Munich – For the first time, the Porsche European Open will take place in Germany and Bernhard Langer will be present! From September 24 to 27, the international golf stars will meet at the Beckenbauer Golf Course in Bad Griesbach. And Germany's golf legend will be in on it! Born in Anhausen/Bavaria, Langer meanwhile resides mostly in Florida, US. He takes part in the Champions Tour in the US,only rarely coming to Europe and Germany. For the organisers, it is all the more exciting that he has agreed to participate. Dominik Senn, director of the tournament: “Bernhard Langer still plays tournament golf on an incredibly high level and is an absolute crowd puller.”
Langer himself is taking the opportunity to play in Bavaria and looking forward to the tournament: “It is a major win for German golf and its international reputation that a second tournament of the European Tour is taking place here. Moreover, the European Open is one of the most traditional and renowned tournaments that I was able to win twice.”
During his impressive career, Langer won a total of 95 international tournaments on all five continents, among them six major titles. The 2014 season was one of his most successful with five victories on the Champions Tour, two major titles, the win of the Charles Schwab Cup and record prize money of $ 3.07 m according to the ranking.
However, 57-year old Langer has not only made a name for himself as a player, but also as a golf course designer. The Porsche European Open will be staged on the Beckenbauer Golf Course, which he designed. Langer: “Of course, I'm also proud that the officials of the European Tour agreed to the suggestion of the organiser 4SPORTS, and opted for this particular venue.”
Regarding the international golf stars, the task in Bad Griesbach will surely be difficult, as they will play at par 70 instead of 72 as the amateurs do. Langer comments: “Two holes were newly designed for the tournament and a total length of 7,000 yards makes the challenge significantly harder, and I'm highly curious how we'll cope with these difficulties.“
Apart from Langer, the entry list will boast further renowned names. Accordingly, the successful tour pros and Ryder Cup players Eduardo and Francesco Molinari (Italy), Victor Dubuisson (France) and Peter Hanson (Sweden) will compete for the prize money of € 2 m in total. Senn: “We can already predict an excellent field that will be presenting golf at the highest level.”
Tickets for this highlight of the season are available and can be ordered online via the following address: www.europeanopen.com
Bernhard Langer's career highlights