Field in Focus: at the BMW Masters

22/10/2013 13:18:00
Peter Hanson (pic by BMW) ()
Peter Hanson (pic by BMW) ()

Field in Focus – at the BMW Masters

europeantour.com takes a closer look at the field taking to Lake Malaren Golf Club for the first leg of the inaugural Final Series – the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group.

• 78 players from 23 different countries

• 60 European Tour winners with 271 victories

• 7 Major Champions with 11 Major victories
John Daly
Padraig Harrington
Martin Kaymer
Paul Lawrie
Graeme McDowell
Rory McIlroy
Louis Oosthuizen

• Four former World Number Ones
Luke Donald
Martin Kaymer
Rory McIlroy
Lee Westwood

• 18 Ryder Cup players with 53 appearances between them

• 5 World Golf Championships winners with 6 wins
Luke Donald
Martin Kaymer
Francesco Molinari
Ian Poulter
Henrik Stenson

• 5 European Tour Number Ones
Luke Donald (2011)
Padraig Harrington (2006)
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Rory McIlroy (2012)
Lee Westwood (2000, 2009)

• 21 of the 2013 European Tour winners

• 3 two-time European Tour winners in 2013
Joost Luiten (Lyoness Open, KLM Open)
Graeme McDowell (Volvo World Match Play, Alstom Open de France)
Brett Rumford (Ballantine’s Championship, Volvo China Open)

• 10 of the victorious 2012 European Ryder Cup team
Nicolas Colsaerts
Luke Donald
Peter Hanson
Martin Kaymer
Paul Lawrie
Graeme McDowell
Rory McIlroy
Francesco Molinari
Ian Poulter
Lee Westwood

• 5 former winners of the flagship BMW PGA Championship
Paul Casey (2009)
Luke Donald (2011, 2012)
David Howell (2006)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (2008)
Simon Khan (2010)

• 3 previous BMW-sponsored victories for Miguel Angel Jimenez – the most of anyone in the field
2004 BMW Asian Open
2004 BMW International Open
2008 BMW PGA Championship

• 14 players from China
Selected by the China Golf Association, including the winners of the BMW Junior Open and the Chinese BMW Golf Cup International, as the growth of golf in the country continues apace.