The DP World Tour makes its second visit of the season to Germany as the 2022 BMW International Open returns to Golfclub München Eichenried.
Billy Horschel, already a two-time winner of BMW-sponsored golf tournaments, makes his debut in Munich, with recent first-time Tour champion Kalle Samooja and two-time event winner Thomas Bjørn also in the field.
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Favourite - Billy Horschel
The American reached a career-high 11th in the Official World Golf Ranking following his four-shot victory at the Memorial Tournament on the PGA TOUR earlier this month.
It was the third time in the last 15 months that Horschel has won. Last year the World Number 14 won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
In addition to his eighth and most recent professional title, Horschel has recorded three worldwide top tens in 2022 and has proven himself to be fond of playing in Europe.
Form Horse - Victor Perez
Back inside the world’s top 100, Perez challenged for back-to-back Tour titles as his upturn in form saw him qualify for the U.S. Open at Brookline through the 2022 European Qualifying Series.
The Dundee-based Frenchman won his second DP World Tour title – almost three years after his first at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland – in a dramatic play-off at the Dutch Open, before he finished in a tie for third at the Porsche European Open the following week after holding a one-shot lead going into the final round.
Already certain of his spot in The 150th Open Championship at St Andrews in July, Perez, who was voted Golfer of the Month for May, can play with freedom as he builds up to his second appearance in The Open after his debut last season.
Wild card – Fabrizio Zanotti
The Paraguayan won a four-man play-off to claim his first Tour title at this event in 2014, when it was held at St. Eurach Land-und-Golfclub.
Zanotti, who later added a second title to his resume at the Maybank Championship in 2017, has missed just one cut from nine appearances so far this season.
His best performance to date this season came at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett, where he tied for eighth, and is ranked an impressive sixth for driving accuracy on Tour this year.