European Tour

TURIN, Italy – Home favorite Francesco Molinari and Austria's Bernd Wiesberger both shot 66 to share the first round lead at the Italian Open on Thursday, while Stephen Gallacher's bid to earn a late spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team ran into trouble. 
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
Oosthuizen plans to stay on European Tour, despite doors now open to him
New British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has committed himself to the European Tour for the time being -- starting with the Nordea Scandinavian Masters in Sweden this week. The South African's seven-shot victory at St.
20 Jul 2010 - 1:01pm - 0 Comments
McDowell to rest, then push hard for PGA Championship and Ryder Cup
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell is gearing up for a shot at winning his second major in two months, bidding to become European No. 1 and making another Ryder Cup appearance.
20 Jul 2010 - 12:54pm - 0 Comments
Molinari takes Scottish Open to join his brother as a European Tour winner
Italian Edoardo Molinari joined his brother Francesco as a European Tour winner on Sunday -- and with it sets up the real possibility of them both making their Ryder Cup debuts in October. With Francesco looking on all the way -- he finished tied for fourth -- the 29-year-old from Turin won his d
11 Jul 2010 - 5:05pm - 0 Comments