SHANGHAI (AP) — Defending champion Alexander Levy could do little wrong as he opened his third round at the Volvo China Open on Saturday with four straight birdies, including a magnificent putt from 50 feet away.
When then-amateur Matteo Manassero finished his dream debut at The Masters last April, he couldn’t be sure he would ever return to Augusta National. But, amazingly, the 17-year-old rising star of European golf has the chance over the next four days to earn himself a place in next year's event.
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After struggling in Singapore and missing last week's Hong Kong Open, PGA champion Martin Kaymer is counting on a victory in this week's Dubai World Championship to clinch his first European Tour money title. The $7.5 million season-ending tournament in the Race to Dubai series starts Thursday wi
23 Nov 2010 - 10:14am - 0 Comments
A momentous time for European golf just got even better as Martin Kaymer has followed Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy in turning down membership on the PGA Tour next season. The sport's newest major champion made his decision known at the Dubai World Championship, where on Sunday he hopes to be cro
23 Nov 2010 - 10:02am - 0 Comments
Overnight leader Ian Poulter held off a spirited challenge from Italian youngster Matteo Manassero to win the Hong Kong Open by a single stroke on Sunday and return to the top 10 in the world rankings. The 17-year-old Manassero completed a final round 8-under 62 at the Fanling course, but Poulter
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Ian Poulter shot a spectacular 60 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Anthony Kang through two rounds at the Hong Kong Open. The Englishman's performance eclipsed by one stroke the Fanling course record held by countryman Simon Yeats -- but with the preferred-lie ruling in effect, Poulter's ma
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Mark Brown made a late charge to top the first-round leader board Thursday at the Hong Kong Open, shooting an 8-under par 62 for a one-stroke lead. The New Zealander surged late at the Fanling course to overtake two-time runner-up Rory McIlroy, the early leader after capitalizing on calm conditio
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Rory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell still has a great chance of winning the Race to Dubai over Martin Kaymer. Both McIlroy and McDowell will play at the UBS Hong Kong Open this week, with McDowell trailing Kaymer by about $500,000 on the European Tour money list. Whi
17 Nov 2010 - 5:12pm - 0 Comments
Graeme McDowell plans to build on a recent run of form at the UBS Hong Kong Open this week and give himself the best possible chance of winning the European Tour’s seasonlong Race to Dubai. The Northern Irishman trails Martin Kaymer by about $500,000 after finishing third at the Barclays Singapor
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John Daly’s dramatic weight loss might help him get around the golf course a little easier, but it hasn’t come without its problems. After dropping more than 100 pounds, the two-time major winner said this week that he’s still trying to get used to his new weight of 195. “The biggest problem h
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One key to Lee Westwood’s success was cutting back on his schedule -- finding the right balance that keeps him sharp competitively but still feeling fresh when he plays.
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Two-time UBS Hong Kong Open runner-up Rory McIlroy is hoping a new level of professional contentment can help him end his 2010 European Tour drought at the Fanling course this weekend.
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Australia's Adam Scott won the Barclays Singapore Open for the third time, completing a 3-under 68 in a Monday finish for a three-stroke victory over Denmark's Anders Hansen.
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Adam Scott has a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the suspended final round of the Barclays Singapore Open.
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Adam Scott shot a 2-under 69 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the $6 million Barclays Singapore Open, a tournament he has won twice before at the Sentosa Golf Club. Scott, who won here in 2005 and 2006, had a 3-round total of 14-under 199. Defending champion Ian Poult
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Two-time winner Adam Scott shot a second straight 65 Friday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Ian Poulter of England after the second round at the European Tour’s Barclays Singapore Open. Scott was at 12-under 130 after opening with consecutive 6-under rounds on both the Serapong
12 Nov 2010 - 11:15am - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson, hoping to claim golf's No. 1 ranking, opened with a 4-under 67 on Thursday and is four strokes off the pace after the rain-soaked first round at the Barclays Singapore Open.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:33am - 0 Comments
Graeme McDowell is looking to strike a decisive blow in the Race to Dubai this week when he returns to a happy hunting ground at the Barclays Singapore Open, where American star Phil Mickelson is also in the field. McDowell trails Martin Kaymer by about $850,000 in the battle for the European Tou
10 Nov 2010 - 12:37pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson plans to start the 2011 in the desert, as he has done so often in his career. Just not the California desert. Mickelson, who only recently began to expand his global horizons, said he is planning to make the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Championship his first tournament of the new
9 Nov 2010 - 5:37pm - 0 Comments
One of the best nights of the year is in Shanghai when the European Tour loopers gather downstairs at the hotel bar for their “Caddy of the Year” program. Caddies vote throughout the week for the best caddy and a few other awards. The main winner was Ken Comboy, voted caddy of the year.
9 Nov 2010 - 5:23pm - 0 Comments
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