The history of the golf game in the early 1980s and ’90s cannot be complete without a tribute to the living legend of golf, Bernhard Langer. The remarkable golfer started his pursuit of a career in sports at the tender age of 14 after forfeiting a chance to acquire formal education and since then, he has established an awe-inspiring career in the golf game. Today, he is reputed to be one of the most successful players on the Champions Tour.
Throughout the 80’s and ’90s, Bernhard became one of the topmost golfers and a sensation in the game of golf. In addition to being a two-time Masters Champion, he became the official number one ranked player in the golf game. Through the international ballot in 2001, the veteran golfer was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame, although he deferred till 2012 before taking up his induction.
Bernhard Langer Biography
The professional German golfer Bernhard Langer was born on the 27th day of August 1957 to mother – Erwin Langer and father -Walburga Langer in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. According to available records, Bernhard who is a devout Christian originally came from Bavaria West Germany. The records also say he is white and his Zodiac sign is Virgo, there seems to be no record of any sibling, so it is assumed that he is an only child.
Right from childhood, he has always had a deep interest in sporting activities and at the age of eight, Bernhard started at the Augsburg G but left at age 14 to pursue a career in golf. His career officially took off in 1972 and he turned professional in 1976 when he became part of the European Tour. Since then, the professional golfer has become a living legend in the world of golf and has won many notable events in the United States and Europe amongst which are The Masters in both 1985 and 1993.
In the Sony world ranking, Bernhard was ranked the first-ever No.1 golf player in April 1986. He has 42 wins to his credit on the European Tour with 68 uninterrupted cuts and 17 successive years of victory which he shared with Steve Ballesteros. Bernhard was declared a champion in competitions in Japan, South Africa, and Australia. The Rider Cup from 1985 to 1991 brought him to the limelight when he turned the cup that was initially one-sided into the most thrilling sports event.
After he turned 50, Bernhard attained the status of a living legend in the world of golf and has achieved victory in 10 senior major championships which include 2010, 2014, and also the 2017 senior open Championship. In addition, he also won the Us Senior open in 2010 and Regions Traditions in 2016 and 2017. He also has to his credit, the Constellation Senior Players Championship from 2014 to 2016 and the Senior PGA Championship of 2017. Bernhard has completed 48 events in the senior majors and has ended in topmost 10 in 24 (50%) and 38 (79%) of them respectively.
Bernhard Langer has joined the rank of players that have won official tournaments on the six continents of the world that play the golf game, an exalted position he shares with the likes of David Graham, Gary Player, Justin Rose, and Hale Irwin. It’s quite true that the legendary golfer has built a historic profile for himself in the world of golf and he has been well rewarded for his efforts.
Who is his Wife? Daughter
From available records, we can categorically say that Bernhard’s sexuality is straight and not gay, His successful marriage to his American wife Vikki Carol since 1984 till date is a testament to his sexual orientation. The couple’s marriage has lasted for 32 years and they are blessed with four kids – Stefan, Jason, Christina, and Jackie. Bernhard Langer and his family have homes in Anhausen where he was born and in Boca Raton. The veteran golfer is known to be a loving husband and a responsible father to his children. The records also say that he is a faithful husband to his spouse and their union thrives on trust, love, mutual respect, and understanding, consequently, the couple have never contemplated divorce or separation of any kind.
Bernhard Langer: Career Earnings and Net Worth.
Bernhard’s career earnings have accumulated through his fruitful years as a golfer and also through several career wins. The living golf legend has a healthy net worth of $25 million to his credit.