Bernhard Langer’s having a career year at 58 and the last winner of the Senior Open at Carnoustie has absolutely no intentions of stopping.
The win in 2010 in a duel with Corey Pavin was the German’s first major title in the senior game and he’s gone on to snare a further six, including two of three played this year – he was tied third in the other.
“I think I can still get better,” said the twice Masters champion, whose second Senior Open win at Porthcawl two years ago saw him 13 shots clear of his friend Colin Montgomerie.
“Gary Player is convinced that you can become a better golfer as you mature, because we’ve had more years to work on my technique.
“I may lose some distance, some strength and flexibility, but I might have a better understanding of my own swing and also the short game and the putting, which is key.”
Langer was also impressed last week by the performance of Scot Andrew Oldcorn in winning the WINSTONgolf Senior Open in Germany.
“I was paired with him in the second-last group on Sunday,” said Langer. “He dueled with me and others in front of my home crowd on my home soil, which had to be tough for him, because people were pulling for me.
“He was very focused. Hit a lot of great shots, but most importantly, Andrew made a lot of putts on that last day. That’s what it comes down to.”