NEWPORT, Wales – Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the ISPS Handa Wales Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher missed the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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