Kite's miss leaves Americans trailing

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A missed five-foot putt on the 18th hole by Tom Kite Friday allowed the Rest of the World squad to take a one-point lead after one day of the UBS Cup.

Kite, Funk added to U.S. UBS Cup team

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Tom Kite and Fred Funk were added Tuesday to the U.S. team to compete in the UBS Cup golf matches next month.

Els and Westwood in Match Play final

SURREY, England, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Ernie Els and Lee Westwood will meet Sunday in the finals of the HSBC World Match Play Championship.

Els reaches World Match Play semifinals

SURREY, England, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Ernie Els recorded a 1-up win over Angel Cabrera Friday to reach the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship.

Els wins at Surrey

SURREY, England, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Ernie Els battled to a 1-up win Friday in the quarterfinals of the HSBC World Match Play Championship in Surrey, England.

Goosen romps in World Match Play

SURREY, England, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Retief Goosen overwhelmed Jeff Maggert in record fashion Thursday in the first round of the rain-marred World Match Play Championship.

Europeans dominate Ryder Cup

BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington starred while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson faltered Friday as Europe took command of the Ryder Cup matches.

Mickelson: Bad shots costly at 'Monster'

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Oakland Hills in Michigan will severely punish Ryder Cup players for hitting bad shots, U.S. star Phil Mickelson said Wednesday.

Harrington leads German Masters

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to lead the German Masters by one stroke after the first round.

Singh officially becomes world's No. 1

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh officially became the world's top-ranked golfer Tuesday, replacing Tiger Woods, who had held the honor for more than five years.

European Ryder Cup team finalized

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Colin Montgomerie and Luke Donald Sunday were named to the European Ryder Cup team by captain Bernhard Langer.

Play rained out at Russian Open

MOSCOW, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Heavy rains left Le Meridien Moscow Country Club under water Saturday, forcing suspension of the third round of the European Tour's Russian Open.

Parnevik again eligible for Ryder Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 3 (UPI) -- Jesper Parnevik has rejoined the European Tour and will be eligible for Ryder Cup selection, but he is still not particularly happy about it.

Leonard finishes with six straight birdies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Justin Leonard, trailing by five shots after the first nine holes Saturday, closed with six straight birdies to get into contention in the FBR Open.

USA trails by one point at UBS Cup

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Carl Mason and Bill Longmuir rallied for a surprising victory Saturday that helped give the Rest of the World team the lead at 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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