European Tour

By Trevor Peake, Associated Press BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) -- Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship on Sunday, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.
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
Dyson sprints from PGA to Czech Open in pursuit of Ryder Cup spot
Simon Dyson provided the starkest contrast imaginable to Europe's stay-away Ryder Cup stars. Dyson flew overnight from Chicago to London after his 12th-place finish at the PGA Championship, then caught another plane to Prague and then a train to Ostrava for the European Tour’s Czech Open, which s
18 Aug 2010 - 12:02pm - 0 Comments
All of a sudden, questions and issues mounting for Captain Montgomerie
Just when it seemed everything -- the woeful form of Tiger Woods included -- was pointing to Europe winning back the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October, nobody can be quite so sure anymore.
17 Aug 2010 - 1:13am - 0 Comments
Experience of contending will be vital for his future success, says McIlroy
Rory McIlroy has headed off on holiday, reflecting on another major that got away. One month ago, the 21-year-old Ulsterman led the British Open after an opening 63 and came in third.
17 Aug 2010 - 1:02am - 0 Comments
Davies, Wales' only Ryder Cup hope, must rely on receiving captain's pick
Rhys Davies of Wales has pulled out of this week's Czech Open on the European Tour because of fatigue and cannot now make the Ryder Cup on points. A captain's pick from Colin Montgomerie is the only way Wales will be represented on home soil at Celtic Manor in October, but that looks highly unlik
17 Aug 2010 - 1:00am - 0 Comments
Fisher holds off Harrington to capture Irish Open title in record-tying style
England's Ross Fisher proved himself under pressure on Sunday, winning the 3 Irish Open in record-equalling style -- despite all that Padraig Harrington threw at him. From three behind, Harrington might have thought a closing 7-under-par 64 would seal his national title for the second time in fou
1 Aug 2010 - 2:21pm - 0 Comments
Woods confirms he will play in 2011 Dubai Desert Classic next February
Tiger Woods on Sunday confirmed he will be returning to the European Tour to compete in the 2011 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, set for Feb. 10-13 at the Emirates Golf Club. Since making the first of five visits to the event nine years ago, the world No.
1 Aug 2010 - 2:11pm - 0 Comments
Fisher's lead down to one stroke over Wood and Molinari in Irish Open
Ross Fisher had mixed feelings after seeing his lead trimmed to a solitary stroke as his third round at the 3 Irish Open tailed off aftr a flying start. The Englishman held a three-shot overnight lead over Francesco Molinari after a stunning second round of 61, and he continued his momentum after
31 Jul 2010 - 5:58pm - 0 Comments
Fisher reels in a 61 to lead Irish Open over Molinari by three at halfway
England's Ross Fisher erupted into life again with a 61 in Friday’s second round of the Irish Open -- and he needed nobody to tell him it could have been an historic 59. One of Europe's great talents has been somewhat dormant since winning the Volvo World Match Play in Spain last November.
30 Jul 2010 - 3:04pm - 0 Comments
Howell leads Clarke and McIlroy on a surprising opening day at Irish Open
Former Ryder Cup star David Howell's determination not to let his career sink without trace finally paid rich dividends on Thursday.
29 Jul 2010 - 3:12pm - 0 Comments
Steady Harrington knows he needs to step it up to make Ryder Cup team
Padraig Harrington would be "gutted absolutely" and "devastated" if he was not part of Europe's team at the Ryder Cup in October. With only five weeks left in the points race, the three-time major champion admits he is in a "very perilous" position down at 17th place.
28 Jul 2010 - 12:04pm - 0 Comments
European Tour's first 59 could be in the cards this week, says McDowell
Graeme McDowell believes the European Tour's first-ever 59 is possible this week -- just days after he achieved the magic figure for the first time in his life. The U.S.
28 Jul 2010 - 12:00pm - 0 Comments