Woods gets by at Match Play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods needed a birdie at 18 Thursday to advance to the third round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at Carlsbad, Calif.

Tiger Woods an easy winner in Match Play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods Wednesday destroyed Stephen Ames in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at Carlsbad, Calif.

Match Play pairings announced Monday

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods will play Stephen Ames in the first round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship as pairings were announced Monday.

Jobe, Levet tie for the lead at La Jolla

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- On a tightly packed leader-board, Brant Jobe and Thomas Levet share the lead by one stroke after the first round of the Buick Invitational at La Jolla, Calif.

Langers win Father/Son championship

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer paired with his son, Stefan, to post an 11-under 61 Sunday and win the Father/Son Challenge at 24-under 120.

Bernard Langer and son combine for a 59

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer and his son, Stefan, combined for a 13-under 59 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the two-day Father/Son Challenge.

Pettersson wins the Chrysler Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson won the Chrysler Championship Sunday at Palm Harbor, Fla., by one shot over Chad Campbell.

Steve Lowery holds Chrysler lead

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Steve Lowery shot 5-under 66 on Friday to take the lead after 36 holes of the Chrysler Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla.

Brehaut on top at Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Brehaut fired a 6-under-par 65 Thursday to grab the lead after 18 holes of the Chrysler Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla.

Goosen among winners at World Match Play

SURREY, England, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen posted an 8 & 7 win Thursday over Kenneth Ferrie in the first round of the HSBC World Match Play Championship.

Woods falters in first round at PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods had a rough day at the PGA Championship Thursday, shooting 5-over 75 in the opening round at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.

Woosnam, Faldo named Ryder Cup captains

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 2 (UPI) -- Ian Woosnam, who has played in the Ryder Cup eight times, will be the European team's captain in 2006.

Mickelson shares lead with 60

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson turned in the PGA Tour's first 60 of 2005 Friday, vaulting him into a share of the lead after two rounds of the FBR Open.

Tiger Woods wins Buick Invitational

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win the Buick Invitational by three strokes

United States in lead at UBS Cup

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The United States won four points in Saturday's fourball format Saturday for a 6 1/2 - 5 1/2 lead over the Rest of the World after day two of the UBS Cup.
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Bernhard Langer
HOU2001110116-1 NOVEMBER 2001-HOUSTON, TX, USA: Bernhard Langer watches histee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of The Tour Championship being played in Houston, Tx., November 1. 2001. Bernhard Langer and Frank Lickliter share the lead at 6 shots under par. jm/ Joe Mitchell UPI

Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer. He is a two-time Masters champion, and was one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 90s, being the first official number one ranked player in 1986. After turning fifty, he became one of the most successful players on the Champions Tour.

Langer was born in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He turned professional in 1976 and has won many events in Europe and the United States, among them The Masters in 1985 and 1993. He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 (but deferred his induction until 2002). He ranks second in career wins on the European Tour, with forty and has also played regularly on the U.S. based PGA Tour, especially in the late 1980s and since 2000. He has shown great durability, finishing in a tie for fifth at The Open Championship the month before his forty-eighth birthday and regaining a place in the top hundred of the rankings three months before his fiftieth birthday. He is one of the game's most successful globetrotters, being one of only a handful of players to have won sanctioned professional tournaments on every continent on which the game is played: Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. He played on 10 Ryder Cup teams (1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002) and was non-playing captain of the victorious European team in 2004.

Langer has battled the "yips", a term used to denote a strong tendency to flinch or twitch during putting. He has changed his grip on the putter numerous times in an attempt to cure this problem; while he has been mostly successful, this tendency has colored his career. Langer is remembered nearly as much for one particular missed putt as he is for his titles. In the 1991 Ryder Cup, Langer missed a five-foot putt that would have tied the Ryder Cup and allowed the European team to retain the trophy.

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