BMW International Open 2021: Your latest course and form guides for this week's event in Munich

Eichenried hosted the first-ever BMW International Open in 1989
Eichenried: A low-scoring venue where water is a threat on 11 holes

The European Tour makes a second trip to Germany this month, as Eichenried hosts the BMW International Open for a 25th time. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"He (Wilco Nienaber) tops the European Tour's Driving Distance stats by a comfortable margin and recently finished a credible tie-for-14th at a PGA Tour event in South Carolina."

Following a one-year absence due to Covid, the BMW International Open is back on the European Tour schedule and takes place this week in Bavaria.

For the past decade, this tournament has been staged at either Cologne's Gut Larchenhof layout or at Eichenried in Munich.

This year's instalment is being held over the Championship course at Eichenried which opened in June 1989, just a few weeks before hosting its maiden European Tour event.

Following the 2017 edition, the course underwent some major modifications, which included lengthening it by around 50 yards.

However, the biggest changes were made to the greens. All 18 were renovated, with many of the putting surfaces re-contoured which made them a lot more undulating than before.

To give spectators a better viewing experience, numerous mounds were built on what is largely a flat venue.

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

Latest odds for this week's BMW International Open

Traditionally low scoring, Eichenried is a tree-lined course where water comes into play on 11 holes, most of it on the back nine.

Eichenried, which has hosted this event 24 times, is located around 12 miles north-west of Munich city centre.

Arrivals from America

With the next Major championship taking place in Kent in mid-July, much of the attention between now and then will be on the European Tour.

A number of those who teed-up at last week's US Open are among the entries for the BMW, including Louis Oosthuizen, Viktor Hovland and Sergio Garcia.

Oosthuizen endured yet another disappointment in US majors over the weekend, while also posting his third runner-up finish of 2021 - which includes the two-man team event in Louisiana during April.

The 38-year-old South African last played at Eichenried 12 years ago.

Hovland, meanwhile, withdrew from the US Open after sand from a divot flew into his right eye on Friday.

The Norwegian said it was too painful to continue but he remains among the entries for Munich.

As for Garcia, he first played at Eichenried as a 21-year-old in 2001, since when he has posted a brace of runner-up finishes.

Attacking golf

With generous fairways and plenty of birdies up for grabs, attacking golf should be the order of the week.

Anyone who can drive it long, and combine this with a hot putter, should go a long way in the BMW.

This could suit 21-year-old South African Wilco Nienaber who has impressed with his power this year.

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He tops the European Tour's Driving Distance stats by a comfortable margin and recently finished a credible tie-for-14th at a PGA Tour event in South Carolina.

Nienaber's compatriot Dean Burmester is another big hitter who will fancy his chances this week, while the course should also suit England's Sam Horsfield.

The 24-year-old two-time European Tour winner hits a long ball, and currently tops the stats for Putting Average (Greens in Regulation) and Most Birdies per Round.

Finally, Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, another arrival from across the Atlantic, has a decent history at this week's course and was a winner in Denmark last month.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Last 10 Weeks / Last 10 At Eichenried

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16
Louis Oosthuizen 2 18 2 8 2
Viktor Hovland Wd 47 30 3 3 25
Sergio Garcia 19 20 MC MC MC
Bernd Wiesberger MC 40 1 MC 34
Antoine Rozner 18 MC MC MC 15
Andy Sullivan 40 MC 6 71
Daniel Van Tonder MC 44 MC 57 2
John Catlin MC MC 5 52 1
Takumi Kanaya MC MC 7 15 16 1
Sam Horsfield 25 49 21 MC 4 15
Brandon Stone 40 MC MC MC 1
Dean Burmester 59 6 4 1 38 MC
Lucas Herbert 18 71 MC
George Coetzee MC 14
Martin Kaymer 26 MC MC MC 3
Thomas Pieters MC MC 8
Kurt Kitayama 25 8 MC MC MC 15
Richard Bland 50 3 1 27 MC 8 MC
Rasmus Hojgaard 55 MC 79 MC MC MC 12
Matthias Schwab 45 8 11 33 8 7
Stephan Jaeger 38 2 53 2 5 MC 37 MC
Shaun Norris MC MC 1 13 28 37 MC 59
Jazz Janewattananond MC MC 11
Justin Harding 45 MC 19 38 12 15 MC
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 50 MC 37 32 21 MC MC 56
Wilco Nienaber 68 14 MC 57 1 22 MC
Calum Hill 29 40 8 12 MC 29
Joachim B Hansen 6 MC MC 57 22 7
Padraig Harrington MC MC 4 MC
Adrian Otaegui 2 58 37 40 34 60 MC
Jamie Donaldson 67 57 12 15
Darren Fichardt 42 12 14 MC
Ryan Fox 14 11 MC
Renato Paratore MC 11 71 11 Wd MC 12
Masahiro Kawamura 7 29 17 MC 23 28 MC 33
Marc Warren MC MC
Connor Syme 18 MC MC 12 MC 5
Maximilian Kieffer 45 MC MC MC 2 2
Wade Ormsby 40 MC 19 MC
Jonathan Caldwell 1 MC 31 65 MC 42 21 MC
JC Ritchie 9 28 MC MC 1 25
Jorge Campillo 25 40 MC 61 MC MC
Maverick Antcliff MC 11 MC MC 2 42 21 53
Wil Besseling 33 18 19 MC 29 4
Sean Crocker MC 11 MC MC MC 18 56 47
Eddie Pepperell 37 11 12 33 MC
Ondrej Lieser MC 71 MC MC MC
Alexander Bjork 7 29 6 30 12 21 MC
Min Woo Lee MC 52 21
Jeff Winther Wd 65 Wd MC 3 28
Nicolas Colsaerts MC
Jacques Kruyswijk MC 25 39 14 17 7
Andrew Johnston MC 17 4 42 62
Scott Jamieson 18 MC MC 22 38 MC
Pep Angles 18 MC MC MC 70 33 29 33
Hurly Long 9 2 MC MC 4 20 MC 11 MC
Steven Brown 37 MC 40 MC MC
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 37 MC 19 43 MC 8 MC MC
Ross Fisher MC 8 43 56 MC 47
Francesco Laporta 69 MC MC MC 27 33 62
Sebastian Heisele 29 MC MC 9 MC 45 MC
Gavin Green MC MC MC 65 MC
Matthew Jordan 65 MC MC 66 56 MC MC
Niklas Lemke 52 Wd MC Wd
Dave Horsey MC 25 31 MC MC MC Wd
Sebastian Soderberg MC Wd 40 43 56 56 MC
Darius Van Driel MC 2 MC 57 MC 63 8 56
Pablo Larrazabal MC 19 MC 12 MC
Scott Hend 4 MC MC MC 51 8
Dale Whitnell MC 11 19 21 56 54 MC 15
Victor Dubuisson Wd 61 MC 21
Jack Senior 70 18 MC 52 34 MC 8 MC
Richard Mansell MC MC 57 12 42 56 28
Justin Walters MC 40 MC 51 48 52 21
Johannes Veerman MC 58 MC 70 45 MC MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC MC MC MC 2 24
James Morrison 4 MC MC 21 48 56 70
Nino Bertasio Wd 25 51 22 38 MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC 38 MC MC
Grant Forrest MC 23 33 MC 61
Alexander Levy MC 71 34 MC 42 MC
Louis De Jager 30 12 12 71 MC
Ross McGowan MC MC MC MC
Matthieu Pavon 25 21 27 63 8 MC
David Drysdale 10 45 MC MC Wd MC 61
Edoardo Molinari 35 2 MC 8 45 28 MC MC
Alexander Knappe 15 6 12 35 MC 14 MC MC MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 40 31 57 12 5
Tapio Pulkkanen 18 19 52 3 72 MC
Adrien Saddier MC MC MC MC MC 33
Yikeun Chang 67 52 70 MC MC 6 MC MC
Oliver Farr 61 MC 68 MC MC 69 MC
Ewen Ferguson 2 11 36 Wd 4 MC 3 MC MC
Rhys Enoch 14 29 MC MC 23 69 38 MC
Nicolai Hojgaard MC 45 40 4 74 15 7
Robin Sciot-Siegrist MC MC MC 62 12 22 MC MC
Joel Stalter MC MC 67 61 MC MC
Zander Lombard 37 MC MC 20 42 45 24
Andrea Pavan MC MC MC MC MC
Thomas Rosenmuller MC MC 57 Wd MC 64 MC
Julien Guerrier MC 15 30 40 MC 38 45
Lorenzo Gagli 52 MC 59 MC MC MC 15
Bernd Ritthammer 60 MC MC 20 MC 33
Daniel Gavins 15 6 26 10 MC 12 7 MC 21
Aaron Cockerill 46 MC MC 40 34 48 29 MC
Bryce Easton 51 57 71 MC MC 31 31 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 40 40 19 71 61
Stephen Gallacher 60 25 MC
Elvis Smylie
Josh Geary MC 60 6 12 62
Matthew Baldwin MC Wd 18 18 MC 20 MC MC 53
Garrick Porteous MC MC 59 62 40 MC 29 15
Ashley Chesters 25 18 MC 43 MC 62 33
Robin Roussel MC MC MC MC MC MC 29 MC
Tyler Koivisto MC MC MC 61 MC MC MC 56
Julian Suri MC MC 21 27 60 MC 67
Rikard Karlberg MC 29 MC MC MC MC 47
Alejandro Canizares MC MC MC 40 MC 28 38 7
Niall Kearney MC MC MC 4 60 21
Lars Van Meijel MC MC MC 66 72 29 MC
Clement Sordet 40 MC 34 MC MC 21 MC
Oliver Fisher MC Wd 12 MC MC
Haydn Porteous 10 Wd 40 Wd MC 63 MC MC
Nacho Elvira MC MC MC 73 MC MC MC MC
Sihwan Kim 61 MC MC MC 45 18 45 47
Richard McEvoy MC MC MC MC MC MC 33
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet MC MC 52 MC 28
Kristoffer Broberg 14 MC MC MC MC 54
Pedro Figueiredo 10 MC 52 MC 40 MC MC MC
Liam Johnston MC 28 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Philip Eriksson 36 53 MC MC Wd 20 42 MC MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC 55 40 MC MC 71 MC
Toby Tree MC 64 MC MC MC 69 MC MC
Steven Tiley 43 5 71 MC MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 52 MC MC MC MC MC 45
Hugo Leon 13 MC
Chris Wood MC 11 MC MC 21
Andres Romero MC MC
Jake McLeod MC MC MC MC MC 75 MC MC
Jordan Wrisdale 15 MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Gregory Havret MC MC MC MC 45
Ben Evans MC MC MC 63 45 MC
Frederik Schott MC MC MC 10 7 MC
Ricardo Santos MC MC 43 40 MC MC 28
David Law 7 52 MC MC MC MC
Benjamin Poke MC 29 MC MC MC MC 29 73
Alvaro Quiros Wd MC 61 MC MC
Philipp Mejow 51 MC MC
Benedict Staben MC
Carlos Pigem 61 MC MC MC 75 MC MC MC
Alex Cejka
Max Schmitt MC 31 MC 77 MC 62 33
Daniel Young MC MC 55 MC 52 MC MC MC MC
Vincent Norrman 14
Graeme Storm MC MC MC
Tom Gandy MC MC MC 27 MC MC MC
Janne Kaske MC MC MC 56 MC MC MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC 21 MC 63 MC
Paul Dunne MC Wd 52 45 MC MC 33
David Howell MC MC MC MC MC MC
Peter Hanson MC MC MC MC MC
Thomas Bjorn MC 31 67
Thomas Aiken MC
Matthias Schmid MC MC
Simon Zach MC 45
Zachary Bauchou MC
Player `19 `17 `15 `13 `11 `10 `09 `08 `07 `06
Louis Oosthuizen 35 MC MC MC
Viktor Hovland
Sergio Garcia MC 2 7 2 MC
Bernd Wiesberger 16 20 27 4 43 51
Antoine Rozner
Andy Sullivan 26 51 MC
Daniel Van Tonder
John Catlin 44
Takumi Kanaya
Sam Horsfield 21
Brandon Stone MC 31 10
Dean Burmester MC*
Lucas Herbert 49
George Coetzee MC 14 3
Martin Kaymer 16 MC MC 4 18 21 MC 1 MC
Thomas Pieters Wd
Kurt Kitayama 21
Richard Bland 2 MC MC 64 MC MC MC MC
Rasmus Hojgaard
Matthias Schwab 3
Stephan Jaeger MC
Shaun Norris MC
Jazz Janewattananond
Justin Harding
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 3 26 11 26 MC 3 MC 33
Wilco Nienaber
Calum Hill
Joachim B Hansen 20 MC
Padraig Harrington 2
Adrian Otaegui 51 MC
Jamie Donaldson MC 14 MC MC
Darren Fichardt MC MC 7 60 47
Ryan Fox 26
Renato Paratore 68 6
Masahiro Kawamura 44
Marc Warren MC MC 77 MC MC MC MC 28
Connor Syme
Maximilian Kieffer 37 MC* 29 35 MC
Wade Ormsby 44 MC MC MC MC MC
Jonathan Caldwell
JC Ritchie
Jorge Campillo 20 55 62 MC
Maverick Antcliff
Wil Besseling MC
Sean Crocker MC 78
Eddie Pepperell MC 58
Ondrej Lieser
Alexander Bjork 34
Min Woo Lee
Jeff Winther 34 44
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 26 MC 61 59
Jacques Kruyswijk MC
Andrew Johnston 34 40
Scott Jamieson MC MC MC 58 3
Pep Angles MC
Hurly Long
Steven Brown 34
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia
Ross Fisher MC 11 18 9 2 12 26 MC
Francesco Laporta
Sebastian Heisele MC 73 MC
Gavin Green 37 MC
Matthew Jordan
Niklas Lemke 53 MC MC
Dave Horsey 26 75 11 58 18 1
Sebastian Soderberg 14 MC
Darius Van Driel 62
Pablo Larrazabal 67 14 1 MC 1 3 MC 61
Scott Hend MC
Dale Whitnell
Victor Dubuisson MC 34 20 53 54
Jack Senior MC
Richard Mansell
Justin Walters MC MC MC 29
Johannes Veerman
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC 26
James Morrison MC 34 11 35 MC
Nino Bertasio MC 34
Gaganjeet Bhullar 62
Grant Forrest MC
Alexander Levy MC 3
Louis De Jager
Ross McGowan 31 Ret
Matthieu Pavon 10 MC
David Drysdale 66 MC MC 62 43 11 4 MC 37
Edoardo Molinari 3 73 MC MC MC
Alexander Knappe MC MC MC MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 10 34 29 MC MC
Tapio Pulkkanen MC
Adrien Saddier MC
Yikeun Chang
Oliver Farr 47
Ewen Ferguson
Rhys Enoch
Nicolai Hojgaard
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
Joel Stalter 51
Zander Lombard MC 67
Andrea Pavan 1 MC
Thomas Rosenmuller MC
Julien Guerrier MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC 62 MC MC MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC MC MC 22
Daniel Gavins MC
Aaron Cockerill
Bryce Easton
Soren Kjeldsen 47 68 48 21 9 13 MC 25
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC 30 MC MC MC 28
Elvis Smylie
Josh Geary
Matthew Baldwin 18
Garrick Porteous
Ashley Chesters 21 20
Robin Roussel
Tyler Koivisto
Julian Suri MC
Rikard Karlberg MC 5 MC
Alejandro Canizares MC MC 53 MC 48 9 MC MC 52 25
Niall Kearney
Lars Van Meijel
Clement Sordet
Oliver Fisher MC MC* MC 35 MC 11 30 36 MC
Haydn Porteous 26 MC
Nacho Elvira 8
Sihwan Kim 21
Richard McEvoy 62 59 Ret 41 MC MC MC MC
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 31 MC 58 43 MC
Kristoffer Broberg MC 27 77
Pedro Figueiredo MC
Liam Johnston MC
Philip Eriksson
Lucas Bjerregaard 59 29
Toby Tree
Steven Tiley MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 46 62 MC 39
Hugo Leon 53
Chris Wood MC 62 30
Andres Romero 49 1 22 28
Jake McLeod
Jordan Wrisdale
Gregory Havret 44 MC MC MC MC 51
Ben Evans MC MC MC
Frederik Schott
Ricardo Santos MC MC
David Law 37
Benjamin Poke
Alvaro Quiros 3 MC MC MC 61 MC MC
Philipp Mejow MC MC
Benedict Staben
Carlos Pigem
Alex Cejka MC MC 3 MC 16
Max Schmitt 53 59
Daniel Young
Vincent Norrman
Graeme Storm 67 MC MC 24 36 4 16 64 28
Tom Gandy
Janne Kaske
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC MC 46 31 36 MC 11 65
Paul Dunne MC
David Howell 44 Ret 9 MC 31 MC MC 43 4
Peter Hanson 44 7 MC MC 30 11 28
Thomas Bjorn MC MC 47 2 MC 48 MC 13
Thomas Aiken MC MC MC
Matthias Schmid
Simon Zach
Zachary Bauchou

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