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SHANGHAI (AP) -- France's Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday.
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
Pressure got to Kaymer after he rose to world No. 1 spot, he admits
Martin Kaymer admits that he struggled to cope with becoming the world No. 1 in 2011.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:33pm - 0 Comments
European Notebook: Tribute event raises cash for Ballesteros Foundation
A special tribute event at London’s Natural History Museum has raised almost $528,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:55pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen ready for Africa Open defense, and birth of second child
Louis Oosthuizen will be out to successfully defend his Africa Open title this week as the 2012 European Tour season gets under way.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:38pm - 0 Comments
Clarke, McIlroy recognized for 2011 feats on Great Britain's Honors List
Few three-inch bogey putts are greeted quite as uproariously as the one that secured the 140th British Open for Darren Clarke. The popular Northern Irishman won a place in hearts around the world last summer as he defied the odds to win the most coveted prize in golf at the age of 42.
31 Dec 2011 - 2:37am - 0 Comments