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Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer
Langer, 63, earned another exemption for The Open thanks to a record fourth Senior Open victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 2019, and also following a brilliant top-30 finish at November’s Masters, where he became the oldest player to ever make the halfway cut.

Qualification

Bernhard Langer is exempt to play in Royal St George's

Langer, 63, earned another exemption for The Open thanks to a record fourth Senior Open victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 2019, and also following a brilliant top-30 finish at November’s Masters, where he became the oldest player to ever make the halfway cut.

His 11 senior majors - also a record – have followed Masters victories in 1985 and 1993 and 10 Ryder Cup appearances.

He made his Open debut in 1976 as an 18-year-old before twice finishing as runner-up, to Bill Rogers at Royal St George’s in 1981 and Seve Ballesteros at St Andrews three years later. Langer has also finished third at The Open four times, including on further visits to Sandwich in 1986 and 1993.

His 42 European Tour victories, second only to Ballesteros, spanned 22 years, while he captained Europe for their 2004 Ryder Cup victory in America.

Langer’s Senior Open titles include a remarkable 13-stroke win over Colin Montgomerie at Royal Porthcawl in 2014. He has won well over 100 tournaments and was elected into golf’s Hall of Fame in 2001, before being awarded an honorary OBE five years later.

His first victory at Augusta National came in 1985 by two strokes from Ballesteros, Ray Floyd and Curtis Strange, then in 1993 he finished four clear of Chip Beck. He was the first official world No. 1 in 1986.


Qualification

Bernhard Langer is exempt to play in Royal St George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T24
73
71
68
71
283
-1
St Andrews 2015
T78
74
70
73
72
289
1
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Liverpool 2006
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2005
5
71
69
70
71
281
-
Royal St George's 2003
M/C
76
76
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2002
28
72
72
71
69
284
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
3
71
69
67
71
278
-
St Andrews 2000
11
74
70
66
71
281
-
Carnoustie 1999
18
72
77
73
75
297
-
Royal Birkdale 1998
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 1997
38
72
74
69
73
288
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
Wd
75
-
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 1995
24
72
71
73
73
289
-
Turnberry 1994
60
72
70
70
72
284
-
Royal St George's 1993
3
67
66
70
67
270
-
Muirfield 1992
59
70
72
76
73
291
-
Royal Birkdale 1991
9
71
71
70
67
279
-
St Andrews 1990
48
74
69
75
68
286
-
Royal Troon 1989
80
71
73
83
82
309
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1988
69
73
75
75
80
303
-
Muirfield 1987
17
69
69
76
72
286
-
Turnberry 1986
3
72
70
76
68
286
-
Royal St George's 1985
3
72
69
68
75
284
-
St Andrews 1984
2
71
68
68
71
278
-
Royal Birkdale 1983
56
67
72
76
74
289
-
Royal Troon 1982
13
70
69
78
73
290
-
Royal St George's 1981
2
73
67
70
70
280
-
Muirfield 1980
51
73
72
72
76
293
-
St Andrews 1978
M/C
78
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 1976
M/C
82
79
-
-
-
M/C

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