DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett withstood the pressure and made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday.
Luke Donald stretched his lead over No. 2-ranked Lee Westwood in this week’s edition of the Official World Golf Ranking, to the point that Westwood now needs no worse than a runner-up finish at the British Open to stand any chance of regaining the world No. 1 spot.
11 Jul 2011 - 4:59pm - 0 Comments
Jack Nicklaus believes it’s too early to label Rory McIlroy golf’s next superstar. The column inches have stacked up for the 22-year-old McIlroy since he cruised to his first major title by winning the U.S. Open at Congressional by eight shots last month.
10 Jul 2011 - 4:21pm - 0 Comments
Luke Donald enjoyed the perfect warmup for next week’s British Open with a 9-under 63 to win the Barclays Scottish Open by four strokes, his first victory since becoming the world No. 1 in May.
10 Jul 2011 - 2:52pm - 0 Comments
The Barclays Scottish Open was reduced to a three-round event after torrential rain overnight and throughout Saturday flooded the Castle Stuart links course at Inverness, wiping out the entire third day’s play.
9 Jul 2011 - 4:29pm - 0 Comments
Storms and heavy rain brought an early end to the second day’s play at the Barclays Scottish Open on Friday, with former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell in a three-way share of the lead.
8 Jul 2011 - 2:38pm - 0 Comments
World No. 2 Lee Westwood started the Barclays Scottish Open with a 7-under-par 65 at the new Castle Stuart links on Thursday, and shares the lead with Mark Tullo of Chile, a graduate from the Challenge Tour last season who can boast a victory over Rory McIlroy at the Egyptian Open.
7 Jul 2011 - 2:39pm - 0 Comments
A host of the world’s leading players will flock to the Barclays Scottish Open this week to test their links game on the recently opened Castle Stuart course in preparation for the British Open.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:23pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson is banking on a change in strategy on the greens in the next two weeks to break his tournament drought in Britain.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:17pm - 0 Comments
The world No. 1 spot is on the line again, but there is a bigger picture for Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in the Barclays Scottish Open this week.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:08pm - 0 Comments
Graeme McDowell has pointed out another potential problem for Rory McIlroy when he returns to action at the British Open next week.
6 Jul 2011 - 2:02pm - 0 Comments
Paul Lawrie has said he ranks the Barclays Scottish Open, which starts on Thursday, second only to the British Open itself on his list of must-wins.
6 Jul 2011 - 1:56pm - 0 Comments
Padraig Harrington, who won two of his three majors while Tiger Woods was out injured in 2008, has fallen from third in the world to 57th since then. But, far from feeling down in the dumps with the British Open only two weeks away and no Woods in the field again, Harrington is excited.
5 Jul 2011 - 6:03pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods says he won’t play the British Open as his left leg continues to heal.
5 Jul 2011 - 1:04pm - 0 Comments
Jumping in a lake to celebrate his French Open win has put Thomas Levet out of this week's Barclays Scottish Open -- and quite possibly the British Open as well. The 42-year-old Frenchman suffered a small fracture to his shin, and had his leg put in a cast Monday.
4 Jul 2011 - 6:05pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson hopes this week's Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart and next week's Brtish Open at Royal St. George’s will see him return to the big time.
4 Jul 2011 - 5:50pm - 0 Comments
Vijay Singh, who tied for second the last time the British Open was held at Royal St. George’s in 2003, will have the chance to play in next week's championship there -- if he is fit enough.
4 Jul 2011 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Charles Howell III needs a passport to pack with his putter.
3 Jul 2011 - 7:24pm - 0 Comments
Thomas Levet described himself as living out a dream on Sunday when he finally captured the Alstom French Open 25 years after first playing in the tournament.
3 Jul 2011 - 5:55pm - 0 Comments
Mark Foster of England shot a 3-under 68 Saturday to share a one-stroke lead with compatriot James Morrison after the third round of the European Tour’s Alstom French Open. Foster made up for two bogeys with five birdies for a 9-under total of 204.
2 Jul 2011 - 5:49pm - 0 Comments
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