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BMW Masters joins European tour

Updated: April 25, 2012, 12:57 AM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The PGA Tour's tournament in Malaysia was trumped last year by a special event called the Shanghai Masters, which offered a $5 million purse with $2 million to the winner. It attracted a strong field, including Hunter Mahan and Jim Furyk from the PGA Tour, and Rory McIlroy wound up beating Anthony Kim in a playoff.

Now it's an official tournament on the European Tour.

It will be called the BMW Masters, played Oct. 25-28 at Lake Malaren in Shanghai and offering ...

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