European Tour

By Trevor Peake, Associated Press BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) -- Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship on Sunday, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.
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
Els begins 2012 at Volvo Champions needing to climb up world rankings
Ernie Els has a fight on his hands as he starts his 2012 season this week at the Volvo Golf Champions -- and he hasn’t been helped by a change in how the world rankings are figured.
17 Jan 2012 - 1:20pm - 0 Comments
Steady Grace holds off charging Elson to win Joburg Open by one shot
South Africa’s Branden Grace won his first European Tour title Sunday with a par 72 for a one-shot victory at the Joburg Open. The tournament was co-sanctioned with southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.  
15 Jan 2012 - 1:47pm - 0 Comments
Finch and Grace share lead as more rain halts third round of Joburg Open
England's Richard Finch chipped in for an eagle-3 on the eighth hole Saturday as he maintained his challenge on a rain-shortened third day in the Joburg Open. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
14 Jan 2012 - 12:57pm - 0 Comments
Rock grabs Joburg Open lead before storms halt play second straight day
Englishman Robert Rock beat the weather Friday to take the second-round lead at the Joburg Open. The 34-year-old, chasing a second career win, shot a second-round 67 to hit the front just moments before a thunderstorm forced play to be abandoned for the day.
13 Jan 2012 - 11:51am - 0 Comments
Elson, McGrane share Joburg Open lead on weather-interrupted first day
England's Jamie Elson and Ireland's Damien McGrane share the clubhouse lead after weather interrupted Thursday’s first round of the Joburg Open. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
12 Jan 2012 - 2:02pm - 0 Comments
Schwartzel gunning for third straight win in his hometown Joburg Open
Charl Schwartzel will be looking to make it a hat trick of victories when he launches the defense of his title at the Joburg Open on Thursday.
11 Jan 2012 - 3:36pm - 0 Comments
Townsend, Hall, Cullen earn spots in British Open via Australian qualifier
Australians Aaron Townsend, Nick Cullen and Ashley Hall qualified for the 2012 British Open on Wednesday at the Australasian edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ).
11 Jan 2012 - 2:34am - 0 Comments
Basic and Gaunt share lead on Day 1 of British Open qualifier in Australia
Australians Neven Basic and Chris Gaunt shot 3-under-par 69s Tuesday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 36-hole Australian edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) tournament for this year's British Open.
9 Jan 2012 - 11:55pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen wins his second straight Africa Open after two-shot swing
Louis Oosthuizen holed a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to top fellow South African Tjaart van der Walt and retain his title at the Africa Open on Sunday.
8 Jan 2012 - 2:24pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen rallies to share 54-hole lead with Van der Walt in Africa Open
Defending champion and overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen birdied three of his last four holes for a 6-under 67 Saturday to share the third-round lead at the Africa Open.
7 Jan 2012 - 1:25pm - 0 Comments
Royal Portrush to host Irish Open in 2012, with hopes of British Open later
The Irish Open will return to Royal Portrush in 2012, the first time in 59 years that the tournament will be staged north of the border.
6 Jan 2012 - 1:17pm - 0 Comments
Defending champ Oosthuizen rides 62 to halfway lead at African Open
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen fired an brilliant 11-under-par 62 Friday to take a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Africa Open. The event, co-sanctioned with southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour, is the opening event on the 2012 European Tour schedule.
6 Jan 2012 - 12:56pm - 0 Comments
Aiken, in first group out, sets target that no one can match at Africa Open
South Africa’s Thomas Aiken shot a 9-under 64 Thursday at the Africa Open for a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s season-opening tournament.
5 Jan 2012 - 1:16pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy unsure of which nation he'd represent in 2016 Olympic golf
Rory McIlroy has decided not to declare which team he would represent in the Olympics until he has to. Two years ago, the 22-year-old said it would be Great Britain and Northern Ireland if he qualifies for golf's return to the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments