European Tour

MALELANE, South Africa — Charl Schwartzel eased to a four-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Sunday to become the third South African behind Ernie Els and Retief Goosen to win 10 European Tour titles.
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
Singh wins Scottish Open in playoff, Mickelson and Donald tie for 16th
INVERNESS, Scotland -- Jeev Milkha Singh of India birdied the first playoff hole against Francesco Molinari to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and earn a spot in next week's British Open.
15 Jul 2012 - 2:25pm - 0 Comments
Molinari takes slim lead at Scottish Open, Mickelson charges into top five
INVERNESS, Scotland -- Francesco Molinari held off a barrage of challengers on a third straight low-scoring day at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Saturday, shooting a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round.
14 Jul 2012 - 1:48pm - 0 Comments
Noren and Molinari share 36-hole lead at Scottish Open, Mickelson has 64
INVERNESS, Scotland -- Phil Mickelson broke out of his slump with an 8-under 64 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on Friday, leaving him five shots off the second-round lead shared by Alexander Noren and Francesco Molinari.
13 Jul 2012 - 3:37pm - 0 Comments
Molinari rockets to Scottish Open lead with 62, No. 1 Donald five behind
INVERNESS, Scotland -- Francesco Molinari spared a thought for his brother Edoardo on Thursday after a truly dazzling start to his bid for a notable family double.
12 Jul 2012 - 2:48pm - 0 Comments
Lewis, aided by Harmon, faces tough task in Scotland to get into British
INVERNESS, Scotland -- There is one last chance this week for young Tom Lewis to book himself a return to the British Open, but even he admits it is a tall order.
11 Jul 2012 - 12:58pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie will keep grinding at Scottish Open in hopes of sealing Ryder spot
INVERNESS, Scotland -- Paul Lawrie is ignoring what he calls "a dangerous road to go down" as he heads into the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.
11 Jul 2012 - 12:51pm - 0 Comments
Donald hopes to apply Federer's calm to his own game over next two weeks
INVERNESS, Scotland -- For the sixth major in a row, Luke Donald will go into next week's British Open as world No. 1. None of the previous five, of course, has led to the outcome he wanted -- and nor did any of the 31 he played before that.
11 Jul 2012 - 12:42pm - 0 Comments
Crane plans trip to British Open, and hopes numbers get him into field
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ben Crane was on vacation with his family three years ago when it came to an abrupt end.
10 Jul 2012 - 7:54pm - 0 Comments
Madrid Masters cancelled over lack of sponsor money in struggling Spain
MADRID -- The Madrid Masters has been removed from the European Tour's calendar due to a lack of funding.
10 Jul 2012 - 12:11pm - 0 Comments
Siem wins Alstom French Open by one over Molinari, second career title
PARIS -- Eight years after his only previous European Tour victory, Marcel Siem won the Alstom French Open by a stroke over Italian Francesco Molinari at Le Golf National on Sunday.
8 Jul 2012 - 3:08pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson hurriedly enters Scottish Open after missing cut at Greenbrier
INVERNESS, Scotland -- Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson is a late entry for this coming week’s Scottish Open.
7 Jul 2012 - 2:07pm - 0 Comments
Howell ties for French Open lead as Westwood injures knee in first-tee slip
PARIS -- David Howell had what he described as "the perfect Saturday" at the Alstom French Open, but it was anything but for his stablemate Lee Westwood.
7 Jul 2012 - 1:46pm - 0 Comments
Siem leads French Open by one after Westwood deals with penalty drops
PARIS -- Marcel Siem of Germany took over at the top at the Alstom French Open on Friday -- and had his title hopes boosted by a dramatic collapse from world No. 3 Lee Westwood.
6 Jul 2012 - 4:16pm - 0 Comments
Nilsson leads Alstom French Open by one, Westwood trails by five shots
PARIS -- Sweden's Christian Nilsson, without a single top-35 finish all season, was the surprise leader of the Alstom French Open after the first round at Le Golf National on Thursday.
5 Jul 2012 - 2:59pm - 0 Comments
Levet looks to defend his French Open title against strong field in Paris
PARIS -- A year after he broke his leg while jumping into a greenside lake to celebrate his Alstom French Open win, Thomas Levet hasn’t ruled out jumping in again on Sunday if he can repeat his feat at Le Golf National near Paris.
4 Jul 2012 - 1:27pm - 0 Comments
Lane, at 52, leads 12 into British Open via four local final qualifying events
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Former Ryder Cup players Barry Lane and Paul Broadhurst, aged 52 and 46 respectively, both made it back into the British Open on Tuesday as a dozen players out of a field of 288 earned spots through four qualifiers played across England.
3 Jul 2012 - 6:13pm - 0 Comments