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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.
Westwood retains top spot with win at Ballantine's, his second in a row
Top-ranked Lee Westwood rallied to win the Ballantine’s Championship for his second straight victory, shooting a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Miguel Angel Jimenez.
1 May 2011 - 12:17pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez charges into share of lead at Ballantine's before weather halts play
Miguel Angel Jimenez and Brett Rumford shared the lead at 10 under when third-round play in the Ballantine’s Championship was suspended Saturday because of heavy rain and lightning.
30 Apr 2011 - 11:18am - 0 Comments
Rumford three ahead at Ballantine's, Westwood recovers to stay in hunt
Lee Westwood shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Ballantine’s Championship on Friday, bouncing back from a rough first day to stay six strokes off the pace.
29 Apr 2011 - 11:42am - 0 Comments
Final-hole double leaves Westwood six behind McGrane at Ballantine's
Top-ranked Lee Westwood finished Thursday’s first round of the Ballantine’s Championship with a double bogey, falling six shots behind leader Damien McGrane.
28 Apr 2011 - 12:01pm - 0 Comments
Defending champion Fraser returns to Ballantine's after freak neck injury
Marcus Fraser will defend his title at the Ballantine's Championship this week just happy still to be playing. The 32-year-old Australian suffered a freak injury while playing with his son in December and is only now making a return to competitive action.
27 Apr 2011 - 1:14pm - 0 Comments
Westwood brings his No. 1 ranking to Ballantine's Championship in Korea
Lee Westwood hopes to put on a show in the European Tour's Ballantine's Championship this week as the first No. 1-ranked golfer to play in South Korea.
26 Apr 2011 - 12:58pm - 0 Comments
Colsaerts sets new scoring record in first career win at Volvo China Open
Nicolas Colsaerts set a tournament record at the Volvo China Open on Sunday, finishing at 24 under to win by four shots over a group of four players.
24 Apr 2011 - 11:46am - 0 Comments
Colsaerts takes third-round lead at China Open, thanks to first-hole eagle
Nicolas Colsaerts eagled the first hole and went on to shoot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Volvo China Open on the European Tour.
23 Apr 2011 - 8:24am - 0 Comments
Donaldson roars into halfway lead in Volvo China Open with 11-birdie 61
Jamie Donaldson of Wales made 11 birdies for a second-round 61 Friday at the Volvo China Open, soaring to the top of the leaderboard of the European Tour event.
22 Apr 2011 - 10:50am - 0 Comments
R&A chief Dawson doesn't foresee women trying to qualify for Open
Six years after women received the chance to qualify for the British Open, not one has even attempted it. And Royal and Ancient Club Chief Executive Peter Dawson doubts he will see it happen in his lifetime.
21 Apr 2011 - 11:31pm - 1 Comments
Rookie Han leads China Open with Garcia two back, Harrington seven
South Korea’s Han Chang-won racked up six birdies on the front nine Thursday to take the first-round clubhouse lead by a stroke in the European Tour’s Volvo China Open.
21 Apr 2011 - 11:21am - 0 Comments
Yang looking to become first player to defend Volvo China Open title
Defending Volvo China Open champion Y.E. Yang is confident he can enter the record books by becoming the first man to retain the title.
20 Apr 2011 - 12:06pm - 0 Comments
Royal St. George's to be lengthened, par reduced to 70 for British Open
The Royal St. George’s course will be 100 yards longer for this year’s British Open, with par being reduced from 71 to 70.
19 Apr 2011 - 7:41pm - 1 Comments
European Tour chief concerned about unrest in Gulf, competing Asian tours
European Tour Chief Executive George O’Grady says organizers will wait several months before deciding whether to hold the Volvo Golf Champions tournament for a second year in Bahrain.
18 Apr 2011 - 3:30pm - 0 Comments
Manassero wins Malaysian Open, as McIlroy misses chance to force playoff
Italian teenager Matteo Manassero shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to earn a one-stroke victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open, upstaging Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Rory McIlroy.
17 Apr 2011 - 12:26pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy takes two-stroke lead midway through third round in Malaysia
Rory McIlroy birdied his final hole to take a two-stroke lead Saturday in the weather-hit Maybank Malaysian Open, while Masters champion Charl Schwartzel barely made the cut for the third round.
16 Apr 2011 - 11:57am - 0 Comments
McIlroy, rebounding from Masters, shares Day 2 lead in Malaysian Open
Rory McIlroy is rebounding quite nicely after his collapse in the final round of the Masters.
15 Apr 2011 - 10:31am - 0 Comments
Noren leads Malaysian Open by two, McIlroy also makes solid start
Alexander Noren shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead in the weather-shortened first day of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Thursday. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour.
14 Apr 2011 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Sponsors agree to date swap for South African Open to get Pres. Cup stars
The Sunshine Tour says sponsors have agreed to swap the dates of the South African Open and Alfred Dunhill Championship so South Africa’s Presidents Cup competitors can play their national open.
12 Apr 2011 - 12:27pm - 0 Comments