Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer will make his final trip down Magnolia Lane as a competitor this year.
Langer, 66, announced the 2024 Masters will be his last ahead of this week’s Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Hawaii, the first PGA Tour Champions event of the year.
“It’s exciting,” Langer told NBC Sports as part of a PGA Tour Champions season preview that will air on Golf Channel on Wednesday night, “but at the same time, I’m aware that I’m going to be hitting 3-irons and 2-hybrids when the guys are hitting 9-irons into the green, and that’s tough to compete against. But it’s a challenge, and I usually don’t shy away from challenges.”
The Masters champion in 1985 and 1993, Langer made his debut at Augusta National Golf Club in 1982 and will make his 41st career start later this year. The German has finished inside the top 10 eight times, most recently in 2014. His last made cut was in 2020.
One of 17 players who have won the Masters more than once, Langer is joined by the following two-time champions: Horton Smith, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Ben Crenshaw, Jose Maroa Olazabal and Bubba Watson.
Langer is a legendary pro who, after earning three PGA Tour and 42 DP World Tour wins, went on to become the greatest senior player the game has ever seen. He’s won a record 12 senior major championships and broke the record for Champions tour wins with his 46th victory at last year’s U.S. Senior Open.