Check Out Bernhard Langer's Customised Mercedes He Received To Celebrate His 40th Masters Anniversary

The German veteran can travel to this year’s tournament in style to mark four decades since his debut

Bernhard Langer takes a tee shot in the first round of the 2021 Masters at Augusta National
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Veteran Bernhard Langer is showing no signs of slowing down as he ages, with the German marking 40 years since his first Masters appearance at Augusta National this week.

After making his Masters debut in 1982, Langer won it in 1985 and 1993, and while the 64-year-old isn’t expected to replicate those feats this year, his transport to and from Augusta National is every bit as eye-catching as his impressive record at the tournament.

Langer has had a long association with German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz having first linked up with them in 1985. Now, to commemorate his 40-year milestone at this year’s tournament, which will be Langer's 39th appearance, the company has commissioned Atlanta-based artist Leah Abucayan to customise a one-off version of its G-Class SUV, using tape art.

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Despite his advancing years, Langer remains incredibly competitive. He has the second-highest number of PGA Tour Champions victories, with 43. You don’t need to go back far to find impressive Masters performances, either. Langer missed the cut at last year’s tournament, but in 2020, he finished a very creditable tie for 29th to prove that, even at the very highest level, he still has what it takes to compete. Langer has also made the cut in six of his last 10 Masters appearances and even tied for 8th as recently as eight years ago. He also has a staggering 119 professional victories to his name.

Langer will be hoping he can roll back the years once again in 2022. One thing’s for sure – regardless off how he plays, with transport like that, he’ll certainly turn a few heads, even before he sets foot on the course.  

Mike Hall
Mike Hall

Mike has 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on sports such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the sport’s most newsworthy stories. Originally from East Yorkshire, Mike now resides in Canada, where the nearest course is less than a mile from his home. It’s there where he remains confident that, one of these days, he’ll play the 17th without finding the water. Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.