BMW International Open 2018: All the very latest course and form guide information

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Andy Sullivan: Tied-fifth in Italy earlier this month.
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Check out the stats ahead of this week's BMW International Open, with course and current form guides compiled by Andy Swales...

"Andy Sullivan, a three-time winner in 2015, is playing well again after slipping down the World Ranking and should be pumped up for the BMW International after failing to qualify for Shinnecock."

The German town of Pulheim welcomes the European Tour for the 30th staging of the BMW International Open.

Located between the western cities of Dusseldorf and Cologne, this week's venue Gut Larchenhof was designed by Jack Nicklaus, opened 21 years ago, and made its Tour debut in 1998.

Accuracy off the tee will be important, while water comes into play on six holes of this generally flat inland course.

Over the years, this has been a well-supported event, with a sprinkling of top 30 golfers in attendance.

However, this week's BMW-sponsored tournament has attracted arguably its poorest field for years - and maybe the worst in its history.

Shinnecock Star

One big name player teeing-up is Tommy Fleetwood, who came mightily close to claiming his maiden major title at the US Open on Sunday.

The Englishman, now ranked No 10 in the world, will be making his third appearance on this course.

The only other member of the world's top 50 taking part is Sergio Garcia who, unlike Fleetwood, missed the cut on Long Island last week.

Garcia was fifth when Gut Larchenhof last staged this event two years ago. The Spaniard is a former winner here, having tasted victory while still a teenager in 1999.

Recent Champion

Last month's Italian Open winner Thorbjorn Olesen crosses the Atlantic to compete in Germany, having failed to survive the 36-hole chop at the US Open.

The Dane was runner-up at Larchenhof two years ago but, despite being a proven winner on the European Tour, has never been the most consistent of players.

Andy Sullivan, a three-time winner in 2015, is playing well again after slipping down the World Ranking and should be pumped up for the BMW International after failing to qualify for Shinnecock.

The former world No 28 is now ranked 114, having recovered from 142 earlier this year.

Three of his last four starts have yielded top-10 finishes, including a tie-for-fifth in Italy earlier this month.

Much further down the ranking is Peter Hanson who once reached No 17 in the world.

The Swede, and current No 404, tied-seventh at the recent Shot Clock Masters in Austria which was his highest finish for around 20 months.

Hansen stood on the podium at Gut Larchenhof as long ago as 2009 and, while he will hardly tee-up on Thursday as one of the favourites, there is always the chance he could shine because of the mediocrity of this week's field.

Course Stats

In 2016, the players who finished first and second after 72 holes, held identical positions in the Driving Accuracy standings, while being first and third respectively for Greens in Regulation.

It is also worth noting that six of the leading eight finishers on Sunday evening were inside the top-10 for GiR.

MC* - Missed Additional 36-Hole Cut

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Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13
Tommy Fleetwood 2 23 20 7 MC 4 17
Sergio Garcia MC MC 70 MC MC MC
Thomas Pieters 14 MC 39 66 MC 52
Yusaku Miyazato 70 Wd 6 18 13 12 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen MC 1 60 MC 37 46
Alexander Bjork MC 27 1 3 39
Adrian Otaegui 36 MC 1 2 19 12
Julian Suri 29 43 53 58 8
Jorge Campillo 60 MC 5 3 46 5
Matt Wallace MC 51 20 3 MC MC
Seung-Su Han 13 57 6 MC 9 21 52
Chris Paisley MC MC MC 4 MC
Eddie Pepperell 51 43 14 MC MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 19 43 8 2 62 34
Mikko Korhonen 1 MC 15 26 41 MC
Andy Sullivan 5 35 3 7 21
Martin Kaymer MC 8 MC MC 42 MC 73 48 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard 71 3 5 6 MC
Chris Wood 36 27 MC MC
Wade Ormsby 30 71 MC MC 52
Paul Peterson MC MC MC
Dave Horsey 7 MC MC MC 36 MC
Lucas Herbert MC 49 41 3 MC
Jeung-Hun Wang MC* 52 7 13 MC
Julien Guerrier 51 MC 6 20 MC 9
Scott Jamieson MC* MC 53 MC MC
Marcus Kinhult MC 12 63 MC MC
David Lipsky 65 27 23 45 MC 67
Panupol Pittayarat 1 MC MC MC MC 56 MC
Nacho Elvira 42 MC 14 22 3
Callum Shinkwin 8 MC 65 MC 13 28
Gavin Green MC* 52 34 56 MC 46
Soren Kjeldsen 23 42 MC 17 Wd MC MC
Renato Paratore MC MC MC 61 21
Scott Hend 6 14 MC 64 MC MC
Lee Slattery 19 3 MC 58 MC 32 MC
Richard Sterne 65 MC 22 34
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC MC 5 MC 10
Haydn Porteous 51 43 39 41 MC MC
Scott Vincent 6 59 MC MC 11 4
Aaron Rai 51 MC 46 20 52 12
Matthieu Pavon 25 MC 64 MC MC MC MC
Adam Bland 12 23 MC 28 MC MC MC
Phachara Khongwatmai 30 MC MC MC 12 56 66 MC
Thomas Detry 36 43 33 MC 19 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk 14 20 MC 14 MC 9
Stephan Jager MC MC MC 1 MC MC MC MC
Sam Horsfield MC 15 41 MC 32 MC MC
Oliver Fisher 21 MC 10 MC 52 MC
Stephen Gallacher MC 52 12 MC 52
Lorenzo Gagli 23 14 20 20 2 36 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC 45 2 MC
Jin Ho Choi 35 MC MC 31 20 7 MC 58
Marc Warren MC 60 MC MC 46 5
Clement Sordet MC MC MC 45 MC MC
Andres Romero MC* MC MC 5
David Drysdale 65 MC 3 MC MC MC
Austin Connelly 19 51 MC MC 11 MC 13 63
Miguel Tabuena 55 37 14
Matthias Schwab 12 42 10 28 20 MC 28
Nino Bertasio Wd MC 60 70 32 59 34
Jens Dantorp 42 35 46 48 MC 67
Alejandro Canizares MC 12
Thongchai Jaidee MC 8 MC MC 73
Andrea Pavan 23 MC 52 MC 9 11 3 21
Victor Perez MC MC 6 41 48 MC 27
Oliver Farr 7 MC MC 25 26 MC MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 37 61 MC MC 45 42 16
Sam Brazel MC MC MC MC
Pedro Oriol MC MC MC 46 MC 29 39
Brandon Stone 65 60 MC MC 22 39
Jbe Kruger 3 MC 41 75 Wd 49
SSP Chawrasia MC MC MC 41 MC 40
Adri Arnaus 12 4 3 9 4 34 MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC 42 28 MC 41 12
Adrien Saddier 51 35 MC MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson MC MC 15 MC MC
Connor Syme 2 MC MC MC 74 MC
Marcus Fraser 19 MC MC 34 MC 32 22 46
Brett Rumford 42 MC MC MC MC 5
Matthew Millar MC* 31 MC 58
Justin Walters 3 22 34 MC
Richard Bland 70 35 MC MC MC MC
Sebastian Heisele MC* MC MC MC 4 MC MC
Nick Cullen 12 34 26 MC
Steven Brown MC MC MC 7 65 MC
Chase Koepka MC MC MC MC 34 MC MC
Jamie Donaldson MC* MC MC MC 32 MC
Marcel Siem MC MC MC 56 19
Jose-Filipe Lima MC 43 10 8 2 MC MC
Chris Hanson MC MC MC MC 27 41 MC
Thomas Aiken 30 MC MC 14 MC MC
Adilson Da Silva 58 67 37 MC 14
Edoardo Molinari MC MC 9 45 MC MC
Peter Hanson 7 MC* MC MC MC
Bradley Dredge 38 23 MC MC MC 13 52
Jeff Winther 30 MC MC 17 14 MC 34
Alexander Knappe 4 11 MC 63 9 17 MC
Matteo Manassero 36 27 20 20 46 39
Trevor Fisher MC MC 63 20 67
Gregory Bourdy MC MC MC 74 MC 62 46
Lasse Jensen MC 27 MC 27 MC MC
Scott Fernandez 7 MC 43 26 34 MC MC
Tom Lewis MC 30 MC 59 14 9 MC
Ashley Chesters 7 MC MC MC 20 MC MC
Richard McEvoy MC 15 MC 34 MC
Charlie Ford 38 23 MC MC MC MC 63
Jason Norris MC* MC MC MC 27 Wd 58
Gregory Havret MC* MC 38 MC MC MC
Nicholas Fung 55 MC 64 MC 14 19
Florian Fritsch MC 16 MC 63 MC
Louis De Jager 2 22 13 8 31 35
Ricardo Gouveia MC MC MC 45 59 52
Marcel Schneider MC 1 25 46 MC MC 66 58
Bernd Ritthammer 50 11 MC 55 MC 38 27
Birgir Hafthorsson MC 7 MC MC MC MC
James Heath MC 68 4 MC 72 MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 14 30 MC 19 MC 24 Wd MC MC
Nico Geyger 10 MC MC 20 MC 23 4 MC MC
Max Schmitt 46 47 MC Wd 4
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC 20 MC MC MC
Felipe Aguilar MC Dq MC 59 MC 65 17 MC 28
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC* MC 26 26 46 22 28
Siddikur Rahman 55 43 26 6 MC
Raphael Jacquelin 3 MC MC MC 41 MC
Zander Lombard MC MC MC MC 34 MC MC
Henric Sturehed 50 Wd 52 5
Laurie Canter MC* 36 31 26 29 MC
Daniel Brooks MC 73 67 MC 48 MC 66 MC
Kalle Samooja 35 11 38 58 MC MC 16
Joel Stalter MC 23 MC MC 53 Wd 43
Joel Sjoholm 62 41 MC MC 9 MC 31
Bradley Neil MC MC 58 MC MC MC MC 58
Christofer Blomstrand MC 4 MC MC MC MC
Johan Edfors MC
Mark Tullo 23 MC 20
Ross McGowan 38 51 46 MC MC 2 MC MC
Daniel Im MC* MC* MC MC 48 MC MC MC
Yan Wei Liu 15 MC 31 43 66 25 MC 14
Christopher Mivis MC MC 40 41 MC 23 MC 59
Pep Angles Wd MC MC 14 48 MC 46
Matthew Baldwin MC MC 9 55 MC 52
Sebastien Gros MC 27 MC 48 MC 12
Thomas Bjorn MC 41 MC
Ernie Els MC MC MC MC MC 30 72
Mark Foster 30 MC MC MC MC MC
Julien Quesne 22 Wd MC MC 54 MC MC
Soomin Lee MC MC MC MC 14 Dq MC
Arnond Vongvanij MC 63 14 55 MC
Pontus Widegren MC MC MC Dq 41 MC
Christian Braeunig 23 37 Wd 63 5 68 MC
Jonathan Thomson MC* MC MC MC 66 39
Rak Hyun Cho MC MC 64 41 MC MC MC 12
Jonas Kolbing 25 MC 7 12
Max Kramer 11 15 1 MC
Anders Hansen 43 46
Ruaidhri McGee 35 4 17 MC 23 MC
David Howell 42 MC MC 36 39
Josh Geary MC 51 10 MC 26 46 MC
Scott Henry 18 32 MC 23 45 MC MC 36
Eun Shin Park 9 33 16 41 MC 34 55 MC
Simon Khan 43 26 38 42
Jose Maria Olazabal MC
Maarten Lafeber 61 MC MC MC MC
Michael Hirmer 11 MC 43 MC
Jack Munro MC 58 MC MC MC MC MC 43
Sean Einhaus MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 5 31
Eirik Tage Johansen 8 47 40 19 48 42
Matthew Nixon MC* 16 MC 48 26 46 MC
Oscar Serna 35 MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Paul McBride MC
Hurley Long
Player 2016 2014 2012 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003
Tommy Fleetwood MC 33 MC
Sergio Garcia 5 12 29
Thomas Pieters MC
Yusaku Miyazato
Thorbjorn Olesen 2 MC
Alexander Bjork
Adrian Otaegui MC MC MC
Julian Suri
Jorge Campillo MC 55 MC
Matt Wallace
Seung-Su Han
Chris Paisley MC
Eddie Pepperell MC 31
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 9
Mikko Korhonen 16 55
Andy Sullivan 21 33 MC
Martin Kaymer MC MC 8 32
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC
Chris Wood 33 3 12
Wade Ormsby 33 MC MC
Paul Peterson
Dave Horsey 7 MC MC
Lucas Herbert
Jeung-Hun Wang MC
Julien Guerrier 50
Scott Jamieson 70 MC MC
Marcus Kinhult MC
David Lipsky 28
Panupol Pittayarat
Nacho Elvira 65 66
Callum Shinkwin 50
Gavin Green
Soren Kjeldsen MC 44 34 16 6 MC MC
Renato Paratore MC
Scott Hend MC
Lee Slattery 13 MC MC 26
Richard Sterne 38 33 9 MC MC 43
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Haydn Porteous MC
Scott Vincent
Aaron Rai
Matthieu Pavon
Adam Bland
Phachara Khongwatmai
Thomas Detry
Jacques Kruyswijk
Stephan Jager
Sam Horsfield
Oliver Fisher 33 12 MC 72
Stephen Gallacher 33 MC MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC 53 44
Jin Ho Choi
Marc Warren MC MC 44 11 41
Clement Sordet
Andres Romero 41
David Drysdale MC 33 44 8 MC
Austin Connelly
Miguel Tabuena
Matthias Schwab
Nino Bertasio 21
Jens Dantorp 28
Alejandro Canizares 63 50 MC 32
Thongchai Jaidee 38 5 8 41 21 MC
Andrea Pavan MC
Victor Perez
Oliver Farr
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
Sam Brazel
Pedro Oriol
Brandon Stone 33
Jbe Kruger 45 MC
SSP Chawrasia 50 MC 78 73
Adri Arnaus
Maximilian Kieffer MC 51
Adrien Saddier 57
Robert Karlsson 28 22 1 13 47 MC 50
Connor Syme
Marcus Fraser 21 2 MC 40 19
Brett Rumford MC MC MC 61 27 43
Matthew Millar
Justin Walters MC 33
Richard Bland 45 MC MC MC
Sebastian Heisele
Nick Cullen 59
Steven Brown
Chase Koepka
Jamie Donaldson 5 41 MC Wd
Marcel Siem MC 57 6 12 8 37 70 69 43
Jose-Filipe Lima MC 23 23
Chris Hanson 38
Thomas Aiken MC 54 60
Adilson Da Silva
Edoardo Molinari 52 MC
Peter Hanson 21 3 14 27 47
Bradley Dredge 28 MC 4 31 27 32
Jeff Winther 59
Alexander Knappe MC
Matteo Manassero 13
Trevor Fisher MC
Gregory Bourdy 67 25
Lasse Jensen MC
Scott Fernandez
Tom Lewis 65 63 MC
Ashley Chesters
Richard McEvoy MC 54 MC
Charlie Ford
Jason Norris
Gregory Havret MC 2 50 66 16 63 MC 27 MC
Nicholas Fung
Florian Fritsch MC 60
Louis De Jager
Ricardo Gouveia 45
Marcel Schneider MC MC
Bernd Ritthammer 16 MC
Birgir Hafthorsson
James Heath 45
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 3 53 25 16 47
Nico Geyger
Max Schmitt
Carlos Pigem
Felipe Aguilar 16 MC MC 18 43
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Siddikur Rahman
Raphael Jacquelin 4 MC MC 23 44 51 72 3 66
Zander Lombard 21
Henric Sturehed
Laurie Canter MC
Daniel Brooks 33 Dq
Kalle Samooja
Joel Stalter
Joel Sjoholm 8
Bradley Neil
Christofer Blomstrand
Johan Edfors MC MC 34 29 13 MC
Mark Tullo
Ross McGowan 65
Daniel Im MC 69
Yan Wei Liu
Christopher Mivis
Pep Angles
Matthew Baldwin MC MC
Sebastien Gros MC
Thomas Bjorn 65 8 8 41 4 17 40
Ernie Els
Mark Foster 52 22 18 46 MC MC MC
Julien Quesne MC 31 66
Soomin Lee MC
Arnond Vongvanij
Pontus Widegren
Christian Braeunig
Jonathan Thomson
Rak Hyun Cho
Jonas Kolbing MC
Max Kramer MC MC
Anders Hansen 56 22 2 44 46 MC 40 5
Ruaidhri McGee
David Howell MC MC 29 48 37 72 6 8
Josh Geary
Scott Henry
Eun Shin Park
Simon Khan MC 52 6 17 23
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC 48 2 12 58
Maarten Lafeber MC 33 MC Wd 29
Michael Hirmer
Jack Munro
Sean Einhaus
Eirik Tage Johansen
Matthew Nixon 28 23
Oscar Serna
Paul McBride
Hurley Long
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