Wade Ormsby leads BMW International Open

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Wade Ormsby leads BMW International Open

In Germany, first the bad weather and then the arrival of darkness stopped the first round of the BMW International Open, a tournament of the European Tour of golf. In Munich the Australian Wade Ormsby is at the top of the (provisional) ranking with 65 (-7).

Beside him, always on the "-7", are the English Sam Horsfield and the Japanese Masahiro Kawamura, but stopped at 17 with still a hole to play. And again: the Spaniard Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, however stopped at 12, who shone in a tournament that also sees his cousin-champion Sergio in the race, only 104 / o with 73 (+1).

Wade Ormsby, BMW International Open

On the course of the Golfclub München Eichenried (par 72), between the Azzurri a positive start for Renato Paratore and Nino Bertasio, both 23rd with 69 (-3). While he is 65 / or with 71 (-1) Lorenzo Gagli.

Difficult start for Francesco Laporta, 104 / o with 73 (+1). On the "+1" but with still three holes to play, there is also Edoardo Molinari, fresh from 35th place at the US Open. Really complicated start for Andrea Pavan.

Reigning champion (he won the tournament in 2019, in 2020 the competition was canceled for Covid), the Capitoline is 139 / o with "+3" after 15. Runner up at the US Open, South African Louis Oosthuizen occupies 54th place with 70 (-2).

The same score for the German Martin Kaymer, among the vice-captains of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin and winner of the BMW International Open in 2008. Martin Kaymer said he is feeling very positive ahead of this week’s BMW International Open after seeing encouraging signs in his game following a tie for 26th during last week U.S.

Open. “The emotions and feelings I have coming back are very positive. Before the U.S. Open I missed a few cuts, unfortunately. But then I found a little something last week, which was nice. The first round it was a hard comeback from there.

The second and third rounds were good, I was all of a sudden back in the tournament and had a chance to finish quite high – which was fantastic considering I started with a six-over par. It was a very positive week, especially with the stretch of tournaments I’m now going to play”.

“It’s not much to do with the golf swing, just the attitude. I wanted to have immediate success. I’m now thinking more about… you don’t need to play well every single week that you play. It’s more about the process and that will make you play better.

Because you’re not focusing so much on an individual week. The pressure of performing every single day and waiting for that five or six under, I try to put this behind me and think about ‘what do I want to do today?’, ‘I want to let loose.

Play the game I know I can play.’ But I need to start where I am right now, not where I would like to be”. “I’ve had great success at this event over the last few years, I’ve had a couple of top ten finishes.

It’s a golf course I enjoy. My win in 2008 was a very emotional win, winning in your own country. I played with Bernhard Langer the first two rounds, they were some of the first rounds I’ve played with him. He has been role model for German golfers and for myself for many years.

To play well that week, during this two rounds playing with him was super cool. I was only 23 years old and got really excited playing with him. The emotions and feelings I have coming back are very positive. The golf course has changed a lot since I won here.

They have lengthened a lot of holes, the surfaces of the greens were changed four or five years ago. So they are really, really good. It was the only weak side the golf course had back in the day, so that has been sorted. I just played the Pro-Am and it looked really good. It’s been a little wet from the storms over the last few days but the guys have done a good job"