European Tour

ASH, England -- Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.
Curtis, after losing PGA Tour card, seeks to regain form far from home
Former British Open champion Ben Curtis was just happy to be playing in Dubai a week ago after poor form last season cost him his PGA Tour card. The American missed the cut in more than half of the PGA Tour events he played in 2011 and he hasn’t had a win since 2006.
19 Feb 2012 - 7:04pm - 1 Comments
Kruger earns first European Tour title with two-shot win at Avantha Masters
Jbe Kruger claimed his breakthrough European Tour victory at the Avantha Masters Sunday on a day that saw Scotland's Peter Whiteford disqualified late in the third round for moving his ball.
19 Feb 2012 - 12:23pm - 0 Comments
Kruger takes one-shot lead at Avantha Masters thanks to two eagles
NEW DELHI, India -- Jbe Kruger of South Africa shot a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Avantha Masters to take a one-shot lead in the European Tour event.
18 Feb 2012 - 11:58am - 0 Comments
Whiteford overcomes cold start to nab halfway lead at Avantha Masters
NEW DELHI, India -- Peter Whiteford of Scotland shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a two-shot lead after the second round of the Avantha Masters.
17 Feb 2012 - 11:19am - 0 Comments
Canizares and Whiteford share lead in Avantha Masters, Daly shoots 79
NEW DELHI, India -- Alejandro Canizares of Spain and Peter Whiteford of Scotland each shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the Avantha Masters on the European Tour.
16 Feb 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Luiten, once destined for Arizona, heads to India for Avantha Masters
NEW DELHI, India -- The European Tour has moved on from Dubai to India this week -- and, even though he would like to have been heading to America instead, Dutchman Joost Luiten has made the trip, too.
15 Feb 2012 - 12:26pm - 0 Comments
Daly, playing well, targets return to Dubai for season-ending showdown
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- John Daly is hoping his recent trip to Dubai won’t be his only one this year. He wants to be back in November for one of golf's richest events, the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Championship.
12 Feb 2012 - 5:17pm - 0 Comments
Cabrera-Bello edges past Westwood to win Dubai Desert Classic by one shot
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rafael Cabrera-Bello held his nerve against a star-studded field Sunday to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, shooting a 4-under 68 to beat Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher by one shot for his second European Tour victory.
12 Feb 2012 - 12:20pm - 0 Comments
Westwood passes McIlroy and Bjorn to take 54-hole lead in Dubai Desert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Lee Westwood took advantage of some shaky play from Rory McIlroy and Thomas Bjorn to claim the third-round lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, one shot clear of first-round leader Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain and two others.
11 Feb 2012 - 11:14am - 0 Comments
McIlroy and Bjorn share two-shot lead after Day 2 of Dubai Desert Classic
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Thomas Bjorn closed with two birdies to tie Rory McIlroy for the second-round lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, two shots clear of Martin Kaymer who moved into contention with his first hole-in-one on Friday.
10 Feb 2012 - 11:42am - 0 Comments
McIlroy trails leader Cabrera-Bello by three after late rush in Dubai Desert
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Rafael Cabrera-Bello made nine birdies in his first 11 holes to finish at 9-under 63 Thursday for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Marcel Siem and Scott Jamieson each shot 65.
9 Feb 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Rock, after beating Woods, confident heading into Dubai Desert Classic
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- After beating Tiger Woods at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship last week, rising star Robert Rock says he no longer fears playing against the big names.  
8 Feb 2012 - 12:50pm - 0 Comments
Westwood apologizes for swearing in Qatar after mom calls him on it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Lee Westwood knew he was in trouble when his mother gave him a call after his final round at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.
7 Feb 2012 - 5:30pm - 0 Comments
'Chippy' Lawrie chips in twice to win Qatar Masters for second time
DOHA, Qatar -- Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie – whose nickname is “Chippy” -- chipped in for an eagle and a birdie on his way to winning the wind-shortened Commercialbank Qatar Masters on Sunday, shooting a 7-under 65 to hold off the challenge of Ja
5 Feb 2012 - 11:37am - 0 Comments
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