European Tour

VILAMOURA, Portugal — Padraig Harrington stayed calm on the final hole to win the Portugal Masters on Sunday for his first European Tour victory in eight years.
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
Donaldson wins Irish Open by four for his first European Tour victory
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Jamie Donaldson of Wales won his first European Tour title by shooting a 6-under 66 to clinch a four-stroke victory at the Irish Open on Sunday.
1 Jul 2012 - 3:03pm - 0 Comments
Donaldson leads Irish Open by one, Harrington two back heading to finale
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Irish Open.
30 Jun 2012 - 4:41pm - 0 Comments
Bourdy leads Irish Open, Harrington three back and McIlroy seven behind
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Frenchman Gregory Bourdy opened a one-shot lead in the second round of the Irish Open as Rory McIlroy edged his way back toward the leaderboard on Friday.
29 Jun 2012 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Singh and Bourdy lead sold-out Irish Open, McIlroy trails by five shots
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- It was wet, it was windy, but nothing was going to stop fans turning out in huge numbers on Thursday for the first Irish Open in Northern Ireland since 1953.
28 Jun 2012 - 6:20pm - 0 Comments
Lewis passes up Irish Open for trip to Vegas to work with teacher Harmon
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Tom Lewis, one of the stars of last summer, had originally intended to be at the Irish Open this week, but instead he has flown to Las Vegas.
27 Jun 2012 - 5:43pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy returns home for Irish Open looking to regain long-lost momentum
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Backed by record galleries and buoyed by his stunning feats here as a 16-year-old rising star, Rory McIlroy heads into the Irish Open at Royal Portrush intent on reviving his stuttering season and winning his home tournament for the first tim
27 Jun 2012 - 4:58pm - 0 Comments
Harrington welcomes move of Irish Open back to beloved Royal Portrush
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- One practice round was enough to tell Padraig Harrington that it is no ordinary Irish Open this week.
26 Jun 2012 - 11:49pm - 0 Comments
Montgomerie, Olazabal miss out as 10 qualify for British Open in England
SUNNINGDALE, England -- Colin Montgomerie and Jose Maria Olazabal were among those to miss out in the European edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) for the British Open at Sunningdale on Monday, but England's Sam Walker will finally make his debut at Royal Lytha
25 Jun 2012 - 3:21pm - 0 Comments
Willett captures BMW Open, edging Fraser on fourth sudden-death hole
COLOGNE, Germany -- Danny Willett of England won his first European Tour title Sunday, beating Marcus Fraser of Australia in a playoff at the BMW International Open.
24 Jun 2012 - 4:07pm - 0 Comments