1st Place - $1,160,956; 2nd Place - $775,231; 3rd Place - $436,079
Past BMW Masters Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
Year of the Event
Top Players in the Field
Won 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship, World No.
2 wins in 2012, World No. 3
Won 2012 KLM Open, World No. 25
2010 PGA Championship winner, World No. 35
Won 2012 Qatar Masters and Johnnie Walker Championship
2010 U.S. Open champion, World No. 19
World No. 1, Won 2012 PGA Championship
Won 2012 Reale Seguros Open de Espana, World No. 30
World No. 12, Won 2012 Africa Open and Malaysian Open
11 European Tour wins, World No. 27
World No. 5, Won 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship
2011 Masters champion, World No. 31
World No. 4, Won 2012 Nordea Masters
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Rory McIlroy
Darkhorse - Ross Fisher
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bo Van Pelt) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Scott Jamieson) - Finished tied for 5th
NOTES:The European Tour travels to China this week for the inaugural BMW
Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Four of the top 5 players in
the world are in the field - Rory McIlroy (1), Luke Donald (3), Lee Westwood
(4) and Justin Rose (5). The field consists of 11 players from the victorious
European Ryder Cup team. This is the first official event since the Ryder Cup
for McIlroy, Donald, Westwood and Rose. Ian Poulter, who won all four of his
matches at Medinah and started the remarkable comeback for the European team,
is also in the field.
This tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Chinese Golf
Association. This is the second new event on the 2012 European Tour schedule.
American Bo Van Pelt won the inaugural ISPS Handa Perth International last
week in Australia.
The event is being played on the Masters course at Lake Malaren Golf Club,
which was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and opened for play in 2011.
McIlroy won the 2011 Shanghai Masters at Lake Malaren, defeating Anthony Kim
in a playoff.
This is the second European Tour event to be played in China in 2012. Branden
Grace won the Volvo China Open in April at Binhai Lake Golf Club in Tianjin.
This will be the seventh different European Tour event to be played in China,
joining the Volvo China Open, WGC-HSBC Champions, UBS Hong Kong Open, BMW
Asian Open, TCL Classic and Johnnie Walker Classic. China has also hosted the
World Cup five times.
The European Tour remains in China next week for the WGC-HSBC Champions in
Shenzhen, where Martin Kaymer will defend his title.
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