European Tour

  MALELANE, South Africa (AP) – Christiaan Basson held the clubhouse lead in the first round of the European Tour's season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship after play was suspended Thursday because of lightning.  
Lawrie takes lead at Johnnie Walker, Colsaerts falls six behind in Ryder bid
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Paul Lawrie of Scotland shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead.
25 Aug 2012 - 1:57pm - 0 Comments
Colsaerts hangs tough in bid for last- minute clinching of Ryder Cup berth
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Nicolas Colsaerts really dug deep to keep his Ryder Cup dream alive -- and possibly spare European Captain Jose Maria Olazabal a nightmare scenario – on Friday.
24 Aug 2012 - 3:21pm - 0 Comments
Colsaerts two back at Johnnie Walker in quest to make Ryder Cup team
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Nicolas Colsaerts shot a 3-under 69 on Thursday in the Johnnie Walker Championship, leaving the Ryder Cup hopeful two shots behind the first-round leaders in the final event in the points races for the 10 automatic spots on the European team.
23 Aug 2012 - 6:19pm - 0 Comments
Bjorn defends Johnnie Walker title with one eye on Ryder Cup options
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Defending champion Thomas Bjorn goes into the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Thursday with the Ryder Cup on his mind.
22 Aug 2012 - 3:32pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer skips Johnnie Walker, takes gamble on keeping Ryder Cup spot
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Martin Kaymer has stuck to his guns this week and placed his Ryder Cup fate in the hands of two people.
22 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
Lynn might miss out on Ryder Cup on basis of one crucial snap decision
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- David Lynn now admits he made a mistake by not staying on in the United States after his spectacular runner-up finish at the PGA Championship -- a decision he knows could cost him a Ryder Cup debut.
21 Aug 2012 - 7:34pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie tells teenage sons they won't be coming to Ryder Cup at Medinah
GLENEAGLES Scotland -- Paul Lawrie has told his two teenage sons that they will not be travelling with him to the Ryder Cup.
21 Aug 2012 - 7:25pm - 1 Comments
Westwood splits from coach Cowen and substitute caddie after PGA flop
LONDON -- Lee Westwood's manager says the English golfer has split from coach Pete Cowen and temporary caddie Mike Waite after his disappointing performance at the PGA Championship.
13 Aug 2012 - 10:38am - 0 Comments
Wiesberger surges from seven back to win Lyoness Open in native Austria
ATZENBRUGG, Austria -- Bernd Wiesberger had a 7-under 65 to win the Lyoness Open by three strokes on Saturday for his second European Tour title.
28 Jul 2012 - 3:57pm - 0 Comments
Olesen goes three clear of Karlberg after three rounds at Lyoness Open
ATZENBRUGG, Austria -- Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen retained a firm grip on the Lyoness Open in Austria on Friday after a third-round 68 left him 16 under par and three clear of the field in the small European Tour event.
27 Jul 2012 - 6:10pm - 0 Comments
Olesen leads Levet by three as rain again halts play at Lyoness Open
ATZENBRUGG, Austria -- Heavy rain and the threat of lightning caused play to be abandoned midway through the second round of the Lyoness Open on Thursday with Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen sitting on a three-shot clubhouse lead.
26 Jul 2012 - 5:27pm - 0 Comments
Larrazabal leads as darkness falls on rain-delayed Lyoness Open in Austria
ATZENBRUGG, Austria -- Pablo Larrazabal overcame a lengthy rain delay to finish at 8-under 64 Wednesday and tie the course record in the opening round of the Lyoness Open on the European Tour.
25 Jul 2012 - 5:46pm - 0 Comments
Soccer star Tevez' one-day stint as caddie provokes reaction from R&A
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Soccer superstar Carlos Tevez caddying during the final round of the British Open last Sunday has been described as "absolute madness" by R&A Championship Committee Chairman Jim McArthur.
25 Jul 2012 - 3:54pm - 0 Comments
Scott lost Open, but proved to be a winner in way he handled aftermath
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- This year's British Open should be a proud moment for Greg Norman.
24 Jul 2012 - 7:05pm - 0 Comments
Els never quit believing in himself, and it paid off with another Claret Jug
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Still in shock over winning the British Open, Ernie Els walked onto the 18th green to collect the Claret Jug.
23 Jul 2012 - 7:22pm - 0 Comments
Scott ties Royal Lytham course mark, leads British Open by one shot
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Adam Scott had a chance at history. He gladly settled for tying a course record.
19 Jul 2012 - 4:21pm - 0 Comments
Sandy spots of doom are everywhere at Lytham, avoiding them is crucial
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- There are no sheep to be found around this lush patch of northwestern England. Their legacy lives on through a landscape pockmarked with deep, treacherous traps -- hundreds of them, in fact.
18 Jul 2012 - 7:48pm - 0 Comments
Capricious forecast means weather could be biggest hazard at British Open
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The most valuable slip of paper found at any British Open is not a list of the odds. It's the forecast. Neither of them can be trusted.
17 Jul 2012 - 10:36pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson relishing links test at Open, and the worse weather the better
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- If the wind is howling and the rain's pouring during the British Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, expect Phil Mickelson to be wearing a broad grin on his face.
16 Jul 2012 - 8:05pm - 0 Comments