Bernhard Langer gives the thumbs up after winning the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, his 42nd PGA Tour Champions victory. Photo: Ben Jared, PGA Tour via Getty Images
Perhaps the most impressive part of Bernhard Langer’s ageless greatness is how we’ve come to take it for granted.
He’s like the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” No matter how often you watch it, it’s still as good as ever.
Whether in print, on television or around a table in the grillroom whenever the conversation arises about the best players ever, Langer’s name is rarely, if ever, mentioned.
It should be.
He’s that good.
Langer belongs in a special “best ever” category for his enduring excellence, his extraordinary consistency and his unwavering commitment to doing it his way.
Put Vijay Singh there for winning 22 times on the PGA Tour after the age of 40. Put Hale Irwin there for winning 45 times after turning 50. Sam Snead is there because he belongs on every list of great players. And put Langer right there with them.
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