European Tour

PERTH, Australia -- Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.
McDowell and Lawrie advance as Volvo Match Play down to final four
CASARES, Spain -- Graeme McDowell held his nerve in a tense playoff against local favorite Sergio Garcia on Saturday to advance through the quarterfinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.  
19 May 2012 - 2:19pm - 0 Comments
Top-seeded Kaymer ousted at Volvo World Match Play Championship
CASARES, Spain -- Top-seeded Martin Kaymer was eliminated from the Volvo World Match Play Championship by the lowest-ranked player in the field on Friday, losing by 1 hole to Richard Finch.
18 May 2012 - 2:30pm - 0 Comments
Missing clubs pose no problem for Snedeker at Volvo World Match Play
CASARES, Spain -- In a history going back to 1964, the Volvo World Match Play Championship has never seen anything quite like Brandt Snedeker's victory over Thomas Bjorn on Thursday.
17 May 2012 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Poulter, defending champ and match- play specialist, is man to beat in Spain
CASARES, Spain -- Given his excellent Ryder Cup record and his unprecedented double in individual match-play tournaments, Ian Poulter's preferred format for the 2016 Olympics is no surprise.
16 May 2012 - 3:06pm - 0 Comments
Snedeker's trip to Volvo World Match Play interrupted by midflight drama
CASARES, Spain -- Deprived of his clubs and sleep following an emergency landing en route to Spain, Brandt Snedeker's first appearance in Spain isn't exactly going as planned.
16 May 2012 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Clarke out to restore his pride with good showing at Volvo Match Play
CASARES, Spain -– Reigning British Open champion Darren Clarke admits his pride has been wounded as he begins yet another attempt to spark his career back into life.
16 May 2012 - 2:18pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie makes 500th European Tour start at Volvo World Match Play
CASARES, Spain -- Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie aims to mark his 500th European Tour event by showing "there is a wee bit left in the tank yet."
16 May 2012 - 2:14pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup's shadow looms large over Volvo World Match Play showdown
CASARES, Spain -- With the Ryder Cup a little more than four months away, Europe's top players couldn't pick a better tournament to impress team Captain Jose Maria Olazabal than this week's Volvo World Match Play Championship in southern Spain.
15 May 2012 - 7:06pm - 0 Comments
Santos makes history for Portugal with victory in Madeira Islands Open
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Ricardo Santos shot a spectacular closing 63 on Sunday to give Portugal its first European Tour win in 20 years, and its first win ever on home soil.
13 May 2012 - 12:14pm - 0 Comments
Del Moral takes control of Madeira Open after nine straight one-putts
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Spaniard Carlos Del Moral knocked two strokes off his previous best European Tour round on Saturday and is in control of the Madeira Islands Open with a round to go.
12 May 2012 - 1:28pm - 0 Comments
Wilson stays bogey-free, leads by one after 36 holes at Madeira Islands Open
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson leads a European Tour event for the first time since November 2008 after shooting a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the Madeira Islands Open on Friday.
11 May 2012 - 3:19pm - 0 Comments
Former Ryder Cup player Wilson two behind Velasco at Madeira Open
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson, nine times a runner-up on the European Tour without ever winning, has given himself another chance to change that.
10 May 2012 - 3:20pm - 0 Comments
Dougherty not afraid of failing, trying to build confidence after losing card
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Nick Dougherty returns from a six-week absence from competition looking forward to the birth of his first child and playing without a fear of failure.
9 May 2012 - 11:44pm - 0 Comments
Madeira Islands Open presents chance for players in dire need of success
MADEIRA, Portugal -- There is only one European Tour event all year with less money on offer than this week's Madeira Islands Open -- but victory would still mean an awful lot to every player teeing off.
9 May 2012 - 1:30pm - 0 Comments
Molinari rallies from four back to win Spanish Open, first win in 18 months
SEVILLE, Spain -- Francesco Molinari finally returned to his winning ways -- and he did it with one of the finest rounds of his career.
6 May 2012 - 1:35pm - 0 Comments
Dyson leads Spanish Open, but final- hole double bogey keeps things close
SEVILLE, Spain -- Simon Dyson double-bogeyed the last hole Saturday to throw the race for the Spanish Open wide open again with a round to go.
5 May 2012 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Bourdy birdies four of last six holes to grab 36-hole lead in Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- Gregory Bourdy, with only one top-10 finish in the past year, leads the Reale Seguros Spanish Open at the halfway stage.
4 May 2012 - 1:58pm - 0 Comments
Micheel surprises even himself, grabs one-shot lead at Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- Shaun Micheel rediscovered the form that won him a major title nine years ago on Thursday, and leads the Reale Seguros Spanish Open in wet and windy Seville.
3 May 2012 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie aims to improve Ryder Cup standing at Spanish Open this week
SEVILLE, Spain -- Paul Lawrie has a golden opportunity this week to move a big step closer to his first Ryder Cup berth in 13 years. But the 43-year-old Scot didn’t have the greatest of starts to his week as he set off for the Spanish Open.
2 May 2012 - 1:07pm - 0 Comments