SAINT-OMER, France -- Simon Thornton of Ireland beat Tjaart Van der Walt on the first hole of a playoff at the Najeti Hotels Open to win his first European Tour title Sunday.
Anthony Michael took a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, shooting a 1-under 71 that kept him ahead of the chasing pack Saturday.
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South African newcomer Anthony Michael extended his lead to two shots halfway through the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday after two rounds at Leopard Creek Country Club.
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Anthony Michael of South Africa shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the season-opening event on the 2011 European Tour schedule. The event is also sanctioned by southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
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What a season for European golf -- the best ever in most people's view. Winning the Ryder Cup back would have been enough, really, especially given the nail-biting drama at Celtic Manor.
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Louis Oosthuizen is hoping to use this week's Alfred Dunhill Championship to continue building momentum after a recent ankle injury.
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Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer have been voted as co-winners of the 2010 European Tour Golfer of the Year award -- the first time the prize has been shared in its 26-year history.
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The strongest part of the European Tour schedule is early in the year when it makes its “desert swing” through Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain and Dubai. Next year, it figures to get even stronger by adding some of the best Americans.
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Italy's Matteo Manassero has been named the European Tour's Rookie of the Year after a record-breaking start to his professional career. Manassero joined the paid ranks in May after a superb amateur career and became the youngest winner in European Tour history in October with his victory in the
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Anybody who has closely followed the career of Ian Poulter remembers the bizarre incident in Florida when his physical therapist jumped into a lake and found his ball. Now there is another for the collection, but one that Poulter is struggling to see the funny side of right now. Poulter will a
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The 2011 European Tour schedule will feature 50 golf tournaments -- two more than this year -- with new events in Bahrain, Malaysia and Sicily. The 2011 tour starts next month in South Africa and ends with the Dubai World Championship next December. The European Tour said in a statement that f
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Sweden’s Robert Karlsson won the European Tour’s season-ending Dubai World Championship Sunday, beating third-round leader Ian Poulter in a two-way playoff after a bizarre blunder by the Englishman on the final hole. Karlsson calmly rolled in a birdie putt on the second playoff hole after Poulter
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Who knew dropping a golf ball could cost a player $400,000? That’s just what happened to Englishman Ian Poulter on Sunday when he went to replace his ball on his marker and dropped it from a few inches above the ground, falling victim to one of golf’s more arcane rules. The blunder cost Poulte
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Reigning PGA Champion Martin Kaymer won the European Tour money title Sunday, after his only remaining challenger Graeme McDowell fell short at the season-ending Dubai World Championship. Kaymer and McDowell both finished in a tie for 13th with 6-under totals of 282, but the Northern Irishman nee
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Ian Poulter broke free from a crowded leaderboard Saturday to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Dubai World Championship. The Englishman was at 12 under after a third-round 69, two shots ahead of Ross Fisher of England, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee and Francesco Molinari of Italy, w
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Ross Fisher led an English run up a star-studded leaderboard Friday at the Dubai World Championship, matching a course record 8-under 64 to reach tie Ian Poulter at 9-under 135 for the second-round lead. England’s Lee Westwood tightened his grip on the No.
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Martin Kaymer got the best of Graeme McDowell in their battle for the European Tour money title Thursday, shooting a 5-under 67 to take a five-shot lead over his rival after the first round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship. Kaymer was two strokes behind leader Robert Karlsson, whose
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When then-amateur Matteo Manassero finished his dream debut at The Masters last April, he couldn’t be sure he would ever return to Augusta National. But, amazingly, the 17-year-old rising star of European golf has the chance over the next four days to earn himself a place in next year's event.
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After struggling in Singapore and missing last week's Hong Kong Open, PGA champion Martin Kaymer is counting on a victory in this week's Dubai World Championship to clinch his first European Tour money title. The $7.5 million season-ending tournament in the Race to Dubai series starts Thursday wi
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A momentous time for European golf just got even better as Martin Kaymer has followed Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy in turning down membership on the PGA Tour next season. The sport's newest major champion made his decision known at the Dubai World Championship, where on Sunday he hopes to be cro
23 Nov 2010 - 9:02am - 0 Comments
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