Technique, precision, aesthetics, passion – the classical golf attributes also fit in excellently with the Porsche philosophy.
By becoming involved in professional golf for the first time as the title partner of the Porsche European Open 2015, Porsche AG has added a pro event to its long-standing engagement in the amateur game. For the past 27 years, the world’s most successful sports car manufacturer has been organising a global amateur tournament series – the Porsche Golf Cup – exclusively for customers. Last year, over 8,000 customers competed in 150 tournaments, played in 13 countries, for the coveted places in the second world final in Mallorca in May 2015.
The Porsche European Open, which was staged in 2015 at the Hartl Resort in Bad Griesbach, Germany from 24 to 27 September, provides customers and visitors additional special opportunities to experience the brand and fascination of Porsche. Alongside top class golf, guests can enjoy a colourful supporting programme of events or the outstanding hospitality. They also have the chance to acquaint themselves with Porsche products at first hand. For the professionals, the European Open, one of the oldest tournament titles on the European Tour, has a special place on their itineraries due to its long history and world renown.
At the premiere in 2015 of the 2 million Euro event played at Europe’s biggest golf resort, more than 25,000 spectators followed the action live over the four days of the tournament. After a dramatic final round on the Beckenbauer Course, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee, one of the best known Asian golfers, clinched the win ahead of top players like Jamie Donaldson, Charl Schwartzel, Graeme McDowell, Miguel Ángel Jiménez or Hunter Mahan. The leading German was the golf legend Bernhard Langer who finished in a tie for 24th place.
Alexander Levy has won the second edition of the Porsche European Open in Bad Griesbach. It took a play-off before the 26-year old wrapped up the win against the Englishman Ross Fisher. Three shots down on Levy and Fisher in a tie for third place were the two Swedes Michael Jonzon and Robert Karlsson (both -16). The best German in the field was Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer (-14) who came sixth. A total of 35,300 spectators attended the tournament from 22 to 25 September, where 2 million Euro were at stake.
The next Porsche European Open will take place from 27 to 30 July 2017. Further information are available online at www.europeanopen.com.
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