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.
* Data determined in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 6 (715/2007/EC, 195/2013/EC and ECE-R 101.01) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Fuel consumption calculated for vehicles with standard specification only. Actual consumption and performance may vary with items of optional equipment. A vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend not only on its efficient use of fuel but also on driving style and other non-technical factors. The latest Porsche models with a petrol engine are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10 %. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre. Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.
** These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre. Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.