HOYLAKE, England – His once-comfortable lead gone, Rory McIlroy could have flinched. Instead, he blew everyone away. With a stunning display down the stretch, including a pair of
Charl Schwartzel took a one-stroke lead Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Championship with an 8-under 64 in the first round.
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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).
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Quality not quantity has worked wonders for Lee Westwood lately -- and the world No. 1 will be happy to keep it that way as he starts his 2011 campaign on Thursday.
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Scotland’s Elliot Saltman was banned for three months by the European Tour on Wednesday for incorrectly marking his ball on the green during an event last year.
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Graeme McDowell and Phil Mickelson, now tied for fourth in the world ranking, will go head-to-head in the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday and Friday.
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Padraig Harrington is not living if he’s not working. According to the Irish Golf Desk, Harrington decided to change the move that gets his swing started, and that has led to wholesale changes for the three-time major champion.
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Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his Joburg Open title on Sunday, birdieing the last hole for a 4-under 67 that gave him a four-stroke victory.
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The perennial early-season European Tour events in South Africa have been brought forward in a bid to avoid schedule congestion.
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Defending champion Charl Schwartzel enters the final round of the Joburg Open in a three-way share of the lead with fellow South Africans Thomas Aiken and Garth Mulroy.
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Defending champion Charl Schwartzel of South Africa fired a 10-under 61 for a share of the halfway lead at the Joburg Open on Friday.
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South Africans Martin Maritz and Tyrone Mordt each shot a 9-under 62 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Joburg Open.
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Charl Schwartzel is in bullish mood as he prepares for the defense of his Joburg Open title this week.
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Australians Matt Millar, Kurt Barnes and Rick Kulacz have earned their places in the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George's in July after they finished in the top three spots in the Australasian edition of International Final Qualifying at Kingston Heath Golf Club on Tuesday.
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British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen won a three-man playoff for the Africa Open on Sunday as rising English star Chris Wood narrowly missed out on his first professional victory.
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British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen bogeyed his last hole Saturday to fall into a tie for the lead of Africa Open with Markus Brier of Austria heading into the final round.
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British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen showed his love of shotmaking on Friday as he carded a 6-under-par 67 to move to within a stroke of the lead at the halfway mark in the Africa Open. The event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
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Brandon Pieters was the clubhouse leader after Thursday's delayed Day 1 of the Africa Open as his 7-under-par round of 66 put him a shot clear in the first event on the 2011 calendar, co-sponsored by the European Tour and southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
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Darren Clarke is desperate for his career to get back on the right track in 2011 and is hoping this week's Africa Open will be the place where he turns around his fortunes.
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Lee Westwood isn't very impressed with the 2011 European Tour schedule, which only has two events taking place on English soil.
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