• Big names prepped for Porsche Open

    Dean Burmester
    Ready to fire

    Defending champion Richard McEvoy will get his title defence under way alongside two Ryder Cup stars at the Porsche European Open on Thursday.

    The Englishman was one of the most popular victors on the 2018 Race to Dubai when he won his first European Tour title at the 285th time of asking at Green Eagle Golf Courses and he will have the fans with him again in Hamburg.

    He tees off the first alongside countryman Paul Casey and 2018 Masters Tournament champion Patrick Reed at 13:00.

    2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn tees off at 13:20 alongside South African Dean Burmester and Finn Kalle Samooja – who lost in the five man play-off at last week’s Omega European Masters.

    Burmester is one of 10 South Africans in the field including Wilco Nienaber, Zander Lombard and Louis de Jager.

    American Matt Kuchar and Dane Lucas Bjerregaard and local favourite Max Schmitt form another must-watch group.

    The marquee group in the morning contains Bernd Wiesberger, currently second on the Race to Dubai Rankings, together with World No 9 Xander Schauffele and D+D Real Czech Masters champion Thomas Pieters, who go off the tenth at 08:00.

    Star rookie Robert MacIntyre tees off ten minutes earlier alongside France’s Alexander Levy and England’s Ross Fisher.

    For a full list of tee times, click HERE.

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