KAVARNA, Bulgaria -- Graeme McDowell made amends for last year's final-round defeat to capture the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday, defeating Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final at Thracian Cliffs.
It promises to be an interesting weekend for Paul McGinley at Gleneagles, the place where he might well lead Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup. Six under par at halfway in the Johnnie Walker Championship, McGinley could be the man to stop Simon Dyson and Alvaro Quiros from qualifying for Europe's Ryde
27 Aug 2010 - 10:10pm - 0 Comments
Simon Dyson's dream of playing in the Ryder Cup is still alive with only two days of the year-long marathon to go. "If I play the best 36 holes of my life, I'll play in the best tournament of my life," said the 32-year-old after a second-round 70 in the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship
27 Aug 2010 - 1:38pm - 0 Comments
Simon Dyson refused to let two late bogeys dampen his spirit at the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship on Thursday. On a day that saw an injury end Ross McGowan's Ryder Cup dream and Italian Francesco Molinari clinch his debut as a result, Dyson continued his 11th-hour charge to make the
26 Aug 2010 - 2:56pm - 0 Comments
Picking the best wild cards to try to win back the Ryder Cup will be the only thing on Colin Montgomerie's mind this weekend -- not where certain stars are playing. With Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald sticking to their guns -- they are in America for the start of the PGA Tour’s Fe
25 Aug 2010 - 1:41pm - 0 Comments
Peter Hanson wonders how much some stars want to be part of the Ryder Cup. Hanson spoke out shortly after arriving at Gleneagles for this week’s Johnnie Walker Championship, the final points-paying event of the yearlong qualifying process. "If you really want to make the team -- and, of course
24 Aug 2010 - 2:34pm - 0 Comments
Miguel Angel Jimenez has chosen to fight for a Ryder Cup place this week after cancelling plans to attend his nephew's wedding. Pushed down into the ninth and last guaranteed spot on the points table by Peter Hanson's win at the Czech Open on Sunday, the 46-year-old Jimenez flew home to Spain and
23 Aug 2010 - 4:43pm - 0 Comments
Sweden’s Peter Hanson leapt from 15th to eighth in Europe's Ryder Cup race on Sunday after winning a dramatic and nerve-wracking Czech Open with an 18-foot playoff putt. And it means that Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Justin Rose cannot all play at Celtic Manor in October.
22 Aug 2010 - 12:40pm - 0 Comments
European Ryder Cup hopeful Peter Hanson shot a 5-under 67 to open a four-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the European Tour’s Czech Open. Hanson, who was tied for the overnight lead with fellow Swede Fredrik Widmark, birdied four of the last six holes to finish at 12-under 204 at the
21 Aug 2010 - 3:04pm - 0 Comments
European Ryder Cup hopeful Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 Friday to share the midway lead at the Czech Open, but a total of 13 players are separated by only two shots. Hanson birdied four holes, including the 16th and 18th, and had two bogeys to be tied with fellow Swede Fredrik Widmark, who card
20 Aug 2010 - 2:43pm - 0 Comments
Shiv Kapur of India shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Czech Open on Thursday. Sweden’s Peter Hanson, a Ryder Cup hopeful, and Argentine Tano Goya both shot 67 to sit tied for second. Kapur, seeking his first win on the European Tour, pro
19 Aug 2010 - 3:58pm - 0 Comments
Miguel Angel Jimenez's joy at seeing Martin Kaymer win the PGA Championship on Sunday was not only because he likes the young German. Kaymer's playoff victory in Wisconsin also had the spinoff effect of lifting Jimenez from ninth to eighth in the European Ryder Cup race -- even though he had miss
18 Aug 2010 - 11:06am - 0 Comments
Simon Dyson provided the starkest contrast imaginable to Europe's stay-away Ryder Cup stars. Dyson flew overnight from Chicago to London after his 12th-place finish at the PGA Championship, then caught another plane to Prague and then a train to Ostrava for the European Tour’s Czech Open, which s
18 Aug 2010 - 11:02am - 0 Comments
Just when it seemed everything -- the woeful form of Tiger Woods included -- was pointing to Europe winning back the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October, nobody can be quite so sure anymore.
17 Aug 2010 - 12:13am - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy has headed off on holiday, reflecting on another major that got away. One month ago, the 21-year-old Ulsterman led the British Open after an opening 63 and came in third.
17 Aug 2010 - 12:02am - 0 Comments
Rhys Davies of Wales has pulled out of this week's Czech Open on the European Tour because of fatigue and cannot now make the Ryder Cup on points. A captain's pick from Colin Montgomerie is the only way Wales will be represented on home soil at Celtic Manor in October, but that looks highly unlik
17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am - 0 Comments
England's Ross Fisher proved himself under pressure on Sunday, winning the 3 Irish Open in record-equalling style -- despite all that Padraig Harrington threw at him. From three behind, Harrington might have thought a closing 7-under-par 64 would seal his national title for the second time in fou
1 Aug 2010 - 1:21pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods on Sunday confirmed he will be returning to the European Tour to compete in the 2011 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, set for Feb. 10-13 at the Emirates Golf Club. Since making the first of five visits to the event nine years ago, the world No.
1 Aug 2010 - 1:11pm - 0 Comments
Ross Fisher had mixed feelings after seeing his lead trimmed to a solitary stroke as his third round at the 3 Irish Open tailed off aftr a flying start. The Englishman held a three-shot overnight lead over Francesco Molinari after a stunning second round of 61, and he continued his momentum after
31 Jul 2010 - 4:58pm - 0 Comments
England's Ross Fisher erupted into life again with a 61 in Friday’s second round of the Irish Open -- and he needed nobody to tell him it could have been an historic 59. One of Europe's great talents has been somewhat dormant since winning the Volvo World Match Play in Spain last November.
30 Jul 2010 - 2:04pm - 0 Comments
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