Bernhard Langer stood toward the back of the tee box on the first hole of the Masters in November and watched Rory McIlroy launch his opening tee shot of the third round 322 yards. Moments later, the 63-year-old Langer hit his — 251 yards.
The differences between the two were greater than just the 71 yards marked off between them.
“They just play a different game,” Langer, a two-time Masters champion, remembered saying to himself. I’m not familiar with this.”
Langer both understands and embraces his limits as a golfer. Maybe it’s because of his age. Maybe it’s because he has been a professional golfer for the past 45 years. Maybe it’s because he has won 83 times combined on the European and Champions tours.
And, every year, Langer, who has won 83 times around the world, gets reminded of it as soon as he drives down Magnolia Lane. Yet, the difference in age and length — he was 42 yards shorter than playing partner J.T. Poston over the first two rounds, 55 behind McIlroy in the third and 64 in back of Bryson DeChambeau on Sunday.
— Read on www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/31125193/bernhard-langer-found-way-stall-father-masters
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