Top Stars Back in Europe for BMW

By Golf Channel NewsroomAugust 22, 2005, 4:00 pm
European TourThe European Tour gets back to business and begins its stretch run with the BWM International Open in Munich, Germany.
Tops stars settling back into familiar territory include Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald, Bernhard Langer, Ian Poulter and defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Joining them will be American John Daly, recent PGA Championship runner-up Thomas Bjorn and Irishman Paul McGinley, who's coming off a strong third-place showing at the NEC Invitational.
Last year, when this tournament represented the last event to make points for the Ryder Cup, nerves were running high for some of the players looking to be a late edition to captain Langer's squad.
The year, however, Langer will not be regulated to watching from the sidelines, leaving him free to try and win the only European Tour tournament on German soil he has not won.
The 48-year-old German native has played remarkably well on both the PGA and European Tours this year, especially as he approaches eligibility for the senior circuit.
Although not having visited the winner's circle since the Volvo Masters Andalucia in 2002, Langer saved some of his best golf in recent memory for this year's majors.
Despite opening with a pair of 74s at the Masters, Langer closed out the weekend in Augusta with a 70-71 to post a top-20 finish at the site of his two greatest career triumphs. He then tried hanging with the young boys at Pinehurst and had a decent showing with a tie for 33rd.
He saved his best though for the Open Championship at St. Andrews where he put together four sub-par rounds to finish alongside the likes of Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia and Retief Goosen in a tie for fifth.
Another old-timer hoping to make news this is 51-year-old Eduardo Romero, who is aiming to make history by becoming the first player to win on the European Tour and European Seniors Tour in the same season.
The Argentine completed the first leg of a possible double with a dominant display in the Travis Perkins Senior Masters at Wentworth on Sunday when he beat the field by eight strokes.
A win at the BMW would also make him the oldest winner on The European Tour, surpassing the record held by Irelands Des Smyth, who was 48 years and 34 days old when he triumphed at the Madeira Island Open.
Lat year, Jimenez posted a 6-under 66 in the final round to outlast Thomas Levet and earned his fourth victory of the season.
This is the eighth straight year in which Golf Club MunchenNord-Eichenried is playing host and the 13th time overall. The European Tour moves to Switzerland next week for the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre.
The Golf Channel will telecast all four days from Germany beginning Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (ET).
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    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (

    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (

    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (

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    Friday, July 20

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    Saturday, July 21

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    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM ( Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (

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