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DATES: Thursday, October 25th through Sunday, October 28th
SITE: Lake Malaren Golf Club (Masters course), Shanghai, China
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (2011)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,607
Hole-by-Hole1 - Par 4 439 Yds
2 - Par 4 384 Yds
3 - Par 5 574 Yds
4 - Par 3 212 Yds
5 - Par 4 495 Yds
6 - Par 3 202 Yds
7 - Par 5 568 Yds
8 - Par 4 484 Yds
9 - Par 4 470 Yds
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36 3,828 Yds
10 - Par 4 426 Yds
11 - Par 4 380 Yds
12 - Par 3 242 Yds
13 - Par 5 544 Yds
14 - Par 4 483 Yds
15 - Par 5 612 Yds
16 - Par 4 420 Yds
17 - Par 3 201 Yds
18 - Par 4 471 Yds
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36 3,779 Yds
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (et) - taped
Total Purse:  $7,000,000
Share:  1st Place - $1,160,956; 2nd Place - $775,231; 3rd Place - $436,079
 
Past BMW Masters Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Nicolas ColsaertsWon 2012 Volvo World Match Play Championship, World No.
33
Luke Donald2 wins in 2012, World No. 3
Peter HansonWon 2012 KLM Open, World No. 25
Martin Kaymer2010 PGA Championship winner, World No. 35
Paul LawrieWon 2012 Qatar Masters and Johnnie Walker Championship
Graeme McDowell2010 U.S. Open champion, World No. 19
Rory McIlroyWorld No. 1, Won 2012 PGA Championship
Francesco MolinariWon 2012 Reale Seguros Open de Espana, World No. 30
Louis OosthuizenWorld No. 12, Won 2012 Africa Open and Malaysian Open
Ian Poulter11 European Tour wins, World No. 27
Justin RoseWorld No. 5, Won 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Charl Schwartzel2011 Masters champion, World No. 31
Lee WestwoodWorld 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.

10/23 15:55:40 ET

As of October 23, 2012, at 03:55 PM ET

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