ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark took a three-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Saturday after a 7-under 65 at St. Andrews in the third round.
Few three-inch bogey putts are greeted quite as uproariously as the one that secured the 140th British Open for Darren Clarke. The popular Northern Irishman won a place in hearts around the world last summer as he defied the odds to win the most coveted prize in golf at the age of 42.
31 Dec 2011 - 2:37am - 0 Comments
If the greatest sporting victories blend pure talent and relentless determination with high drama and tear-jerking emotion, then the award for the United Kingdom's Sportsman of the Year in 2011 should have gone to Darren Clarke.
30 Dec 2011 - 12:58pm - 0 Comments
Darren Clarke fulfilled one dream by winning the British Open, but he has two more -- returning to the European Ryder Cup team in 2012 and then becoming captain at some point.
30 Dec 2011 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Thomas Bjorn was No. 65 in the world, two weeks removed from winning the Qatar Masters, when he arrived in Arizona for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. It was his first time at a World Golf Championship in four years.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:39pm - 0 Comments
Martin Kaymer’s victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions has earned him the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month Award for November/December, tour officials have announced.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:09pm - 0 Comments
Tom Lewis, who made history in October by winning in his third professional start on the European Tour, has followed in the footsteps of his home club's most famous figure, Sir Nick Faldo, by being named as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2011.
24 Dec 2011 - 1:12pm - 0 Comments
A year that witnessed the passing of one European golf legend might have heralded the arrival of another.
22 Dec 2011 - 12:17pm - 0 Comments
Former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein is turning pro and is willing to travel.
19 Dec 2011 - 2:15pm - 0 Comments
England’s David Dixon was first past the post at the European Tour’s Qualifying School Final Stage on Thursday as 37 players secured their places on the 2012 European Tour.
15 Dec 2011 - 1:15pm - 0 Comments
David Dixon stormed into the lead in the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage on Wednesday after a 5-under-par fifth round of 67 that included no fewer than seven birdies.
14 Dec 2011 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
Sam Hutsby remained the man to catch at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage on Tuesday after carding a 1-under-par 71 in the fourth of six rounds at PGA Catalunya Resort.
13 Dec 2011 - 12:24pm - 0 Comments
The final event of the European Tour season was won by the man who has been the circuit's biggest hitter for four of the last five years.
12 Dec 2011 - 8:10pm - 0 Comments
The European Tour's season-ending event in Dubai is secure for the next three years -- with increased prize money.
12 Dec 2011 - 8:03pm - 0 Comments
Former Walker Cup players Sam Hutsby and Andy Sullivan built on their sterling starts at the Qualifying School Final Stage on Monday, with just one shot separating the two Englishmen at the midway stage of the six-round marathon.
12 Dec 2011 - 12:24pm - 0 Comments
Sam Hutsby maintained his lead in the European Tour’s Qualifying School Final Stage on Sunday as he followed up his stunning opening round of 60 with a 3-under-par 69 on the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort, leaving him two shots clear of English compatriot Andy Sullivan.
11 Dec 2011 - 12:49pm - 0 Comments
No. 1-ranked Luke Donald made history Sunday in becoming the first golfer to win both the American and European money titles, shooting a 6-under 66 to finish third at the Dubai World Championship and see off his nearest rival Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai.
11 Dec 2011 - 12:12pm - 1 Comments
Alvaro Quiros holed a 40-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to clinch a two-shot win over 1999 British Open champion Paul Lawrie at the Dubai World Championship on Sunday as No. 1-ranked Luke Donald became the first golfer to win both the PGA Tour and European Tour money titles.
11 Dec 2011 - 12:08pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy is pulling out of the upcoming Thailand Golf Championship as he continues to recover from the lingering effects of dengue fever.
11 Dec 2011 - 12:04pm - 0 Comments
England’s Sam Hutsby was in red-hot form in Saturday’s opening-day play of the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at PGA Catalunya Resort, where he holds a three-shot lead after shooting a 10-under-par 60 on the Tour Course.
10 Dec 2011 - 12:41pm - 0 Comments
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