Bernhard Langer on LIV's Phil Mickelson? "I'm NOT going to comment on that!"

Bernhard Langer says LIV Golf's Phil Mickelson "made his choice" after the German captured yet another victory on the PGA Tour Champions.

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Mon, 7 Nov 2022
Bernhard Langer on LIV's Phil Mickelson? "I'm NOT going to comment on that!"

Ageless Bernhard Langer says he misses LIV Golf's Phil Mickelson after he became the PGA Tour Champions' oldest winner but Lefty "made his choice". 

We are simply running out of superlatives to describe the German after he captured the TimberTech Championship at Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club over the weekend. 

It was Langer's 44th PGA Tour Champions' victory at the grand old age of 65 years, two months and 20 days.

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It means that he is one shy of Hale Irwin's record of 45 victories after his weekend 63-66 saw him storm to a six-shot win over American Paul Goydos in Florida. 

Can we just pause for a second and appreciate that Langer beat his age? Madness. 

Of his victory, Langer told the media: 

"It's always awesome to win anywhere in the world, but to win in your hometown in front of family, friends is that much more meaningful and special because I have a lot of supporters out there, and it's great just to be at home, sleep in your own bed, get some home cooking."

There is just one event left in the season for Langer to try and reach Irwin. 

The top 36 players in the in the standings points standings are now headed to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix which begins on 10 November. 

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A reporter also took the time to ask Langer about Mickelson. In case you didn't know, Mickelson captured the Charles Schwab Cup Championship last year before he joined the LIV Golf League and set off a chain of events we thought we'd never see in professional golf. 

Now, it appears that Mickelson has a "renewed" passion for the game. 

Langer told the media of Mickelson: 

"Well, you know, we're all there for our own reasons and Phil made his choice. Whether it's right or wrong, good or bad, I'm not going to comment on that. 
"We will certainly miss him. I think Phil is always an attraction when he plays golf, but I guess he made his choice and he won't be there. There will be other players trying to fill his shoes."

LIV Golf have not confirmed their 2023-2024 schedule, but they will play a total of 14 events globally with a total of $405m in prize money being handed out over eight months

Mickelson will once again captain the Hy Flyers GC team. 

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As for Langer, it remains to be seen just how many more wins he can get before he finally hangs it up. 

He has played on the PGA Tour Champions since 2007 and won at least one event in every single season since making his debut. 

The most tournaments he won on the PGA Tour Champions in a single season came in 2017 when he won seven times. 

Langer won a total of 42 times on the European Tour and three regular PGA Tour events. 

He also won The Masters twice. 

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