31.07.2017 — Berenberg brand ambassador Langer wins third major in 2017
Once again Bernhard Langer has proved his exceptional position in the sport of golf. The 59-year-old native of Anhausen won his tenth major title on the Seniors Tour in late July in Royal Porthcawl GC, putting him in the same position as four years ago when he outclassed the competition with a 13-stroke lead. Having reached this milestone, he becomes the best senior player of all time, surpassing golf icons Jack Nicklaus (USA) and his fellow Berenberg brand ambassador Gary Player (South Africa).
Playing in extremely adverse weather conditions at the Championship Course on the southern coast of Wales, the German golfer shot four rounds of 69, 74, 65, and 72 (total 280) and headed into the club house with a final score of four under par. Ultimately unthreatened with a lead of three points over Corey Pavin, USA, the Bavarian top athlete secured his third Senior British Open title, after 2010 and 2014. Berenberg brand ambassadors Fred Couples and Billy Andrade (both USA) and Peter Lonard of Australia tied for third place.
With this latest triumph, "repeat offender" Langer can now look back on his most successful Champions season to date. Now more than halfway through the tournament calendar, he has already won four tournaments, three of which majors. Bernhard Langer, who will celebrate his 60th birthday in 4 weeks, has dominated the professional golf circuit for players over 50 for the last decade. He topped the prize money rankings in the PGA Tour Champions eight times and secured the top seasonal ranking in the overseas Charles Schwab Cup in the last three years.