BMW International Open R4

Viktor Hovland makes history with first European Tour win

BMW International 2021 R4
June 24-27
Golfclub München Eichenried, Munich, Germany
€1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

BMW International 2021 R4 - Viktor Hovland makes history with first European Tour win
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Viktor Hovland made history on Sunday as he won the BMW International Open by two shots to become the first Norwegian player to win on the European Tour.


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“I grew up watching mostly the European Tour. There’s a lot of guys who played this week who I grew up watching. It’s cool to be a champion of this Tour, in Germany, in a place that… it’s not in Norway, but it’s close and has some of the same feelings of being home. It’s a huge honour and finally Norway has a win on the European Tour.”


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Hovland started his round with a three shot lead but local favourite Martin Kaymer set the target at 17-under after firing a 64 at Golfclub München Eichenried.

Hovland struggled over his first twelve holes but birdied the 13th and 16th to lead by two. He three putted the 17th reducing his lead to one shot before hitting a great drive to reach the green in two and closing his round with a birdie for a 70 to reach 19-under.


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“I saw (Kaymer) was creeping up from behind and Jorge was hanging on and after missing a bunch of putts, making the birdie on 13 helped a lot and the par save on 14, that was big for momentum.

“After that, I just tried to play pretty solid golf, not make too many mistakes, I had a three putt on 17 but great birdies on 16 and 18 – it was good enough today.

“It’s The Open, Olympics, Ryder Cup, there’s so much golf to look forward to and I’m just going to have a blast.”

Jorge Campillo closed with a 71 to take third place at 15-under followed by Victor Dubuisson (67) at 14-under.


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BMW International 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Viktor Hovland
-19
68
67
64
70
269
2
Martin Kaymer
-17
70
67
70
64
271
3
Jorge Campillo
-15
67
68
67
71
273
4
Victor Dubuisson
-14
69
69
69
67
274
T5
Darren Fichardt
-13
67
71
65
72
275
T5
Justin Harding
-13
69
69
68
69
275
T5
Sam Horsfield
-13
64
77
66
68
275
T5
Shaun Norris
-13
67
69
70
69
275
T5
Vincent Norrman (a)
-13
69
69
71
66
275
T5
Andy Sullivan
-13
68
69
69
69
275
T5
Bernd Wiesberger
-13
67
68
70
70
275
T12
Niall Kearney
-12
65
68
72
71
276
T12
Daniel van Tonder
-12
70
71
65
70
276
T14
Ryan Fox
-11
70
72
66
69
277
T14
Andrew Johnston
-11
66
75
68
68
277
T14
Matthias Schmid (a)
-11
68
69
69
71
277
T17
Sergio Garcia
-10
73
69
68
68
278
T17
Calum Hill
-10
69
68
72
69
278
T17
Rasmus Højgaard
-10
70
70
70
68
278
T17
Matthew Jordan
-10
67
70
70
71
278
T17
Takumi Kanaya
-10
72
67
69
70
278
T17
Jacques Kruyswijk
-10
69
72
69
68
278
T17
Pablo Larrazabal
-10
66
70
72
70
278
T17
Adrien Saddier
-10
66
69
74
69
278
T17
Justin Walters
-10
72
66
69
71
278
T26
Matthew Baldwin
-9
68
73
68
70
279
T26
Scott Hend
-9
73
68
72
66
279
T26
Andres Romero
-9
72
68
70
69
279
T29
Sean Crocker
-8
71
67
73
69
280
T29
Josh Geary
-8
69
71
71
69
280
T29
Masahiro Kawamura
-8
65
70
73
72
280
T29
Adrian Otaegui
-8
68
69
74
69
280
T29
Thomas Pieters
-8
73
68
68
71
280
T29
Garrick Porteous
-8
67
71
74
68
280
T29
Robin Roussel
-8
71
69
72
68
280
T29
Matthias Schwab
-8
71
70
69
70
280
T37
Kristoffer Broberg
-7
70
71
70
70
281
T37
Jazz Janewattananond
-7
68
73
71
69
281
T37
Sihwan Kim
-7
70
68
72
71
281
T37
Richard Mansell (a)
-7
74
68
68
71
281
T37
JC Ritchie
-7
66
72
74
69
281
T42
Steven Brown
-6
72
70
73
67
282
T42
Alejandro Cañizares
-6
69
71
70
72
282
T42
Daniel Gavins
-6
69
71
72
70
282
T42
Julien Guerrier
-6
69
72
71
70
282
T42
Nicolai Højgaard
-6
70
69
71
72
282
T42
Min Woo Lee
-6
66
73
69
74
282
T42
Zander Lombard
-6
69
73
67
73
282
T42
James Morrison
-6
73
69
69
71
282
T42
Louis Oosthuizen
-6
70
67
71
74
282
T42
Dale Whitnell
-6
69
73
70
70
282
T52
Wil Besseling
-5
72
69
68
74
283
T52
David Horsey
-5
71
70
69
73
283
T52
Benjamin Poke
-5
72
69
71
71
283
T55
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
-4
69
70
72
73
284
T55
Grant Forrest
-4
69
73
74
68
284
T55
Wade Ormsby
-4
65
75
75
69
284
T55
Antoine Rozner
-4
76
66
67
75
284
T55
Jeff Winther
-4
74
68
71
71
284
T60
Maverick Antcliff
-3
70
69
73
73
285
T60
Louis De Jager
-3
72
68
73
72
285
T62
Nicolas Colsaerts
-2
70
72
75
69
286
T62
Lorenzo Gagli
-2
71
71
74
70
286
T62
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
-2
64
73
71
78
286
T62
David Law
-2
69
71
74
72
286
T62
Thorbjørn Olesen
-2
69
73
74
70
286
T62
Marcel Schneider
-2
69
73
70
74
286
T68
Freddy Schott
-1
73
69
72
73
287
T68
Darius van Driel
-1
71
71
70
75
287
T70
Dean Burmester
E
71
71
70
76
288
T70
Carlos Pigem
E
74
68
72
74
288
T72
Philipp Mejow
+1
71
71
72
75
289
T72
Alvaro Quiros
+1
70
67
76
76
289
74
David Howell
+2
74
68
73
75
290
75
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
+4
72
70
75
75
292
T76
Søren Kjeldsen
+5
73
68
74
78
293
T76
Marc Warren
+5
68
71
77
77
293
CUT
Zach Bauchou
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Bryce Easton
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Oliver Farr
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Padraig Harrington
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Scott Jamieson
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Richard McEvoy
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Edoardo Molinari
-1
73
70
143
CUT
Thomas Rosenmüller
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Clement Sordet
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Connor Syme
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Johannes Veerman
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Chris Wood
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
E
69
75
144
CUT
John Catlin
E
73
71
144
CUT
Jamie Donaldson
E
72
72
144
CUT
Gregory Havret
E
73
71
144
CUT
Ondrej Lieser (a)
E
71
73
144
CUT
Dimitrios Papadatos
E
67
77
144
CUT
Renato Paratore
E
69
75
144
CUT
Matthieu Pavon
E
74
70
144
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
E
69
75
144
CUT
Sebastian Soderberg
E
73
71
144
CUT
Lars van Meijel
E
69
75
144
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Ashley Chesters
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Rhys Enoch
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
+1
71
74
145
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
+1
76
69
145
CUT
Niklas Lemke
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Ricardo Santos
+1
72
73
145
CUT
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
+1
73
72
145
CUT
Šimon Zach
+1
70
75
145
CUT
Thomas Aiken
+2
74
72
146
CUT
Nino Bertasio
+2
69
77
146
CUT
David Drysdale
+2
69
77
146
CUT
Paul Dunne
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Ross Fisher
+2
68
78
146
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
+2
71
75
146
CUT
Tyler Koivisto
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Francesco Laporta
+2
73
73
146
CUT
Alexander Levy
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Daniel Young (a)
+2
72
74
146
CUT
Yi Keun Chang
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Ben Evans
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+3
74
73
147
CUT
Liam Johnston
+3
73
74
147
CUT
Deyen Lawson
+3
75
72
147
CUT
Brandon Stone
+3
72
75
147
CUT
Ewen Ferguson
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Peter Hanson
+4
73
75
148
CUT
Tapio Pulkkanen
+4
75
73
148
CUT
Jack Senior
+4
70
78
148
CUT
Oliver Fisher
+5
76
73
149
CUT
Max Schmitt
+5
69
80
149
CUT
Benedict Staben
+5
75
74
149
CUT
Graeme Storm
+5
73
76
149
CUT
Alex Cejka
+6
70
80
150
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
+6
75
75
150
CUT
Hugo León
+6
74
76
150
CUT
Joel Stalter
+6
72
78
150
CUT
Jake McLeod
+7
74
77
151
CUT
Elvis Smylie
+7
76
75
151
CUT
Jean Baptiste Gonnet
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
+8
75
77
152
CUT
Ross McGowan
+8
72
80
152
CUT
Julian Suri
+8
81
71
152
CUT
Alexander Björk
+9
80
73
153
CUT
Bernd Ritthammer
+10
78
76
154
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+12
77
79
156
CUT
Janne Kaske
+13
69
88
157
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
+16
79
81
160
CUT
Pedro Figueiredo
+17
80
81
161
WD
Pep Angles
79
WD
Sebastian Heisele
76
DISQ
Andrea Pavan
75
RETD
Haydn Porteous
74