round two of the BMW International Open: Gaganjeet Bhullar hit an ace on the
17th hole on Friday. The six-iron earned the 31-year-old a dream prize: The BMW
M8 Competition Coupé*, which will celebrate its world premiere in BMW Welt next
“This is my second hole in
one in a professional golf tournament. Before starting this year, I discussed with
my caddie one of my dreams. I said need to make at least one hole in one and
choose the right one, I’m glad we made that commitment. It’s a great moment.
BMWs are some of my favourite cars and I’d love to drive that car,” said the
delighted world number 175 after receiving the key to his new wheels from Florian
Baumeister, Head of Events, Exhibitions and Sport Marketing BMW Germany, and
taking his place at the wheel of the luxury sports car.
the eighth time the Hole-in-One Award has been won in 31 years of the BMW
International Open. The masterstroke was achieved in each of the four years
that the tournament was held in Cologne: Andrew Marshall (ENG, 2012, BMW 640i
Gran Coupé), James Heath (ENG, 2014, BMW i8), Richie Ramsay (SCO, 2016, BMW M760Li
xDrive) and Aaron Rai (ENG, 2018, BMW i8 Roadster) were the lucky winners.
to go back a little further to find the last time anyone pulled off the dream
shot in Munich: Back in 2010, Jean-François Lucquin (FRA) won a BMW 535i. His
compatriot Raphaël Jacquelin had previously received the keys to a brand-new
BMW Z8 in 2001. The first Hole-in-One car in the history of the tournament ever
to be presented to a new owner was the BMW 325i Cabrio, which Jay Townsend took
home in 1991.
The new BMW
M8 Competition Coupé embodies the pinnacle of luxurious driving pleasure. It
elegantly combines pure M genes with ultimate exclusivity – for sporty driving
experiences on the roads and at the track. Its high-performance, M TwinPower
Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine develops an outstanding 460 kW (625 hp).
Together with many highly-developed drivetrain and chassis components, inspired
by motorsport, this makes for an unforgettable driving experience.
* BMW M8 Competition
Coupé: Combined fuel consumption: 10.7 – 10.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
243 – 246 g/km).