Bernard Langer will bid for the World Open presented by Rolex For the fifth time when he defended his title at Sunningdale Golf Club from July 22-25.
The evergreen German made history at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2019 taking home the title of The Senior Open for the fourth time, more than Gary Player and Tom Watson with whom he had previously shared the record for most wins.
His victory two years ago was his eleventh Masters tournament, the most by anyone in the game’s history, and also set a new standard as the oldest player to win a major field, at 61.
The two-time Masters champion has dominated golf for over 50 years for more than a decade, winning 42 titles since turning 50, and is looking forward to competing in Europe for the first time in two years when he competes at the old Sunningdale Course. in July.
“I’ve been the reigning champion for two years now due to the pandemic, and it’s definitely time to defend my title,” he said. “I have fond memories of Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2019 and can’t wait to try and retain my trophy at Sunningdale this year.
“I remember playing at Sunningdale in 2000 at the Seve Trophy and it was a great occasion. We had a great team, including Seve as our captain, and Sunningdale made the perfect setting, as in this year’s tournament. This event is one of the highlights of the year. And I’m really excited to be back in the UK to play in July.”
Tickets to watch the players for the only major European Championship are now on sale. Early Bird prices are £25 for the first round on Thursday, £30 for Friday and Saturday, and £33 for the final round on Sunday. A season pass for the week costs £80. Click to buy tickets Here.