Bernhard Langer Reacts to Creating History on the Champions Tour

Published 10/25/2021, 2:02 PM EDT


Bernhard Langer simply doesn’t get old. The veteran golfer recently added another victory to his massive 41-wins on the PGA TOUR Champions. He won the Dominion Energy Charity Classic that was played at the Country Club of Virginia in Henrico, Virginia.

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Langer has 118 professional wins to his name and was one of the leading golfers during the 1980s and 90s. He has three wins on the PGA tour, of which two are Masters wins! Therefore, it is clear that he knows how to perform on the high platform. Now, most recently, he became the oldest golfer to win a title on the Champions tour!

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Bernhard Langer wins the DECC to script history

The 64-year-old emerged victorious in the no-cut-54-hole tournament. He defeated Doug Barron in a playoff, after sinking a birdie on the first one. The event features a 72-player field competing for a $2 million purse and is a no-cut 54-hole event.

 

He tweeted,42! Wonderful week at @DECCGolf. Thank you to all the fans, tournament staff, volunteers, family and friends for all the love and support. Let’s do it again in Boca.” He also showed excitement and confirmed his presence at the TimberTech Championship that is held in Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

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In a post-win interview, the German revealed his excitement. He said, “It’s very special because when you get to my age, you never know if you’re going to win again. It’s as simple as that. Hopefully, this won’t be the last one, but if it is, it was very special,” he said.

“To become the oldest so far to win out here, it’s not easy. It doesn’t matter what you do, it’s not easy,” he admitted. “There have been a lot of great players before me from Nicklaus to Palmer to Snead to Trevino and on and on you go, so I’ve been very blessed and fortunate to have gotten this far.”

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Langer has scripted more than just history. His comfortable victory leaves us wondering what else he is capable of in the upcoming years. What do you think?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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