BMW International Open 2019: Your latest course and form guides for this week's event in Munich

Pablo Larrazabal two-time BMW International Open winner
Pablo Larrazabal is a two-time BMW International Open winner

Check out the form stats ahead of this week's BMW International Open in Germany, written and compiled by Andy Swales...

"Munchen Eichenried has undergone extensive surgery since the players were last here in 2017. All 18 greens have been renovated, with many of the putting surfaces a lot more undulating than before."

When competitors arrive in Munich to contest this week's BMW International Open, they will be met by a significantly revamped layout.

The Championship Course at Munchen Eichenried, which staged its first European Tour event 30 years ago, has undergone extensive surgery since the players were last here in 2017.

While the course has been lengthened by 50 yards, by far the biggest changes have been made to the greens.

All 18 have been renovated over the past 24 months, with many of the putting surfaces a lot more undulating than before.

To give spectators a better viewing experience, numerous mounds have been built around this largely flat venue.

Many of these mounds are close to greens, while others line the fairways.

Traditionally low scoring, Munchen Eichenried is a tree-lined course where water hazards come into play on 10 holes.

Since 2011, Munchen Eichenried has shared hosting duties with Cologne's Gut Larchenhof, which has been the venue of the BMW International Open four times (2012-14-16-18).

Open Competitors Return To Europe

A number of those teeing-up have travelled across the Atlantic, after competing in last week's US Open at Pebble Beach.

Bearing in mind that this event was staged on America's west coast, the time difference from Munich is nine hours.

Among the course specialists taking part are Spaniards Sergio Garcia and Pablo Larrazabal.

Garcia is a two-time runner-up, while his compatriot is a double-winner in Munich, plus one other podium finish.

Larrazabal has also posted top-10 finishes in his two most recent strokeplay starts on the European Tour - at Hillside and Himmerland.

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The 36-year-old from Barcelona has not had to make the long journey back from California, and neither have Ross Fisher and Joost Luiten.

Solid Performers

The consistent Fisher is a former runner-up at Munchen, where his last five visits have all yielded top-20s.

Luiten, meanwhile, tends to play well on his home continent and is a likely contender this weekend - he's always worth a punt in these events which are middle-ranking in terms of quality and are played on European soil.

Two others to keep an eye on are Bernd Wiesberger and Thomas Detry.

In-form Wiesberger has leapt more than 230 spots up the World Ranking during the past seven weeks, and was tied-fourth here six years ago.

Belgium's Detry was runner-up on his Munich debut and has performed pretty well during 2019, without reaching the top end of the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon.

Another pro with improved form is Germany's Martin Kaymer, a winner in Munich as long ago as 2008.

Two players who are in reasonable current form on the European Tour, and did not play in last week's US Open, are English duo Jordan Smith and Oliver Wilson.

Smith has registered three top-10s from his most recent five starts while, for Wilson, it is two from the last three.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15
Matt Wallace 12 41 3 2 MC MC
Sergio Garcia 52 MC MC 4 2 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 12 68 64 41 39 21
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 65 41 71 53 16 36
Alex Noren MC 63 41 54 35 28 62
Thorbjorn Olesen MC MC 64 MC 21
Tom Lewis MC MC 53 21
Joost Luiten 62 64 8 25
Lee Westwood 18 MC 35
Jhonattan Vegas MC MC 31 MC 8 MC
Mikko Korhonen MC 1 30
Erik Van Rooyen 43 20 MC 8 29 2
Guido Migliozzi 1 33 35 32 25
Martin Kaymer 35 3 40 MC 8 MC 51
Julian Suri MC 19 2
Lucas Herbert MC 71 35
Kurt Kitayama 66 64 MC 14
Ross Fisher 60 15 MC
David Lipsky 48 71 5 5
Jordan Smith MC 6 5 14
Robert MacIntyre 34 2 2 MC
Andrea Pavan MC 25 15 MC 21
Sean Crocker MC 42 10 2
Oliver Wilson 34 4 8 Dq 54
Romain Langasque MC 3 MC 5 38
Alexander Levy 23 MC MC MC MC
Bernd Wiesberger 76 8 1 70 14
Adri Arnaus 58 MC MC MC 29 MC
Thomas Detry 13 33 15 Wd 9
Chris Paisley 17 4 MC 38
Paul Dunne 4 70 Wd 38
Masahiro Kawamura MC MC MC Wd 6
John Catlin MC 12 MC 19 MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC 62 25 MC
Brandon Stone MC MC
Jason Scrivener 25 58 32 MC
Andy Sullivan 33 MC 21
Joachim B Hansen MC MC MC 32 38
Pablo Larrazabal Wd 4 8 38
Louis De Jager 25 24 25 MC 51 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 53 43 63
Dimitrios Papadatos MC MC 15 MC 21
David Law 13 66 53 14
Gavin Green 5 MC 15 19
Sam Horsfield MC 61 MC 74 32 9
Ashun Wu MC MC 5 MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC MC 58 49
Stephen Gallacher MC MC 57
Sihwan Kim 38 MC 13 MC MC
Darius Van Driel MC 2 15 45 MC 3
Matthias Schwab 52 9 42 MC 9
Matthew Southgate 6 9 MC MC
George Coetzee MC MC MC
David Drysdale MC 72 MC MC
Jack Singh Brar 52 MC 53 40 MC
Grant Forrest 52 25 68 MC 6
Scott Jamieson 41 58 51 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 61 MC 15 Wd
Nicolas Colsaerts MC MC 42 43
Kalle Samooja MC MC 55 38
Tapio Pulkkanen MC 12 MC 14 8
Robert Rock MC 62 25
Andrew Johnston 25 42
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC MC MC MC
Zander Lombard MC MC MC MC
Kim Koivu MC 51 MC MC 49
Richard McEvoy 42 33 53 MC
Anton Karlsson 18 MC MC MC
Liam Johnston MC MC 42 MC MC
Joakim Lagergren 47 47 MC MC
Victor Dubuisson 54 23 11 30
Thomas Aiken
Sebastian Soderberg 21 MC MC MC 57
Jeff Winther 11 18 MC 25
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 25 MC MC 14
Hideto Tanihara MC MC MC MC 71
Alvaro Quiros 18 Wd 70
Richie Ramsay 42 12 5 14 57
Justin Walters 65 33 MC MC 54
Oliver Fisher 38 25 35 MC
Niklas Lemke MC 51 8 MC MC
Ashley Chesters 37 MC 42 38
Soomin Lee MC MC 2 2 MC 65 3 MC
Renato Paratore MC 29 MC 8 MC MC
Lee Slattery MC MC MC MC 34
Paul Peterson 29 45 MC 32 18
Hyo Won Park 33 33 63 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC MC MC MC 40 49
Shiv Kapur MC MC
Stuart Manley MC 41 58 55 MC
Dave Horsey 34 55 30 60
Callum Shinkwin MC MC MC 60
Jens Dantorp 42 MC 58 MC MC
Bradley Dredge MC Wd MC MC
Thongchai Jaidee 33 35 MC 9
Haydn Porteous 52 47 25 32 MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 20 18 25 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC MC MC 11 MC
Lorenzo Gagli 47 MC 75 MC
Tom Murray 47 71 MC 38 68
Marcel Schneider 14 13 MC 5 29 38 54
Romain Wattel MC MC MC 55 MC
Steven Brown 61 MC 58 MC 38
Nino Bertasio 61 MC 23 Wd MC
Jin Ho Choi 50 MC 66 19 13 MC MC
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC 58 MC MC
Adam Bland 59 MC MC 53 MC
Max Schmitt MC 4 MC MC
Marc Warren MC MC Dq 68
Hugo Leon 9 MC 30 MC MC
Jeung-Hun Wang MC MC MC MC
Christofer Blomstrand 5 MC 47 MC 42 MC
Ricardo Gouveia MC MC MC 30
Joel Girrbach MC MC 55 MC MC 67
Marcel Siem 6 MC 19 49
Edoardo Molinari 26 41 30 63
Deyen Lawson MC MC MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson MC 58 MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC Wd 76 60
Gavin Moynihan 47 16 MC 63
Jonathan Thomson 24 MC MC MC 57 MC
Max Orrin MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Matthew Nixon MC MC MC Wd
Ben Evans 42 62 MC MC
Michael Hoey Wd MC 41 30 27 34
David Borda MC MC MC 47 MC
Adrien Saddier 38 41 MC MC
Jaco Van Zyl 3 MC 42
Alejandro Canizares MC 9 MC 34
Thomas Bjorn
Austin Connelly MC MC MC MC 42 MC
Andres Romero MC 32 MC
Sebastian Heisele 24 60 15 MC 29
Sebastien Gros MC MC 8 MC 36
Laurie Canter MC 25 Wd 25 9 MC
Jack Senior MC 33 MC MC 58 35 38
Sam Brazel MC 19
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 52 60 MC 47 MC
James Morrison MC 50 MC 43 54
Kristoffer Reitan 21 MC MC 14
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 24 25 28 MC MC 36
Per Langfors MC MC MC MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia MC 18 MC 65
Ryan Evans MC 50 31 45 47 MC
Brett Rumford MC MC MC
Pedro Oriol 52 25 MC MC
Dominic Foos MC 62 MC 60
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez 24 MC 73 MC MC MC
Lasse Jensen MC MC 33 30 MC 49
Florian Fritsch MC 57
Espen Kofstad 19 12 MC MC MC
Jamie Donaldson MC 62 73
Daniel Gavins 16 MC MC Wd MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC MC MC MC MC
Philipp Mejow MC 43 MC Wd MC
Michael Hirmer
Luis Gagne MC
Rikard Karlberg 29 MC MC MC
Pelle Edberg 55
David Howell MC 42 MC MC
Jose Maria Olazabal MC
Scott Gregory MC 39 MC MC MC MC MC
Filippo Bergamaschi MC 52 MC MC MC MC
Marc Hammer
Player `17 `15 `13 `11 `10 `09 `08 `07 `06 `05
Matt Wallace
Sergio Garcia 2 7 2 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 26 11 26 MC 3 MC 33
Alex Noren 4 MC 16 58
Thorbjorn Olesen 34 29 MC MC
Tom Lewis 44 MC MC
Joost Luiten 14 61 10 3 11 MC
Lee Westwood 28
Jhonattan Vegas
Mikko Korhonen 75 MC 68 39
Erik Van Rooyen
Guido Migliozzi
Martin Kaymer MC MC 4 18 21 MC 1 MC MC
Julian Suri
Lucas Herbert
Kurt Kitayama
Ross Fisher 11 18 9 2 12 26 MC
David Lipsky 10 MC
Jordan Smith 44
Robert MacIntyre
Andrea Pavan MC
Sean Crocker 78
Oliver Wilson MC 66 18 MC MC
Romain Langasque 31
Alexander Levy 3
Bernd Wiesberger 20 27 4 43 51
Adri Arnaus
Thomas Detry 2
Chris Paisley MC 3 74
Paul Dunne
Masahiro Kawamura
John Catlin
Gaganjeet Bhullar
Brandon Stone 31 10
Jason Scrivener MC* MC
Andy Sullivan 51 MC
Joachim B Hansen MC
Pablo Larrazabal 14 1 MC 1 3 MC 61
Louis De Jager
Fabrizio Zanotti 67 MC MC MC 17 35 MC
Dimitrios Papadatos
David Law
Gavin Green MC
Sam Horsfield
Ashun Wu MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC* 29 35 MC
Stephen Gallacher MC MC 30 MC MC MC 28 39
Sihwan Kim
Darius Van Driel
Matthias Schwab
Matthew Southgate 51 MC
George Coetzee 14 3
David Drysdale MC MC 62 43 11 4 MC 37 MC
Jack Singh Brar
Grant Forrest
Scott Jamieson MC MC 58 3
Soren Kjeldsen 47 68 48 21 9 13 MC 25 4
Nicolas Colsaerts 26 MC 61 59 39
Kalle Samooja
Tapio Pulkkanen
Robert Rock 46 MC MC MC
Andrew Johnston 40
Yusaku Miyazato
Zander Lombard 67
Kim Koivu
Richard McEvoy 59 Ret 41 MC MC MC MC
Anton Karlsson MC
Liam Johnston
Joakim Lagergren 14 58 74
Victor Dubuisson 34 20 53 54
Thomas Aiken MC MC MC
Sebastian Soderberg MC
Jeff Winther 44
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Hideto Tanihara
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC 61 MC MC
Richie Ramsay 60 MC MC
Justin Walters MC MC 29
Oliver Fisher MC* MC 35 MC 11 30 36 MC
Niklas Lemke MC MC
Ashley Chesters 20
Soomin Lee MC
Renato Paratore 6
Lee Slattery MC MC MC 9 51 Ret 48 MC MC
Paul Peterson MC
Hyo Won Park
Matthieu Pavon MC
Shiv Kapur 34 MC 53 39 67 8 40 22
Stuart Manley MC MC MC MC
Dave Horsey 75 11 58 18 1
Callum Shinkwin Ret
Jens Dantorp 34
Bradley Dredge 17 12 3 19 55 18 9
Thongchai Jaidee MC 11 41 MC 21 21 MC MC MC 36
Haydn Porteous MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 46 62 MC 39 58
Jacques Kruyswijk
Lorenzo Gagli 62 MC MC MC
Tom Murray MC
Marcel Schneider 20 MC
Romain Wattel 51 68 Dq
Steven Brown
Nino Bertasio 34
Jin Ho Choi
Pedro Figueiredo
Adam Bland
Max Schmitt 59
Marc Warren MC 77 MC MC MC MC 28
Hugo Leon
Jeung-Hun Wang
Christofer Blomstrand
Ricardo Gouveia MC
Joel Girrbach
Marcel Siem MC 47 10 14 61 MC MC MC 13 24
Edoardo Molinari 73 MC MC MC
Deyen Lawson
Robert Karlsson MC MC MC 47
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC 46 31 36 MC 11 65 9
Gavin Moynihan
Jonathan Thomson
Max Orrin MC
Matthew Nixon MC MC 22 MC
Ben Evans MC MC
Michael Hoey 7 MC 69 MC
David Borda
Adrien Saddier
Jaco Van Zyl 20 29 35 MC
Alejandro Canizares MC 53 MC 48 9 MC MC 52 25
Thomas Bjorn MC 47 2 MC 48 MC 13 22
Austin Connelly
Andres Romero 1 22 28
Sebastian Heisele 73 MC
Sebastien Gros
Laurie Canter MC*
Jack Senior
Sam Brazel MC
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
James Morrison 34 11 35 MC
Kristoffer Reitan
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 26
Per Langfors
SSP Chawrasia MC 21
Ryan Evans
Brett Rumford 34 35 MC MC 56 59 2
Pedro Oriol 20 MC
Dominic Foos MC MC
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez
Lasse Jensen MC 29 MC
Florian Fritsch 51 40 MC MC MC MC
Espen Kofstad MC
Jamie Donaldson 14 MC MC Wd
Daniel Gavins
Bernd Ritthammer MC MC 22
Philipp Mejow MC
Michael Hirmer
Luis Gagne
Rikard Karlberg 5 MC
Pelle Edberg MC 21 48 MC
David Howell Ret 9 MC 31 MC MC 43 4 1
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC
Scott Gregory
Filippo Bergamaschi
Marc Hammer

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