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Langer lauded for 2020 Masters magic

Langer lauded for 2020 Masters magic

Bernhard Langer's fellow professionals were queuing up to heap praise on the 63-year-old German after he rolled back the years with a stunning performance at the 2020 Masters Tournament.


The two time Masters Champion made history at Augusta National Golf Club this week as he became the oldest player ever to make the cut at the tournament.

Then on Saturday Langer, who turned 63 in August, holed a putt from 63 feet for a birdie on the par three 16th.

And in Sunday's final round, the 1985 and 1993 champion mixed four birdies with three bogeys to post a closing 71 while playing in the company of big hitting American Bryson DeChambeau and South African Charl Schwartzel.

After Langer finished the tournament in a tie for 29th on three under par, the likes of Thomas Bjørn and Paul Lawrie took to Twitter to congratulate the 42 time European Tour winner on a fantastic week.

Langer will not have long to wait for his next start at Augusta National, with the Masters returning to its usual April slot on the schedule in 2021.

He said on Sunday: "We look forward to it. 

"It was a long time we had to wait for this one and I'm excited to come back here in April."

Speaking about his playing partners, Langer added: "I got to experience the longest guys in the world right now, and it's quite amazing. Different game.

"Normally I play my own game. I don't even worry about who I'm with and all that, but I was a little bit spectating here and there.

"I was in awe and just watching how they swing and how hard they hit it, and every once in a while I had to tell myself 'Go on, stop watching and play your game and focus on what you want to do'.

"But it is fun to watch and fascinating how they do it."

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