European Tour

HOYLAKE, England – His once-comfortable lead gone, Rory McIlroy could have flinched.    Instead, he blew everyone away.    With a stunning display down the stretch, including a pair of
European Notebook: British Amateur champion receives spot in U.S. Open
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The winner of the British Amateur will be awarded a place in the U.S. Open for the first time this year, U.S. Golf Association officials have announced.
4 Feb 2012 - 6:36pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie takes lead in Qatar despite penalty for dropping ball on marker
DOHA, Qatar -- Paul Lawrie recovered from a penalty for dropping his ball on a marker to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and take a one-shot lead over Nicolas Colsaerts after the second round of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.  
4 Feb 2012 - 11:31am - 0 Comments
Qatar Masters cut to 54 holes after winds end play very early on Friday
DOHA, Qatar -- European Tour officials reduced the Commercialbank Qatar Masters to 54 holes when they called off play Friday after strong winds moved golf balls and blowing sand reduced visibility on several holes.  
3 Feb 2012 - 12:01pm - 0 Comments
Fernandez-Castano leads Daly by one at wind-whipped Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar -- Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano finished with three straight birdies for a 6-under 66 Thursday at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, overcoming wind and blowing sand to lead after the first round.  
2 Feb 2012 - 11:35am - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup opponents McDowell and Mahan together again at Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar -- No prizes for guessing what Graeme McDowell's mind will flash back to just before he starts the Commercialbank Qatar Masters on Thursday.
1 Feb 2012 - 12:53pm - 0 Comments
Woods falters as Rock wins Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Robert Rock held his nerve Sunday to beat U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the biggest win of the Englishman’s career.  
29 Jan 2012 - 10:19am - 0 Comments
Rock wins Abu Dhabi Championship as Woods' control abandons him
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Robert Rock held his nerve Sunday to beat U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the biggest win of the Englishman’s career.
29 Jan 2012 - 10:12am - 0 Comments
After 6-under 66, Woods shares 54-hole lead with Rock in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to grab a share of the lead at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, the latest sign that the 14-time major winner is returning to form after ending a two-year victory drought.
28 Jan 2012 - 8:50am - 0 Comments
Woods shoots 69, just two shots back in Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tiger Woods roared into contention in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Friday, stringing together three birdies on the back nine to sit two shots behind surprise leader Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark.
27 Jan 2012 - 10:13am - 0 Comments
McIlroy, Karlsson share Abu Dhabi lead; bogey-free Woods three back
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tiger Woods weathered putting woes to open his 2012 season with a 2-under 70 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Thursday, three shots behind clubhouse leaders Rory McIlroy and Robert Karlsson.
26 Jan 2012 - 8:36am - 0 Comments
Woods finally feels physically fit, eager to begin season in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Tiger Woods says he’s starting a season healthy for the first time in at least eight years.  
24 Jan 2012 - 11:17am - 0 Comments
Grace tops Els and Goosen in sudden death to win Volvo Golf Champions
GEORGE, South Africa -- South African Branden Grace beat his more experienced countrymen Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in a playoff to win the Volvo Golf Champions on Sunday.  
22 Jan 2012 - 12:43pm - 0 Comments
Colsaerts catches up to Grace in third round of Volvo Golf Champions
GEORGE, South Africa -- Branden Grace of South Africa and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium had contrasting third rounds in wet and windy conditions to share the lead at the Volvo Golf Champions on Saturday.
21 Jan 2012 - 11:57am - 0 Comments
Grace leads Volvo Champions by four in hunt for second straight victory
GEORGE, South Africa -- South African Branden Grace moved closer to consecutive European Tour victories as he claimed a four-stroke lead in Friday’s second round of the Volvo Golf Champions.  
20 Jan 2012 - 12:35pm - 0 Comments
Upstart Colsaerts four clear after new course record at Volvo Champions
GEORGE, South Africa -- Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts leads the Volvo Golf Champions by four strokes after surging clear of the field with a course-record 64 on Thursday at Fancourt.
19 Jan 2012 - 2:04pm - 0 Comments
Veenstra, Georgiou and da Silva earn British Open spots in Africa qualifier
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africans Grant Veenstra and Andrew Georgiou will join Brazil’s Adilson da Silva at the British Open this summer after claiming the three spots up for grabs in the African edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) on Thursday.
19 Jan 2012 - 1:23pm - 0 Comments
Harrington, despite poor 2011 season, confident he will win more majors
Padraig Harrington, having fallen down to 89th in the world, still expects to win more majors in his career. Not just hopes to, but expects to.
18 Jan 2012 - 1:30pm - 0 Comments
Clarke off booze, in gym in effort to turn around disappointing end to 2011
Darren Clarke says he is a "lean, mean, fighting machine" ahead of his seasonal return in South Africa this week.
18 Jan 2012 - 1:22pm - 0 Comments
Sluiter leads Garcia by one after first day of British Open qualifier in Africa
Dutchman Tim Sluiter posted a 6-under 66 to Wednesday lead the first round of the British Open’s African edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.
18 Jan 2012 - 1:01pm - 0 Comments