“PRO” File – Touring Professional Bernhard Langer

His name might be the most mispronounced of any professional golfer, but there’s no mistaking Bernhard Langer’s golf game. (For the record, his name is pronounced¬†just like it reads, “LANG-er” and not “LONG-er.”) The German professional won only three times on the PGA Tour, but two of them were huge: the 1985 and 1993 Masters. However, he won 42 times on his home circuit, the European Tour, and has amassed 23 victories on the Champions Tour.

Langer attributes his longevity to proper diet and exercise, saying he eats a lot of vegetables and salads, although he admits to having a bit of a sweet tooth. He also says eating about every three hours works for him, because it keeps his metabolism going. As for exercise, Langer stretches twice a day, does cardio work and also uses light weights, but the key is that he does all of this on a regular basis.

At the age of 57, Langer shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact earlier this year at the Masters, he finished 8th, ahead of such younger stars like Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, and Billy Horschel. He also recently won the Charles Schwab Cup on the Champions Tour for the second time. Beginning in 2016, Langer, a user of the long putting method, will have to find a new way to roll the ball on the greens, but if history is any indication, he is certain to find a way to continue to excel.

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