09/05/2021 by ProLinks Sports
Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs Season Rankings Update: Bernhard Langer Reclaims His Throne
At 64, his sense of humor still runs as strong as his competitive edge. It is actually tough to determine which flame is stronger. Many credit it as the reason ...
After the final ball dropped at the Ally Challenge, Bernhard Langer who turned 64 on Auguest 27, the first competitive round of the tournament, returned to the top of the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
At 64, his sense of humor still runs as strong as his competitive edge. It is actually tough to determine which flame is stronger. Many credit it as the reason he has not waivered during his tenure on the PGA TOUR Champions. Throughout the 2020-21 extended super season, Langer has finished in the top 25, 27 out of 31 tournaments.
Now if you are asking yourself, "Does he ever take a break?" or "When will his run stop?". The answer is sometime in the far future.
"I still love to compete," Langer said. "There are a lot of great players on this tour -- Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Jerry Kelly, on and on and on. They all hit it farther than I do so I have to make up for it somewhere else.”
So while Langer has reclaimed the top of the standings, there are many who are in prime position to hunt him down.
"I’m a realist. This could be my last chance, you never know. As I said, the competition gets tougher and it gets harder all the time.”