Golf icon Bernhard Langer is set to compete in his last DP World Tour event this week at the BMW International Open in Munich. Despite being 66 and still active on the Champions Tour, Langer has significantly impacted both European and global golf. Let's reflect on his illustrious career.

Langer turned pro in 1972 and boasts an impressive 123 professional victories. He clinched the Masters title twice, in 1985 and 1993, and in 1986, he became the inaugural number-one ranked player under the Sony Ranking, now known as the Official World Golf Ranking. His early success included winning the 1979 Cacharel World Under-25 Championship in France by a staggering 17 shots. Langer is among only five golfers to have won tournaments on all six continents where golf is played. On the DP World Tour, he has 42 wins, trailing only Seve Ballesteros.

His most recent regular DP World Tour appearance was in 2015 at the Porsche European Open, where he tied for 24th. Langer expressed, 'I am eagerly anticipating the 35th BMW International Open, a tournament that holds special significance for me. I attended the inaugural event in 1989 and only missed two editions up to the 25th anniversary.' He added, 'I grew up in Anhausen, near Augsburg, and worked as a golf instructor in Munich for three and a half years before turning pro on the Tour, so it's wonderful to be part of another outstanding tournament in my Bavarian homeland.'