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SHANGHAI (AP) -- France's Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday.
Five of top nine using Scottish Open to prepare for next week's British
A host of the world’s leading players will flock to the Barclays Scottish Open this week to test their links game on the recently opened Castle Stuart course in preparation for the British Open.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson will change approach on greens in quest to master links golf
Phil Mickelson is banking on a change in strategy on the greens in the next two weeks to break his tournament drought in Britain.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:17pm - 0 Comments
Westwood and Donald keen to play some links golf again in Scottish Open
The world No. 1 spot is on the line again, but there is a bigger picture for Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in the Barclays Scottish Open this week.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:08pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy might struggle to regain his focus at British Open, says McDowell
Graeme McDowell has pointed out another potential problem for Rory McIlroy when he returns to action at the British Open next week.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:02pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie looks to win Scottish Open, vows to stay out of lake if he does
Paul Lawrie has said he ranks the Barclays Scottish Open, which starts on Thursday, second only to the British Open itself on his list of must-wins.
6 Jul 2011 - 1:56pm - 0 Comments
Harrington in high spirits as he makes first Scottish Open start since 1999
Padraig Harrington, who won two of his three majors while Tiger Woods was out injured in 2008, has fallen from third in the world to 57th since then. But, far from feeling down in the dumps with the British Open only two weeks away and no Woods in the field again, Harrington is excited.
5 Jul 2011 - 6:03pm - 0 Comments
Woods to skip British Open as his leg recovers, no return date set yet
Tiger Woods says he won’t play the British Open as his left leg continues to heal.
5 Jul 2011 - 1:04pm - 0 Comments
Levet injures leg celebrating French Open win, might be out of British
Jumping in a lake to celebrate his French Open win has put Thomas Levet out of this week's Barclays Scottish Open -- and quite possibly the British Open as well. The 42-year-old Frenchman suffered a small fracture to his shin, and had his leg put in a cast Monday.
4 Jul 2011 - 6:05pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson looking to assemble two strong weeks in Scotland and England
Phil Mickelson hopes this week's Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart and next week's Brtish Open at Royal St. George’s will see him return to the big time.
4 Jul 2011 - 5:50pm - 0 Comments
Singh, Simpson, Holmes, Marino and Ikeda receive spots in British Open
Vijay Singh, who tied for second the last time the British Open was held at Royal St. George’s in 2003, will have the chance to play in next week's championship there -- if he is fit enough.
4 Jul 2011 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Howell, Frazar, Olesen and Jacobson all nail down spots in British Open
Charles Howell III needs a passport to pack with his putter.
3 Jul 2011 - 7:24pm - 0 Comments
Local favorite Levet captures French Open 25 years after he first played it
Thomas Levet described himself as living out a dream on Sunday when he finally captured the Alstom French Open 25 years after first playing in the tournament.
3 Jul 2011 - 5:55pm - 0 Comments
England's Foster and Morrison share French Open lead after third round
Mark Foster of England shot a 3-under 68 Saturday to share a one-stroke lead with compatriot James Morrison after the third round of the European Tour’s Alstom French Open. Foster made up for two bogeys with five birdies for a 9-under total of 204.
2 Jul 2011 - 5:49pm - 0 Comments
B. Watson misses cut at French Open, blames distracting French fans
Bubba Watson missed the cut Friday at the European Tour’s Alstom French Open, suggesting fan behavior and poor security contributed to his disappointing performance.
1 Jul 2011 - 3:48pm - 0 Comments
Storm and Green lead French Open, Watson nine back in European debut
Graeme Storm of England shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 to share the lead with Richard Green of Australia after the first round of the European Tour’s Alstom French Open on Thursday.
30 Jun 2011 - 5:16pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer hopes to begin renewed climb to No. 1 ranking at French Open
Martin Kaymer thinks he would cope better with the demands of being world No. 1 if he can get back there. The 26-year-old German knocked Lee Westwood off the top spot in February and stayed there for eight weeks, but now finds himself back down to fourth.
29 Jun 2011 - 11:38pm - 0 Comments
Local Qualifying ends with six more players earning berths at St. George's
Andy Smith overcame a substantial lack of practice and played with a set of borrowed clubs Tuesday and Wednesday to secure his place in next month's British Open at Royal St. George's, near his hometown of Kent.
29 Jun 2011 - 12:05pm - 0 Comments
Six make it into British Open, among those missing are Campbell, Sandelin
Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell and former Ryder Cup player Jarmo Sandelin missed out on qualifying for the British Open on Tuesday. A total of 288 players were vying for a mere 12 spots in four 36-hole Local Final Qualifying tournaments staged at courses surrounding Royal St.
28 Jun 2011 - 7:44pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy meets Murray at Wimbledon, tells him to 'keep doing' what he does
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy met Scotland’s tennis star Andy Murray at Wimbledon on Tuesday and had no advice other than to "keep doing what you're doing."
28 Jun 2011 - 2:36pm - 0 Comments