Take Your Kid to Work

August 24, 2007

Bernhard Langer is 59th in the FedEx Cup points standings, which means he could (and some might say should) be playing in The Barclays at Westchester Country Club today. Instead, he's playing in the KLM (Dutch) Open in the Netherlands. Langer's 17-year-old son, Stefan, is also playing in the tournament as an amateur, his first-ever European Tour event.

Unfortunately, it's not going so well for the young Langer, who plays to a plus-1 handicap.

James Corrigan of The Independent details Stefan's first-round 98, which, believe it or not, wasn't the highest round in European Tour history. Mark James shot 111 in the 1978 Italian Open. Bernhard Langer shot 67 to beat his son by 31 strokes Thursday.

To follow the Langers progress in Round 2, click here.

--Craig Bestrom

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