TURIN, Italy -- Richard Bland birdied the last three holes of his second round on Friday to take the halfway lead at the BMW Italian Open on the European Tour.
The Irish Open will return to Royal Portrush in 2012, the first time in 59 years that the tournament will be staged north of the border.
6 Jan 2012 - 1:17pm - 0 Comments
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen fired an brilliant 11-under-par 62 Friday to take a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Africa Open. The event, co-sanctioned with southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour, is the opening event on the 2012 European Tour schedule.
6 Jan 2012 - 12:56pm - 0 Comments
South Africa’s Thomas Aiken shot a 9-under 64 Thursday at the Africa Open for a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s season-opening tournament.
5 Jan 2012 - 1:16pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy has decided not to declare which team he would represent in the Olympics until he has to. Two years ago, the 22-year-old said it would be Great Britain and Northern Ireland if he qualifies for golf's return to the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Martin Kaymer admits that he struggled to cope with becoming the world No. 1 in 2011.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:33pm - 0 Comments
A special tribute event at London’s Natural History Museum has raised almost $528,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:55pm - 0 Comments
Louis Oosthuizen will be out to successfully defend his Africa Open title this week as the 2012 European Tour season gets under way.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:38pm - 0 Comments
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
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