Martin Kaymer, who missed the US Open cut last week after winning the Major in 2014, hopes to recharge his batteries back home in Germany this week with a run through the BMW International Open in Munich.
Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti is the defending champion after winning a four-way playoff in 2014. He finished 19-under. The low winning score is commonplace. The champion here has been double-digits under par every year, with John Daly’s 27-under in 2001 setting the course record.
Kaymer started 2015 off well enough, finishing third at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and fourth at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
He’s been off his game since then, with just one top 20 finish. He’s missed the cut at his last two events, shooting +6 through two rounds at the Irish Open and the US Open.
Another player hoping to get back on point this weekend is Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. The former World No. 2 was in the lead after a day at the US Open with his opening-round 65, but was 10-over for the rest of the tournament and finished tied for 27th.
Stenson has played just eight European Tour-eligible events this year, and the results have been underwhelming – one Top 10 finish.
The BMW Open is being played at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, a par-72, 7,181-yard course.