The 46 year old, who has won 11 times on German soil in his illustrious career, had been hoping to attempt title number 12, but a wrist injury ruled him out.
I am very disappointed that I cannot play in the Deutsche Bank ' SAP Open, said Langer. It would have been my tenth consecutive start in the Tournament Players Championship of Europe in Germany.
Right until the last minute I had been hoping that I would be able to play but my injury just wouldnt allow it. I must make sure my wrist recovers fully as otherwise, I might be forced to stop playing tournaments even longer.