SHANGHAI (AP) — With two Chinese golfers tied for the lead going into the final round of the Volvo China Open, there was a good chance one of them would break new ground by becoming the first from the country to capture a European Tour title on home soil.
Matthew Zions mastered some tricky conditions on Saturday at the Saint-Omer Open to put himself firmly in the frame for his first European Tour title.
18 Jun 2011 - 5:16pm - 0 Comments
Scotland's Craig Lee produced a 3-under-par round of 68 Friday to move into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the European Tour’s Saint-Omer Open.
17 Jun 2011 - 3:53pm - 0 Comments
George Coetzee of South Africa shot a 5-under 66 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Saint-Omer Open. Ranked 79th on the European Tour, Coetzee had six birdies and only one bogey.
16 Jun 2011 - 5:28pm - 0 Comments
Robert Rock held off a stunning charge from Thorbjorn Olesen Sunday to claim his first victory on the European Tour at the BMW Italian Open.
12 Jun 2011 - 1:50pm - 0 Comments
Robert Rock sits two shots clear at the top of the European Tour’s BMW Italian Open leaderboard through 54 holes, but Saturday belonged to Niclas Fasth, who shot a blistering 8-under par 64 to claim a share of a second.
11 Jun 2011 - 4:28pm - 0 Comments
Golf star Lee Westwood, horse trainer Henry Cecil and two cricketers from England's victorious Ashes team are among the sports figures honored by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday list.
10 Jun 2011 - 8:28pm - 0 Comments
Robert Rock claimed sole leadership of the European Tour’s BMW Italian Open after Friday’s second round as he edged a shot clear of the chasing pack.
10 Jun 2011 - 4:54pm - 0 Comments
Englishmen Robert Rock and Chris Wood, playing in the same group, lead the way at the BMW Italian Open after 8-under-par opening rounds on Thursday, giving them both hope of a first European Tour title.
9 Jun 2011 - 4:17pm - 0 Comments
Teenager Matteo Manassero returns this week to the course where he struck his first shot as a professional, still pinching himself about how much he has achieved in the 13 months since.
8 Jun 2011 - 12:51pm - 0 Comments
Graeme Storm coasted to a place in the 2011 British Open on Monday as he won the European edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) for the second time in three years at Sunningdale.
6 Jun 2011 - 5:26pm - 0 Comments
Sweden’s Alexander Noren captured his second European Tour title Sunday, winning the Saab Wales Open with a 1-under 70 for a two-stroke victory.
5 Jun 2011 - 6:27pm - 0 Comments
Less than two weeks away from his U.S. Open title defense, Graeme McDowell suffered the potentially devastating shock of an 81 -- tied for the worst round of his entire European Tour career -- at the Saab Wales Open on Saturday.
4 Jun 2011 - 5:43pm - 0 Comments
NEWPORT, Wales -- Sweden's Alex Noren took over the lead in the Saab Wales Open with a second successive 67 Friday, but defending champion Graeme McDowell is only one behind.
3 Jun 2011 - 2:36pm - 0 Comments
After posting his worst halfway score in Europe in 20 years this week, Colin Montgomerie’s major mission now is to protect a proud qualifying record for the British Open that stretches a little longer.
3 Jun 2011 - 1:59pm - 0 Comments
The atmosphere was never going to compare to last October's Ryder Cup, but Graeme McDowell and Peter Hanson found Celtic Manor a happy hunting ground again on Thursday.
2 Jun 2011 - 3:29pm - 0 Comments
Padraig Harrington has been a member of the world's top 50 since October 1999 -- a month after he made his Ryder Cup debut in the cauldron that was Brookline in Boston.
1 Jun 2011 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Defending the U.S. Open in two weeks' time is the big date coming up for Graeme McDowell, but first comes this week's Saab Wales Open -- and he wants to win that again, too.
1 Jun 2011 - 11:38am - 0 Comments
New world No. 1 Luke Donald gives part of the credit for his stunning rise to his one-year-old daughter.
30 May 2011 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald secured the world No. 1 ranking by winning the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, beating Lee Westwood in a playoff in what was a duel for top spot between the two players in the European Tour's biggest event outside the British Open.
29 May 2011 - 1:37pm - 0 Comments
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