European Tour

VILAMOURA, Portugal — Padraig Harrington stayed calm on the final hole to win the Portugal Masters on Sunday for his first European Tour victory in eight years.
McIlroy misses UBS Hong Kong Open cut after believing he would contend
HONG KONG -- Top-ranked Rory McIlroy double bogeyed his last hole Friday to be assured of missing the cut in his defense of the UBS Hong Kong Open.
16 Nov 2012 - 1:07am - 0 Comments
Bremner leads South African Open by two strokes after tying course record
JOHANNESBURG -- Merrick Bremner of South Africa birdied six of his first nine holes, shooting an 8-under 64 Thursday to tie the course record in the opening round of the South African Open.
15 Nov 2012 - 4:27pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy nine shots behind leader after first round in UBS Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG -- Defending champion Rory McIlroy finished nine shots behind leader Javier Colomo after the first round of the UBS Hong Kong Open on Thursday. McIlroy admitted to feeling lethargic after shooting a 3-over 73.
15 Nov 2012 - 11:26am - 0 Comments
McIlroy eager to make history with second straight Hong Kong Open win
HONG KONG -- Only one golfer has successfully retained the Hong Kong Open title in 53 years. Rory McIlroy wants to be the second.
14 Nov 2012 - 6:15pm - 0 Comments
Grace aims to win South African Open to cap breakthrough season
JOHANNESBURG -- After winning four times in his breakthrough season on the European Tour, South Africa's Branden Grace can cap it with a title he prizes above all: His home country's national open.
14 Nov 2012 - 6:10pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy wants solid finish to 2012 season, even with money titles in bag
HONG KONG -- The pressure is off Rory McIlroy on the European Tour money list. He's clinched it with two tournaments to go, two tournaments he'd love to own to cap off a stellar year.
13 Nov 2012 - 5:41pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy adds European Tour money title to earlier PGA Tour money title
SINGAPORE -- After capturing his second major and finishing the year at No. 1, Rory McIlroy had just one goal left -- winning the money titles on both sides of the Atlantic.
11 Nov 2012 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Manassero wins Barclays Singapore Open in playoff over Oosthuizen
SINGAPORE -- After already playing 33 holes at the Barclays Singapore Open on Sunday, the last thing Matteo Manassero probably wanted was to go back on the course for a playoff hole. Or two playoff holes. Or three.
11 Nov 2012 - 12:38pm - 0 Comments
Bjorn leads Wood midway through third round in rainy Singapore Open
SINGAPORE -- Denmark's Thomas Bjorn had to wait more than 36 hours to tee off in the second round of the rain-soaked Barclays Singapore Open. The delay might have done him good.
10 Nov 2012 - 11:27am - 0 Comments
Dyson and Nirat share lead as rain again halts Barclays Singapore Open
SINGAPORE – Rain severely disrupted play at the Barclays Singapore Open again on Friday, with golfers being shuttled on and off the course and half the field unable to even start the second round.
9 Nov 2012 - 4:17am - 0 Comments
Bjorn leads rain-interrupted Singapore Open, McIlroy only plays eight holes
SINGAPORE -- Thomas Bjorn shot a 5-under 66 Thursday to take the lead of the Barclays Singapore Open after rain interrupted the first round.
8 Nov 2012 - 10:08am - 0 Comments
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