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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Darren Fichardt won the weather-affected Joburg Open with a 4-under 68 on Sunday for a 1-shot victory over Stuart Manley and Paul Waring in a tournament reduced to three rounds because of rain and a waterlogged course.
Major champions Clarke and McIlroy head field at rejuvenated Irish Open
After establishing Ireland as the current focal point of world golf, newly crowned British Open winner Darren Clarke, U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and two other local major winners have descended on Killarney for the rejuvenated Irish Open.
27 Jul 2011 - 1:30pm - 0 Comments
Harrington looking for better results after work with mental guru Rotella
Padraig Harrington begins his bid for a second Irish Open title on Thursday, hoping that his work with one of golf's best-known gurus can pay off for him just as it did for Darren Clarke.
27 Jul 2011 - 1:25pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Clarke tells critics of his post-Open celebration to 'get a life'
KILLARNEY, Ireland -- Darren Clarke has told those who criticized his British Open victory celebrations to "get a life."
27 Jul 2011 - 1:18pm - 0 Comments
Freak wind and island green make for scores rarely seen on major tours
All of a sudden, it seems such a shame that Bro Hof Slott Golf Club near Stockholm won’t be staging the 2018 Ryder Cup.
26 Jul 2011 - 12:38pm - 0 Comments
Noren cruises to Nordea Masters win as freakish winds send scores soaring
Alexander Noren of Sweden relied on his huge overnight lead to clinch the European Tour’s Nordea Masters title on Sunday, finishing seven shots clear despite a 5-over 77 in the final round.
24 Jul 2011 - 3:46pm - 0 Comments
Portrush would be able to handle role as host of British Open, says Clarke
New British Open champion Darren Clarke has re-iterated his belief that Royal Portrush would be able to host the Open.
23 Jul 2011 - 7:51pm - 0 Comments
Local government pledges funds to bring tournaments back to Portrush
A bid to bring a professional golf tournament back to Northern Ireland following the region's stunning success in the world game has been backed with a financial commitment from the Stormont government.
23 Jul 2011 - 7:47pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy certain that golf fans would make British Open at Portrush succeed
Rory McIlroy believes that golf fans in Northern Ireland would ensure that a British Open return to Royal Portrush would be a success for the tournament.
23 Jul 2011 - 7:43pm - 0 Comments
Push to stage British Open at Portrush gains speed after Clarke's victory
If Darren Clarke had his way, the British Open would be held at Royal Portrush every year. But the new champion probably faces a long wait just to discover if it will stage the championship in his lifetime.
23 Jul 2011 - 7:39pm - 0 Comments
Noren's record 63 gives him 11-shot lead over Watson at Nordea Masters
Alexander Noren of Sweden shot a course-record 9-under 63 Saturday to extend his lead to 11 shots after the third round of the european Tour’s Nordea Masters.
23 Jul 2011 - 5:12pm - 0 Comments
Noren leads Nordea Masters by three at halfway, Watson five shots back
Alexander Noren of Sweden produced the co-best round of the European Tour’s Nordea Masters so far on Friday to take the outright lead at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club at the halfway point.
22 Jul 2011 - 3:34pm - 0 Comments
Swedish amateur Karlsson tied for lead after first round at Nordea Masters
Swedish amateur golfer Robert Karlsson was on top on the leaderboard with countryman Alexander Noren and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa after they shot 5-under 67s in Thursday's first round of the Nordea Masters.
21 Jul 2011 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
Johnson ready to move past British Open, starting now in Nordea Masters
Dustin Johnson will look to put another near-miss in a major behind him when he tees off in the European Tour’s Nordea Masters on Thursday.
20 Jul 2011 - 4:46pm - 0 Comments
Clarke's victory gives older players hope they can still win, says Bjorn
Thomas Bjorn believes Darren Clarke's British Open victory has given renewed hope to the 40somethings in the game who have already been written off.
18 Jul 2011 - 7:32pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy, after 25th-place finish, says he prefers United States' golf weather
Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy will be seeing a lot of each other in the coming months -- and perhaps the new British Open champion will be able to convince the 22-year-old that he can win in all weather.
18 Jul 2011 - 7:27pm - 1 Comments
Lewis returns to amateur ranks with knowledge that there's work ahead
British Open star Tom Lewis returns to golf's amateur ranks this week knowing he has plenty of work to do before he can consistently compete with the professionals.
18 Jul 2011 - 7:22pm - 0 Comments
A 'very good night' follows Clarke's Open triumph at Royal St. George's
Darren Clarke’s bleary, bloodshot eyes told it all.
18 Jul 2011 - 12:10pm - 0 Comments
Donald stretches lead over Westwood to more than a point in world ranking
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
Don't anoint McIlroy as golf's next superstar just yet, Nicklaus warns
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