European Tour

TURIN, Italy -- Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third.
Goosen leads in Qatar, where tricky wind sends many scores scoring
South Africa’s Retief Goosen shot a 3-under-par 69 to take a one-shot lead Thursday in the first round of the European Tour’s Commercialbank Qatar Masters, in which several players couldn’t finish due to darkness.
3 Feb 2011 - 12:07pm - 0 Comments
No. 1 ranking on line as Kaymer and Westwood face off in Qatar Masters
Lee Westwood will defend his No. 1 world ranking against Martin Kaymer when they tee off in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters on Thursday.
2 Feb 2011 - 1:37pm - 0 Comments
Stricker makes European Tour debut at Qatar Masters to face top players
The growing strength of the European Tour convinced reluctant globetrotter Steve Stricker to make his Middle East debut at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters this week.
2 Feb 2011 - 1:31pm - 0 Comments
After defending in Qatar, Karlsson to focus on full PGA Tour schedule
Robert Karlsson admits the chance to play at least one full season on the PGA Tour was an opportunity he didn’t want to turn down and then regret come the end of his career.
2 Feb 2011 - 1:25pm - 0 Comments
Casey edges Hanson on final hole to capture Volvo Golf Champions title
Paul Casey came through what he called "one of the toughest battles I've ever had" on Sunday to end 20 months without a victory.
30 Jan 2011 - 12:20pm - 0 Comments
Casey powers into share of Day 3 lead with Hanson at Volvo Champions
Paul Casey justified his position as the highest-ranked player in the field on Saturday by moving into a share of the third-round lead at the European Tour’s new Volvo Golf Champions.
29 Jan 2011 - 11:37am - 0 Comments
Putting with wedge, Jimenez shares halfway lead at Volvo Champions
Eight players are separated by a single shot at the halfway stage of the European Tour’s new Volvo Golf Champions -- and one of them got there with his putter in two pieces.
28 Jan 2011 - 11:15am - 0 Comments
Newlywed Edfors leads Volvo Golf Champions by two with superb irons
Thursdsay was a nightmare day for Roger Federer in Australia, but it was a dream one for his Swedish look-alike Johan Edfors in Bahrain. The 35-year-old newlywed leads the European Tour’s inaugural Volvo Golf Champions by two after an 8-under-par opening round of 64.
27 Jan 2011 - 11:43am - 0 Comments
Monty to get 'bit of stick' over greens at Volvo Golf Champions, says Casey
Paul Casey expects to needle Colin Montgomerie quite a bit at this week’s Volvo Golf Champions, although it has nothing to do with being left out of last year’s Ryder Cup team.
26 Jan 2011 - 1:14pm - 0 Comments
Officials clarify bunker rule at Volvo Champions event before play starts
Padraig Harrington fell foul of "trial by television" last week, but fans at home are being told not to turn him in this week if they see him grounding his club in the sand.
26 Jan 2011 - 1:07pm - 0 Comments
After lengthy period away from game, Garcia glad to be back in competition
Sergio Garcia says his love of golf has been restored after long periods away from the game to clear his head last year. Garcia has been mired in a slump in which he hasn’t won since the 2008 HSBC Champions in China. His ranking has fallen from No. 2 to 80.
25 Jan 2011 - 7:28pm - 0 Comments
Scottish Open moves to links course at Castle Stuart from Loch Lomond
The Barclays Scottish Open will be played at Castle Stuart near Inverness on July 7-10, European Tour officials have announced. Loch Lomond has hosted the event for the last 15 years.
24 Jan 2011 - 12:29pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer cruises to eight-shot victory in Abu Dhabi, moves to world No. 2
Martin Kaymer displaced Tiger Woods as the world No. 2 Sunday after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the third time in four years, this time by a thumping eight-shot margin over Rory McIlroy.
23 Jan 2011 - 12:49pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer leads McIlroy by five in Abu Dhabi after strong third-round finish
Defending champion Martin Kaymer extended his lead at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship to five strokes over Rory McIlroy after shooting a 6-under 66 in the third round on Saturday.
22 Jan 2011 - 12:41pm - 0 Comments
R&A might 'have a look' at changing rule involving 'trial by television'
The European Tour wrote to golf's governing body in 2008 with concern about the rule that, had it been changed, would have saved Padraig Harrington from disqualification in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
22 Jan 2011 - 12:36pm - 1 Comments
Kaymer leads in Abu Dhabi after TV viewer gets Harrington disqualified
Martin Kaymer is on course to retain the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and take the world No. 2 spot away from Tiger Woods after a scintillating second-round 65 on Friday.
21 Jan 2011 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
Harrington disqualified in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington was disqualified before the second round of the HSBC Championship after the Irishman was judged to have illegally moved his ball during Thursday's first round.
21 Jan 2011 - 9:25am - 5 Comments
Schwartzel, still red-hot, rolls to one- shot lead at Abu Dhabi Championship
Charl Schwartzel took a one-stroke lead Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Championship with an 8-under 64 in the first round.
20 Jan 2011 - 1:07pm - 0 Comments
Maritz, Schietekat and de Vries claim British Open spots in African qualifier
Floris de Vries of the Netherlands and South Africans Martin Maritz and Neil Schietekat earned their first major championship appearances on Wednesday after claiming the three available places in the 2011 British Open at the African edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ).
20 Jan 2011 - 12:23pm - 0 Comments