Unvergesslich! Wie Bernhard Langer 1981 auf eine Esche kletterte, um einen oben zwischen den Ästen liegen gebliebenen Ball weiter zu spielen. Das Drama spielte sich in Fulford ab und machte den Schwaben berühmt. Noch berühmter wurde er 1985, als er erstmals die Masters von Augusta gewann. (1993 erneut.) Langer liebt Augusta. Von morgigen Donnerstag, 6. April, bis Sonntag, 9. April, steigt nun die Austragung 2017. Natürlich mit dem Anhausener am Start.
Bernhard Langer in Augusta
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Text: Jupp Suttner
Als Vertreter der gewissermaßen Silverstar-Generation machte der beste deutsche Golfer aller Zeiten sich kurz nach seinem Eintreffen Gedanken über dieses Event – und zwar gemeinsam mit US-Boy Ricky Fowler, einem Repräsentanten der sozusagen young generation:
VIEL Spaß und Spannung ab morgen mit den Masters! (Live-Übertragung auf Sky.)
Ergänzend zum Langer/Fowler-Video (siehe oben) teilt die Pressestelle von Mercedes-Benz mit:
From April 6 to April 9, the world’s best golfers will meet in Augusta, Georgia. At the first Major of the year, the winner can look forward to a Green Jacket and also the lifelong right to take part in the Masters Tournament. Someone who has enjoyed this privilege since 1985 is Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Bernhard Langer. In his 34th year as a participant, the two-time Masters champion will also compete against another brand ambassador, Rickie Fowler. He is a representative of the young guard of up-and-coming golfers, and he will do all he can to join the list of winners himself for the first time.
Rickie Fowler is enjoying an outstanding season, which was crowned in February 2017 with his fourth tournament victory on the PGA Tour. Fowler is looking forward all the more to participating in the Masters. “After my fifth place finish in 2014, I hope to bring my best golf again to this year’s Tournament. I have demonstrated several times this season that I am able to do so. This gives me self-confidence. I very much look forward to competing with the best players in the world.”
For Bernhard Langer, the Masters in Augusta has been firmly anchored in his annual playing calendar since the first time he took part in 1982. “The Masters is a very special Tournament and a unique event. Not only on the golf course, but also in the entire surroundings. I fell in love with the Tournament the first time I played it. I feel increasingly at home in Augusta. If nothing else because my partner of many years’ standing – Mercedes-Benz – is working for us, the players, on site.”
Mercedes-Benz ensures mobility all around the Tournament. “This is an ideal connection,” explains Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice President of Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “For decades now, the Masters has stood for perfection, passion and striving for top performance. These are characteristics that we as a brand also identify with, motivating us at all times to provide individual mobility solutions at the highest level for our customers.”