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PERTH, Australia -- Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.
Poulter still pained by marker penalty that cost him so dearly in Dubai
Anybody who has closely followed the career of Ian Poulter remembers the bizarre incident in Florida when his physical therapist jumped into a lake and found his ball. Now there is another for the collection, but one that Poulter is struggling to see the funny side of right now. Poulter will a
29 Nov 2010 - 3:32pm - 0 Comments
European Tour unveils 2011 schedule, with 50 events around the world
The 2011 European Tour schedule will feature 50 golf tournaments -- two more than this year -- with new events in Bahrain, Malaysia and Sicily. The 2011 tour starts next month in South Africa and ends with the Dubai World Championship next December. The European Tour said in a statement that f
28 Nov 2010 - 12:55pm - 0 Comments
Karlsson wins Dubai Championship as Poulter penalized in sudden death
Sweden’s Robert Karlsson won the European Tour’s season-ending Dubai World Championship Sunday, beating third-round leader Ian Poulter in a two-way playoff after a bizarre blunder by the Englishman on the final hole. Karlsson calmly rolled in a birdie putt on the second playoff hole after Poulter
28 Nov 2010 - 11:27am - 0 Comments
'Tiddlywinks' blunder proves costly for Poulter in sudden death in Dubai
Who knew dropping a golf ball could cost a player $400,000? That’s just what happened to Englishman Ian Poulter on Sunday when he went to replace his ball on his marker and dropped it from a few inches above the ground, falling victim to one of golf’s more arcane rules. The blunder cost Poulte
28 Nov 2010 - 11:24am - 0 Comments
Kaymer closes out his first European money title as McDowell falls short
Reigning PGA Champion Martin Kaymer won the European Tour money title Sunday, after his only remaining challenger Graeme McDowell fell short at the season-ending Dubai World Championship. Kaymer and McDowell both finished in a tie for 13th with 6-under totals of 282, but the Northern Irishman nee
28 Nov 2010 - 11:20am - 0 Comments
Poulter powers ahead of Fisher after 54 holes at Dubai Championship
Ian Poulter broke free from a crowded leaderboard Saturday to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Dubai World Championship. The Englishman was at 12 under after a third-round 69, two shots ahead of Ross Fisher of England, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee and Francesco Molinari of Italy, w
27 Nov 2010 - 12:18pm - 0 Comments
England's Poulter and Fisher on top at halfway point of Dubai Championship
Ross Fisher led an English run up a star-studded leaderboard Friday at the Dubai World Championship, matching a course record 8-under 64 to reach tie Ian Poulter at 9-under 135 for the second-round lead. England’s Lee Westwood tightened his grip on the No.
26 Nov 2010 - 11:09am - 0 Comments
Money leader Kaymer races ahead of McDowell on Day 1 in Dubai
Martin Kaymer got the best of Graeme McDowell in their battle for the European Tour money title Thursday, shooting a 5-under 67 to take a five-shot lead over his rival after the first round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship. Kaymer was two strokes behind leader Robert Karlsson, whose
25 Nov 2010 - 11:03am - 0 Comments
Manassero tees off in Dubai with one eye on earning return to the Masters
When then-amateur Matteo Manassero finished his dream debut at The Masters last April, he couldn’t be sure he would ever return to Augusta National. But, amazingly, the 17-year-old rising star of European golf has the chance over the next four days to earn himself a place in next year's event.
24 Nov 2010 - 5:54pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer closing in European Tour money title; McDowell chasing
After struggling in Singapore and missing last week's Hong Kong Open, PGA champion Martin Kaymer is counting on a victory in this week's Dubai World Championship to clinch his first European Tour money title. The $7.5 million season-ending tournament in the Race to Dubai series starts Thursday wi
23 Nov 2010 - 10:14am - 0 Comments
PGA Champion Kaymer decides not to join PGA Tour in 2011
A momentous time for European golf just got even better as Martin Kaymer has followed Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy in turning down membership on the PGA Tour next season. The sport's newest major champion made his decision known at the Dubai World Championship, where on Sunday he hopes to be cro
23 Nov 2010 - 10:02am - 0 Comments
Poulter holds on to win Hong Kong Open; Manassero finishes one back
Overnight leader Ian Poulter held off a spirited challenge from Italian youngster Matteo Manassero to win the Hong Kong Open by a single stroke on Sunday and return to the top 10 in the world rankings. The 17-year-old Manassero completed a final round 8-under 62 at the Fanling course, but Poulter
21 Nov 2010 - 8:27am - 0 Comments
Poulter takes lead halfway through UBS Hong Kong Open
Ian Poulter shot a spectacular 60 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Anthony Kang through two rounds at the Hong Kong Open. The Englishman's performance eclipsed by one stroke the Fanling course record held by countryman Simon Yeats -- but with the preferred-lie ruling in effect, Poulter's ma
19 Nov 2010 - 8:46am - 0 Comments
NZ's Brown shoots 62 to lead Hong Kong Open, McIlroy one back
Mark Brown made a late charge to top the first-round leader board Thursday at the Hong Kong Open, shooting an 8-under par 62 for a one-stroke lead. The New Zealander surged late at the Fanling course to overtake two-time runner-up Rory McIlroy, the early leader after capitalizing on calm conditio
18 Nov 2010 - 8:46am - 0 Comments
McDowell can pass Kaymer and win Race to Dubai, says pal McIlroy
Rory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell still has a great chance of winning the Race to Dubai over Martin Kaymer. Both McIlroy and McDowell will play at the UBS Hong Kong Open this week, with McDowell trailing Kaymer by about $500,000 on the European Tour money list. Whi
17 Nov 2010 - 5:12pm - 0 Comments
McDowell hopes to make last-minute charge in money race in Hong Kong
Graeme McDowell plans to build on a recent run of form at the UBS Hong Kong Open this week and give himself the best possible chance of winning the European Tour’s seasonlong Race to Dubai. The Northern Irishman trails Martin Kaymer by about $500,000 after finishing third at the Barclays Singapor
17 Nov 2010 - 5:09pm - 0 Comments
With weight down, Daly now trying to regain playing form in Hong Kong
John Daly’s dramatic weight loss might help him get around the golf course a little easier, but it hasn’t come without its problems. After dropping more than 100 pounds, the two-time major winner said this week that he’s still trying to get used to his new weight of 195. “The biggest problem h
17 Nov 2010 - 5:05pm - 0 Comments
Packed schedules are better for young players, say Westwood and Ishikawa
One key to Lee Westwood’s success was cutting back on his schedule -- finding the right balance that keeps him sharp competitively but still feeling fresh when he plays.
16 Nov 2010 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
After two straight runner-ups, McIlroy seeks breakthrough win in Hong Kong
Two-time UBS Hong Kong Open runner-up Rory McIlroy is hoping a new level of professional contentment can help him end his 2010 European Tour drought at the Fanling course this weekend.
16 Nov 2010 - 12:20pm - 0 Comments