What’s in the Bag: Bernhard Langer Wins Insperity Invitational for 37th Title on Champions Tour


Here’s some good news: The golf ball doesn’t know how old you are. There is no age discrimination. Especially if you’re Bernhard Langer.

It took four months and nine events, but the 60-year-old Langer is a winner again on the Champions Tour (aka PGA Tour Champions). Langer captured his first title of the season at the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club in Texas. His 11-under total of 205 (63, 72, 70) nipped Paul Goydos, Jeff Maggert and Bart Bryant by a stroke.

The wire-to-wire victory wasn’t without Sunday drama. The German golf legend fell four strokes behind Goydos after carding three bogeys on the opening nine. Then, beginning at the 9th hole, Langer made four birdies the rest of the way to rally for the one-shot win.

“I was very, very fortunate in the end to pull this off. I’ve got a lot more gray hair right now,” Langer said.

It was the fourth time Langer has won the Insperity Invitational. The two-time Masters champion now has 37 victories on the senior circuit, second only to Hale Irwin’s 45 titles. In addition, Langer has won four times since turning 60.

Winning never gets old. Especially when the old keep winning.

Bernhard Langer’s Clubs
(As reported by Golf Digest)

What’s in Langer’s bag?

Basically, everything: Ping, TaylorMade, Adams, Hogan, Cleveland, Titleist, Odyssey and a custom iron with no markings other than Langer’s initials. At The Woodlands Langer used a mixed set of clubs that helped him hit 40 of 54 greens in regulation, or 74.07 percent.

Here’s a look at Langer’s setup at the Insperity Invitational.

Driver: Ping G400 (9 degrees)

3-Wood: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees)

Hybrids: Adams Idea Pro (18, 22 degrees)

Irons: (4): Ben Hogan Apex; (5): TaylorMade RSi TP; (6-8): Adams Idea Pro Black; (9): Custom; (PW): TaylorMade RSi TP

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX (56 degrees); Titleist Vokey prototype (60 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Long

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.


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