Langer Becomes Oldest Player to Make Masters Cut
In what has already been a history making week in a number of ways, more history was made by a guy who continues to defy Father Time – Bernhard Langer.
At the age of 63, Langer becomes the oldest player to make the cut at The Masters after shooting rounds of 68 and 73 over the first two days.
“How about that? I’ll drink to that,” Langer said after the round.
Langer is about a month older than the previous record holder, Tommy Aaron, who did it in 2000.
Langer has competed in a major against Gene Sarazan (born 1902) and Abel Gallegos (born 2002). That’s opponents born 100 years apart.
(Sarazan played his last major at the ’76 Open Championship, Langer’s 1st.
Langer added, “There have been many great players here before me – from Jack Nicklaus to Gary Player to all the greats that have competed here – and to be the oldest to make the cut, it’s certainly an achievement. Hopefully I get to play a few more years and enjoy this place.”
The projected cut at The Masters is expected to be even par, with the round continuing on Saturday morning.
Langer is well inside the cut.