BMW International Open - DP World Tour: Preview

22 June 2022 20:56:28 GMTPlus10
Bernd Wiesberger is tipped to contend this week

Germany is the next stop on the DP World Tour, with the players teeing it up at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried for the BMW International Open.

Several players from the LIV Tour have been allowed to take their place in this event and that further adds to an already strong field.

Viktor Hovland, who won't be playing this week, won this tournament last year with a 19-under-par total of 269 and we can expect plenty of bridies again this week on a course that measures 7,284 yards.

What

BMW International Open

Where

Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Germany

When

23rd-26th June, 2022

How to watch

Sky Sports Golf and available to follow on bet365's Live Golf Tracker

Odds

Billy Horschel 12/1, Sergio Garcia 18/1, Louis Oosthuizen 20/1, Thomas Pieters 22/1, Ryan Fox 22/1, Jordan Smith 22/1

BMW International Open - previous winners taking part

Andrea Pavan, Andreas Romero, Pablo Larrazabal (twice), Fabrizio Zanotti, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn.

BMW International Open Course Details

The Golfclub Munchen Eichenried is a course that measures 7,284 yards and has hosted this event since 1989, although in recent years it has shared hosting with the Golf Club Gut Larchenhof in Cologne.

It's a par 72 and has no fewer than four par-fives - including the 568-yard 18 th – and four par-three holes, giving players the opportunity to shoot low.

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Three to Follow

Bernd Wiesberger

Bernd Wiesberger was one of those players who struggled to cope under the immense scrutiny of the first LIV golf event, but returns to familiar surroundings this week.

The Austrian, who claimed a top-30 finish at last month's US PGA Championship, has not missed a cut on the DP World Tour this season and has secured top-40 finishes in each of his last five appearances – away from the LIV Tour.

Wiesberger clearly enjoys this course with the 36-year-old having some good recent results in this tournament. He was fifth last year, when two rounds of 70 over the weekend scuppered his chances, and was also T16 in 2019.

The world number 96 is ranked 26th for driving accuracy, 17th for Greens in Regulation and tops the stats for 'Approach – Strokes Gained' on the DP World Tour this season.

All of which suggests he will have plenty of chances for birdies this week to give himself the best chance of securing a ninth win on Tour.

Wiesberger has been paired with Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen over the first two days and is available at 25/1 to claim the title on Sunday.

Jorge Campillo

Another player with happy memories of this course is Jorge Campillo, who finished third in this tournament last year.

The Spaniard shot four under-par rounds and set himself up for a strong week when carding an opening 67 in Munich.
This season has been hit-and-miss so far for Campillo, who is looking for a third DP World Tour title having won his second back in March 2020.

The 36-year-old missed the cut at this month's Porsche European Open, but prior to that had shown some good form – finishing T21 at the Dutch Open and T15 at the Soudal Open.

Campillo, 90/1 in the Outright betting, has putting stats that are better than the Tour average and a good week with the flat stick could see him in contention again.

The man from Caceres, who is in a group with a Joakim Lagergren and Takumi Kanaya, should enjoy the early tee time (8.30am) and is 14/1 to finish in the top six come Sunday evening.

Martin Kaymer

Nobody has a better recent record in this event than Martin Kaymer, with the Ryder Cup star looking to win this event for the second time.

The German – who took the title in 2008 - finished second to winner Hovland last year, after carding a sensational final round 64, which included 10 birdies and two bogeys.

Kaymer was just five shots behind the winner, Andrea Pavan, in 2019 when finishing T16 – a third round 75 scuppered his chances of victory on that occasion.

In 2018, the home fans' favourite finished in a three-way tie for second and just one shot behind the successful Matt Wallace.

Kaymer has split his time across three Tours this season and has shown in patches that he can still compete at this level, including a T13 finish at the AVIV Dubai Championship and a top-50 finish at the Valspar Championship.

The two-time Major winner will be part of what looks like a solid three-ball over the first couple of days, teeing up alongside Laurie Canter and Pablo Larrazabal.

The German can be backed at 2/1 to win his first-round three ball, while Kaymer is available at 60/1 to be the leader after the first 18 holes.

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