BMW International Open

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BMW International Open
Tournament information
Location Köln, Germany
Established 1989
Course(s) Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof
Par 72
Length 7,228 yards (6,609 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
Paraguay Fabrizio Zanotti

The BMW International Open is an annual men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. Founded in 1989, it was held in and around BMW's home city of Munich, Germany until 2012 when it moved to Cologne. From 1997 to 2011 and 2013 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.

Winners[edit]

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

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

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