DURBAN, South Africa – Two players carded a 59 in the second round of the rain-affected Nelson Mandela Championship on Friday, although their scores won't count as a European Tour record because the field was allowed preferred lies on the soaked layout.
Ian Poulter denied Luke Donald a coveted place at the top of the world rankings on Sunday, beating his fellow Englishman 2 and 1 in a scrappy final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to claim his first title of 2011.
22 May 2011 - 1:54pm - 0 Comments
Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to move himself into a share of the lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open.
21 May 2011 - 12:59pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald will meet Martin Kaymer in the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship Sunday morning, with the No. 1 spot firmly in their sights following the elimination of top-ranked Lee Westwood on Saturday.
21 May 2011 - 12:36pm - 0 Comments
Ireland's Simon Thornton shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open. Thornton heads the leaderboard on 7 under as a result, one shot clear of Frenchman Francois Delemontagne at Porto Santo Golfe.
20 May 2011 - 4:40pm - 0 Comments
Graeme McDowell is used to being "beaten up" by Rory McIlroy in practice, but now they are going to meet for real for the first time in the round of 16 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Saturday.
20 May 2011 - 12:51pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald took the first step toward the Sunday clash with Lee Westwood that he wants to happen -- even though it would mean he couldn’t become world No. 1 this week.
19 May 2011 - 3:41pm - 0 Comments
Chris Gane heads the leaderboard by one shot after Thursday’s first round of the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour. The 36-year-old from England recorded a round of 67 to go a shot clear of early clubhouse leaders Francois Delamontagne and Lloyd Saltman.
19 May 2011 - 3:34pm - 0 Comments
With the Masters meltdown behind him, a reinvigorated Rory McIlroy intends to adopt a bullish approach in a bid to win his first tournament this year.
18 May 2011 - 1:09pm - 0 Comments
England's Lee Westwood and Luke Donald fill the top two places in the world ranking right now because of what they have done in Asia and America recently. But for the next two weeks, they are in Europe and locking horns with each other.
18 May 2011 - 11:04am - 0 Comments
Ross Fisher has an extra reason for wanting to play well in his defense of the Volvo World Match Play title this week -- it could save him from having to qualify for next month's U.S. Open.
18 May 2011 - 11:01am - 0 Comments
England’s Luke Donald has another chance to grab the world No. 1 spot off compatriot Lee Westwood at the Volvo World Match Play Championship, where he is bidding to complete a unique double in the one-on-one format.
18 May 2011 - 9:34am - 0 Comments
England's Lee Westwood and Luke Donald top the world golf rankings at the moment -- and the player who has been pushed down to No. 3 can see why. Germany's Martin Kaymer had led the way earlier this year, only to be shunted down the order by those two.
17 May 2011 - 4:55pm - 0 Comments
Less than three months after becoming world No. 1, Martin Kaymer has broken up with his Scottish caddie Craig Connelly.
17 May 2011 - 4:50pm - 0 Comments
Can it really be only 10 years ago that England had just one golfer in the world's top 100? Now, for the first time since the rankings began in 1986, there are two Englishmen in the top two.
16 May 2011 - 12:03pm - 0 Comments
Darren Clarke won his first European Tour event in almost three years at the Iberdrola Open on Sunday after carding a closing 69 to leapfrog Chris Wood on the leaderboard.
15 May 2011 - 11:54am - 0 Comments
Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo have added their names to the campaign to have the image of the late Seve Ballesteros on the logo of the European Tour.
14 May 2011 - 9:51pm - 0 Comments
Chris Wood shot a 1-under 69 to extend his lead to four strokes after Saturday’s third round of the European Tour’s Iberdrola Open.
14 May 2011 - 11:36am - 0 Comments
Chris Wood claimed a three-stroke advantage at the European Tour’s Iberdrola Open on Friday as British and Irish golfers dominated the upper reaches of the leaderboard heading into the weekend.
13 May 2011 - 1:10pm - 0 Comments
A course-record 63 on Thursday earned Frenchman Gregory Bourdy a one-shot lead at the end of the first round of the European Tour’s Iberdrola Open.
12 May 2011 - 1:22pm - 0 Comments
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