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MADRID (AP) — Jon Rahm shot a 5-under 67 Sunday to win the Spanish Open with overnight leader Paul Dunne two strokes behind.   The fourth-ranked Rahm had six birdies in his final round to end the Centro Nacional de Golf tournament on 20-under 268.
Notebook: Ernie Els to play Nedbank Challenge instead of Tiger's event
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The original field for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge that Tiger Woods hosts each year in California included Ernie Els, who had never played the unofficial event. The Big Easy has kept his streak alive. 
13 Nov 2013 - 4:04pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy bemoans legal wrangles that have been distractions all season
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Embroiled in court cases on both sides of the Atlantic, Rory McIlroy has bemoaned the off-course distractions that have forced him to replace winning golf titles with making trips to lawyers' offices. 
13 Nov 2013 - 12:47am - 0 Comments
Victor Dubuisson wins Turkish Air Open, Tiger Woods ties for third
ANTALAYA, Turkey – Victor Dubuisson held off some of golf's biggest names, including Tiger Woods, to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open by two shots Sunday for his first European Tour victory. 
10 Nov 2013 - 12:59pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods six shots behind leader Victor Dubuisson in Turkish Open
ANTALAYA, Turkey – Victor Dubuisson of France opened up a five-shot lead after the third round at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday, while Tiger Woods kept himself in the mix despite three bogeys on the back nine. 
9 Nov 2013 - 12:36pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods one behind at Turkish Airlines Open after second round
BELEK, Turkey – Tiger Woods shot a 9-under 63 Friday to trim a six-shot deficit to one after the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open. 
8 Nov 2013 - 12:19pm - 1 Comments
Tiger Woods' first round at Turkish Airlines Open delayed by big storm
ANTALAYA, Turkey – Tiger Woods only had time for little more than half a round on the opening day of the weather-affected Turkish Airlines Open on Thursday, and he'll be playing catch-up to the leaders when play resumes. 
7 Nov 2013 - 12:52pm - 0 Comments
Ernie Els skipping European Tour finale in Dubai in protest of policy
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Ernie Els was among those irritated by the European Tour policy that forces its members to play in at least two of three ''Final Series'' events leading to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
5 Nov 2013 - 9:42pm - 0 Comments
Joost Luiten in role reversal over when it’s appropriate to withdraw
SHANGHAI – Joost Luiten was first alternate at the British Open, and he wasn't very happy when Peter Hanson played only five holes before he withdrew with a bad back. Hanson knew he couldn't finish the tournament.
29 Oct 2013 - 4:07pm - 0 Comments
British Open alters qualifying, to use tour events in five nations for entry
SHANGHAI – The British Open is moving away from 36-hole qualifying, instead using 10 tour events from five continents to determine 32 spots in the field. 
28 Oct 2013 - 9:27pm - 0 Comments
Four-week stretch now could shape Europe's Ryder Cup team for 2014
SHANGHAI – Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano grew up watching the famed "Spanish Armada" team of Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, so the Ryder Cup means everything to him. He still recalls the encouragement from Olazabal a year ago. 
28 Oct 2013 - 7:37pm - 0 Comments
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano wins BMW Masters despite final-hole double
SHANGHAI – Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano called it the perfect win, even though his final hole Sunday to win the European Tour’s $7 million BMW Masters was anything but perfect. 
27 Oct 2013 - 9:41am - 0 Comments
Luke Guthrie tied for BMW Masters lead after stumble late in third round
SHANGHAI – Luke Guthrie stumbled at the end of the third round Saturday and wound up tied for the lead with Rafa Cabrera-Bello in the BMW Masters. 
26 Oct 2013 - 5:37am - 0 Comments
Luke Guthrie leads BMW Masters by three shots after first round in China
SHANGHAI – The only three Americans in the 78-man field were easy to find Thursday in the European Tour’s BMW Masters.  Just look at the top of the leaderboard. 
24 Oct 2013 - 5:37pm - 0 Comments
John Daly returns to golf with a 68 in BMW Masters after three months out
SHANGHAI – John Daly spent three months putting ice on his elbow and chocolate milk in his belly, and he returned Thursday feeling better than he has in years. 
24 Oct 2013 - 4:20am - 0 Comments
Henrik Stenson rested, but wrist not recovered, in BMW Masters return
SHANGHAI – Henrik Stenson had pain in his right wrist and still won the richest prize in golf at the final PGA Tour event of the year in Atlanta.  One month later, halfway around the world, not much has changed. 
23 Oct 2013 - 5:41pm - 0 Comments
Jin Jeong wins Perth International, pars playoff hole to top Ross Fisher
PERTH, Australia – Jin Jeong, formerly the world’s top-ranked amateur, sank a par putt on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to beat England's Ross Fisher and win the ISPS Handa Perth International on the European Tour. 
20 Oct 2013 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
Brody Ninyette, local player, leads Perth International after third round
PERTH, Australia – Local West Australian golfer Brody Ninyette shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the ISPS Handa Perth International. 
19 Oct 2013 - 10:28am - 0 Comments
Peter Hedblom leads ISPS Handa Perth Int'l by two after second round
PERTH, Australia – Peter Hedblom shot a 3-under 69 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the ISPS Handa Perth International on the European Tour. 
18 Oct 2013 - 11:59am - 0 Comments
Peter Hedblom shares Perth Int'l lead, needs win to keep European card
PERTH, Australia – Needing a win to retain his European Tour card, Peter Hedblom started in cool, calm fashion Thursday by shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Jin Jeong of South Korea and two Australians after the first round of the ISPS Handa Perth Intern
17 Oct 2013 - 2:21pm - 0 Comments