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Scottish golfer overcomes vertigo to take BMW International Open lead



Scottish golfer overcomes vertigo to take BMW International Open lead

Ferguson, who had to retire from last month’s European Open in Hamburg due to his vertigo issues, showed no signs of lingering effects during his stellar performance in Munich.

Despite a double-bogey, the Scotsman bounced back with an eagle and eight birdies to take control of the leaderboard.

“It’s been quite tough, struggling with vertigo,” he said. “It makes you feel so funny.

“You get days where you feel totally normal and think you can play again, like I tried to do in Hamburg and then it came on again and I was like, ‘oh no’.

“When you’re on the sidelines watching the golf, you realise how lucky you are to play it. I couldn’t wait to get back out.

“My first event back at KLM, I was loving it to be honest. Last week in Italy was nice. The weather’s been so good here, I love Munich, and I just feel like I’m enjoying it a lot more.”

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Trailing Ferguson by two strokes is Frenchman, Romain Langasque, who sits alone in second place. The BMW International Open continues to provide an exciting stage for some of Europe’s top golfers to showcase their talents.

Although, one iconic player is calling it a day. 

Emotions ran high on the 18th green of the DP World Tour event as two-time Masters champion, Bernhard Langer, played his final competitive round on the Europe-based circuit.

The 66-year-old German golfing legend missed the cut, bringing the curtain down on his illustrious half-century career with the tour.

Langer, who has amassed an impressive 42 victories on the DP World Tour and won the Order of Merit title twice, described his long-standing association with the tour as a “dream come true.”

After decades of success and accolades, the veteran bid a poignant farewell to the stage he has graced for the past 50 years.

“I was able to live that dream for 50 years,” he admitted. “I have wonderful memories from all over the world, not just in Europe but Asia, Australia, Japan, America, South Africa. I was able to travel the world and meet with kings and queens.

“I played golf with all sorts of people, whether they were successful businessmen or just the average butcher or bricklayer or whatever, it was fun, it was great.”

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