Senior Open Golfers

BERNHARD LANGER: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Bernhard Langer watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the Regions Tradition, a Champions Tour major, at Shoal Creek Country Club on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala.
Bernhard Langer watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the Regions Tradition, a Champions Tour major, at Shoal Creek Country Club on Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. The Associated Press

The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Bernhard Langer has had a long and successful career. A pro since 1972, he has 96 wins over a number of tours, including 42 on the European Tour (second only to Seve Ballesteros’ 50), two Masters victories and four Champions Tour majors.

Langer seeks his second U.S. Senior Open victory. He won in 2010 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

WATCH: Get it close, putt it home

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Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 280.2 yards (10th on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 69.93 (second)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $16,064,006
  • Career highlights: Langer won his first green jacket at the 1985 Masters and his second eight years later.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 5-foot-9
  • Weight: 160 pounds
  • Year turned pro: 1972
  • Birthplace: Anhausen, Germany
  • Birth date: Aug. 27, 1957
  • Did you know? A devout Christian, Langer conducts an annual charity event for Youth for Christ, an event that has raised $140,000, according to pgatour.com.
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