At 16, Alexis Thompson has become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. The Floridian closed with a 2-under 70 Sunday to win the Navistar LPGA Classic, beating Tiffany Joh by five strokes to finish at 17-under 271.
Newlywed Darren Clarke hopes he can stop his slide down the world rankings at this week's Ballantine's Championship.
25 Apr 2012 - 10:12am - 0 Comments
Royal and Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson says the St. Andrews-based organization has invested $16 million in toughening and tightening all courses used to host the British Open, including lengthening the courses for the 2012 and 2013 editions.
24 Apr 2012 - 11:39pm - 0 Comments
One of the perks Rich Beem received for winning the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine was a 10-year exemption on the European Tour. He never used it because he didn't need it -- until now.
24 Apr 2012 - 11:19pm - 0 Comments
Badly-behaved golfers should be named and shamed, and not afforded the privacy given to them by the tours they play on, according to R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson.
23 Apr 2012 - 4:34pm - 0 Comments
Spectators will be able to use mobile phones at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes this summer, the R&A said on Monday. A decision has been taken to remove the ban that has been in place since 2006 in order to enhance the experience for the general public.
23 Apr 2012 - 4:27pm - 0 Comments
Branden Grace of South Africa shot a final-round 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Volvo China Open by three shots.
22 Apr 2012 - 1:57pm - 0 Comments
Branden Grace of South Africa shot an 8-under 64 Saturday and has a three-shot lead after three rounds of the Volvo China Open on the European Tour.
21 Apr 2012 - 11:37am - 0 Comments
Gary Boyd of England and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet of France shared the second-round lead of the Volvo China Open after shooting 5-under 67s Friday to move to 11 under.
20 Apr 2012 - 9:58am - 0 Comments
Matthew Baldwin of England took advantage of calm early conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday and lead the Volvo China Open by one stroke after the first round.
19 Apr 2012 - 9:06am - 0 Comments
Peter Hanson says he holds no lingering disappointment from finishing third at the Masters and is keen to tee off in the Volvo China Open this week.
18 Apr 2012 - 12:29pm - 0 Comments
Following the rise of the likes of Rory McIlroy, professional golf is increasingly being seen as a younger man's game. But that axiom will be pushed to the limit this week.
18 Apr 2012 - 12:22pm - 0 Comments
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen produced the perfect response to his playoff defeat at the Masters last Sunday by claiming the Maybank Malaysian Open title the very next week.
15 Apr 2012 - 11:43am - 0 Comments
A thunderstorm suspended play at the Maybank Malaysian Open for the second straight day on Saturday, with Louis Oosthuizen holding on to a one-shot lead halfway through his third round.
14 Apr 2012 - 10:51am - 0 Comments
Hennie Otto and Jbe Kruger reached 9 under Friday to share the clubhouse lead at the Maybank Malaysian Open before the second round was suspended two hours early because of a threat of thunderstorms. The event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour.
13 Apr 2012 - 10:27am - 0 Comments
Charl Schwartzel of South Africa shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Maybank Malaysian Open. The event is sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour.
12 Apr 2012 - 10:37am - 0 Comments
Matteo Manassero hopes history will repeat itself when the Maybank Malaysian Open gets under way on Thursday. The 18-year-old Italian returns to the course that saw him secure his second European Tour win last year, hoping to build on that success.
11 Apr 2012 - 10:28am - 0 Comments
Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark shot a 69 to win the Sicilian Open by one shot on Sunday, holding off England’s Chris Wood, who tied the course record with an 8-under 64.
1 Apr 2012 - 11:43am - 0 Comments
Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark made four birdies and an eagle for a 5-under 67 to lead the Sicilian Open by three strokes on Saturday heading to the final round.
31 Mar 2012 - 1:27pm - 0 Comments
John Daly made five birdies and an eagle in his second round on Friday to move to 6 under and challenge the leaders at the Sicilian Open on the European Tour. With afternoon winds blowing in off the Mediterranean, the 46-year-old Daly managed the conditions to post a 5-under 67.
30 Mar 2012 - 1:09pm - 1 Comments
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