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Bernard Langer elected to Hall of Fame

On Thursday, the World Golf Foundation announced that Bernhard Langer was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame through the 2000 International Ballot.

Langer received 66.2% of the ballots received, with a player needing 65% for election. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2001 ceremony on November 12, 2001.

"Being elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, and being the first native of my country to become a Hall of Fame member, is a tremendous honor," said Langer. "I have tried to achieve a level of consistency throughout my career and to have it culminate with this election means a great deal to me."

The 43-year-old German has won 63 tournaments worldwide, including victories in the Masters in both 1985 and 1993.

Langer lines up a putt on the 17th green at the TPC Sawgrass. Allsport.

On the European Tour, Langer has 37 wins and was the Order of Merit champion in 1981 and 1984. He holds the European Tour record for consecutive cuts made with 68 and shares the tour's record for most consecutive years with a victory with Seve Ballesteros at 17.

Langer, who will be the Hall of Fame's 85th member, has represented Europe in the Ryder Cup nine times and Germany on 11 World Cup teams.

Langer finished third at the Players Championship last week for his highest finish since the International Open on the European Tour in September.

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