European Tour

VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Rory McIlroy has been chosen as the European Tour player of the year, capping a season in which he won two majors, the Ryder Cup, and topped the money lists in Europe and the United States.
Parry grabs halfway lead at Austrian Open, with McDowell just one back
English newcomer John Parry shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-shot halfway lead at the European Tour’s Austrian Open. The 23-year-old graduate of the European Challenge Tour in 2009 produced a bogey-free second round at the Diamond Country Club that took him to 8 under after a first-day 69.
17 Sep 2010 - 2:49pm - 0 Comments
McDowell encouraged by back nine at Austrian Open, where Coetzee leads
George Coetzee of South Africa took advantage of ideal conditions Thursday to earn a one-stroke lead in the first round of the European Tour’s Austrian Open after shooting a 7-under 65. Playing early in the morning before gusting winds made conditions tougher at Diamond Country Club, Coetzee made
16 Sep 2010 - 1:48pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez looking for title, McDowell looking for touch at Austrian Open
European Ryder Cup teammates Miguel Angel Jimenez and Graeme McDowell tee up in the Austrian Open on Thursday with contrasting buildups. Jimenez wants to maintain the solid form that has netted him three titles this year, while McDowell hopes to rediscover his touch at the Diamond Country Club af
15 Sep 2010 - 5:10pm - 0 Comments
Westwood's injury improves U.S.'s chances at Ryder Cup, says McGinley
European Ryder Cup Vice-Captain Paul McGinley believes that ongoing concerns over the fitness of Lee Westwood have boosted America's hopes of retaining the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor next month. Westwood hasn’t played since being forced to pull out of last month's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and
14 Sep 2010 - 5:58pm - 0 Comments
European Tour Notebook: Westwood to return to stroke play in Portugal
World No. 3 Lee Westwood will defend his title in the Portugal Masters title in October, 12 months after the victory that ignited his ascent to the summit of European golf.
13 Sep 2010 - 6:07pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer cruises to KLM Open win in first start since PGA Championship
Germany's Martin Kaymer claimed an impressive four-shot win in the KLM Open on Sunday -- the fifth victory in a row by a member of Europe's Ryder Cup eam. "I think I am ready to win again," the world No.
12 Sep 2010 - 1:33pm - 0 Comments
PGA Champion Kaymer takes lead at KLM Open with back-nine charge
PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer birdied the last two holes on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on the European Tour. Golf's newest major champion sank a 10-foot putt at the 17th and then hit a marvelous recovery from sand on the par-5 last for a 66 and 1
11 Sep 2010 - 2:11pm - 0 Comments
Ex-British Open champion Hamilton charges into contention at KLM Open
Todd Hamilton's decision to join the European Tour could bring him his first victory since the 2004 British Open this weekend.
10 Sep 2010 - 2:42pm - 0 Comments
Long-knocking Colsaerts upstages three Ryder Cuppers at KLM Open
Big-hitter Nicolas Colsaerts equaled his lowest score on the European Tour Thursday with an opening 8-under-par 62 in the KLM Open. The 27-year-old from Brussels birdied five of the last six holes for an inward 29 and a two-stroke lead over England’s Kenneth Ferrie and India’s Shiv Kapur. Thre
9 Sep 2010 - 3:11pm - 0 Comments
Kaymer pleased to be playing again in Europe after long post-PGA break
Newly crowned PGA Champion Martin Kaymer makes his European homecoming this week admitting his excitement is already growing ahead of the Ryder Cup. The German will return to action for the first time since his major triumph last month when he appears at the KLM Open. His success at Whistling
8 Sep 2010 - 12:34pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez holds off Molinari in Omega Masters for his third win of season
Five members of Colin Montgomerie's Ryder Cup team have won since the start of August after Miguel Angel Jimenez survived a late scare Sunday to take the Omega European Masters. The 46-year-old Spaniard, six clear with seven to play, had that slashed to one by his Ryder Cup teammate Edoardo Molin
5 Sep 2010 - 2:48pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez keeps Omega Masters lead, even after calling penalty on himself
Miguel Angel Jimenez will take a three-stroke lead over his Ryder Cup teammate Edoardo Molinari into Sunday’s final round of the Omega European Masters – and it would have been four but for a moment of absent-mindedness by the 46-year-old on the 10th fairway on Saturday. Jimenez momentarily forgo
4 Sep 2010 - 1:32pm - 0 Comments
Jimenez cards career-low 61 to take three-shot lead at European Masters
Miguel Angel Jimenez produced the lowest round of his 27-year European Tour career on Friday. Two eagles and six birdies gave the 46-year-old Ryder Cup star a 10-under-par 61 in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, and he goes into the weekend with a three-stroke lead. Jimenez, maki
3 Sep 2010 - 1:13pm - 0 Comments
Italian teen Manassero grabs Omega Masters lead, outshining Molinari
Italian teenager Matteo Manassero shot a 7-under 64 Thursday to take a one stroke lead in the first round of the European Tour’s Omega European Masters. “The perfect round of golf,” the 17-year-old Manassero said of his bogey-free round.
2 Sep 2010 - 3:40pm - 0 Comments
Molinari returns to Omega European Masters as a star, not an unknown
Edoardo Molinari is returning to the Omega European Masters this week and unlike last year, no one is questioning why he’s here. When Molinari was given a sponsors’ invite to play in the 2009 tournament as a relatively unknown Challenge Tour player, there were plenty of questions as to why he was
1 Sep 2010 - 1:23pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup berth secure, Jimenez back at Omega European Masters as usual
The European Ryder Cup campaign might have exhausted him, but Miguel Angel Jimenez was still not going to cancel his annual trip up into the Swiss Alps this week. "I never miss that tournament," said the 46-year-old Spaniard, who is competing in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre for
1 Sep 2010 - 1:19pm - 0 Comments
E. Molinari wins Johnnie Walker, Hanson and Jimenez earn Ryder spots
Edoardo Molinari won a dramatic Johnnie Walker Championship with three closing birdies at Gleneagles Sunday -- and then waited to see if it had earned him a Ryder Cup wild card. The 29-year-old Italian, whose brother Francesco is already on the team, was two behind Australian Brett Rumford with t
29 Aug 2010 - 12:33pm - 0 Comments
Molinari brothers setting torrid pace after 54 holes at Johnnie Walker
Francesco Molinari shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to take one-shot lead over brother Edoardo after the third round of the European Tour’s Johnnie Walker Championship.
28 Aug 2010 - 4:01pm - 0 Comments
McGinley to impact Ryder Cup both as player and captain this weekend
It promises to be an interesting weekend for Paul McGinley at Gleneagles, the place where he might well lead Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup. Six under par at halfway in the Johnnie Walker Championship, McGinley could be the man to stop Simon Dyson and Alvaro Quiros from qualifying for Europe's Ryde
27 Aug 2010 - 11:10pm - 0 Comments