It was with the BMW International Open that BMW launched its involvement in professional golf. Since then, the premium automobile manufacturer has become one of the sport’s most important global partners. BMW has organised the longest-spanning European Tour event on German soil since 1989. For many years, the BMW International Open was held near the company headquarters in Munich. In 2012, the tournament teed off at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof, near Cologne, for the first time. Since then, the two venues have taken it in turns to host the tournament.
The 29th BMW International Open (21st – 25th June 2017, GC München Eichenried) promises to be an outstanding sporting event. The world-class field is led by Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Martin Kaymer and will also feature multiple major winners Ernie Els and José Maria Olazábal, current European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn, and the in-form Bernd Wiesberger and Tommy Fleetwood. All six other German players on the European Tour, and Spanish pair Pablo Larrazábal and Rafa Cabrera-Bello will also be teeing off in Munich.