Bernhard Langer made golf history on Sunday by winning the PGA Senior Championship, capturing his record ninth career senior title to break a tie with Jack Nicklaus.
At least, that's what the record book says. Gary Player won six senior majors, but that doesn't include three British Senior Opens (or simply The Open) that he won before it became an officially sanctioned major in 2003.
No offense to Langer, 59, who has won two Masters and is second all-time in senior tour wins (32) and European Tour wins (42). Just think if he hadn't suffered from the putting yips during his prime.
But Player insists he should be credited with nine senior majors. He's right. How could the British Senior Open, which began in 1987, not be retroactively a major? The Tradition goes back to 1989, but The Open can't?
Imagine if they took the regular Open champs from the '80s and '90s off the books. Greg Norman wouldn't have any majors. Nick Faldo and Tom Watson would have three fewer. Come on, it's a major. Langher broke the tie with Nicklaus.
Now he needs one more to pass Player.