The Loop

Will Langer become oldest Ryder Cup player?

August 08, 2010

Bernhard Langer's victories in the Senior British Open and the U.S. Senior Open in successive weeks was impressive from any vantage point, notably that of the European Ryder Cup captain. Colin Montgomerie has indicated that Langer will warrant serious consideration for a captain's pick.

"It wouldn't be much of a shock," Montgomerie said. "To win the British Seniors at Carnoustie then travel eight time zones and beat Freddie Couples in Seattle is phenomenal. It wouldn't be an 'out of the blue' pick. I know through personal experience he's as good a partner as you could ever have. I wouldn't rule out picking Bernhard Langer, someone who has performed to that degree and who says he is playing the best golf of his life."

Langer, who turns 53 on Aug. 27, has played in 10 Ryder Cups, but none since 2002. Raymond Floyd, at 50 years, 20 days, stands as the oldest player in Ryder Cup history.

-- John Strege