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European Tour fear as Rory McIlroy indicates he will skip BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next year

McIlroy won the BMW PGA Championship two years ago and is obviously the main draw. Keith ­Pelley, the Tour’s chief executive, will be desperate to have the Northern Irishman in the field. Last year, Ian ­Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sergio García and Paul Casey were all absent from the £3.6 million event. For now the Tour can […]

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Schwartzel spielt bei European Open

Der ehemalige US-Masterssieger Charl Schwartzel aus Südafrika und US-Ryder-Cup-Spieler Hunter Mahan werden bei der Premiere der European Open vom 24. bis 27. September in Bad Griesbach an den Abschlag gehen. Dies teilte Turnierdirektor Dominik Senn am Freitag mit. Zu den Stars der renommierten Europa-Tour-Veranstaltung, die seit 1978 ausgetragen wird, gehört neben zahlreichen weiteren Turniersiegern auch […]

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Paul McGinley puts fallout in the past to back Darren Clarke as European captain for 2016 Ryder Cup defence

Paul McGinley will put aside his personal differences on Wednesday to give Darren Clarke the vote which will carry him over the line in the race to become Europe’s Ryder Cup captain. McGinley is part of the five-man panel who will select the candidate to lead the defence at Hazeltine in 18 months’ time, although […]

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European Tour: 4 Things We Learned at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

England’s Danny Willett overtook his countrymen Luke Donald and Ross Fisher to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa by four shots. Willett began the final day one behind former World Number 1 Luke Donald, but he quickly found himself out in front as he birdied three of his first five holes, […]

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Ian Poulter Says European Players Lost Respect for Nick Faldo After He Called Sergio Garcia ‘Useless’

Getty Images Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia celebrate Team Europe’s victory at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Tom Watson isn’t the only recent Ryder Cup captain taking heat from his former team this week. According to The Telegraph, Ryder Cup stalwart Ian Poulter lashed out at Nick Faldo, who captained the Euros to a […]

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European Open to make comeback at Bad Griesbach, Germany after a six-year absence from the schedule

The European Tour has announced that the European Open will return to its calendar in 2015. Last staged in 2009, the tournament will be held in September next year at the Hartl Resort in Bad Griesbach, Germany. Previous winners of the event include Darren Clarke, Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman and Lee Westwood and the 2015 […]

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The Van Cynical Mailbag: Does the U.S. have a chance in Ryder Cup against European team with Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer?

It is mid-August and here comes the weird part: If you’re not in the FedEx Cup series, your PGA Tour season is done. The media hype over the next month will be about the silly big money the FedEx Cup contestants are playing for but you won’t hear much about the guys who missed out. […]

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Rory McIlroy wins European PGA Championship after breakup with fiancee Caroline Wozniacki

Well, that was fast. Four days after a slumping Rory McIlroy went before the media to announce his split from fiancé Caroline Wozniacki, the curly-haired kid from Northern Ireland fired a final-round 66 to win the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, England. The former No. 1 McIlroy began Sunday seven […]

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Henrik Stenson selected European golfer of year after historic finish

Getty Images Henrik Stenson, selected the European golfer of the year, is the first player from Sweden to win the award. LONDON – Henrik Stenson has been selected European golfer of the year after winning the European Tour’s Race to Dubai money title and the PGA Tour’s FedExCup.  The 37-year-old Stenson, who succeeded Rory McIlroy, […]

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Notebook: Henrik Stenson selected as top golfer by European writers

Getty Images Henrik Stenson was the first choice of nearly two-thirds of Europe’s Association of Golf Writers in their balloting for player of the year among European-born players. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Henrik Stenson has won the Golf Writers Trophy from the Association of Golf Writers, awarded to the top golfer who was born or […]

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