25 Mar '11, 9pm

Langer Sidelined By Thumb Surgery...

Langer Sidelined By Thumb Surgery...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer had surgery on his left thumb and will miss the next two months, ending his streak of 27 consecutive appearances at Augusta National. Langer, who already has won on the Champions Tour this year, injured his thumb in a biking accident. He had surgery Wednesday in New York to repair ligaments. The surgery is commonly known as "skier's thumb repair." "I'm obviously disappointed that the injury occurred, but especially disappointed with such an important part of my schedule coming up, including the Masters," Langer said in a statement. "I do, however, appreciate the fine care of Dr. (Andrew) Weiland and his team, and will work hard to recover to allow me to resume play on the Champions Tour this summer." Langer, who has missed the cut the last five times at the Masters, won his first green jacket in 1985, and retu...

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