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LONDON (AP) -- Rory McIlroy says he will continue to host the Irish Open until 2018 on behalf of his charity, with sponsorship also secured for the next three years.
Donald and McIlroy hope to erase bad images at BMW PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald share a common goal at the BMW PGA Championship this week -- to hit straight back from a sight they did not enjoy seeing.
25 May 2011 - 6:50pm - 1 Comments
Year after his biggest win, Khan back at BMW PGA seeking inspiration
There are not many top golfers who can blame a back problem on the time they spent as a roofer and laborer in their late 20s.
24 May 2011 - 7:17pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer voted as best player by fellow competitors on the European Tour
Martin Kaymer has received one of the most coveted awards in European golf: Players' Player of the Year. Even after a season when Graeme McDowell captured the U.S. Open and grabbed the match-winning point at the Ryder Cup, the 26-year-old German won the vote of his peers.
24 May 2011 - 7:00pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup Captain Love among eight to qualify for British Open in Texas
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III was among eight players who qualified for the British Open on Monday, giving him a spot in all four majors for the first time since 2007.
24 May 2011 - 1:18am - 0 Comments
European stars turn out for 'Ole Seve' pro-am to benefit brain cancer work
Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Paul Casey and Justin Rose were among the stars who took part in the "Ole Seve" pro-am at Wentworth on Monday to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
23 May 2011 - 12:41pm - 0 Comments
Hoey wins Madeira Islands Open by two for his second European Tour title
Michael Hoey claimed his second European Tour title Sunday with a two-stroke victory at the Madeira Islands Open.
22 May 2011 - 3:10pm - 0 Comments
Poulter beats Donald in Volvo World Match Play, keeps Donald at No. 2
Ian Poulter denied Luke Donald a coveted place at the top of the world rankings on Sunday, beating his fellow Englishman 2 and 1 in a scrappy final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to claim his first title of 2011.
22 May 2011 - 2:54pm - 0 Comments
Hoey moves into share of third-round lead with Elson at Madeira Open
Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to move himself into a share of the lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open.
21 May 2011 - 1:59pm - 0 Comments
No. 2 Donald to face No. 3 Kaymer in semifinal at Volvo World Match Play
Luke Donald will meet Martin Kaymer in the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship Sunday morning, with the No. 1 spot firmly in their sights following the elimination of top-ranked Lee Westwood on Saturday.
21 May 2011 - 1:36pm - 0 Comments
Thornton has edge after 36 holes over Delamontagne at Madeira Islands
Ireland's Simon Thornton shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open. Thornton heads the leaderboard on 7 under as a result, one shot clear of Frenchman Francois Delemontagne at Porto Santo Golfe.
20 May 2011 - 5:40pm - 0 Comments
McDowell and McIlroy to square off in round of 16 at Volvo Match Play
Graeme McDowell is used to being "beaten up" by Rory McIlroy in practice, but now they are going to meet for real for the first time in the round of 16 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Saturday.
20 May 2011 - 1:51pm - 0 Comments
Westwood and Donald among eight to win on Day 1 of Volvo Match Play
Luke Donald took the first step toward the Sunday clash with Lee Westwood that he wants to happen -- even though it would mean he couldn’t become world No. 1 this week.
19 May 2011 - 4:41pm - 0 Comments
Gane leads Madeira Islands Open by a shot after birdie burst on back nine
Chris Gane heads the leaderboard by one shot after Thursday’s first round of the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour. The 36-year-old from England recorded a round of 67 to go a shot clear of early clubhouse leaders Francois Delamontagne and Lloyd Saltman.
19 May 2011 - 4:34pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy vows to be more aggressive and 'show everyone' how good he is
With the Masters meltdown behind him, a reinvigorated Rory McIlroy intends to adopt a bullish approach in a bid to win his first tournament this year.
18 May 2011 - 2:09pm - 0 Comments
Westwood and Donald locking horns in two straight big European events
England's Lee Westwood and Luke Donald fill the top two places in the world ranking right now because of what they have done in Asia and America recently. But for the next two weeks, they are in Europe and locking horns with each other.
18 May 2011 - 12:04pm - 0 Comments
Fisher fighting for U.S. Open place as he defends his Volvo Match Play title
Ross Fisher has an extra reason for wanting to play well in his defense of the Volvo World Match Play title this week -- it could save him from having to qualify for next month's U.S. Open.
18 May 2011 - 12:01pm - 0 Comments
Donald has shot at unique match-play double at Volvo World Match Play
England’s Luke Donald has another chance to grab the world No. 1 spot off compatriot Lee Westwood at the Volvo World Match Play Championship, where he is bidding to complete a unique double in the one-on-one format.
18 May 2011 - 10:34am - 0 Comments
Kaymer knows why he's ranked third behind Westwood and Donald
England's Lee Westwood and Luke Donald top the world golf rankings at the moment -- and the player who has been pushed down to No. 3 can see why. Germany's Martin Kaymer had led the way earlier this year, only to be shunted down the order by those two.
17 May 2011 - 5:55pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer drops caddie with whom he won major, ascended to No. 1 ranking
Less than three months after becoming world No. 1, Martin Kaymer has broken up with his Scottish caddie Craig Connelly.
17 May 2011 - 5:50pm - 0 Comments