BMW International Open
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 Dates: Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd
 Site: Golfclub Munchen Nord-Eichenried, Munich, Germany
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,914
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 432 Yds   10 - Par 4 472 Yds
               2 - Par 3 208 Yds   11 - Par 5 538 Yds
               3 - Par 4 447 Yds   12 - Par 3 153 Yds
               4 - Par 4 349 Yds   13 - Par 4 372 Yds
               5 - Par 4 331 Yds   14 - Par 4 464 Yds
               6 - Par 5 481 Yds   15 - Par 4 396 Yds
               7 - Par 4 441 Yds   16 - Par 4 319 Yds
               8 - Par 3 197 Yds   17 - Par 3 189 Yds
               9 - Par 5 557 Yds   18 - Par 5 568 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,443 Yds         36 3,471 Yds

 Annual: 13th
 Defending Champion: Thomas Bjorn
 Runner-Up: Bernhard Langer
 Tournament Record: 264 (Robert Karlsson, Carl Watts, 1997)
 54-Hole Record: 196 (David Feherty, 1989)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (David Feherty, 1989)
 Course Record: 62 (David Feherty, 1989-90; Steen Tinning, Darren Clarke, 1992;
                    David Park, 1999)
 Total Purse: $1,639,566
 Shares: 1st Place - $273,250 (2001 amount); 2nd Place - 150,000 (2000 amount);
         3rd Place - $84,500 (2000 amount)

                             2000 Finish
                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Thomas Bjorn           268               Ernie Els               276
 Bernhard Langer        271               Emanuele Canonica       276
 Carl Suneson           272               Miguel Angel Martin     276
 Ignacio Garrido        275               Daren Lee               276
 Gustavo Rojas          276               Greg Owen               276

         Past BMW International Open Winners and Runners-Up
         --------------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Thomas Bjorn (268) -- Bernhard Langer
 1999 -- Colin Montgomerie (268) -- Padraig Harrington
 1998 -- Russell Claydon (270) -- Jamie Spence
 1997 -- *Robert Karlsson (264) -- Carl Watts
 1996 -- #Marc Farry (132) -- Richard Green
 1995 -- Frank Nobilo (272) -- Bernhard Langer, Jarmo Sandelin
 1994 -- Mark McNulty (274) -- Seve Ballesteros
 1993 -- Peter Fowler (267) -- Ian Woosnam
 1992 -- *Paul Azinger (266) -- Bernhard Langer, Glen Day, Anders Forsbrand,
                                Mark James
 1991 -- Sandy Lyle (268) -- Tony Johnstone
 1990 -- *Paul Azinger (277) -- David Feherty
 1989 -- David Feherty (269) -- Fred Couples

 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.

                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------

 Thomas Bjorn       - Defending champ, 3rd on money list, 1 win, 8 top-10's
 Paul Casey         - Won last week's Scottish PGA for 1st career win
 John Daly          - Only American in the field, made cut in Reno last week
 Pierre Fulke       - His only top-10 was a runner-up at World Match Play
 Sergio Garcia      - Is expected to receive Ryder Cup captain's selection
 Retief Goosen      - U.S. Open champion with 2 wins in 2001, 1st in money
 Padraig Harrington - Has posted five second-place finishes this year
 Bernhard Langer    - Currently 9th in Ryder Cup points, 9th on money list
 Paul Lawrie        - Has made the cut in 15 of 20 events with 3 top-10's
 Paul McGinley      - Has secured a spot on European Ryder Cup team
 Colin Montgomerie  - Two-time winner this year, 4th on money list
 Jose M. Olazabal   - Will be playing in USA instead of Ryder Cup this year
 Andrew Oldcorn     - Needs to win this week to have a shot at Ryder Cup berth
 Ian Poulter        - Ranked 11th in Ryder Cup pnts, just 28,926 behind Price
 Phillip Price      - Hanging on to his 10th-place position for Ryder Cup spot
 Ian Woosnam        - A win here might propel him to a Ryder Cup berth

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Colin Montgomerie
 Darkhorse   - Nick O'Hern

 Last week's Pick to Win (Mathias Gronberg) - Finished tied for 68th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Steve Webster) - Was disqualified after 1st round

 NOTES:
      For the third straight time, this event will serve as the final
 tournament to gain entrance into the Ryder Cup this coming September. With
 300,000 points still available, anyone within the top 23 in the Ryder Cup
 points list is theoretically still in with a chance of forcing their way into
 the top-10 to secure at berth at The De Vere Belfry next month. Phillip Price
 currently occupies the tenth and final place to qualify for the team
 automatically with 858,944 points but Ian Poulter has closed the gap to just
 28,926 points after moving up to 11th following the World Golf Championships -
 NEC Invitational. Miguel Angel Jiménez currently lies in 12th place ahead of
 Andrew Oldcorn and Andrew Coltart respectively. Two years ago Padraig
 Harrington, having just finished second the previous week, was lying in 13th
 place in the Ryder Cup points list when he arrived in Munich and knew he
 needed to finish no worse than joint second to make the team. In the end,
 Harrington finsihed alone in second with rounds of 66-67-66-72. Last year,
 Thomas Bjorn carded a second-round 63 to take a lead he never relinquished as
 he defeated Bernhard Langer by three shots. Bjorn and Langer were the only
 players in the field to post all four rounds in the 60's. This is the fifth
 straight year in which Golfclub Munchen Nord-Eichenried is playing host and
 the 10th time overall. No player has ever won this event two straight years,
 with Paul Azinger the only two-time winner of the tournament, winning in 1990
 and '92. The purse was increased by 300,000 euros from last year. Next week,
 the European Tour moves to Switzerland for the Omega European Masters where
 Eduardo Romero will defend his title.

 

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