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LONDON (AP) -- Rory McIlroy says he will continue to host the Irish Open until 2018 on behalf of his charity, with sponsorship also secured for the next three years.
Furious Els criticizes officials for condition of greens at BMW PGA
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Ernie Els launched an expletive-laced attack on European Tour officials and greenkeepers at the BMW PGA Championship for failing to water the putting surfaces enough for Saturday’s third round at Wentworth.
26 May 2012 - 5:39pm - 0 Comments
Surprising Morrison leads BMW PGA Championship, McIlroy misses cut
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday after his game disintegrated in spectacular fashion in a second straight errant round at Wentworth, leaving his grip on the No.
25 May 2012 - 5:22pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy trails co-leaders by eight after frustrating start at BMW PGA
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Rory McIlroy and David Drysdale illustrated the fine line between success and failure on the opening day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
24 May 2012 - 5:54pm - 1 Comments
McIlroy more consistent, believes he can stay atop world rankings awhile
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Winning the U.S. Open last year didn't just earn Rory McIlroy his first major title, it made him believe he was ready to become the best player in the world.
23 May 2012 - 1:40pm - 0 Comments
Donald admits that major title is one achievement missing from his resume
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Luke Donald was awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour on Wednesday, the latest of a string of accolades for the Englishman following his stellar 2011 season.
23 May 2012 - 1:30pm - 0 Comments
Els hopes players' complaints about Wentworth redesign finally over
WENTWORTH, England -- Ernie Els hopes the moaning and groaning about his new-look West Course at Wentworth becomes a thing of the past at the European Tour's prestigious BMW PGA Championship this week.
22 May 2012 - 6:49pm - 0 Comments
PGA Tour rookie English leads eight in qualifying for British Open
PLANO, Texas -- PGA Tour rookie Harris English shot a course best and International Final Qualifying-America record 60 on Monday and easily qualified for the British Open.
21 May 2012 - 11:59pm - 0 Comments
Field full of PGA Tour regulars set for British Open qualifier in Texas
PLANO, Texas -– A field of 78 players will be hoping to earn one of eight places available at this year’s British Open Championship on Monday and Tuesday when International Final Qualifying (IFQ) returns to the Gleneagles Country Club.
20 May 2012 - 7:47pm - 0 Comments
Colsaerts handles McDowell and high winds to capture Volvo Match Play
CASARES, Spain -- Nicolas Colsaerts handled fierce winds to top Graeme McDowell and capture the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday, boosting his chances of making Europe's Ryder Cup team.
20 May 2012 - 3:21pm - 0 Comments
McDowell and Lawrie advance as Volvo Match Play down to final four
CASARES, Spain -- Graeme McDowell held his nerve in a tense playoff against local favorite Sergio Garcia on Saturday to advance through the quarterfinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.  
19 May 2012 - 2:19pm - 0 Comments
Top-seeded Kaymer ousted at Volvo World Match Play Championship
CASARES, Spain -- Top-seeded Martin Kaymer was eliminated from the Volvo World Match Play Championship by the lowest-ranked player in the field on Friday, losing by 1 hole to Richard Finch.
18 May 2012 - 2:30pm - 0 Comments
Missing clubs pose no problem for Snedeker at Volvo World Match Play
CASARES, Spain -- In a history going back to 1964, the Volvo World Match Play Championship has never seen anything quite like Brandt Snedeker's victory over Thomas Bjorn on Thursday.
17 May 2012 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Poulter, defending champ and match- play specialist, is man to beat in Spain
CASARES, Spain -- Given his excellent Ryder Cup record and his unprecedented double in individual match-play tournaments, Ian Poulter's preferred format for the 2016 Olympics is no surprise.
16 May 2012 - 3:06pm - 0 Comments
Snedeker's trip to Volvo World Match Play interrupted by midflight drama
CASARES, Spain -- Deprived of his clubs and sleep following an emergency landing en route to Spain, Brandt Snedeker's first appearance in Spain isn't exactly going as planned.
16 May 2012 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Clarke out to restore his pride with good showing at Volvo Match Play
CASARES, Spain -– Reigning British Open champion Darren Clarke admits his pride has been wounded as he begins yet another attempt to spark his career back into life.
16 May 2012 - 2:18pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie makes 500th European Tour start at Volvo World Match Play
CASARES, Spain -- Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie aims to mark his 500th European Tour event by showing "there is a wee bit left in the tank yet."
16 May 2012 - 2:14pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup's shadow looms large over Volvo World Match Play showdown
CASARES, Spain -- With the Ryder Cup a little more than four months away, Europe's top players couldn't pick a better tournament to impress team Captain Jose Maria Olazabal than this week's Volvo World Match Play Championship in southern Spain.
15 May 2012 - 7:06pm - 0 Comments
Santos makes history for Portugal with victory in Madeira Islands Open
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Ricardo Santos shot a spectacular closing 63 on Sunday to give Portugal its first European Tour win in 20 years, and its first win ever on home soil.
13 May 2012 - 12:14pm - 0 Comments
Del Moral takes control of Madeira Open after nine straight one-putts
MADEIRA, Portugal -- Spaniard Carlos Del Moral knocked two strokes off his previous best European Tour round on Saturday and is in control of the Madeira Islands Open with a round to go.
12 May 2012 - 1:28pm - 0 Comments