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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New year, same old story for Martin Kaymer at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Townsend, Hall, Cullen earn spots in British Open via Australian qualifier
Australians Aaron Townsend, Nick Cullen and Ashley Hall qualified for the 2012 British Open on Wednesday at the Australasian edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ).
11 Jan 2012 - 2:34am - 0 Comments
Basic and Gaunt share lead on Day 1 of British Open qualifier in Australia
Australians Neven Basic and Chris Gaunt shot 3-under-par 69s Tuesday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 36-hole Australian edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) tournament for this year's British Open.
9 Jan 2012 - 11:55pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen wins his second straight Africa Open after two-shot swing
Louis Oosthuizen holed a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to top fellow South African Tjaart van der Walt and retain his title at the Africa Open on Sunday.
8 Jan 2012 - 2:24pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen rallies to share 54-hole lead with Van der Walt in Africa Open
Defending champion and overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen birdied three of his last four holes for a 6-under 67 Saturday to share the third-round lead at the Africa Open.
7 Jan 2012 - 1:25pm - 0 Comments
Royal Portrush to host Irish Open in 2012, with hopes of British Open later
The Irish Open will return to Royal Portrush in 2012, the first time in 59 years that the tournament will be staged north of the border.
6 Jan 2012 - 1:17pm - 0 Comments
Defending champ Oosthuizen rides 62 to halfway lead at African Open
Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen fired an brilliant 11-under-par 62 Friday to take a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Africa Open. The event, co-sanctioned with southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour, is the opening event on the 2012 European Tour schedule.
6 Jan 2012 - 12:56pm - 0 Comments
Aiken, in first group out, sets target that no one can match at Africa Open
South Africa’s Thomas Aiken shot a 9-under 64 Thursday at the Africa Open for a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour’s season-opening tournament.
5 Jan 2012 - 1:16pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy unsure of which nation he'd represent in 2016 Olympic golf
Rory McIlroy has decided not to declare which team he would represent in the Olympics until he has to. Two years ago, the 22-year-old said it would be Great Britain and Northern Ireland if he qualifies for golf's return to the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Pressure got to Kaymer after he rose to world No. 1 spot, he admits
Martin Kaymer admits that he struggled to cope with becoming the world No. 1 in 2011.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:33pm - 0 Comments
European Notebook: Tribute event raises cash for Ballesteros Foundation
A special tribute event at London’s Natural History Museum has raised almost $528,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:55pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen ready for Africa Open defense, and birth of second child
Louis Oosthuizen will be out to successfully defend his Africa Open title this week as the 2012 European Tour season gets under way.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:38pm - 0 Comments
Clarke, McIlroy recognized for 2011 feats on Great Britain's Honors List
Few three-inch bogey putts are greeted quite as uproariously as the one that secured the 140th British Open for Darren Clarke. The popular Northern Irishman won a place in hearts around the world last summer as he defied the odds to win the most coveted prize in golf at the age of 42.
31 Dec 2011 - 2:37am - 0 Comments
Clarke's Open triumph as poignant as it was impressive, says Malley
If the greatest sporting victories blend pure talent and relentless determination with high drama and tear-jerking emotion, then the award for the United Kingdom's Sportsman of the Year in 2011 should have gone to Darren Clarke.
30 Dec 2011 - 12:58pm - 0 Comments
Claret Jug in hand, Clarke turns focus to achieving two Ryder Cup goals
Darren Clarke fulfilled one dream by winning the British Open, but he has two more -- returning to the European Ryder Cup team in 2012 and then becoming captain at some point.
30 Dec 2011 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Despite his own dire assessment of his game, Bjorn returns to upper class
Thomas Bjorn was No. 65 in the world, two weeks removed from winning the Qatar Masters, when he arrived in Arizona for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. It was his first time at a World Golf Championship in four years.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:39pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Kaymer named European Tour's final 2011 Golfer of Month
Martin Kaymer’s victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions has earned him the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month Award for November/December, tour officials have announced.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:09pm - 0 Comments
Lewis, who won in third start, named European Tour Rookie of Year
Tom Lewis, who made history in October by winning in his third professional start on the European Tour, has followed in the footsteps of his home club's most famous figure, Sir Nick Faldo, by being named as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2011.
24 Dec 2011 - 1:12pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy arrives on world stage, just as golf endures passing of Ballesteros
A year that witnessed the passing of one European golf legend might have heralded the arrival of another.
22 Dec 2011 - 12:17pm - 0 Comments
Oklahoma State star Uihlein turns pro with an eye on competing in Europe
Former U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein is turning pro and is willing to travel.
19 Dec 2011 - 2:15pm - 0 Comments