European Tour

By Doug Ferguson ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The photo went viral on Twitter, Rory McIlroy wearing a mini-kilt and red wig and nothing else as Europe celebrated another Ryder Cup victory. Just don't ask him for details.
Barclays out as sponsor of Scottish Open because of 'market factors'
Barclays has ended its 10-year sponsorship of the European Tour's Scottish Open. The tournament will celebrate its 30th anniversary in July next year with organizers aiming for new sponsors to be on board.
20 Sep 2011 - 6:49pm - 0 Comments
Walker Cup star Byrne from Arizona State turns pro, to play in Europe
James Byrne of Scotland is turning professional, a week after helping Britain and Ireland beat the United States in the Walker Cup. The 22-year-old Arizona State University graduate signed Monday with international sports agency IMG.
19 Sep 2011 - 7:46pm - 0 Comments
Britain-Ireland holds off Europe rally to retain Vivendi Seve Trophy
Britain & Ireland held off a strong fightback from Continental Europe in Sunday’s singles to retain the Vivendi Seve Trophy 15 1/2 to 12 1/2.
18 Sep 2011 - 1:16pm - 0 Comments
Britain-Ireland increases lead to five on Day 3 at Vivendi Seve Trophy
Britain & Ireland outplayed Continental Europe in Saturday’s greensomes and foursomes to take a commanding five-point lead in the Vivendi Seve Trophy, 111/2 to 61/2.
17 Sep 2011 - 2:43pm - 0 Comments
British Open standout Lewis turns pro and will make debut in Austrian Open
Tom Lewis, the youngster who rose to prominence by taking a share of the first-round lead at this year’s British Open, has turned professional.
16 Sep 2011 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Continental Europe cuts its deficit to one point at Vivendi Seve Trophy
Continental Europe picked up 3 1/2 out of five points in Friday’s fourball matches to reduce Britain and Ireland’s lead to one point in the Vivendi Seve Trophy.
16 Sep 2011 - 1:34pm - 0 Comments
Britain-Ireland runs out to 4-1 lead on Day 1 at Vivendi Seve Trophy
Britain and Ireland took a 4-1 lead over Continental Europe after the opening fourballs Thursday in the Vivendi Seve Trophy. The Ryder Cup-style event is played in non-Ryder Cup years.
15 Sep 2011 - 1:41pm - 0 Comments
Continental Europe out to end losing streak in Vivendi Seve Trophy
Continental Europe will seek to end the domination of Britain & Ireland in the Vivendi Seve Trophy when both teams square off this week on the golf course of Saint-Nom-la-Breteche.
14 Sep 2011 - 1:10pm - 0 Comments
Dyson wins third KLM Open title in six years, is third three-time champion
England’s Simon Dyson won the European Tour’s KLM Open for the third time in six years, shooting a 4-under 66 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over countryman David Lynn.
11 Sep 2011 - 7:33pm - 0 Comments
McGinley to within two of co-leaders Orr and Kingston at KLM Open
Paul McGinley has the chance to end nearly six years without a win on Sunday -- right on the eve of being a non-playing captain again for Britain and Ireland in the Vivendi Seve Trophy.
10 Sep 2011 - 3:50pm - 0 Comments
Dodd and Siem still lead KLM Open, McIlroy climbs up into contention
Stephen Dodd and Marcel Siem were tied for the lead after Day 2 of the European Tour’s KLM Open, while Rory McIlroy's fine second round saw him move into contention.
9 Sep 2011 - 3:51pm - 0 Comments
Start of KLM Open ruined by rain and vandals, Dyson and Siem tied
Aiming for his third KLM Open title in six years, England’s Simon Dyson shot an opening-round 5-under-par 65 Thursday to tie for the lead with Marcel Siem on a day marred by vandals and torrential rainfall.
8 Sep 2011 - 3:40pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer looks to win second straight KLM Open, McIlroy hopes to deny
Martin Kaymer starts his bid to go 'double Dutch' on Thursday knowing there is a big difference to this time last year.
7 Sep 2011 - 12:15pm - 0 Comments
Westwood and Bjorn headline teams for Vivendi Seve Trophy in Paris
Defending champion Britain and Ireland have been hit much harder by withdrawals than Continental Europe for next week's Vivendi Seve Trophy in Paris.
6 Sep 2011 - 11:54am - 0 Comments
European Tour Notebook: McIlroy again wins Shot of Month award
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour's Shot of the Month award for the second time in a row. During the Irish Open at Killarney, McIlroy hooked a sand wedge 50 yards around a tree to within 12 feet of the flag.
4 Sep 2011 - 7:04pm - 0 Comments
Veteran Bjorn wins European Masters to take lead in Ryder Cup points
Thomas Bjorn won back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, shooting a 9-under 62 Sunday to take the Omega European Masters by four strokes.
4 Sep 2011 - 2:40pm - 0 Comments
Winless Donaldson leads Westwood and McIlroy at European Masters
Jamie Donaldson shot a 6-under 65 Saturday to pull ahead of Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy and lead the Omega European Masters after three rounds.
3 Sep 2011 - 5:45pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy shares halfway lead despite putting struggles at European Masters
Rory McIlroy shares the lead at the halfway stage of the Omega European Masters, the first qualifying event for next year's European Ryder Cup team.
2 Sep 2011 - 2:16pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy and Kaymer tied for second behind Dougherty at Omega Masters
Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under 65 in the Omega European Masters first round on Thursday to trail surprise leader Nick Dougherty by two shots.
1 Sep 2011 - 3:29pm - 0 Comments