Category: European Tour

Japan’s Ai Miyazato Wins Ladies’ European Tour with Just One Win

One surprising thing happened in women’s golf as Japan’s Ai Miyazato won the Ladies European Tour money list after winning just one tournament. The Japanese golfer competed in just two tournaments on the Ladies European Tour, claiming the Evian Masters trophy and failing to make the cut at the Women’s British Open. But since the [...]

Westwood Wins Thrilling Tournament in Thailand

Former world No. 1 Lee Westwood claimed a spectacular victory by seven strokes at the Thailand Golf Championship by playing the best golf of his career on Sunday. The 38-year-old Englishman outclassed US Masters 2011winner Charl Schwartzel to take the winner’s trophy at Amata Spring Country Club. It is the Briton’s third victory in Asia [...]

Donald Establishes Historical Record in Dubai

Donald Establishes Historical Record in Dubai

Things were not looking good for Luke Donald as he finished 10 shots behind the leader at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after an almost two-month break while his European Tour money race rival Rory McIlroy was on a roll with a victory at the Hong Kong Open. The situation seemed even gloomier for Donald when [...]

McIlroy Holds Spot on Leaderboard in Dubai

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy ripped into the first round of the Dubai World Championship with five birdies in six holes to leave his money race rival Luke Donald behind. The Northern Irishman’s six birdies included a 20-foot putt at the last hole which put McIlroy behind 2010 Czech Open champion Peter Hanson (64) and [...]

Donald Thinks McIlroy has More Talent than Woods

World top-ranked golfer Luke Donald who is planning on winning money lists on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean this week lauded the only golfer that can prevent him from doing that, saying that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has more talent that Tiger Woods. Donald whose consistent performance propelled him to No. 2 over six [...]

Money Race Kept Alive by Rory’s Hong Kong Open Win

Luke Donald could have played at the Nedbank Golf Challenge as a record breaker, but Rory McIlroy’s victory at the Hong Kong Open interfered with his plans. Still highest ranked on the European Tour money list, Donald teed off at Sun City Shortly before second-ranked McIlroy fired a 15-foot birdie on number 18 to claim [...]

McIlroy in Joint Lead at Hong Kong Open

World no. 2 Rory McIlroy took the joint lead in the opening round of the $2.75 million UBS Hong Kong Open where the US Open champion fired an impressive six-under-par 64.            The Northern Irishman shared the lead with Spaniard Alvaro Quiros and Englishman David Horsey. McIlroy struggled with bad weather on the Hong Kong Golf [...]

Golfer McIlroy Ambitious About European Money Race

Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy is still hoping to snatch the European money title from top-ranked Luke Donald and will attempt to do it at this week’s Hong Kong Open. The world number two Irishman is $1.5 million behind the successful Englishman, which means that he needs to win or come in second at the [...]

Otto Snatches South African Open Victory

South African Hennie Otto posted a par on the challenging eighteenth to claim a win over Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger by one stroke at the South African Open on Sunday. The local favorite fired an even-par 72 in the final round for a total of a 14-under-274 and snatched his second career European Tour title. Otto [...]

O’Hara Leads at South African Open in Hopes of Reining European Tour Card

Scotland’s Steven O’Hara and South Africa’s Jbe Kruger fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the joint first-round lead at the South African Open. The two golfers were one shot ahead of four South African golfers at the course at Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate designed by Jack Nicklaus. Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen [...]

European Tour in Discussions with Chinese Biggest Golf Event

The European Tour has had discussions with China’s new mega golf event, the Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters, about the possibility of its joining the leading men’s professional golf tour in Europe. PGA European Tour sales and marketing executive Ben Cowen flew to the Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters to meet with the event’s founder, Chinese billionaire [...]

McIlroy Going to Make the Most of Donald’s Shanghai absence

Rory McIlroy is planning on getting closer to the top position on the European Tour’s money list by making the most of the absence of world number one Luke Donald at the WGC HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, China this week. The Northern Irishman needs to earn €1,302,823 ($1.78 million) to catch up to Luke [...]

Young Lewis Wins in Third Tournament

Sometimes talent develops early. Tom Lewis, 20 claimed a victory his third golf event since turning pro – the Portugal Masters. This win will be enough to gain him an exemption in the European Tour next year. If not for this victory, Lewis would have to go through Qualifying School to earn a berth to [...]

Oosthuizen on Leaderboard at Dunhill Links

An incredible amount of golf stars have gathered in St Andrews in Fife, Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. South African player Louis Oosthuizen, 28 who holds the British Open 2010 title has turned in the most impressive performance so far, propelling to the leaderboard together with Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey, Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello, [...]

England’s Simon Dyson Claims Lead at KLM Open Hit by Rain and Vandals

Simon Dyson of England got off to a good start in his quest for his a Dutch Open title on Thursday but the opening round will be completed today because of Thursday’s rain. The tournament started 45 minutes later because staff was fixing the damage done by vandals on four greens at the iconic Hilversum [...]

Clark, Westwood and Bjorn to Compete in Seve Trophy

British Open winner Darren Clarke, World No. 2 Lee Westwood and Deutsche Bank Championship winner Thomas Bjorn will lock horns in the Seve Trophy that will be staged at the Saint-Nom-la Bretèche golf course next week. But while Dane Thomas Bjorn will play for the team of continental Europe, Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood will [...]

Thomas Bjorn Captures European Masters Title

Denmark’s most successful golfer Thomas Bjorn captured the European Masters title after hitting a nine- under 62. The Dane executed one eagle and 9 birdies that secured a 20-under 264 finish and $473,000 in prize money for him. This is the third title captured by 40-year-old Bjorn this year, with the last one seized in [...]

Fisher Seals Maiden European Tour Win

Two strokes, and a total of 275 (-13) in Sunday’s Czech Open in Ostrava, led to the maiden victory of Englishman Oliver Fisher in the European Tour. The 22-year old Fisher became 5the youngest-ever Briton to earn a European Tour spot in 2006 when he turned professional at the age of 18. At second place [...]

Oriol Delivers Brilliant Performance at Czech Open with Borrowed Clubs

It seems that one of the most necessary things for professional golfers who travel around the world all the time is a private plane, because clubs get lost quite often on their way to tournaments. The same thing happened to Pedro Oriol when he flew from his home country to the Czech Open. However, this [...]

British Open: Miserable weather doesn’t deter British fans

Golfers at the British Open in Royal St. George’s may be suffering from the foul weather out there with wind gusts estimated at 30 mph but it seems there is a contrasting overall sentiment among players at the other side of the fence at Prince’s Golf Club. This was the bemused observation made by Gary [...]

Thomas Bjorn takes payback from Royal St. George’s

The last British Open at Royal St. George’s has witnessed many hard-luck stories and Thomas Bjorn, who was not even in the Open field this week until noontime of Monday, was one of them. Now, he is way ahead of the others in the championship. The Danish veteran was able to put his name back [...]

Darren Clarke ends three-year title drought

Irishman Darren Clarke trailed behind Chris Wood by four shots Sunday but won the Iberdila Open with a three-stroke victory, to claim his first title in the European Tour in three years. A total of 13 European Tour titles have been won by Clarke, who had to endure a dry spell after 2008 where he [...]

Manassero Youngest European Tour Winner

Seventeen-year old Matteo Manassero has become the youngest European Tour winner after taking the Castello Masters title by winning with four strokes on Sunday. Manassero started the final round on two shots behind the leader, British Gary Boyd, and made it to the front after an excellent homeward nine. He finished on a four-under 67 [...]

Justin Rose Resigns From European Tour

The former Tour number one, Justin Rose, has resigned from the European Tour after having been left out of the Ryder Cup team. Rose has only played three events all season on this side of the Atlantic, but although the rules state that a player who fails to participate in the minimum 12 required “shall [...]

Jimenez Wins European Masters

Jimenez Wins European Masters

Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez has won his third European Tour event of the season after beating Edoardo Molinari by three shots in the European Masters. Jimenez completed his hat trick of events this season after winning in both Dubai and France and now finally winning in Switzerland after coming runner up twice before. The Spaniard [...]