Players Championship Of Europe

Along with the BMW International Open, the Deutsche Bank Players Championship Of Europe is one of two European Tour events played annually in Germany. It is a 72-hole, stroke-play tournament for men. Since 1992, the Players Championship Of Europe has been played either at the Gut Kaden Golf Club or at Golf Club St Leon Rot.

The Players Championship (TPC) Of Europe was first played in 1977. However, from 1977 up to 1990, the name described a variety of different tournaments, played on different courses in England and Portugal. Between 1991 and 1994, no “TPC” was played, although the Honda Open took its place. The Players Championship Of Europe as we know it today has been played in Germany since 1995. See Players Championship Of Europe history for more details.

The Players Championship Of Europe attracts a top field of players, including the likes of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington. Tiger Woods has been a regular participant in the tournament, winning the event a total of three times. Woods is said to have been paid large appearance fees to play in the tournament, which is unusual for European Tour events and has caused some controversy.

The 2007 Players Championship Of Europe was won by Argentinean Andrés Romero. By 2007, the championship was offering a total prize fund of €3.6 million, making it one of the richest events, outside the majors and the World Golf Championships, on the European Tour calendar. The prize fund is distributed among the top 70 positions, with €600,000 going to the winner, €400,000 for second position and €225,360 for third position.

See Players Championship Of Europe winners for details of all the winners since 1992.

Players Championship Of Europe Course

The Deutsche Bank Players Championship Of Europe will be held from 24 to 27 July at the Gut Kaden Golf Club in Hamburg, Germany.