It was with the BMW International Open that BMW launched its involvement in professional golf. Since then, BMW 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. Since then, the two venues have taken it in turns to host the tournament.
The 29th edition of the BMW International Open also promised to be a sporting highlight. Reigning Masters champion Sergio García, current Open champion Henrik Stenson and two-time Majors winner Martin Kaymer were joined by a top-quality field, and there was plenty to discover away from the golf course too. Visitors were spoiled for choice in the Public Area, with a range of culinary delights and entertainment options.