European Tour

LONDON (AP) -- Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.
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Wilson stays bogey-free, leads by one after 36 holes at Madeira Islands Open
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson leads a European Tour event for the first time since November 2008 after shooting a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the Madeira Islands Open on Friday.
11 May 2012 - 3:19pm - 0 Comments
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Former Ryder Cup player Wilson two behind Velasco at Madeira Open
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson, nine times a runner-up on the European Tour without ever winning, has given himself another chance to change that.
10 May 2012 - 3:20pm - 0 Comments
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Dougherty not afraid of failing, trying to build confidence after losing card
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Nick Dougherty returns from a six-week absence from competition looking forward to the birth of his first child and playing without a fear of failure.
9 May 2012 - 11:44pm - 0 Comments
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Madeira Islands Open presents chance for players in dire need of success
MADEIRA, Portugal -- There is only one European Tour event all year with less money on offer than this week's Madeira Islands Open -- but victory would still mean an awful lot to every player teeing off.
9 May 2012 - 1:30pm - 0 Comments
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Molinari rallies from four back to win Spanish Open, first win in 18 months
SEVILLE, Spain -- Francesco Molinari finally returned to his winning ways -- and he did it with one of the finest rounds of his career.
6 May 2012 - 1:35pm - 0 Comments
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Dyson leads Spanish Open, but final- hole double bogey keeps things close
SEVILLE, Spain -- Simon Dyson double-bogeyed the last hole Saturday to throw the race for the Spanish Open wide open again with a round to go.
5 May 2012 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
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Bourdy birdies four of last six holes to grab 36-hole lead in Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- Gregory Bourdy, with only one top-10 finish in the past year, leads the Reale Seguros Spanish Open at the halfway stage.
4 May 2012 - 1:58pm - 0 Comments
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Micheel surprises even himself, grabs one-shot lead at Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- Shaun Micheel rediscovered the form that won him a major title nine years ago on Thursday, and leads the Reale Seguros Spanish Open in wet and windy Seville.
3 May 2012 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
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Lawrie aims to improve Ryder Cup standing at Spanish Open this week
SEVILLE, Spain -- Paul Lawrie has a golden opportunity this week to move a big step closer to his first Ryder Cup berth in 13 years. But the 43-year-old Scot didn’t have the greatest of starts to his week as he set off for the Spanish Open.
2 May 2012 - 1:07pm - 0 Comments
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Larrazabal hopes win on mini-tour will pay off for him in Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- After winning last week for the first time on home soil, Pablo Larrazabal hopes it will lead to success in this week's Spanish Open.
1 May 2012 - 6:55pm - 0 Comments
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Wiesberger earns first European Tour win at Ballantine's Championship
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a final-round 4-under 68 on Sunday to earn his first European Tour victory with a five-stroke win at the Ballantine's Championship.
29 Apr 2012 - 1:12pm - 0 Comments
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Wiesberger ties own course record, opens up five-shot lead at Ballantine's
ICHEON, South Korea -- Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a second straight 7-under 65 Saturday to open up a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ballantine's Championship on the European Tour.
28 Apr 2012 - 11:17am - 0 Comments
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Wiesberger fires course record to lead Ballantine's Championship at halfway
Bernd Wiesberger shot a course record 7-under 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Marcus Fraser after the second round of the Ballantine's Championship.
27 Apr 2012 - 12:03pm - 0 Comments
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Dubuisson handles cold, wind to lead Casey at Ballantine's Championship
Victor Dubuisson of France overcame tough scoring conditions to shoot a 4-under 68 Thursday and take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Ballantine's Championship on the European Tour.
26 Apr 2012 - 12:39pm - 0 Comments
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Clarke turns focus back to golf after wedding at Ballantine's Championship
Newlywed Darren Clarke hopes he can stop his slide down the world rankings at this week's Ballantine's Championship.
25 Apr 2012 - 11:12am - 0 Comments
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R&A spends $16 million to toughen and tighten all British Open courses
Royal and Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson says the St. Andrews-based organization has invested $16 million in toughening and tightening all courses used to host the British Open, including lengthening the courses for the 2012 and 2013 editions.
25 Apr 2012 - 12:39am - 0 Comments
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Beem, struggling to get starts on PGA Tour, enjoying time on European Tour
One of the perks Rich Beem received for winning the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine was a 10-year exemption on the European Tour. He never used it because he didn't need it -- until now.
25 Apr 2012 - 12:19am - 0 Comments
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R&A Chief Dawson urges top tours to make their disciplinary actions public
Badly-behaved golfers should be named and shamed, and not afforded the privacy given to them by the tours they play on, according to R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson.
23 Apr 2012 - 5:34pm - 0 Comments
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R&A to allow mobile devices at 2012 British Open, Lytham lengthened
Spectators will be able to use mobile phones at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes this summer, the R&A said on Monday. A decision has been taken to remove the ban that has been in place since 2006 in order to enhance the experience for the general public.
23 Apr 2012 - 5:27pm - 0 Comments