Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Golf: Langer Ready to Tee off with His Son

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Golf: Langer Ready to Tee off with His Son

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BERNHARD LANGER is confident of maintaining family bragging rights when he returns to action in the KLM Open which gets under way in Zandvoort today.

Langer was forced to pull out of the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship in Hamburg last month after being rushed to hospital on the eve of the event with kidney stones, but was determined to play in Holland alongside his 17-year-old son Stefan.

Stefan caddied for his father when he partnered Marcel Siem to victory in the World Cup in Barbados last December but this will be the first time they have lined up against one another on the European Tour.

It will also be the first time a father and son have played in the same event on European soil since Craig and Kevin Stadler competed in the 2002 Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

But Langer fears the tough course at Zandvoort, on Holland's windswept North Sea coast, could prove too much of a test for amateur Stefan, who was with his father when he won the last of his three KLM Open titles in 2001. …

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