BMW International Open 2015 Tips

Thomas Bjorn (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Coral
Ross Fisher (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Betfred, BetVictor, Paddy Power
Bradley Dredge (ew)Tournament Winner100/1Sky Bet, BetVictor, Paddy Power


The tournament has returned to its regular venue of Munich Eichenried having been played at Gut Larchenhof in both 2012 and 2014. The par 72, 7,181-yard course is certainly not among the more difficult that the professionals will face on the Tour, although there are plenty of water hazards. Eight of the last 16 winners here have shot a total of 20-under or better, including Jon Daly’s course record -27 in 2001. Ernie Els was the last winner here two years ago, while Thomas Bjorn (twice), Martin Kaymer and Pablo Larrazabal are previous winners in this week’s field.


Henrik Stenson, who won here in 2006, is the market leader at a best price of 8/1 with BetVictorLadbrokes and William Hill and is the only man with a single-figure price. The Swede has finished in the top 10 on four of his last six appearances at Eichenried. Kaymer, the 2008 champion, is a best price of 14/1 with Sky Bet as he looks to bounce back from his disappointing US Open title defence, while Shane Lowry, who impressed at Chambers Bay, is an 18/1 chance with Coral. Joost Luiten, Chris Wood and Bernd Wiesberger are among the other leading contenders.


thomas-bjornTHOMAS BJORN has had a poor season by his own high standards but his last two results – 11th at Wentworth and 21st at the Nordea Masters – point to a recovery and he has an excellent record at Eichenried. The Dane was the winner in both 2000 and 2002 and was the runner-up to Els here two years ago, while he also finished eighth in this event at Gut Larchenhof. Coral are offering stand-out odds of 40/1.

Ross FisherROSS FISHER is currently 11th on the Race To Dubai, thanks largely to a couple of strong performances in the early part of the year. He has been making less of an impact in recent months, but he does have an excellent record on this course. His last five results in Munich read 18-9-2-12-26 and the five-time European Tour winner looks a good each-way selection at best odds of 50/1 with BetfredBetVictor and Paddy Power (as short as 35/1 elsewhere).

BRADLEY DREDGEBRADLEY DREDGE was one of the Tour’s most consistent performers before a loss of form and subsequent health problems contributed to him losing his card three years ago, but he’s back in regular action and looking competitive once again. The Welshman was back in the top 10 at the Irish Open before another good outing at the Nordea Masters. His last two appearances at Eichenried have seen him finish 12th and third, with an aggregate score of 27-under-par and he is an interesting outsider at 100/1.

Thomas Bjorn (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Coral
Ross Fisher (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Betfred, BetVictor, Paddy Power
Bradley Dredge (ew)Tournament Winner100/1Sky Bet, BetVictor, Paddy Power