European Tour

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An unrelenting Rory McIlroy secured his second Dubai Desert Classic title in six years with a 2-under 70 in the final round to win by three shots on Sunday.
Ballesteros, 54, dies after courageous struggle with effects of brain tumor
MADRID, Spain -- Seve Ballesteros was a genius with a golf club in his hands, an inspiration to everyone who saw him create shots that didn’t seem possible.
7 May 2011 - 1:22am - 3 Comments
Fresh off monthlong Bahamas break, Aiken cruises to Spanish Open lead
A seven-week break appears to have done Thomas Aiken no harm at all – he takes a one-shot lead into Saturday’s third round of the Spanish Open.
6 May 2011 - 3:35pm - 0 Comments
Golf legend Seve Ballesteros' condition worsens
MADRID (AP) -- Golf great Seve Ballesteros suffered "severe deterioration" in his recovery from a cancerous brain tumor, a development that brought some players to tears as they considered his massive effect on golf in Europe and around the world.
6 May 2011 - 8:29am - 0 Comments
Quiros struggles in Spanish Open, as Jamieson emerges as surprise leader
Scotland's Scott Jamieson, playing just the 11th European Tour event of his career, tops the leaderboard after Thursday’s first round of the Spanish Open.
5 May 2011 - 3:48pm - 0 Comments
Quiros hopes Masters boost will aid him in defense of Spanish Open title
Alvaro Quiros will this week try for something last achieved by Max Faulkner in 1953 -- a successful defense of the Spanish Open title.
4 May 2011 - 12:42pm - 0 Comments
Young Manassero, veteran Jimenez seek to win their first Spanish title
Europe's new sensation Matteo Manassero will create more history next week when he becomes the youngest player ever to compete in golf's richest event, the $9 million Players Championship in Florida.
4 May 2011 - 12:37pm - 0 Comments
Dougherty pulls out of Spanish Open to visit father for help fixing his game
England's Nick Dougherty, yet to make a single penny in nine European Tour starts this year, has pulled out of this week's Spanish Open and flown to Florida in the hope that his father can help bring an end to his nightmare.
4 May 2011 - 12:34pm - 0 Comments
Saltman returns to action after three- month cheating ban at Spanish Open
Elliot Saltman has his first chance to try to put a three-month European Tour ban behind him at this week's Spanish Open.
2 May 2011 - 5:16pm - 0 Comments
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