BMW International Open

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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
Spain Pablo Larrazábal
Golfclub München Eichenried is located in Germany
Golfclub München Eichenried
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.

Winners[edit]

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

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

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Coordinates: 48°16′34″N 11°46′30″E / 48.276°N 11.775°E / 48.276; 11.775