BMW International Open 2024: DP World Tour closes European Swing in Munich as Troon looms

The DP World Tour makes a final stop in Germany for the BMW International Open before heading to the Scottish links.

Not to be confused with the BMW PGA Championship in September, the BMW International Open is the first of two DP World Tour events sponsored by the German automobile giants. And while the prize fund may be dwarfed by its Rolex Series cousin, the International Open’s list of champions is just as distinguished.

Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie, John Daly, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer, and Viktor Hovland have all lifted the trophy, won last year by Thriston Lawrence. The South African overhauled a four-shot deficit in the final round to pip Joost Luiten by a stroke and claim a fourth European Tour title.

“It means a lot. There’s been a lot of hard work. I went to America for six weeks and made one cut – this game is not easy, said Lawrence after fighting back for the win.

“I seem to win a lot of events that Ernie has won. It’s special, he’s obviously the ultimate hero for me. I grew up in that era where he was on top of the world and it’s very special to get my name along alongside him.”

What format is the BMW International Open?

The format of the BMW International Open is a standard strokeplay event played over 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes (two rounds). The player with the lowest score over four rounds will win the tournament.

Where is the BMW International Open played?

Golfclub Munchen Eichenried in Munich has hosted the BMW International Open for over 20 editions, using holes from each of its three nine-hole courses to form the championship track. The par 72 parkland course features several water hazards, 90 bunkers, two half-island greens, and plays in the region of 7,284 yards.

Golfclub Munchen Eichenried hosts the BMW International Open

Who is in the field for the BMW International Open?

Danny Willett continues his return to competitive action, lining up alongside defending champion Thriston Lawrence 2023 BMW PGA Champion, Ryan Fox.

Six of the top ten in the Race to Dubai Rankings will tee it up in Munich, joined also by LIV Golf player Patrick Reed who goes in search of the exemption criteria he needs to make The Open field in Troon. Reed, who has dropped outside the top 100 in the OWGRs, is an honorary lifetime European Tour member and is eligible to compete because he has no outstanding fines or sanctions pending.

The full field can be found here.

Who will win the BMW International Open?

Selected odds (correct 02 July, 09.00):

Patrick Reed 16/1

Ryan Fox 16/1

Bernd Wiesberger 20/1

Thomas Pieters 20/1

Keita Nakajima 25/1

Jordan Smith 28/1

Thriston Lawrence 30/1

Matthew Jordan 40/1

Matteo Manassero 45/1

Alex Fitzpatrick 50/1

How much will the BMW International Open winner receive?

The winner in Munich is set to receive a $390,000 cut of the $2.5 million purse and 3,000 points in the Race to Dubai Rankings. Despite an increase of $500,000 this year, the purse is still $5.5 million short of that on offer across the Atlantic at this week’s John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour.

Viktor Hovland became the first Norwegian to win on the European Tour with victory at the BMW International Open.

Who has won the BMW International Open?

Here are the last 10 winners of the tournament:

2023Thriston Lawrence-13
2022Li Haotong-22
2021Viktor Hovland-19
2019Andrea Pavan-15
2018Matt Wallace-10
2017Andres Romero-17
2016Henrik Stenson-17
2015Pablo Larrazabel-17
2014Fabrizio Zanotti-19
2013Ernie Els-18
*2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to watch the BMW International Open

UK viewers can watch the event on Sky Sports Golf.

Thursday 04 July: Sky Sports Golf, 11.30

Friday 05 July: Sky Sports Golf, 11.30

Saturday 06 July: Sky Sports Golf, 12.30

Sunday 07 July: Sky Sports Golf, 12.00

BMW International Open: Tee Times

Tee times and groups can be found here.

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Ross Tugwood is a Senior Digital Writer for Today's Golfer.

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