You got Langered.
You were out-played with German precision.
Bernie is simply the Ultimate Senior Doomsday Machine.
He’s a wonder of the senior golf world at age 59 years, nine months.
Sorry Vijay Singh, in this battle of Hall of Famers, Bernhard Langer’s star was brighter than yours.
Don’t feel bad, this guy beat everyone. He looks ageless.
Vijay’s probably thinking that this guy should go pick on someone his own age.
Yeah, we hear ‘ya Veej. Sorry, but this guy has been pounding the beejeebers out of the old guys for nine years. You’re simply his latest victim.
That’s what transpired Sunday at Trump National Northern Virginia, a scenic place for a shootout.
Langer even spotted Singh a shot going into the final 18. Perhaps he gave Singh a false sense of security. After all, Vijay had that tee ball advantage that was 30-40 yards at times.
Didn’t matter. Langer will fairway you to death. He missed just five fairways in 72 holes.
Then there’s the putting.
No one has improvised more with the putter in golf than Langer. He’s invented a bunch of ways to putt and he was the first guy to stick with the long putter after the anchor ban.
Some predicted the end of Langer, thanks to that rules change.
Nothing stops Langer. The fact that he’s won seven of the last 15 senior majors is proof enough.
Langer’s now in a league of his own.
First guy to win all five senior majors.
First guy to pass Nicklaus and set a new standard — nine, count ’em, nine majors on the over-50 set, including back-to-back with this one, two weeks, two majors.
“It means a great deal to win two majors at age 59,” said Langer, a quiet man who plays with dignity. He’s slow, but when someone’s that good, they earn the “deliberate” description.
“And to surpass Jack’s record of eight majors is pretty neat. It’s been an awesome ride the last two weeks. It’s been pretty special, it’s been a whirlwind.”
It was a helluva duel with Singh all day Sunday. Langer made up for the deficit and the two were locked up at 17-under par with three holes to play. Up for grabs, who would blink first?
Langer struck at the par four 16th when he holed an 18-footer to get to 18-under. He didn’t miss a clutch putt all day. He was unflappable.
Singh finally blinked on the par three 17th when he missed a five-footer for par. That bogey gave Langer a two-shot lead going to the par five 18th.
If Singh has any weaknesses, it is his putter, even though he claims he’s friends with it now. Looking back, he missed enough short ones that would have made him the champion, easily.
Putt for dough and titles.
At the end of the day, it was Langer hoisting that giant Alfred S. Bourne trophy.
He emerged victorious from what was essentially a two-man battle.
Miguel-Angel Jimenez and Billy Andrade tied for third, a distant five shots behind Bernie.
Langer is special and he continues to prove it.
Singh learned Sunday what the rest of the Champions Tour players already know.
Bernhard Langer is in a league of his own.