FootGolf kicks off BMW International

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Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger was celebrating yesterday before the BMW International Open had even started. Why? He was crowned the winner of the events FootGolf challenge.


Wiesberger joined ten of his his fellow competitors at Gut Larchenhof for a competition to see who was best at the golf/football hybrid. The aim was simple. Kick the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible.

The Austrian was made to work for his victory though. Italian Francesco Molinari was hot on his heels and local favourite Marcel Siem pushed him all the way, both forcing a play-off. However, he kept his cool on the first extra-hole and was crowned the FootGolf winner.

“Now I know why Austria did not qualify for the World Cup,” joked Wiesberger. “They knew beforehand that I would be playing at the BMW International Open during the World Cup, so would be unable to join them in Brazil.”

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The eleven players took to the course in the style of a football team yesterday – led by tournament director Marco Kaussler in referee attire. Each player was accompanied by a youngster from the youth sections of Gut Lärchenhof and Hummelbachaue golf clubs when they entered the arena on the 18th hole.

American John Daly was represented by his son John Jr, while Daly followed the action from afar. Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiménez - who was also on caddie duty - joined him on the bench.

Marcel Siem was given a Baby Racer as a special prize. The German became a father for the second time just a few days ago. And rising French star Victor Dubuisson produced the shot of the day, carding an ace in the hole-in-One competition on the last.


bunkered tries FootGolf


Watch as bunkered’s Michael McEwan showcased his FootGolf skills at Cowal Golf Club in Dunoon. He assures us it’s harder than it looks.

Pictures taken from the European Tour's website.

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