European Tour

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Thorbjorn Olesen overcame a shaky start Sunday to protect his overnight lead and win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots.
McIlroy defends time away from golf as he begins sprint to end 2012 season
SINGAPORE -- Rory McIlroy says he occasionally needs to escape from golf -- as he controversially did last week, even though a World Golf Championship event was being played.
7 Nov 2012 - 7:46pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy almost certain to win Europe money title as rivals sit out next events
SINGAPORE -- Rory McIlroy looks set to win the European Tour money title with nearest rival Peter Hanson and the next four challengers declining to contest the last two tournaments.
7 Nov 2012 - 1:01am - 0 Comments
WGC-HSBC Champions to become an official PGA Tour event next year
SHENZHEN, China -- Organizers said Sunday that the HSBC Champions will become an official PGA Tour event next year. They added that the total purse at the World Golf Championship event will increase to $8.5 million from the current $7 million.
4 Nov 2012 - 1:47pm - 0 Comments
Poulter roars from four shots back to win WGC-HSBC Champions by two
SHENZHEN, China -- Ian Poulter still had something to prove this year even after sparking Europe's improbable come-from-behind Ryder Cup victory. He wanted to take home a stroke-play title -- badly.
4 Nov 2012 - 4:54am - 0 Comments
Westwood shoots 61 to share lead at HSBC Champions with Oosthuizen
SHENZHEN, China -- Lee Westwood made 11 birdies in a round of 61 on Saturday to grab a share of the lead with Louis Oosthuizen after the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions.
3 Nov 2012 - 5:40am - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen opens up five-stroke lead at WGC-HSBC Champions after 63
SHENZHEN, China -- Louis Oosthuizen shot a blistering 9-under 63 Friday to set a new 36-hole World Golf Championship record and open up a commanding five-stroke lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions.
2 Nov 2012 - 5:58am - 0 Comments
Scott and Oosthuizen share lead after first round at WGC-HSBC Champions
SHENZHEN, China -- Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott both shot 7-under 65 Thursday to share a one-shot lead after the opening round of the WGC-HSBC Champions.
1 Nov 2012 - 6:01am - 0 Comments
Mickelson ranks US Ryder Cup defeat at Medinah one of 'lows' of his career
SHENZHEN, China -- Phil Mickelson has spent the past month trying to get over the Americans' shocking defeat in the Ryder Cup, calling it ''one of the biggest lows of my career.''
31 Oct 2012 - 2:26pm - 0 Comments
Strong field at HSBC Champions even with Woods and McIlroy missing
SHENZHEN, China -- The WGC-HSBC Champions lost some star power when Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods decided to skip the World Golf Championship event -- much to the disappointment of the tournament backers.
31 Oct 2012 - 2:07pm - 0 Comments
Hanson trying to overtake McIlroy in European money race, needs big finish
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Race to Dubai on the European Tour heads for the home stretch, and Rory McIlroy is sitting out one of the richer events this week in the WGC-HSBC Champions.
30 Oct 2012 - 8:36pm - 0 Comments
Several European Ryder Cup stars to play Volvo Golf Champions in 2013
JOHANNESBURG -- Ryder Cup-winning captain Jose Maria Olazabal and Europe team members Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari and Peter Hanson will all play at the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa in January.
30 Oct 2012 - 4:47pm - 0 Comments
Garcia has eye surgery, plans to return for three events to end 2012
LONDON -- Sergio Garcia will make his comeback from eye surgery at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
29 Oct 2012 - 4:35pm - 0 Comments
Hanson holds off McIlroy by one shot to win BMW Masters in Shanghai
SHANGHAI, China -- Peter Hanson of Sweden won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke.
28 Oct 2012 - 6:09am - 0 Comments
Hanson leads McIlroy by one shot after third round of BMW Masters
SHANGHAI -- Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 Saturday to lead Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by one stroke after the third round of the BMW Masters on the European Tour.
27 Oct 2012 - 6:46am - 0 Comments
Daly playing two tours in 2012 trying to get at least one full card for 2013
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- John Daly has a chance to be fully exempt and set his own schedule next year for the first time since 2006. Just not on the PGA Tour.
26 Oct 2012 - 8:14pm - 0 Comments
Hanson leads McIlroy by two shots at BMW Masters after nine-birdie 64
SHANGHAI -- Rory McIlroy turned on the style Friday, yet still could not catch Peter Hanson in the second round of the BMW Masters on the European Tour.
26 Oct 2012 - 6:23am - 0 Comments
McDowell seeks help to decide which nation to represent in 2016 Olympics
SHANGHAI -- Graeme McDowell wants some help in deciding which country he should represent at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
25 Oct 2012 - 12:39pm - 0 Comments
Donaldson breaks course mark to lead BMW Masters, McIlroy five back
SHANGHAI -- Jamie Donaldson of Wales shot a course-record 10-under par 62 Thursday on the opening day of the BMW Masters on the European Tour.
25 Oct 2012 - 6:06am - 0 Comments
Rose looks to take European money lead from McIlroy at BMW Masters
SHANGHAI -- Justin Rose can unseat Rory McIlroy at the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai money list with a top-two result in the BMW Masters starting on Thursday.
24 Oct 2012 - 1:27pm - 0 Comments