TURIN, Italy -- Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third.
After posting his worst halfway score in Europe in 20 years this week, Colin Montgomerie’s major mission now is to protect a proud qualifying record for the British Open that stretches a little longer.
3 Jun 2011 - 1:59pm - 0 Comments
The atmosphere was never going to compare to last October's Ryder Cup, but Graeme McDowell and Peter Hanson found Celtic Manor a happy hunting ground again on Thursday.
2 Jun 2011 - 3:29pm - 0 Comments
Padraig Harrington has been a member of the world's top 50 since October 1999 -- a month after he made his Ryder Cup debut in the cauldron that was Brookline in Boston.
1 Jun 2011 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Defending the U.S. Open in two weeks' time is the big date coming up for Graeme McDowell, but first comes this week's Saab Wales Open -- and he wants to win that again, too.
1 Jun 2011 - 11:38am - 0 Comments
New world No. 1 Luke Donald gives part of the credit for his stunning rise to his one-year-old daughter.
30 May 2011 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald secured the world No. 1 ranking by winning the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, beating Lee Westwood in a playoff in what was a duel for top spot between the two players in the European Tour's biggest event outside the British Open.
29 May 2011 - 1:37pm - 0 Comments
Teenage sensation Matteo Manassero faces the biggest test of his young sporting life at Wentworth on Sunday.
28 May 2011 - 2:45pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald missed the chance to turn the BMW PGA Championship into a one-man show on Friday.
27 May 2011 - 2:26pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald is closing in on becoming the top-ranked player in the world after shooting a 7-under 64 in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday, taking the clubhouse lead by two strokes and finishing eight ahead of No. 1 Lee Westwood.
26 May 2011 - 4:55pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald share a common goal at the BMW PGA Championship this week -- to hit straight back from a sight they did not enjoy seeing.
25 May 2011 - 6:50pm - 1 Comments
There are not many top golfers who can blame a back problem on the time they spent as a roofer and laborer in their late 20s.
24 May 2011 - 7:17pm - 0 Comments
Martin Kaymer has received one of the most coveted awards in European golf: Players' Player of the Year. Even after a season when Graeme McDowell captured the U.S. Open and grabbed the match-winning point at the Ryder Cup, the 26-year-old German won the vote of his peers.
24 May 2011 - 7:00pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III was among eight players who qualified for the British Open on Monday, giving him a spot in all four majors for the first time since 2007.
24 May 2011 - 1:18am - 0 Comments
Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Paul Casey and Justin Rose were among the stars who took part in the "Ole Seve" pro-am at Wentworth on Monday to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
23 May 2011 - 12:41pm - 0 Comments
Michael Hoey claimed his second European Tour title Sunday with a two-stroke victory at the Madeira Islands Open.
22 May 2011 - 3:10pm - 0 Comments
Ian Poulter denied Luke Donald a coveted place at the top of the world rankings on Sunday, beating his fellow Englishman 2 and 1 in a scrappy final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to claim his first title of 2011.
22 May 2011 - 2:54pm - 0 Comments
Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to move himself into a share of the lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open.
21 May 2011 - 1:59pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald will meet Martin Kaymer in the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship Sunday morning, with the No. 1 spot firmly in their sights following the elimination of top-ranked Lee Westwood on Saturday.
21 May 2011 - 1:36pm - 0 Comments
Ireland's Simon Thornton shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open. Thornton heads the leaderboard on 7 under as a result, one shot clear of Frenchman Francois Delemontagne at Porto Santo Golfe.
20 May 2011 - 5:40pm - 0 Comments
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