58-year-old Bernhard Langer vying to become oldest major winner at Masters

58-year-old Bernhard Langer vying to become oldest major winner at Masters

Three decades after Jack Nicklaus won his 18th and final major at the 1986 Masters, 58-year-old Bernhard Langer is in contention to become the oldest major winner in golf history.

Langer, a two-time Masters winner in 1985 and '93, got to red figures through 14 holes in the third round of the 2016 Masters. He's now in contention, chasing defending champion Jordan Spieth for the title.


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This performance should not be completely unexpected. In 2014, Langer finished tied for eighth when Bubba Watson won his second green jacket.

Were Langer to win on Sunday, he would become golf's oldest major champion by a decade. Julius Boros won the 1968 PGA Championship at 48 years old.

The German would also replace Nicklaus as the oldest Masters winner, as Nicklaus was 46 when he made his second-nine Sunday charge in 1986. You'll also recall that Nicklaus finished tied for sixth in the 1998 Masters...at the age of 58.

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