BMW International Open

Winners, history for the European Tour tournament

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Paul Azinger (left) is congratulated by David Feherty after Azinger beat Feherty in a playoff to win the 1990 BMW International Open. Jon Nicholson / Getty Images

The tournament launched in 1989 and has always been associated with BMW. The event is always played in the greater Munich area. Since the demise of the German Open, the BMW International Open is the only European Tour event in Germany.

2018 BMW International Open

  • When: June 21-24
  • Where: Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof at Pulheim, Germany

2017 Tournament
Andres Romero birdied five of his last eight holes, including the final hole, to win for the first time in 10 years on the European Tour.

Romero shot 65 in the final round, finishing at 17-under 271. That was one stroke better than runners-up Thomas Detry, Richard Bland and Sergio Garcia.

2016 BMW International Open
Henrik Stenson birdied the 13th, 15th and 17th holes in the final round to claim the trophy, his second win in this tournament. It was Stenson's 10th overall tournament victory on the European Tour. Stenson led by one after the third round, and wound up winning by three strokes over runners-up Darren Fichardt and Thorbjorn Olesen.

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BMW International Open Tournament Records:

  • 18 holes: 62 - David Feherty, 1989, 1990; Steen Tinning, 1992; Darren Clarke, 1992; David Park, 1999; Jose Maria Olazabal, 2001; Raphael Jacquelin, 2003; Simon Dyson, 2005; Rafa Echenique, 2009
  • 72 holes: 261 - John Daly, 2001

BMW International Open Golf Courses:

Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, on the outskirts of Munich, was the host site of the tournament from 1997 through 2011.

It still is in odd-numbered years. In even-numbered years, Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof in Pulheim is the site. Other Munich-area courses to host the event are St. Eurach Land-und and Golfplatz Munchen Nord-Eichrenried.

BMW International Open Trivia and Notes:

  • The first BMW International Open champion was David Feherty. Feherty set the 18-hole tournament scoring record of 62 during his 1989 win, and matched it during the 1990 tourney, as well.
  • Paul Azinger is a 2-time winner of the BMW International Open, earning both his victories in playoffs. In 1992, Azinger won a 5-man playoff, which is still the only 5-man playoff in European Tour history. In 1990, Azinger beat Feherty in a playoff.
  • Along with Azinger, Thomas Bjorn is also a 2-time winner. No other golfer has won more than once.
  • John Daly set the tournament's 72-hole scoring record in his victory in 2001, shooting 261. The win is Daly's lone European Tour title, outside of his two majors.
  • At the 2014 tournament, Fabrizio Zanotti became the first-ever golfer from Paraguay to win on the European Tour.

BMW International Open Open Winners:

(p-won playoff; w-weather shortened)

2017 - Andres Romero, 271
2016 - Henrik Stenson, 271
2015 - Pablo Larrazabal, 271
2014 - Fabrizio Zanotti-p, 269
2013 - Ernie Els, 270
2012 - Danny Willett-p, 277
2011 - Pablo Larrazabal-p, 272
2010 - David Horsey, 270
2009 - Nick Dougherty, 266
2008 - Martin Kaymer-p, 273
2007 - Niclas Fasth, 275
2006 - Henrik Stenson-p, 273
2005 - David Howell, 265
2004 - Miguel Angel Jimenez, 267
2003 - Lee Westwood, 269
2002 - Thomas Bjorn, 264
2001 - John Daly, 261
2000 - Thomas Bjorn, 268
1999 - Colin Montgomerie, 268
1998 - Russell Claydon, 270
1997 - Robert Karlsson-p, 264
1996 - Marc Farry, 132-w
1995 - Frank Nobilo, 272
1994 - Mark McNulty, 274
1993 - Peter Fowler, 267
1992 - Paul Azinger-p, 266
1991 - Sandy Lyle, 268
1990 - Paul Azinger-p, 277
1989 - David Feherty, 269