Wil Besseling followed Joost Luiten and Connor Syme into the winners' circle of the European Tour's BMW Indoor Invitational

What is the BMW Indoor Invitational?

Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are among the European Tour players going head to head in the BMW Indoor Invitational, a series of virtual golf tournaments.

Bernd Wiesberger, Joost Luiten and Mike Lorenzo Vera are also taking part in the home-based events, where players play against each other on simulators using TrackMan technology.

The 18-hole events are takeing place at St Andrews, Royal Portrush, Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Real Club Valderrama, and Wentworth.

Who’s won so far?

Joost Luiten won the inaugural event, posting a 6-under 66 around St Andrews’ Old Course for a two-shot win over Frenchman Damian Perrier.

His €10,000 prize will be split between the Dutchman’s own charity, the Joost Luiten Foundation, and Eramus Medical Centre, a hospital in his native Rotterdam.

“We’ve been doing nothing for such a long time, so it is nice to get that feeling of competition going again,” Luiten said.

Scotsman Connor Syme won the second event with an 8-under 64 round Royal Portrush.

The 24-year-old Syme split his winner’s cheque between FoodTrain, which supplies meals to the elderly in Dundee, and Hospice of the Valleys, a charity which provides palliative care.

In week three, Wil Besseling shot a 4-under 69 to secure a two shot victory as the action moved to Golfclub Munchen Eichenried.

The 35-year-old split his winner’s cheque between Doneereenmondkapje (Donate a Protective Mask), which supplies PPE to frontline workers in his native Netherlands, and Bake for Life, a charity close to his heart which creates jobs and sustainable incomes for people in Africa.

BMW Indoor Invitational schedule

May 9: St Andrews (Old), Scotland – Won by Joost Luiten

May 16: Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland – Won by Connor Syme

May 23: Golfclub Munchen Eichenried, Germany – Won by Wil Besseling

May 30: Real Club Valderrama, Spain

June 6: Wentworth (West), England

Where can you watch?

The European Tour are screening the events live on their social media channels as well as the BMW Indoor Invitational website, and the winner of each event will receive €10,000 to donate to a charity or relief fund helping communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

You can see each week’s leaderboard on the same website.

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