Thursday, 18 June 2009

• Martin Kaymer will be looking to make history by becoming the first player to successfully defend the BMW International Open. As a result of his victory 12 months ago, Kaymer became just the second German, following Bernhard Langer to win a European Tour event on home soil.

• 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.

• Bernhard 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 five occasions in 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2007.  In his career, he 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 Eichenried. Since 1997. The average winning score has been 267, with an average 36 hole cut of two under par.

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