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BMW INDOOR INVITATIONAL

powered by TrackMan.

BMW Indoor Invitationalpowered by TrackMan.

FIVE TOP-CLASS TOURNAMENTS.

In May and June 2020, the BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan saw 62 European Tour players from 17 countries going head to head from the safety of their home in a virtual tournament series, using the latest simulator technology.

 

The innovative series consisted of five one-round (18 hole) stroke play tournaments, played virtually on some of the most iconic golf courses on the European Tour – including Golfclub München Eichenried, home of the BMW International Open, and Wentworth Club, home of the BMW PGA Championship.

 

Each week, the tournament winner received 10,000 US dollars to donate to a charity or relief fund of his choice, which has been helping communities impacted by the pandemic.

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BMW enjoys long-term partnerships with TrackMan and the European Tour and shares the aspiration to also drive golf further with a digital format.
Jörn Plinke, Head of BMW Golfsport Marketing

VENUES & WINNERS.

BII St Andrews

St Andrews, Old Course

Week 1 - Saturday, 9th May 2020: The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland, is the oldest existing golf course in the world and regarded as the home of golf. The links course has hosted the Open on 29 occasions – more than any other course. Winner: Joost Luiten (NED).
BII Royal Portrush

Royal Portrush

Week 2 - Saturday, 16th May 2020: Royal Portrush is the only place outside mainland Britain to have hosted the Open, which was played in Ireland in 1951 and 2019. The golf club is regularly to be found on lists of the most beautiful courses in the world. Winner: Connor Syme (SCO).
BII Eichenried

Golfclub München Eichenried

Week 3 - Saturday, 23rd May 2020: Golfclub München Eichenried hosted the first BMW International Open in 1989. The club has provided the venue for this iconic German tournament every year since, with the exception of 1994 to 1996 and 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. Winner: Wil Besseling (NED).
BII Valderrama

Real Club Valderrama

Week 4 - Saturday, 30th May 2020: Real Club Valderrama in Andalusia (Spain) achieved fame in 1997, when it hosted the first Ryder Cup in continental Europe. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the course remains one of the most beautiful in Europe. Winners: Rafa Cabrera Bello (ESP), Sergio García (ESP), Matthew Jordan (ENG), Damien Perrier (FRA), Connor Syme (SCO).
BII Wentworth

Wentworth Club

Week 5 - Saturday, 6th June 2020: The iconic West Course at the Wentworth Club, on the outskirts of London, is a classic parkland course. Each year, it provides the spectacular stage for the world’s top professionals at the BMW PGA Championship. Winner: Wil Besseling (NED).

PLAYERS.

The stars of the European Tour went head to head in a completely new format in the BMW Indoor Invitational. The field has been top class and included two-time major winner Martin Kaymer, former world number one Lee Westwood, Masters champion Sergio García, Belgian Ryder Cup stars Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Pieters as well as the best player ever to come out of Austria, Bernd Wiesberger.
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler
BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler

BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler

BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler

BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler

BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler

BMW Indoor Invitational Spieler

BMW Indoor Invitational Reglement

FORMAT.

With regular tournament action currently suspended due to the ongoing global efforts against the spread of coronavirus, world-class golfers have been turning to training solutions at home, including the latest TrackMan software and simulators. The BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan now enables the stars to compete against each other, giving fans the opportunity to watch top-class competitive golf again.

The new series consists of five one-round (18 hole) stroke play tournaments, played virtually on some of the most iconic golf courses on the European Tour, powered by TrackMan.  

Players will play their rounds between Monday and Wednesday each week. The action will then be shown the following Saturday on the social media channels of the European Tour, BMW Golfsport and TrackMan. The footage can be found using the hashtag #BMWTrackManInvitational.