Bernhard Langer just finished winning a 50-plus major on Sunday with a dominating victory at the Regions Tradition. It was his 100th career win and his 27th PGA Tour Champions title. Needless to say, Langer, who is also a two-time Masters winner, has accomplished a lot in his career.
This week, Langer can do something no other senior player has ever done.
With a win in this week’s Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Michigan, Langer can become the first player to win all five PGA Tour Champions majors in his career. There’s the Grand Slam. There’s the Senior Grand Slam. Langer would accomplish the Super Senior Grand Slam.
Interestingly enough, Jack Nicklaus, the designer of Harbor Shores, was the first player to complete the Senior Grand Slam. He completed the superfecta in 1992, winning the U.S. Senior Open, Senior Players Championship, Regions Tradition and Senior PGA Championship. However, Nicklaus never won the Senior Open Championship, which wasn’t officially recognized as a PGA Tour Champions major until 2003. Nicklaus played that first year, but he didn’t win.
“It’s huge in a sense that nobody’s ever done it before,” Langer said. “We have had many, many great players and illustrious careers, and they haven’t.”
Langer added, “Nobody’s ever done it. So it’s a challenge. And I like challenges. I like to set goals, and I wasn’t even aware of that until last week. So this is a new goal of mine, and it’s fun. It’s fun to look forward to doing something that is unusual.”