This year’s BMW International Open will once again see a top-class field battle it out for the title at Germany’s most prestigious professional golf tournament. Making his first appearance will be Norway’s rising star Viktor Hovland, who will be taking on a selection of major winners, Ryder Cup stars, tournament legends and an impressive German quartet. The decision whether to allow spectators and, if so, how many, will be taken over the coming weeks in close cooperation with authorities and the European Tour. Until then, tickets will not go on sale. Organiser BMW will offer all golf and sport fans an extensive and multimedia tournament experience.
“After the unavoidable cancellation of the tournament last year, we are delighted that Munich will host world-class golf again in June, and that we are able to continue the history of the BMW International Open, which stretches back as far as 1989,” says Christian Masanz, Head of Sports Marketing BMW Germany. “Recent months have shown that professional tournaments can be run safely with appropriate concepts in place. Health and safety takes top priority, even if this unfortunately means that we are unable to allow as many spectators, if any at all. We are working closely with the European Tour and authorities on various scenarios.”
As well as a total prize purse of 1.5 million euros and 2,750 Race to Dubai points, the pros will also have their sights set on a spectacular Hole-in-One Award at the BMW International Open. The first player to hit an ace on the 17th hone (par 3) will be rewarded with a BMW iX. The BMW iX heralds a new era of mobility. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship impresses thanks to sheer driving pleasure with zero local emissions, the sportiness you have come to expect from BMW, efficiency, and excellent range, as well as a holistic understanding of sustainability that is of implemented consistently from scratch.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, BMW will offer golf and sport fans the best possible BMW International Open experience. bmw-golfsport.com will provide an extensive range of multimedia information and entertainment revolving around the tournament. The highlights of this free offering include a full livestream, live leaderboard and statistics in cooperation with new technology partner NTT Data, as well as a mixture of entertaining features about the BMW International Open. Furthermore, BMW will also accompany the tournament on its social media channels, with a wide range of content, exclusive productions and all the information you need.
BMW would like to thank its main partners NTT Data, Rolex and Süddeutsche Zeitung, its corporate partners Antenne Bayern and Hilton Hotels , and all its supplier partners for their support and cooperation in these challenging times.