Berhard Langer is one of the best-known - certainly the most consistent and resilient - golf professionals playing today. He has hovered in the upper echelons of the game for over 20 years, and since 1980, he has only once been outside the top 30 in the Volvo Order of Merit. His autobiography includes controversial material on the Ryder Cup, its structure and the unprofessional way he was dropped from the 1999 European team. His story is one of conquering adversity - despite growing up in a country where golf is a minority sport, he rose to become World Number One. Within that rise he has also famously struggled to overcome "yips" - putting problems that dogged his career. A devout Christian he formed and helps run The European Tour Bible Class and he is respected throughout the sport for his faith and integrity.
German BERNHARD LANGER has been one of the world's leading golf professionals for more than 20 years. In that time he has been ranked European and World Number One, and has won countless tournaments including the Masters in 1985 and 1993. He is easily the most experienced player in Europe's 2002 Ryder Cup team; his selection is a mark of his remarkable recent return to form, having been left out of the previous team in 1999.