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BMW International Open

BMW International Open
Tournament information
Location Munich, Germany
Established 1989
Course(s) Golfclub München Eichenried
Par 72
Length 7,181 yards (6,566 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 2,000,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 John Daly (2001)
To par −27 (as above)
Current champion
Pablo Larrazábal
Golfclub München Eichenried is located in Germany
Golfclub München Eichenried
Location in Germany

The BMW International Open is an annual men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour held in Germany. Founded in 1989, it was held in and around BMW's home city of Munich until 2012 when it moved to Cologne. From 1997 to 2011, 2013, and 2015 it was played at the Golfclub München Eichenried. In 2012 and 2014, the event moved to Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof.

The event is the only Tour event played in Germany. In 2013 the prize fund was 2 million, which is mid-range for a European Tour event.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
2015 Pablo Larrazábal (2)  Spain 271 −17 1 stroke Henrik Stenson
2014 Fabrizio Zanotti  Paraguay 269 −19 Playoff Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Grégory Havret
Henrik Stenson
2013 Ernie Els  South Africa 270 −18 1 stroke Thomas Bjørn
2012 Danny Willett  England 277 −11 Playoff Marcus Fraser
2011 Pablo Larrazábal  Spain 272 −16 Playoff Sergio García
2010 David Horsey  England 270 −18 1 stroke Ross Fisher
2009 Nick Dougherty  England 266 −22 1 stroke Rafael Echenique
2008 Martin Kaymer  Germany 273 −15 Playoff Anders Hansen
2007 Niclas Fasth  Sweden 275 −13 2 strokes Bernhard Langer
José-Filipe Lima
2006 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 273 −15 Playoff Retief Goosen
Pádraig Harrington
2005 David Howell  England 265 −23 1 stroke John Daly
Brett Rumford
2004 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 267 −21 2 strokes Thomas Levet
2003 Lee Westwood  England 269 −19 3 strokes Alex Čejka
2002 Thomas Bjørn (2)  Denmark 264 −24 4 strokes John Bickerton
Bernhard Langer
2001 John Daly  United States 261 −27 1 stroke Pádraig Harrington
2000 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 268 −20 3 strokes Bernhard Langer
1999 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 268 −20 3 strokes Pádraig Harrington
1998 Russell Claydon  England 270 −18 1 stroke Jamie Spence
1997 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 264 −24 Playoff Carl Watts
1996 Marc Farry  France 132 −12* 1 stroke Richard Green
1995 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 272 −16 2 strokes Bernhard Langer
Jarmo Sandelin
1994 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 274 −14 1 stroke Seve Ballesteros
1993 Peter Fowler  Australia 267 −21 3 strokes Ian Woosnam
1992 Paul Azinger (2)  United States 266 −22 Playoff Glen Day
Anders Forsbrand
Mark James
Bernhard Langer
1991 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 268 −20 3 strokes Tony Johnstone
1990 Paul Azinger  United States 277 −11 Playoff David Feherty
1989 David Feherty  Northern Ireland 269 −19 5 strokes Fred Couples

* – 1996 tournament reduced to just two rounds because of torrential rain.

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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