15 Things You Didn't Know About Bernhard Langer

How well do you know the sixty-one year-old German?

15 Things You Didn't Know About Bernhard Langer
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15 Things You Didn't Know About Bernhard Langer

The most successful German golfer ever, Bernhard Langer is a two-time Masters champion, and was also world number one during his career as well. Get to know him a little better with these 15 things you didn't know about him.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Bernhard Langer

1. Langer was born on August 27th 1957 in Anhausen, a small village close to Augsberg in Bavaria.

2. It is believed that he suffered from several serious illnesses was a child, to the extent that his life was in jeopardy.

3. He was introduced to golf when he was eight years old when his brother was a caddie. Langer started doing the same and got hooked on playing.

4. He won The Masters in 1985 and 1993.

5. No other European has appeared in more Masters tournaments than Langer and he also has made more cuts and played more Masters rounds than any other European.

6. He was the very first world number one golfer in the world after the rankings are introduced back in 1986. He held the honour for three weeks before Seve Ballesteros wrestled it off him.

7. Langer ranks second all-time for wins on the European Tour with 42. Again, Seve is the man above him with 50.

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The two most successful golfers ever on the European Tour (Getty Images)

8. He is married to Vikki Carol and they have four children together called Jackie, Stefan, Christina and Jason.

9. Right now he has one of the most eccentric and interesting bags in the game, including four different types of iron and his famous broom handle putter.

10. When Langer won the 2017 Senior PGA Championship, he became the first golfer in Champions Tour history to have victories in all five of the senior majors.

11. He turned professional in 1972.

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12. Langer has utterly dominated the PGA Champions Tour winning the Charles Schwab Cup six times. The Cup is awarded to the Tour's best player over the year.

13. At the start of his career his life on Tour was interrupted by 18 months in the German Air Force.

14. He played on 10 Ryder Cup teams winning five times, halving once and losing four times. He also served as captain in 2004 where Europe destroyed the Americans 18.5 to 9.5 points.

15. Langer is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz.

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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22