BMW Masters.

A gathering of champions.

The BMW Masters is the latest member of the BMW tournament family. A world-class field assembled at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai for the first time in October 2012, as the European Tour’s top players did battle for a total prize purse of seven million US dollars. The tournament follows in the tradition of the BMW Asian Open, which was held for the last time in 2008 – also in Shanghai – and laid the foundations for BMW’s commitment to golf in China. Since 2013, the BMW Masters has formed the first tournament of the high-class Final Series on the European Tour.

2014 winner: Marcel Siem

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It was a first at the BMW Masters: the tournament was decided by a play-off. In the end, Marcel Siem chipped in from the semi-rough to defeat Alexander Levy (France) and Ross Fisher (England) on the first extra hole. Siem, who celebrated passionately after claiming the biggest title of his career to date, became the second German to win a BMW tournament, following in the footsteps of Martin Kaymer, who won the 2008 BMW International Open.


Video: Showtime in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of Asia’s most spellbinding major cities. Here, modern life co-exists with thousands of years of Chinese history and culture, while architectural contrasts create a spectacular cityscape. The opening ceremony at the start of the tournament week also incorporated the many different facets this remarkable venue has to offer.

Video: Ryder Cup Stars vs. BMW i8

The BMW Masters kicks off the European Tour’s Final Series, but this is not the only reason the tournament is held in such high esteem: the players also value the unique atmosphere, for which every BMW tournament has been renowned for more than a quarter of a century. As such, many stars of the golfing world are only too happy to travel to Shanghai, where the odd unique challenge awaits some, even before the start of the tournament – such as a race between a tandem and the BMW i8, for example.

BMW Experience

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Driven by Passion – spectators at the BMW Masters experience BMW Golfsport’s motto in many different ways. On the fairways and greens, the European Tour’s top players put on a dazzling show of world-class golf. And visitors to the tournament can also experience world-class on four wheels, thanks to the opportunity to test drive some of the latest BMW models.