Bernhard Langer Misses First Ever Senior Tournament Cut

In his 304th tournament start on the senior circuit, Langer would miss the cut by two shots

Langer hits a shot from the bunker
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When it comes to longevity in golf, you would struggle to find a finer example than Bernhard Langer. Since turning professional in 1974, he has picked up win after win on the European and PGA Champions Tour.

Qualifying for the Champions Tour when he turned 50, he has amassed 43 wins, 11 of them being Majors and, at 64 years, 5 months, 23 days, holds the record for the  oldest winner on the PGA Champions Tour.

Such was his consistency, he had never missed a cut on the senior circuit... until now, with the 64-year-old posting scores of 74-75 over the first two days of the US Senior Open to finish at seven-over-par and miss the cut by two strokes.

Langer holds the Chubb Classic trophy

Langer holds the Trophy after winning the 2022 Chubb Classic in February

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Langer had gone 303 tournaments without missing a weekend but, at the 304th attempt, he would miss the final two rounds at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

It is worth noting that the majority of Champions Tour events don’t feature a cut. However, the US Open, along with the four other Majors on the senior circuit, are tournaments that do.

Usually, the 64-year-old is solid as a rock around the golf course. This week though Langer was slightly off, with his opening round containing two bogeys and a triple bogey as he signed for a 74.

On Friday, he went one shot worse, as he carded four bogeys and a double bogey, eventually finishing with a score of 75 which put him in 71st place. 

Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.