Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett’s first champion will return to defend his title.
Two-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer will play in the second Greater Gwinnett Championship, the Champions Tour event at TPC - Sugarloaf. Langer won the first Greater Gwinnett Championship by three shots over Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice Jr. with a 54-hole score of 10-under-par 206.
A native of Germany, Langer became golf’s first No. 1 ranked player in 1986. He captured the coveted green jacket at the Masters in both 1985 and 1993. Remarkably he was in the Masters hunt last year at the age of 55 before a final round 76 dropped him at a 25th place tie. Langer ranks second all time in career wins on the European Tour with 40. He played on 10 Ryder Cup teams and was the captain of the winning European team in 2004. He is one of just four players in history (Gary Player, David Graham and Hale Irwin are the others) to have won at least one tournament on all six continents in which golf is played.
He has earned 19 Champions Tour titles including two majors: the 2010 U.S. Senior Open and the 2010 Senior Open. Langer was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.