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MERCEDES-BENZ CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th
SITE:  Golf Club Gut Larchenhof, Cologne, Germany
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Jack Nicklaus (1996)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,289
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 362 Yds 10 - Par 4 419 Yds
2 - Par 4 426 Yds 11 - Par 3 164 Yds
3 - Par 5 555 Yds 12 - Par 4 465 Yds
4 - Par 3 191 Yds 13 - Par 5 509 Yds
5 - Par 4 437 Yds 14 - Par 4 458 Yds
6 - Par 4 439 Yds 15 - Par 5 523 Yds
7 - Par 5 583 Yds 16 - Par 3 195 Yds
8 - Par 3 241 Yds 17 - Par 4 397 Yds
9 - Par 4 469 Yds 18 - Par 4 456 Yds
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36 3,703 Yds 36 3,586 Yds
Annual: 22nd
Defending Champion: Robert Karlsson (Not defending)
Runner-Up: Francesco Molinari
Tournament Record: 262 (K.J. Choi, 2003)
54-Hole Record: 195 (Anders Forsbrand, 1995; K.J. Choi, 2003)
36-Hole Record: 127 (Ernie Els, 1994; Russell Claydon, 1995)
18-Hole Record: 60 (Bernhard Langer, 1997 - Berliner G&CC)
Course Record: 60 (Fredrik Jacobson, 2003)
Total Purse: $2,867,559 (2,000,000 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $458,763; 2nd Place -$315,399; 3rd Place - $175,620
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Robert Karlsson 275 Jose Manuel Lara 281
Francesco Molinari 277 Richard Finch 281
Michael Campbell 279 Soren Hansen 282
Miguel Angel Jimenez 279 Marcel Siem 282
Ross Fisher 279 Martin Kaymer 282
Past Mercedes-Benz Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Robert Karlsson (275) -- Francesco Molinari
2007 Soren Hansen (271) -- Phillip Archer, Alastair Forsyth
2006 Not held
2005 Retief Goosen (268) -- Nick Dougherty, Henrik Stenson, David Lynn,
Jose Maria Olazabal
2004 Padraig Harrington -- Nick O'Hern
2003 K.J. Choi (262) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez
2002 Stephen Leaney (266) -- Alex Cejka
2001 Bernhard Langer (266) -- Fredrik Jacobson, John Daly
2000 #Michael Campbell (197) -- Jose Coceres
1999 *Sergio Garcia (277) -- Padraig Harrington, Ian Woosnam
1998 Colin Montgomerie (266) -- Robert Karlsson, Vijay Singh
1997 Bernhard Langer (267) -- Colin Montgomerie
1996 Darren Clarke (264) -- Mark Davis
1995 Anders Forsbrand (264) -- Bernhard Langer
1994 *Seve Ballesteros (270) -- Jose Maria Olazabal, Ernie Els
1993 Steven Richardson (271) -- Robert Karlsson
1992 Barry Lane (272) -- Rodger Davis, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam
1991 *Bernhard Langer (275) -- Rodger Davis
1990 Sam Torrance (272) -- Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam
1989 Bernhard Langer (276) -- Jose Maria Olazabal, Payne Stewart
1988 Jose Maria Olazabal (279) -- Anders Forsbrand, Des Smyth
1987 *Sandy Lyle (278) -- Bernhard Langer
* - Won in Playoff
# - Weather Shortened
Note: Formerly called German Masters (1987-89),
Mercedes German Masters (1990-95), Linde German Masters (1996-2005).



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