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Euro Tour Heads to Hamburg

2006 Deutsche Bank Players ChampionshipHAMBURG, Germany -- The European Tour has its second straight big event as the field heads to Germany for the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe.
Several players who teed it up last week at Carnoustie have made the trek to Gut Kaden this week.
Anders Romero had the lead on the back nine at the British Open, but his double bogey-bogey finish left him in third place, one stroke out of the playoff.
Romero will go to Gut Kaden looking to secure his first tour win. He had four top-10 finishes this year and had four last year as well. Romero posted 20-under par last year at this event, but that was just good enough for a tie for fourth place.
Last year, Robert Karlsson fired four rounds in the 60s and set a new tournament scoring record of 263. That gave him a four-shot win over Charl Schwartzel and Lee Westwood.
Several players for the PGA TOUR remained in Europe to play Gut Kaden this week. That list includes Americans J.B. Holmes and Brett Wetterich, as well as South African Rory Sabbatini and Australia's Rod Pampling.
The German contingent will be led as usual by Bernhard Langer, a three-time winner here. Other Germans in the field include Martin Kaymer, Marcel Siem and Sven Struver.
GOLF CHANNEL will have three hours of coverage all four days.
Next week, the European Tour also offers two events. The biggest and brightest stars will be at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, while the remainder of the field plays the Russian Open Golf Championship, where Alejandro Canizares won last year.
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