Bernhard Langer’s secret to longevity? This swing change
, 2023-01-28 14:42:14,
Bernhard Langer may have won twice on the PGA Tour Champions last season, but it might have been a down year by the 65-year-old’s standards.
For just the third time since 2008, the two-time Masters champion was not the over-50 circuit’s leading money winner.
A drop would be expected from just about every other 65-year-old senior tour player. But not Langer, who is now just one win away from tying Hale Irwin’s all-time PGA Tour Champions wins record of 45.
“I don’t feel any extra pressure [to reach the record], to tell you the truth. I really don’t,” Langer said Friday ahead of his title defense next week at the Chubb Classic in three weeks. “I just try to be the best that I can be and play the best golf every day that I can, and deep down, I think I know and feel if I do play to my best, I can still win tournaments, even though there’s a lot of younger guys— when I first came out on the Champions Tour I was top 10 in the driving distance every year. Now I’m about 60th or 70th.”
As for how much longer Langer can keep on winning, his lack of a major injury history seems to be in his favor.
“I’ve always said if I’m healthy if I enjoy the game and have fun doing it and I’m somewhat successful if those three things are present, I’m going to probably continue,” he said. “I’m fairly healthy. Do have my aches and pains, but I still enjoy being out there with my…
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