MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 27: David Horsey of England smiles as he holds the trophy for winning the BMW International Open at the Munich North Eichenried Golf Club on June 27, 2010, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images)

BMW Open: David Horsey Wins In Munich As Bradley Dredge Fades On Final Day

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BMW Open: David Horsey Claims Title As Dredge Falls Apart In Final Round

Englishman David Horsey claimed the BMW International Open title in Munich this past weekend after Bradley Dredge, who had led for three consecutive days, shot a 1-over 74 on the final day of competition.  Horsey shot a 5-under 67 in his final day to finish at 18-under and one stroke ahead of Ross Fisher.  The win is the 25-year-old Brit's first on the European Tour. 

Check out the European Tour's official website for the final standings from the tournament.


BMW Open, Second Round: Bradley Dredge Leads; Ernie Els And Sergio Garcia Miss Cut

At the half way point of the BMW International Open in Munich, Bradley Dredge finished the second round at 13-under par and in sole possession of first place.  Dredge followed up his first round 8-under 64 with a 5-under 67 today that included two eagles.  Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal sits one stroke behind Dredge after shooting back to back 6-under 66s.  Two are tied at third at 10-under.

Perhaps more significant than those still in the tournament are those that missed the cut today.  Both Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els failed to reach the weekend rounds in Munich.  Els shot par today to finish the tournament at 2-under - missing the cut by one stroke.  Garcia finished at 9-over for the tournament - just three strokes better than the last place finishers.

From the UK Telegraph:

Tiredness appeared to catch up with Els, who was third in the US Open, when he dropped three late shots and narrowly failed to make the eagle he needed on the par-five last.

García was also at Pebble Beach, but there was far more behind his woeful performance than jetlag. Wearing the colours of the Spanish football team did nothing for the 30 year-old as his alarming slump continued.

For the first time as a professional García has missed back-to-back cuts on European soil and his nine-over-par total after rounds of 77 and 76 was his worst on this side of the Atlantic since the 1999 Open at Carnoustie.

Check out the European Tour's official page for the full leaderboard.


BMW Open, First Round: Dredge, Whiteford Lead In Munich; Sergio Garcia's Struggles Continue

Bradley Dredge of Wales and Peter Whiteford of Scotland lead all golfers at the BMW International Open in Munich after Thursday's first round. Both shot 64s, good for eight under par. A pack of four other players shot 65s.

The intriguing story out of Munich is the continued struggles of Spaniard Sergio Garcia who shot a 5-over 77 on the day.

The Spaniard didn't speak to reporters after his round. He has slumped from second in the world to 36th over the last 15 months, and is worried his run of five straight Ryder Cups is about to end.

"He isn't enjoying his golf at all at the moment," said Carlos Rodriguez, Garcia's manager. "It is not fun for him.

"Sergio has even said that if Colin Montgomerie were willing to offer him a Ryder Cup wild card he's not sure whether he would be of any help to the European team."

Ernie Els, the highest ranked player in the field, shot a 2-under.

The course is likely to become more difficult when play resumes on Friday.  Munich has been drenched with rain all week and the greens figure to become bumpy with all the player traffic.

Check the full leaderboard here.

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