Monday, January 16

Langer Awarded Honorary OBE

Day 86 without playing golf

A little news from across the pond : Bernhard Langer was awarded an honorary OBE by the Queen of England.

(Please note the "E" -- this isn't some honor for being OB a lot. The Queen would have to give that to Seve.)

Now you're curious, aren't you? What the heck is an honorary OBE?

It's the honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order (O) of the British (B) Empire (E). Langer got it for his "services to golf." Seems well deserved to me. For the record, Langer has won two Masters, 42 events on the European Tour, and has long been a fixture on the European Ryder Cup team.

Langer isn't the most exciting player, but he has been a of consistency and longevity. Plus, it's hard not to like a guy who would putt with a rake (and probably has) if that's what it took to conquer the yips.

Congratulations, Bernhard. Oh yeah, and God save the Queen.

The Armchair Golfer

Wednesday: Armchair interview with Luke Swilor, PGA Tour hopeful

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