A very special sportsman has announced that he will tee off at the 35th BMW International Open. Bernhard Langer, Germany’s most successful golfer, returns to the tournament that he, more than most, has helped shape in the past. This gives German golf fans the opportunity to give the two-time Masters champion a worthy send-off in Munich, where Langer will make his final appearance at a tournament on the DP World Tour.
The 66-year-old will play at the BMW International Open for the first time since 2012. Even back then, Langer’s golfing CV was already extraordinary: two Masters wins, six Ryder Cup victories (five as a player and one as captain), the first world number one when the world ranking list was introduced in 1986, and a member of the "World Golf Hall of Fame" – to name but a few of his milestones.
In the meantime, Langer has added a host of records on the PGA Tour Champions to his impressive list of successes. In 2017, he became the first golfer ever to win all five majors at least once. This July, at the age of 65, he claimed his 46th tournament win and twelfth major title – two unrivalled achievements – at the US Senior Open. Langer not only tops the list of oldest winners on the PGA Tour Champions, but occupies all of the top five places.