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Bernhard Langer's incredible (PGA Tour Champions) career by the numbers


Raj Mehta

Bernhard Langer won on Sunday. Again. To break his own record for being the oldest PGA Tour Champions winner. Again. Golfers have longer careers than other professional athletes, but this is just ridiculous.

Langer has had a longer career than most if you just count his time on the senior tour. And he's certainly made more than most. Heck, the two-time Masters champ has made three times as much since turning 50 than he did on the regular PGA Tour. And the dude showed his longevity isn't stopping any time soon after his dominant win at the 43rd U.S. Senior Open.

With 46 career victories on the senior circuit, the 65-year-old German has passed Hale Irwin's seemingly unbreakable record. Here are some other numbers that tell just how amazing Langer's (long) run of dominance has been.

16: The number of seasons Langer has played as well as the number of seasons in which he's recorded a win.

11: The number of consecutive seasons Langer has won at least two tournaments. That's a decade straight of multiple victories. Since turning 55 and being eligible for senior discounts at most places.

6: The number of times he's won the season-long Schwab Cup. Bernhard was nice enough to let Steven Alker or Padraig Harrington win that this year.

40: Langer's number of career runner-ups on the senior tour. That's a lot of close calls on top of those 46 wins!

12: Langer's record number of career PGA Tour Champions majors. He's also the only golfer to have won all five of the senior tour's majors. Let's just call is the Bernhard Slam.

11: Langer's record for being the tour's money leader, including seven times in a row. Sorry for using the same number twice, but that's amazing.

10: The number of times Langer has won a tournament by at least five shots, including on Sunday. As if that's not crazy enough, consider he's separating himself from the field this much during mostly 54-hole events.

13: Langer's biggest blowout came over four rounds at the 2014 Senior Open Championship. As if you needed another example of why this dude is the Tiger Woods of the senior tour.

$34,367,569: Langer's career PGA Tour Champions earnings. And that doesn't even include all his Schwab Cup bonuses! Add in another $8.2 million for that and that puts him up to nearly $42 million!

Again, those are just his earnings since turning 50. Bernhard, you beast.