European Tour

TURIN, Italy -- Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third.
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
European Tour Notebook: Bahrain to host annual tournament of champions
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- The European Tour will visit Bahrain for the first time next January as its Middle East Swing stretches to four weeks. As in recent years, the schedule for next season kicks off in South Africa with two tournaments either side of Christmas before moving on to Abu Dhabi,
26 Jul 2010 - 6:06pm - 0 Comments
Johnson's return to Sweden results in victory in Scandinavian Masters
Sweden’s Richard Johnson sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the final green Sunday to become only the second Swedish winner of the European Tour’s Nordea Scandinavian Masters in the last 12 years. With a playoff looming against Argentina's Rafa Echenique, the 33-year-old looked to have played safe wit
25 Jul 2010 - 5:14pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen falls behind Johnson and Choi after "stupid" shot in Sweden
British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen blamed a "stupid" shot for dropping one off the lead with a round to go at the European Tour’s Nordea Scandinavian Masters. Oosthuizen, trying to become the first player ever to follow a Claret Jug victory with another European Tour win a week later, was tie
24 Jul 2010 - 5:25pm - 0 Comments
Choi returns to normal putting style, grabs lead in Scandinavian Masters
23 Jul 2010 - 2:42pm - 0 Comments
Oosthuizen still on roll, shares lead at Scandinavian Masters after first round
The Louis Oosthuizen Show just kept on rolling Thursday as new British Open champion swapped St.
22 Jul 2010 - 2:02pm - 0 Comments
Suddenly, the Scandinavian Masters headliner is Open champ Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen is hoping a return to the golf course for the Nordea Scandinavian Masters will provide a welcome distraction from all the attention his British Open win at St.
21 Jul 2010 - 12:30pm - 0 Comments
Parnevik easing back into competitive play after long rehab from back issue
Jesper Parnevik took his first tentative steps back into competitive golf on Wednesday, and admitted: "This could be very embarrassing." The 45-year-old veteran from Sweden feared his career was over in February when he was found to have a fractured vertebrae.
21 Jul 2010 - 12:25pm - 0 Comments