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HOYLAKE, England – His once-comfortable lead gone, Rory McIlroy could have flinched.    Instead, he blew everyone away.    With a stunning display down the stretch, including a pair of
No. 2 Donald to face No. 3 Kaymer in semifinal at Volvo World Match Play
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
Thornton has edge after 36 holes over Delamontagne at Madeira Islands
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
McDowell and McIlroy to square off in round of 16 at Volvo Match Play
Graeme McDowell is used to being "beaten up" by Rory McIlroy in practice, but now they are going to meet for real for the first time in the round of 16 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Saturday.
20 May 2011 - 1:51pm - 0 Comments
Westwood and Donald among eight to win on Day 1 of Volvo Match Play
Luke Donald took the first step toward the Sunday clash with Lee Westwood that he wants to happen -- even though it would mean he couldn’t become world No. 1 this week.
19 May 2011 - 4:41pm - 0 Comments
Gane leads Madeira Islands Open by a shot after birdie burst on back nine
Chris Gane heads the leaderboard by one shot after Thursday’s first round of the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour. The 36-year-old from England recorded a round of 67 to go a shot clear of early clubhouse leaders Francois Delamontagne and Lloyd Saltman.
19 May 2011 - 4:34pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy vows to be more aggressive and 'show everyone' how good he is
With the Masters meltdown behind him, a reinvigorated Rory McIlroy intends to adopt a bullish approach in a bid to win his first tournament this year.
18 May 2011 - 2:09pm - 0 Comments
Westwood and Donald locking horns in two straight big European events
England's Lee Westwood and Luke Donald fill the top two places in the world ranking right now because of what they have done in Asia and America recently. But for the next two weeks, they are in Europe and locking horns with each other.
18 May 2011 - 12:04pm - 0 Comments
Fisher fighting for U.S. Open place as he defends his Volvo Match Play title
Ross Fisher has an extra reason for wanting to play well in his defense of the Volvo World Match Play title this week -- it could save him from having to qualify for next month's U.S. Open.
18 May 2011 - 12:01pm - 0 Comments
Donald has shot at unique match-play double at Volvo World Match Play
England’s Luke Donald has another chance to grab the world No. 1 spot off compatriot Lee Westwood at the Volvo World Match Play Championship, where he is bidding to complete a unique double in the one-on-one format.
18 May 2011 - 10:34am - 0 Comments
Kaymer knows why he's ranked third behind Westwood and Donald
England's Lee Westwood and Luke Donald top the world golf rankings at the moment -- and the player who has been pushed down to No. 3 can see why. Germany's Martin Kaymer had led the way earlier this year, only to be shunted down the order by those two.
17 May 2011 - 5:55pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer drops caddie with whom he won major, ascended to No. 1 ranking
Less than three months after becoming world No. 1, Martin Kaymer has broken up with his Scottish caddie Craig Connelly.
17 May 2011 - 5:50pm - 0 Comments
Donald up to second in world, giving England both of two top spots
Can it really be only 10 years ago that England had just one golfer in the world's top 100? Now, for the first time since the rankings began in 1986, there are two Englishmen in the top two.
16 May 2011 - 1:03pm - 0 Comments
Clarke rallies past stumbling Wood to capture Iberdrola Open crown
Darren Clarke won his first European Tour event in almost three years at the Iberdrola Open on Sunday after carding a closing 69 to leapfrog Chris Wood on the leaderboard.
15 May 2011 - 12:54pm - 0 Comments
European Tour Notebook: Calls to put Ballesteros on tour logo increase
Colin Montgomerie and Nick Faldo have added their names to the campaign to have the image of the late Seve Ballesteros on the logo of the European Tour.
14 May 2011 - 10:51pm - 0 Comments
Wood extends lead to four shots over Clarke and Lowry in Iberdrola Open
Chris Wood shot a 1-under 69 to extend his lead to four strokes after Saturday’s third round of the European Tour’s Iberdrola Open.
14 May 2011 - 12:36pm - 0 Comments
Wood leads way as British and Irish golfers dominate Iberdrola Open
Chris Wood claimed a three-stroke advantage at the European Tour’s Iberdrola Open on Friday as British and Irish golfers dominated the upper reaches of the leaderboard heading into the weekend.
13 May 2011 - 2:10pm - 0 Comments
Bourdy leads Iberdrola Open after setting new course record at Pula GC
A course-record 63 on Thursday earned Frenchman Gregory Bourdy a one-shot lead at the end of the first round of the European Tour’s Iberdrola Open.
12 May 2011 - 2:22pm - 0 Comments
After nine missed cuts, Dougherty set to try break streak at Iberdrola Open
The funeral of Seve Ballesteros gave every golfer a reason to pause and reflect on Wednesday, whether they were in Florida preparing for the sport's richest event or in Mallorca trying to find light at the end of a dark tunnel.
12 May 2011 - 12:51pm - 0 Comments
Ballesteros' funeral attended by fans, friends and family in small hometown
To the mournful wail of a lone bagpipe, some of Europe’s greatest golfers joined family, friends and local residents Wednesday at the funeral of Seve Ballesteros, paying an emotional final tribute to the dynamic Spaniard who revived the European game.
11 May 2011 - 11:28am - 0 Comments