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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
McDowell receives MBE honor from Queen Elizabeth II in New Year list
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell is among the sports figures honored by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year list.
30 Dec 2010 - 7:53pm - 0 Comments
Road Hole's renovation succeeds, but more changes may be on horizon
The Royal & Ancient was criticized for adding 40 yards to the famous 17th hole at St. Andrews for last summer’s British Openm when R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson said the intent was to bring the road behind the green back into play.
26 Dec 2010 - 9:09pm - 0 Comments
After year beyond his wildest dreams, Kaymer has one goal for 2011
New European Tour No. 1 Martin Kaymer has revealed what is next on his wish list.
25 Dec 2010 - 6:34pm - 0 Comments
Dubai Desert Classic contest offers amateurs chance to play with Woods
One lucky amateur golfer will get the chance to play alongside Tiger Woods in the pro-am tournament that takes place ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic in February.
23 Dec 2010 - 8:06pm - 0 Comments
European Tour Notebook: McDowell receives Irish broadcasters award
Graeme McDowell has been named 2010 RTE Sportsperson of the Year. RTE, whose full name is Raidio Teilifís Eireann, is Ireland’s national radio and television company, essentially, the Irish version of Great Britain’s BBC.
23 Dec 2010 - 3:47pm - 1 Comments
Major victory or top ranking? Westwood's choice is no-brainer
Given the choice between a major or being No. 1 in the world, Lee Westwood made it sound like an easy decision. He’ll take No. 1.
21 Dec 2010 - 12:44pm - 0 Comments
Els captures fifth South African Open title on bizarre final day in Durban
Ernie Els won the South African Open for the fifth time Sunday, shooting a 6-under 66 to beat Retief Goosen by one shot in a tournament shortened to 17 holes for each of the final two rounds.
19 Dec 2010 - 12:35pm - 0 Comments
Els moves two ahead of Goosen after 36 holes in South African Open
Four-time winner Ernie Els will take a two-shot lead into a marathon last day of the South African Open, where all of the country’s golf stars rose into contention on Saturday for the 100th national title.
18 Dec 2010 - 12:11pm - 0 Comments
Goosen and Els lead big names atop South African Open after Round 1
Two-time champion Retief Goosen shot an 8-under 64 Friday for a share of the first-round lead of the 100th South African Open with Alex Cejka.
17 Dec 2010 - 12:20pm - 0 Comments
South African Open halted by rain in very early stages of opening round
The opening round of the South African Open was rained out Thursday with only six players having completed nine holes at Durban Country Club.
16 Dec 2010 - 12:06pm - 0 Comments
Brightest stars return home for 100th playing of South African Open
Ernie Els will head a stellar home cast when the 100th edition of the South African Open begins on Thursday, with the world No. 12 admitting he is in good shape for the tournament.
15 Dec 2010 - 6:46pm - 0 Comments
Martin of Spain rallies to grab Alfred Dunhill title for second straight year
Pablo Martin survived a disastrous triple bogey to successfully defended his Alfred Dunhill Championship title Sunday, shooting a 2-under 70 for a two-shot victory.
12 Dec 2010 - 12:59pm - 0 Comments
Rookie Michael's lead drops to one after three rounds at Alfred Dunhill
Anthony Michael took a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, shooting a 1-under 71 that kept him ahead of the chasing pack Saturday.
11 Dec 2010 - 12:32pm - 0 Comments
Newcomer Michael extends lead to two at Alfred Dunhill Championship
South African newcomer Anthony Michael extended his lead to two shots halfway through the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Friday after two rounds at Leopard Creek Country Club.
10 Dec 2010 - 1:07pm - 0 Comments
Baseball player turned golfer Michael leads Dunhill Championship by one
Anthony Michael of South Africa shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the season-opening event on the 2011 European Tour schedule. The event is also sanctioned by southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
9 Dec 2010 - 1:13pm - 0 Comments
As new season begins, European golf can bask in perhaps its best year ever
What a season for European golf -- the best ever in most people's view. Winning the Ryder Cup back would have been enough, really, especially given the nail-biting drama at Celtic Manor.
8 Dec 2010 - 7:08pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen looks to gain momentum as 2011 schedule kicks off in Africa
Louis Oosthuizen is hoping to use this week's Alfred Dunhill Championship to continue building momentum after a recent ankle injury.
8 Dec 2010 - 11:24am - 0 Comments
McDowell and Kaymer voted as co- winners of European Golfer of Year
Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer have been voted as co-winners of the 2010 European Tour Golfer of the Year award -- the first time the prize has been shared in its 26-year history.
7 Dec 2010 - 6:49pm - 0 Comments
European Tour's Desert Swing draws Americans away from PGA Tour
The strongest part of the European Tour schedule is early in the year when it makes its “desert swing” through Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain and Dubai. Next year, it figures to get even stronger by adding some of the best Americans.
7 Dec 2010 - 6:23pm - 0 Comments