PGA Tour Injury Updates: Bernhard Langer to Undergo Surgery


Dec 17, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; Bernhard Langer plays his shot from the first tee during the PNC Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Yet another PGA Tour player is undergoing surgery! Golf fans have seen many players get injured and miss action in the traditional league. The prime example will be Tiger Woods, who has missed quite a lot of events due to his surgery in 2023. Joining him on the list of players missing due to injury is Bernhard Langer.
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The 66-year-old player sent out a statement revealing he was injured in a training session. “Yesterday, during training exercises in Boca Raton, I tore my Achilles tendon. I will have surgery today to repair the injury, which will cause me to miss time playing competitive golf as I recover,” he said.
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However, the PGA Tour pro is confident he will overcome this obstacle soon with the help of his family. His loyal fans will also be looking forward to his speedy recovery. However, there is yet to be an announcement when the 66-year-old will return to the greens.
Will Bernhard Langer miss his final Masters tournament?
The timing of this injury could not have been worse. While the 66-year-old confirmed he is going into surgery today, the real test will start after that. Recovering from surgery for a torn Achilles tendon can take a few months, even a year at worst.
This would mean Langer can miss out on playing at the 2024 Masters, which unfortunately will be his last. The 66-year-old made a statement via the PGA Tour’s Instagram handle that the upcoming Masters would mark his retirement.
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The German golfer had a magnificent career on the European circuit. He has the second-all-time highest number of wins there with 42, surpassing even Tiger Woods. But with age, Bernhard Langer started having difficulty on the greens.
USA Today via Reuters Nov 11, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Bernhard Langer reacts after hitting to the green of the 17th during the first round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship golf tournament at Phoenix Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters
He shared, “I’ll be hitting 3 irons and two hybrids when guys are hitting nine irons into the green. It’s tough to compete against.” While fans were hoping for a heartwarming adieu from the golf legend at the Masters, this injury has saddened many.
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Do you think the 66-year-old will make a speedy recovery and return to bid his final adieu at the Masters? Let us know in the comments section below.
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