BMW International Open.

World-class golf since 1989.

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. The 25th anniversary of the tournament was played at Golfclub München Eichenried in 2013. Since then, it has alternated between the two venues. It is the turn of Cologne to host the BMW International Open in 2016 (June 22-26).

2015 winner: Pablo Larrazábal

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Pablo Larrazábal won the 2015 BMW International Open with a score of 17 under par (271 shots). A high-quality final round saw the Spaniard produce the second-lowest round of the day (six under) to fend off an inspired late surge from world number seven Henrik Stenson (-16, 272, seven under for the day). Victory in Munich is the fourth on the European Tour for the 32-year-old. Larrazábal now takes his place among a very select group: in the 27-year history of the BMW International Open, only Paul Azinger (USA, 1990 & 1992) and Thomas Bjorn (Denmark, 2000 & 2002) had previously won the iconic German tournament more than once. Third place, behind Larrazábal and Stenson, went to 29-year-old Englishman Chris Paisley (-15, 273).


Video: Pro-Am tournament

For the professionals, the Pro-Am offers a welcome opportunity to familiarise themselves with the course without any great pressure. For this reason, Wednesday is a relaxed affair. This gives golf fans the chance to get closer to the stars and watch celebrity golfers in action out on the course.

The Public Area

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The BMW International Open is far more than just another golf tournament. Not only can visitors watch world-class golfers in action, but the experience continues beyond the golf course: they can experience the electrifying mobility of the future at the wheel of a BMW i3 or BMW i8. Other highlights from the BMW range are also on display. There are opportunities for golfers large and small to get active, whilst roughly 70 exhibitors are on hand to provide information on all issues surrounding the game of golf. There is also a relaxing beer garden with a varied entertainment programme – and a big screen to ensure the fans miss none of the key action.