with Tom Lehman
United States Kirk Triplett & England Paul BroadhurstLost to birdie on first extra hole
132019Chubb ClassicUnited States Olin Browne,Spain Miguel Ángel JiménezJiménez won with par on first extra hole
142019Invesco QQQ ChampionshipScotland Colin MontgomerieLost to par on first extra hole

European Senior Tour wins (7)

Legend
Senior major championships (6)
Other European Senior Tour (1)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
17 Sep 2008Casa Serena Open−12 (67-67-67=201)3 strokesWales Ian Woosnam
225 Jul 2010The Senior Open Championship−5 (67-71-69-72=279)1 strokeUnited States Corey Pavin
31 Aug 2010U.S. Senior Open*−8 (69-68-68-67=272)3 strokesUnited States Fred Couples
427 Jul 2014The Senior Open Championship (2)−18 (65-66-68-67=266)13 strokesScotland Colin Montgomerie
528 May 2017KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship*−18 (65-67-70-68=270)1 strokeFiji Vijay Singh
630 Jul 2017Senior Open Championship (3)−4 (69-74-65-72=280)3 strokesUnited States Corey Pavin
728 Jul 2019Senior Open Championship (4)−6 (71-67-70-66=274)2 strokesEngland Paul Broadhurst

* The U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship are unofficial money events on the European Senior Tour.

Note: The Senior Open Championship and the U.S. Senior Open are both co-sanctioned events by PGA Tour Champions and the European Senior Tour.

Other senior wins (1)

Major championships

Wins (2)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
1985Masters Tournament2 shot deficit−6 (72-74-68-68=282)2 strokesSpain Seve Ballesteros, United States Raymond Floyd, United States Curtis Strange
1993Masters Tournament (2)4 shot lead−11 (68-70-69-70=277)4 strokesUnited States Chip Beck

Results timeline

Tournament1976197719781979
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUT
PGA Championship
Tournament1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
Masters TournamentCUTT311T16T7T9T26
U.S. OpenCUTCUTT8T4CUTT59
The Open ChampionshipT512T13T56T2T3T3T176980
PGA ChampionshipT32CUTT21CUTT61
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Masters TournamentT7T32T311T25T31T36T7T39T11
U.S. OpenCUTCUTT23CUTT23T36DQCUTCUT
The Open ChampionshipT48T9T593T60T24WDT38CUTT18
PGA ChampionshipCUTCUTT40CUTT2576T23T61
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Masters TournamentT28T6T32CUTT4T20CUTCUTCUTCUT
U.S. OpenCUTT40T35T42T33
The Open ChampionshipT11T3T28CUTT5CUT
PGA ChampionshipT46CUTT23T57T66T47CUT
Tournament201020112012201320142015201620172018
Masters TournamentCUTCUTT25T8CUTT24CUTT38
U.S. Open
The Open ChampionshipCUTT78T24
PGA Championship
Tournament2019
Masters TournamentT62
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

WD = Withdrew
DQ = Disqualified
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament20039153626
PGA Championship0000042013
U.S. Open0001242010
The Open Championship02478143124
Totals22411193710773
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1994 Masters – 1996 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times)

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament1984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999
The Players ChampionshipT29T7T40T24T16T67T6T292T272T31CUTT38
Tournament200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
The Players ChampionshipT423T22T48T77CUTT58T58T15CUTCUTCUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Senior major championships

Wins (11)

YearChampionship54 holesWinning scoreMarginRunner(s)-up
2010The Senior Open Championship3 shot lead−5 (67-71-69-72=279)1 strokeUnited States Corey Pavin
2010U.S. Senior OpenTied for lead−8 (69-68-68-67=272)3 strokesUnited States Fred Couples
2014Constellation Senior Players Championship3 shot lead−15 (65-64-66-70=265)Playoff1United States Jeff Sluman
2014The Senior Open Championship (2)8 shot lead−18 (65-66-68-67=266)13 strokesScotland Colin Montgomerie
2015Constellation Senior Players Championship (2)8 shot lead−19 (65-65-67-68=265)6 strokesUnited States Kirk Triplett
2016Regions Tradition4 shot lead−17 (66-69-69-67=271)6 strokesUnited States Olin Browne
2016Constellation Senior Players Championship (3)3 shot lead+1 (71-68-69-73=281)1 strokeUnited States Joe Durant, Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2017Regions Tradition (2)2 shot deficit−20 (69-69-66-64=268)5 strokesUnited States Scott Parel, United States Scott McCarron
2017Senior PGA Championship1 shot deficit−18 (65-67-70-68=270)1 strokeFiji Vijay Singh
2017The Senior Open Championship (3)4 shot lead−4 (69-74-65-72=280)3 strokesUnited States Corey Pavin
2019The Senior Open Championship (4)3 shot deficit−6 (71-67-70-66=274)2 strokesEngland Paul Broadhurst

1Defeated Jeff Sluman in a sudden death playoff with birdie on second extra hole

Senior results timeline

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
The TraditionT7T17T10T2T10T9T51111T6
Senior PGA Championship2T17T23T4T13T36T31T12
U.S. Senior OpenT6T221T9T2T14T9T3T11T18T16T24
Senior Players ChampionshipT13T7T5T9T68111T2T17T34
The Senior Open Championship441T12T6212T9121
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Week 14 1986 Ending 6 Apr 1986" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. ^ Langer was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001 but deferred his induction until 2002
  3. ^ a b Profile at the World Golf Hall of Fame
  4. ^ James Wagner (13 March 2009) James Wagner – Are the yips more than something in the head? LATimes
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