European Tour - 2018 Porsche European Open
Posted on July 29 2018
The European Tour is back in action after the Open Championship and in Hamburg, Germany for the 36th edition of the Porsche European Open. Last year, England’s Jordan Smith defeated Alexander Levy in a playoff for his first European Tour victory. This year, he’ll defend his title against a very strong field, highlighted by this year’s Masters Champion Patrick Reed. Others in the field include Americans Pat Perez and Bryson DeChambeau, Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn, and 13-time European Tour winner Paul Casey.
The European Open has been played in Germany the last four years after the tournament was on a five-year hiatus. The Green Eagle Golf Courses will host the event for the second consecutive year. Located 25 minutes outside of Hamburg, the tournament course is the longest and has the highest slope rating of any golf course in Germany.
Players to Watch:
Alexander Levy: A loss in the playoff last year after a win in this event in 2016, it’s clear that Alexander loves playing golf in this section of the world. Despite a rough two rounds in the Open, look for Alexander to have a good week in Hamburg.
Nicolas Colsaerts: The German-native has had mixed success this season, with his best finish being a tie for third in the Shot Clock Masters six weeks ago. Being in his homeland could be a jumpstart to continue a solid 2018 season and turn it into a great one.