Munich. Following week (19th to 23rd June), Golfclub München Eichenried receives the BMW International Open. Hereabouts is some report on the iconic German competition:
BMW has been the organiser of the BMW International Open since 1989.
Wednesday: Pro-Am tournament, with stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment.
Thursday to Sunday: Rounds 1 to 4.
Friday: Players’ Party “Almrauschen by BMW Golfsport” in P1.
150 players, the top 65 and ties make the cut at the end of round two.
Top players in the field.
Sergio García (ESP), Jhonattan Vegas (COL), Thorbjørn Olesen (DEN), Alex Noren (SWE), Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG), Bernd Wiesberger (AUT), Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP)
BMW International Open winners in the field.
Matt Wallace (ENG, 2018), Andrés Romero (ARG, 2017), Pablo Larrazábal (ESP, 2015, & 2011), Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR, 2014), David Horsey (ENG, 2010), Martin Kaymer (GER, 2008), Lee Westwood (ENG, 2003), Thomas Bjørn (2002 & 2000), Robert Karlsson (SWE, 1997).
Other Germans in the field.
Max Kieffer, Marcel Siem, Florian Fritsch, Bernd Ritthammer.
Amateurs in the field.
Tournament organiser BMW has nominated the top two Germans in the amateur world rankings: Michael Hirmer and Marc Hammer.
2.0 million Euros, of which 333,330 Euros go to the winner.
Prize for the first ace on the 17th hole: BMW M8 Competition Coupé, worth 193,880 Euros.
Tuesday (practice rounds) and Wednesday (Pro-Am tournament). Free admission throughout the entire tournament for children and U18s. Free admission on Thursday for anyone who turns up in Lederhosen or Dirndl (traditional Bavarian dress).
Consistent waste separation, reusable systems, avoidance of disposable crockery, reusable bottles, treatment of grey water and energy-efficient air conditioning in the larger tents.
The cost of admission includes a free shuttle bus service between Ismaning station and the golf club (Thursday to Sunday), as well as free parking at the tournament site – weather permitting. Customers with DriveNow or car2go cars can park them in reserved spaces at no additional cost.
You can find visitor information, directions, live scoring and all you need to know online at www.bmw-golfsport.com
Tournament organiser BMW would like to thank main partners Emirates, Rolex and Süddeutsche Zeitung, corporate partners Antenne Bayern, Bowmore, Hilton Hotels, Julius Bär and Konica Minolta, and the many suppliers.