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MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the inaugural Oman Open on Sunday to break a title drought of nearly 17 months.   The 32-year-old Dutchman shot a 4-under 68 to finish on 16-under 272, two shots ahead of his friend, England'
Bourdy birdies four of last six holes to grab 36-hole lead in Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- Gregory Bourdy, with only one top-10 finish in the past year, leads the Reale Seguros Spanish Open at the halfway stage.
4 May 2012 - 1:58pm - 0 Comments
Micheel surprises even himself, grabs one-shot lead at Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- Shaun Micheel rediscovered the form that won him a major title nine years ago on Thursday, and leads the Reale Seguros Spanish Open in wet and windy Seville.
3 May 2012 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
Lawrie aims to improve Ryder Cup standing at Spanish Open this week
SEVILLE, Spain -- Paul Lawrie has a golden opportunity this week to move a big step closer to his first Ryder Cup berth in 13 years. But the 43-year-old Scot didn’t have the greatest of starts to his week as he set off for the Spanish Open.
2 May 2012 - 1:07pm - 0 Comments
Larrazabal hopes win on mini-tour will pay off for him in Spanish Open
SEVILLE, Spain -- After winning last week for the first time on home soil, Pablo Larrazabal hopes it will lead to success in this week's Spanish Open.
1 May 2012 - 6:55pm - 0 Comments
Wiesberger earns first European Tour win at Ballantine's Championship
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a final-round 4-under 68 on Sunday to earn his first European Tour victory with a five-stroke win at the Ballantine's Championship.
29 Apr 2012 - 1:12pm - 0 Comments
Wiesberger ties own course record, opens up five-shot lead at Ballantine's
ICHEON, South Korea -- Bernd Wiesberger of Austria shot a second straight 7-under 65 Saturday to open up a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ballantine's Championship on the European Tour.
28 Apr 2012 - 11:17am - 0 Comments
Wiesberger fires course record to lead Ballantine's Championship at halfway
Bernd Wiesberger shot a course record 7-under 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Marcus Fraser after the second round of the Ballantine's Championship.
27 Apr 2012 - 12:03pm - 0 Comments
Dubuisson handles cold, wind to lead Casey at Ballantine's Championship
Victor Dubuisson of France overcame tough scoring conditions to shoot a 4-under 68 Thursday and take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Ballantine's Championship on the European Tour.
26 Apr 2012 - 12:39pm - 0 Comments
Clarke turns focus back to golf after wedding at Ballantine's Championship
Newlywed Darren Clarke hopes he can stop his slide down the world rankings at this week's Ballantine's Championship.
25 Apr 2012 - 11:12am - 0 Comments
R&A spends $16 million to toughen and tighten all British Open courses
Royal and Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson says the St. Andrews-based organization has invested $16 million in toughening and tightening all courses used to host the British Open, including lengthening the courses for the 2012 and 2013 editions.
25 Apr 2012 - 12:39am - 0 Comments
Beem, struggling to get starts on PGA Tour, enjoying time on European Tour
One of the perks Rich Beem received for winning the 2002 PGA Championship at Hazeltine was a 10-year exemption on the European Tour. He never used it because he didn't need it -- until now.
25 Apr 2012 - 12:19am - 0 Comments
R&A Chief Dawson urges top tours to make their disciplinary actions public
Badly-behaved golfers should be named and shamed, and not afforded the privacy given to them by the tours they play on, according to R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson.
23 Apr 2012 - 5:34pm - 0 Comments
R&A to allow mobile devices at 2012 British Open, Lytham lengthened
Spectators will be able to use mobile phones at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes this summer, the R&A said on Monday. A decision has been taken to remove the ban that has been in place since 2006 in order to enhance the experience for the general public.
23 Apr 2012 - 5:27pm - 0 Comments
Grace wins Volvo China Open by three shots, third victory of season
Branden Grace of South Africa shot a final-round 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Volvo China Open by three shots.
22 Apr 2012 - 2:57pm - 0 Comments
Grace leads Colsaerts by three shots after third round of Volvo China Open
Branden Grace of South Africa shot an 8-under 64 Saturday and has a three-shot lead after three rounds of the Volvo China Open on the European Tour.
21 Apr 2012 - 12:37pm - 0 Comments
Boyd and Gonnet lead Volvo China Open by one over Grace after 36 holes
Gary Boyd of England and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet of France shared the second-round lead of the Volvo China Open after shooting 5-under 67s Friday to move to 11 under.
20 Apr 2012 - 10:58am - 0 Comments
Baldwin thrives in calm conditions to lead Volvo China Open by one shot
Matthew Baldwin of England took advantage of calm early conditions to shoot a 7-under 65 Thursday and lead the Volvo China Open by one stroke after the first round.
19 Apr 2012 - 10:06am - 0 Comments
Hanson tees up in Volvo China Open proud of his performance at Masters
Peter Hanson says he holds no lingering disappointment from finishing third at the Masters and is keen to tee off in the Volvo China Open this week.
18 Apr 2012 - 1:29pm - 0 Comments
Junior champ Guan, 13, sets record for youngest player in China Open
Following the rise of the likes of Rory McIlroy, professional golf is increasingly being seen as a younger man's game. But that axiom will be pushed to the limit this week.
18 Apr 2012 - 1:22pm - 0 Comments