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TURIN, Italy -- Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Italian Open, where Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup will go down to the wire.
Jimenez holds off Molinari in Omega Masters for his third win of season
Five members of Colin Montgomerie's Ryder Cup team have won since the start of August after Miguel Angel Jimenez survived a late scare Sunday to take the Omega European Masters. The 46-year-old Spaniard, six clear with seven to play, had that slashed to one by his Ryder Cup teammate Edoardo Molin
5 Sep 2010 - 2:48pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez keeps Omega Masters lead, even after calling penalty on himself
Miguel Angel Jimenez will take a three-stroke lead over his Ryder Cup teammate Edoardo Molinari into Sunday’s final round of the Omega European Masters – and it would have been four but for a moment of absent-mindedness by the 46-year-old on the 10th fairway on Saturday. Jimenez momentarily forgo
4 Sep 2010 - 1:32pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez cards career-low 61 to take three-shot lead at European Masters
Miguel Angel Jimenez produced the lowest round of his 27-year European Tour career on Friday. Two eagles and six birdies gave the 46-year-old Ryder Cup star a 10-under-par 61 in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, and he goes into the weekend with a three-stroke lead. Jimenez, maki
3 Sep 2010 - 1:13pm - 0 Comments
Italian teen Manassero grabs Omega Masters lead, outshining Molinari
Italian teenager Matteo Manassero shot a 7-under 64 Thursday to take a one stroke lead in the first round of the European Tour’s Omega European Masters. “The perfect round of golf,” the 17-year-old Manassero said of his bogey-free round.
2 Sep 2010 - 3:40pm - 0 Comments
Molinari returns to Omega European Masters as a star, not an unknown
Edoardo Molinari is returning to the Omega European Masters this week and unlike last year, no one is questioning why he’s here. When Molinari was given a sponsors’ invite to play in the 2009 tournament as a relatively unknown Challenge Tour player, there were plenty of questions as to why he was
1 Sep 2010 - 1:23pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup berth secure, Jimenez back at Omega European Masters as usual
The European Ryder Cup campaign might have exhausted him, but Miguel Angel Jimenez was still not going to cancel his annual trip up into the Swiss Alps this week. "I never miss that tournament," said the 46-year-old Spaniard, who is competing in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre for
1 Sep 2010 - 1:19pm - 0 Comments
E. Molinari wins Johnnie Walker, Hanson and Jimenez earn Ryder spots
Edoardo Molinari won a dramatic Johnnie Walker Championship with three closing birdies at Gleneagles Sunday -- and then waited to see if it had earned him a Ryder Cup wild card. The 29-year-old Italian, whose brother Francesco is already on the team, was two behind Australian Brett Rumford with t
29 Aug 2010 - 12:33pm - 0 Comments
Molinari brothers setting torrid pace after 54 holes at Johnnie Walker
Francesco Molinari shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to take one-shot lead over brother Edoardo after the third round of the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship.
28 Aug 2010 - 4:01pm - 0 Comments
McGinley to impact Ryder Cup both as player and captain this weekend
It promises to be an interesting weekend for Paul McGinley at Gleneagles, the place where he might well lead Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup. Six under par at halfway in the Johnnie Walker Championship, McGinley could be the man to stop Simon Dyson and Alvaro Quiros from qualifying for Europe's Ryde
27 Aug 2010 - 11:10pm - 0 Comments
Dyson's long-shot bid for Ryder berth still alive at halfway in Scotland
Simon Dyson's dream of playing in the Ryder Cup is still alive with only two days of the year-long marathon to go. "If I play the best 36 holes of my life, I'll play in the best tournament of my life," said the 32-year-old after a second-round 70 in the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship
27 Aug 2010 - 2:38pm - 0 Comments
Dyson starts strong at Johnnie Walker in bid to make European Ryder team
Simon Dyson refused to let two late bogeys dampen his spirit at the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship on Thursday. On a day that saw an injury end Ross McGowan's Ryder Cup dream and Italian Francesco Molinari clinch his debut as a result, Dyson continued his 11th-hour charge to make the
26 Aug 2010 - 3:56pm - 0 Comments
Monty knows who his captain's picks will be, at least until things change
Picking the best wild cards to try to win back the Ryder Cup will be the only thing on Colin Montgomerie's mind this weekend -- not where certain stars are playing. With Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald sticking to their guns -- they are in America for the start of the PGA Tour’s Fe
25 Aug 2010 - 2:41pm - 0 Comments
Hanson puzzled by Ryder hopefuls who're skipping final qualifying event
Peter Hanson wonders how much some stars want to be part of the Ryder Cup. Hanson spoke out shortly after arriving at Gleneagles for this week’s Johnnie Walker Championship, the final points-paying event of the yearlong qualifying process. "If you really want to make the team -- and, of course
24 Aug 2010 - 3:34pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez to play at Gleneagles to boost hopes of making Ryder Cup team
Miguel Angel Jimenez has chosen to fight for a Ryder Cup place this week after cancelling plans to attend his nephew's wedding. Pushed down into the ninth and last guaranteed spot on the points table by Peter Hanson's win at the Czech Open on Sunday, the 46-year-old Jimenez flew home to Spain and
23 Aug 2010 - 5:43pm - 0 Comments
Playoff victory in Czech Open boosts Hanson onto Ryder team, for now
Sweden’s Peter Hanson leapt from 15th to eighth in Europe's Ryder Cup race on Sunday after winning a dramatic and nerve-wracking Czech Open with an 18-foot playoff putt. And it means that Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Justin Rose cannot all play at Celtic Manor in October.
22 Aug 2010 - 1:40pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup hopeful Hanson opens 4-shot lead after Day 3 of Czech Open
European Ryder Cup hopeful Peter Hanson shot a 5-under 67 to open a four-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the European Tour’s Czech Open. Hanson, who was tied for the overnight lead with fellow Swede Fredrik Widmark, birdied four of the last six holes to finish at 12-under 204 at the
21 Aug 2010 - 4:04pm - 0 Comments
13 players within two shots of lead at halfway point of Czech Open
European Ryder Cup hopeful Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 70 Friday to share the midway lead at the Czech Open, but a total of 13 players are separated by only two shots. Hanson birdied four holes, including the 16th and 18th, and had two bogeys to be tied with fellow Swede Fredrik Widmark, who card
20 Aug 2010 - 3:43pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup hopeful Hanson trails by one after first round of Czech Open
Shiv Kapur of India shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Czech Open on Thursday. Sweden’s Peter Hanson, a Ryder Cup hopeful, and Argentine Tano Goya both shot 67 to sit tied for second. Kapur, seeking his first win on the European Tour, pro
19 Aug 2010 - 4:58pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez of Spain looks to prosper on Czech Open course he co-designed
Miguel Angel Jimenez's joy at seeing Martin Kaymer win the PGA Championship on Sunday was not only because he likes the young German. Kaymer's playoff victory in Wisconsin also had the spinoff effect of lifting Jimenez from ninth to eighth in the European Ryder Cup race -- even though he had miss
18 Aug 2010 - 12:06pm - 0 Comments