After a week off for the United States Open, the European Tour is back in action this week at the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany. Last year, Matt Wallace won his 2nd title of 2018 by one stroke over Martin Kaymer, Mikko Korhonen, and Thorbjørn Olesen. This year, he’s back to defend his title against one of the European Tour’sbiggest stars. Former champions in the field include Andres Romero and PabloLarrazzabal, and the field also features former major champions Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia.
Golfclub Munchen Eichenried :
Golfclub Munchen Eichenried will host this year’s BMW International Open for the fifth time since 2011. Since its last hosting in 2017, the course has undergone a full renovation, with every green being altered and several lengthened holes. Unless this is a player’s home club, no entrant will have a decided advantage.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Martin Kaymer: As mentioned above, the German star finished runner-up last week, but the most important reason he’s someone to watch is his recent play. He finished in a tie for 35th at the U.S. Open, and finished 4th at the Memorial Tournament on the PGA Tour. Being amongst the hometown crowd should be the boost he needs to be a factor this week.
Alex Noren: The Swede tends to play well during the summer, and this week’s tournament is a great opportunity to get his European Tour season on the right foot. A missed cut at the U.S. Open will give him a couple extra day’s rest, so don’t be surprised to see him challenging on the weekend.