• Henrik Stenson claimed his second title of the 2006 European Tour International Schedule at the BMW International Open, defeating Retief Goosen and Padraig Harrington at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off, courtesy of an eagle three. This marked the first time on The European Tour since Mark Foster at the 2003 dunhill championship, that an eagle was made in a play-off to secure victory.
• The only time The European Tour has witnessed a five-man play-off was at the 1992 BMW International Open. The 2008 American Ryder Cup Captain, Paul Azinger, prevailed against Glen Day, Anders Forsbrand, Mark James and Bernhard Langer.
• Langer, Germany’s greatest ever golfer, will be bidding to claim the only German-staged European Tour he has not won. The two-time Masters Tournament Champion has finished second on four occasions in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2002. In his career, has won 11 European Tour events on German soil.
• Low scoring has been a feature of the BMW International Open since the event went to Golfclub München. In 1997. The average winning score has been 266, with an average 36 hole cut of three under par.