Bernhard Langer DOUBLE-HITS CHIP in second round of Senior Open

Bernhard Langer may be an icon of the game, but even he is impartial to an extreme mishap and he showed this on the 9th hole on the King's Course at Gleneagles.

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Sat, 23 Jul 2022
Bernhard Langer DOUBLE-HITS CHIP in second round of Senior Open

Bernhard Langer is well placed to compete for his fifth win in The Senior Open at Gleneagles after a Friday 68 put him in tied third place, three shots behind Darren Clarke.

Langer has established himself as the king of the veteran golf world on the PGA Tour Champions. In total, he has 43 wins including 11 senior major championships to his name. An incredible haul.

But in the second round on the King's Course in Scotland, the popular German returned to his club golfer days with a chip that is very rarely seen in the professional sphere.

On the par-4 9th hole, Langer was attempting to get up and down for par, but instead, he chipped his ball so badly that he hit it again in his follow-through.

His ball diverted away from the hole and he was left with a lengthy par putt. He went on to make a bogey and he wasn't subject to a penalty for his short game mishap.

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This was the 64-year-old's second bogey of the day. He made four birdies on his way to a round of 2-under-par. He finished on 5-under while 2011 Open champion Clarke leads on 8-under-par.

The Northern Irishman has played magnificently so far with rounds of 65 and 67. He leads by two shots from American Scott Parel heading into the weekend at Gleneagles.

"Around the front nine today, I was so-so. I slipped. My right foot slipped a couple of times. But apart from that, I played really nicely," Clarke said.

"I'm trying to hit a lot of fairways and give myself decent looks. All the way around the back nine, I kept hitting nice shots. And could have been a few better. But, you know, it's the way it is.

"There's a few flags that were out there today as well that you just cannot go after. You've got to hit away from those as well. So they're a little bit linksy as well."



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