‘Ridiculous’ – Mark O’Meara Draws Parallels Between Tiger Woods and Bernhard Langer

Published 10/30/2021, 2:08 AM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 15: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on after a shot on the second hole during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


At 64, Bernhard Langer has become the oldest to win a PGA Tour Champions event. While Langer continues to advance in his career, Mark O’Meara spoke about the German golfer, discussing his influence. In a recent interview, O’Meara compared Langer to Tiger Woods – who is regarded as the greatest of all time. 

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For O’Meara, though, 64-year-old Langer is his own kind of legend. He has built his own legacy in golf, though it might not have been on the PGA Tour. As per O’Meara, Langer could be the Champions Tour’s Tiger Woods. While it is not exactly the same, O’Meara has found some similarities to suit himself.

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O’Meara compares Tiger Woods and Bernhard Langer

O’Meara ended up reflecting on Langer’s career – later connecting it with Woods. “What Bernhard has done – look, I understand it’s not the PGA Tour or European Tour – but to compete at the level he has is similar to what Tiger did for 10 years.” 

He further added that to perform at a high level at this age is already ‘ridiculous’. Plus, Langer remains committed to golf, something which O’Meara ended up appreciating heavily.


This snippet was shared by the PGA Tour Champions itself. Of course, fans seemed to love O’Meara’s words a lot. They seemed to address Langer and Woods as the two GOATS. Though there was an occasional negative opinion, most well wishes and happy replies drowned them out.

O’Meara has played on various Tours over the years, a highlight being his 16 PGA Tour wins.

Langer has won 42 Tour Champions’ events. Additionally, he has three PGA Tour wins as well.

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Langer on his latest victory

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“It’s an awesome feeling. I hadn’t won since Tucson last year, but that’s how much sweeter it is,” Langer said, after winning at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond. He beat the defending champion Phil Mickelson by 14 strokes.

07 JUN 2009: Tiger Woods on the 11th tee during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Woods would go on to win the Memorial Tournament, finishing -12, one stroke better than Jim Furyk (Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He explained that while he has been ‘knocking on the door’ of a win, he was yet to win. “I tried to forget about that and block it out of my mind because I’ve had a lot of close calls.”

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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