2019 BMW TrackMan Open.

  • Global and digital golf tournament, in which amateurs can take on
    the best players in the world, attracts 2,465 entrants.
  • Chris Killmer (USA) and Tzu-Chi Lin (TPE) prove unbeatable again
    in season two.
  • Top amateurs Frida Kinhult (SWE) and Frederik Eisenbeis (GER) win
    week tickets to the Ryder Cup 2020 with Worldwide Partner BMW.

Munich. The second season of the BMW TrackMan Open has drawn to
a close. The number of “Combine Tests”, which must be completed and
uploaded in order to enter the tournament, rose by three percent to
3,974. In this global tournament format, which boasts a total prize
purse of 100,000 US dollars, the accuracy of golf shots is recorded
digitally and the score is submitted in real time. The Open Category
was won for the second year in a row by American Chris Killmer, who
improved his winning score from 2018 by half a point to 94.5. Tzu-Chi
Lin from Taiwan (Ladies) also successfully defended her title and
improved from 91.3 to 93.1 points.

“BMW has been a global partner of golf for more than three decades,
during which time it has consistently expanded its commitment and
broken new ground,” said Jörn Plinke, Head of BMW Golfsport Marketing.
“With its extraordinary, flexible and individual tournament format,
the BMW TrackMan Open is a good example of this and has once again
demonstrated the technological leadership of BMW and TrackMan in their segment.”

The TrackMan is a tablet-sized device for analysing and evaluating
golf shots. It uses vision and radar technology to precisely record
distance, club head speed and attack angle, among other things. In
order to enter the BMW TrackMan Open, competitors must complete the
“Combine Test”: 60 shots at a total of ten virtual targets, with a
maximum score of 100 points.

Chris Killmer was rewarded for achieving the best result of all of
this season’s entrants (94.5 points) with a winner’s cheque for 50,000
US dollars. The Ladies Category competition featured 20,000 US dollars
in prize money for this year’s winner Tzu-Chi Lin (93.1 points).
Almost every tenth person who entered the 2019 BMW TrackMan Open was
female – a rise of 22 percent compared to last year.

One feature of the BMW TrackMan Open is the fact that this tournament
format allows amateurs to go head to head with professionals. Frida
Kinhult (Ladies, 89.8 points) from Sweden and Germany’s Frederik
Eisenbeis (Open category, 90.9 points) were this season’s top
amateurs. They won week tickets to next year’s golfing highlight, the
Ryder Cup with Worldwide Partner BMW.

“2,500 participants from 77 nationalities are a testament to the
truly global nature of the BMW TrackMan Open, which aims to give
golfers of all skill levels the opportunity to practice with a
purpose,” said Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen, CEO and co-founder of TrackMan.
“TrackMan and BMW share a passion for innovation and technology so we
couldn’t have chosen a better partner for this project.”