Categories Pro / European Tour 2014 2014-2015 Tee times Saddier leads European Tour's Trophee Hassan II March 26 - 4:28 Adrien Saddier took advantage of a valuable European Tour start, firing a 7-under 65 during the first round of the Trophee Hassan II in Agadir, Morocco. Clarke says McIlroy winning Masters is inevitable March 24 - 8 European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Rory McIlroy eventually will win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club because his power and comfort as World No. 1. Masters number crunching: The par 5s and why McIlroy should take note March 24 - 6 Not that we’re telling Rory McIlroy something he doesn’t already know, but the key to a green jacket come is in Augusta National’s par 5s. Clarke hopes Tiger returns for Masters, 2016 Ryder Cup March 23 - 6:30 European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke said that he hopes Tiger Woods will return to play at the Masters and make the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team. Jones moves closer to Masters invite; Stenson to No. 2 in world rankings March 23 - 11:31 Matt Jones' third-place finish at Bay Hill improved his chances of qualifying for the Masters while Harris English remained outside the top 50 as he still seeks an invite to Augusta National. Tait: Tour pros could benefit from Rules of Golf knowledge March 22 - 3:56 Tour players could benefit from a working knowledge of the Rules of Golf, as proved again Sunday when Keegan Bradley incurred a two-shot penalty at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. More rain forces cancellation of Madeira Islands Open March 22 - 11:30 Heavy wind and rain never let up in Portugal, forcing organizers of the Madeira Islands Open to cancel the tournament on Sunday. Hansen leads as Madeira Islands Open reduced to 36 holes March 21 - 3:51 For the second straight year, players at the Madeira Islands Open will not complete more than 36 holes. Madeira Islands Open struggles to attract golf's top talent March 19 - 4:15 The European Tour's Madeira Islands Open struggles to attract golf's top talent, with only one player in the field among the Official World Golf Rankings' top 200. Proposed European-Australasian merger could blot out Sunshine March 18 - 6:32 The European Tour would accelerate its growth plan by merging with the PGA Tour of Australasia in a deal that reportedly is in the works. Coetzee claims his second Euro Tour title at Tshwane Open March 15 - 11:33 George Coetzee put home course advantage to full use on Sunday. He shot a final-round 65 to claim the Tshwane Open for his second European Tour title in front of family and friends. Tait: England provides best international players for college golf March 15 - 10:49 Which country tops the list when it comes to providing international players for NCAA Division I players? Alistair Tait has only one answer and it may surprise you. Six players tied for 54-hole lead at Tshwane Open March 14 - 11:44 It's crowded atop the leaderboard through 54 holes of the European Tour's Tshwane Open with six players tied for the lead in South Africa. Adrian Otaegui fires 62 to take Tshwane Open lead March 13 - 1:51 Adrian Otaegui fired an 8-under 62 on Friday to take the lead at the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa. Madsen tied for Tshwane Open lead behind remarkable first-round finish March 12 - 5:38 Morten Orum Madsen finished his opening round of the European Tour's Tshwane Open by going hole-in-one, eagle to shoot 7-under 63 and share the lead at Pretoria Country Club. Matt Ford ditches postman job to fulfill dream on European Tour March 09 - 9:09 Matt Ford's runner-up finish at the European Tour's Africa Open stop is big for the Englishman, in more ways than one. Trevor Fisher Jr. cruises to Africa Open win March 08 - 3:43 Trevor Fisher Jr. earned his maiden European Tour victory on the wings of a final-round 8-under 64 at the Africa Open. Trevor Fisher Jr. cards 63 to grab Africa Open lead March 07 - 11:54 Trevor Fisher Jr. grabbed a two-shot lead Saturday at the Africa Open as he looks to become the sixth South African to win the European Tour event in as many years. Matt Ford grabs sole possession of Africa Open lead March 06 - 12:40 Matt Ford, a 36-year-old Englishman with just one European Tour top-25 finish to his credit, leads the Africa Open by a shot through two rounds in East London, South Africa. Padraig Harrington might be golf's ultimate overachiever March 06 - 10:31 Arguably no current golfer has worked harder or been more dedicated than the recent Honda Classic winner Padraig Harrington, writes Alistair Tait. Former UNF player Phelan shares first-round lead at Africa Open March 05 - 3:58 Kevin Phelan and Matt Ford shot 5-under 67s to share the first-round lead at the Africa Open on Thursday. British Masters returns to Euro Tour schedule in 2015 March 04 - 10:18 The European Tour has officially announced the return of the British Masters to the schedule after a seven-year absence. It will take place at Woburn (England) Golf Club, Oct. 8-11. Royal St. George's will open club to female members March 04 - 8:15 Members of Royal St. George’s Golf Club have voted unanimously to accept female members, the club announced today. Sullivan in select group of successful GB&I Walker Cuppers March 01 - 4:42 Andy Sullivan, who won the European Tour's 2015 Joburg Open Sunday, is one of a few former Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup stars who have found consistent success on the European Tour. Sullivan secures Joburg Open victory, British Open invite March 01 - 11:07 Andy Sullivan picked up his second European Tour victory of the season and a British Open invite by winning the Joburg Open Sunday in South Africa. Coetsee closes in on Joburg Open win, British Open berth Feb. 28 - 1:59 Wallie Coetsee moved closer toward his first European Tour win and British Open berth with a 2-under 70 Saturday at the Joburg Open. Coetsee leads Joburg Open, chases British Open invite Feb. 27 - 1:16 South African Wallie Coetsee leads the European Tour's Joburg Open, which awards British Open invitations, through 36 holes at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Nic Henning leads at Joburg Open after front-nine 29 Feb. 26 - 1:02 South African Nic Henning had the European Tour's first 59 in his sights at the 2015 Joburg Open, but he settled for a share of the course record at 62 and the lead in Johannesburg, South Africa. Clarke hopes Ryder Cup captaincy stirs his own game Feb. 25 - 9:11 A week has passed since Darren Clarke was named European Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 matches, and now it’s time for Clarke to get back to his day job. Lahiri could inspire next generation of Indian players Feb. 22 - 4:22 Seven years ago, Ernie Els predicted India would embrace golf and produce world-class players. That prediction is playing out as Anirban Lahiri continues his tear on the European Tour. Anirban Lahiri stages comeback for Indian Open victory Feb. 22 - 11:21 Chalk up another European Tour title for India’s Anirban Lahiri. He grabbed his second European Tour title Sunday as he beat overnight leader Shiv Chowrasia on the first playoff hole at the Hero Indian Open on Sunday. Chawrasia leads Hero Indian Open through 54 holes Feb. 21 - 10:55 S.S.P. Chawrasia fired a third straight round in the 60s in his home country to extend his lead at the European Tour's Hero Indian Open after three rounds. S.S.P. Chawrasia leads at Hero Indian Open Feb. 20 - 2:46 S.S.P. Chawrasia fired a second-round, 4-under 67 at the European Tour's Hero Indian Open to take a one-shot lead at Delhi Golf Club. R&A, Ladies' Golf Union open talks about possible merger Feb. 20 - 10:56 Just a week after the Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews, Scotland, admitted female members, the R&A has announced it has opened talks with the Ladies' Golf Union about a possible merger. Five-way tie for lead at Euro Tour's Indian Open Feb. 19 - 12:24 Chapchai Nirat, Siddikur Rahman, Joakim Lagergren, S.S.P Chawrasia and Richard Lee are all tied for the lead at the European Tour's Hero Indian Open. Newly appointed Clarke inherits big Ryder Cup shoes Feb. 18 - 9:19 For Darren Clarke, the newly named European Ryder Cup captain, the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for," could come into play during the 2016 matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Darren Clarke to lead Europeans at '16 Ryder Cup Feb. 18 - 9:05 The European Tour is following a tried-and-tested formula in naming Darren Clarke the European Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine. Tait: R&A's Slumbers could tackle golf ball technology Feb. 15 - 4:18 When Martin Slumbers takes over for Peter Dawson as R&A chief executive in September, he could address modern golf ball technology, writes Alistair Tait. Tait: O'Grady key in deciding European Ryder Cup captain Feb. 15 - 10:29 George O'Grady could hold the deciding vote for the 2016 European Ryder Cup captain, presumable between Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke, when a five-man committee meets next week. Report: McIlroy, McDowell under tax investigation Feb. 15 - 9:54 Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are among a number of sports people under investigation by the British government for possible tax avoidance, according to a report. Andrew Dodt surges for True Thailand Classic win Feb. 15 - 9:35 Andrew Dodt closed with three rounds of 5-under 67 to surge to a one-shot victory at the European Tour's True Thailand Classic. Scott Hend fires 66 to take Thailand Classic lead Feb. 14 - 10:47 Scott Hend shot 6-under 66 Saturday at the True Thailand Classic and will take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round at Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand. Miguel Angel Jimenez leads in Thailand while battling flu Feb. 13 - 11:24 Despite a bogey on his final hole, Miguel Angel Jimenez still walked away from the second round of the True Thailand Classic with the lead. Hoey sets course record; leads Euro Tour's Thailand Classic Feb. 12 - 1:34 Michael Hoey has taken the first round lead of the European Tour's True Thailand Classic behind a new course record at Black Mountain Golf Club. Lahiri rallies, passes Wiesberger for Malaysian title Feb. 08 - 9:57 It didn’t take long for India’s Anirban Lahiri to make his mark on the European Tour. The 27-year-old found the winner’s circle Feb. 8 in the Maybank Malaysian Open. Wiesberger leads in Malaysia after personal-best 63 Feb. 07 - 11:15 Bernd Wiesberger carded the best round of his European Tour career, a 9-under 63, Friday to take a two-shot lead at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Westwood continues tear at Malaysian Open Feb. 06 - 10:50 Lee Westwood continued his success at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Friday with a 5-under 67 in the second round of the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open. McDowell, Westwood lead Malaysian Open Feb. 05 - 3:33 Graeme McDowell and defending champ Lee Westwood share the lead at the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open after firing rounds of 6-under 66 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Peter Uihlein steps up early in European Tour season Feb. 04 - 11:42 Peter Uihlein has played well to start his 2014-15 European Tour season, even if it doesn’t quite match the accomplishment of roommate Brooks Koepka. Rory McIlroy settles contract dispute with Horizon Sports Feb. 04 - 11:17 Rory McIlroy can concentrate fully on winning the career Grand Slam at Augusta National this April after he and former management team Horizon Sports Management settled their long legal dispute. Photo Gallery Best photos of 2014 European Tour season Rory McIlroy stole the show in 2014, but there were other highlights on the European Tour also. Here's a look back. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Ryder Cup, Tuesday See pictures from Tuesday's practice round for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Tiger Woods, British Open, Rd. 2 Check out photos of Tiger Woods during Friday's second round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool at Hoylake. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: 2014 British Open, Friday See what's happening round the golf course in photos from the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Royal Liverpool, 2014 Open Championship host Check out the scenery and some of the challenges that Royal Liverpool in Hoylake will present during the 2014 Open Championship. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Round 1 A look at photos from the first day of action at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Phil Mickelson's right-handed shot A look at the pair of right-handed shots that Phil Mickelson took during a triple-bogey on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: European Tour winners, 2013 season See the faces of the winners during the European Tour's 2013 season – from Scott Jamieson in December 2012 to Henrik Stenson after his title-clinching victory in November. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Turkish Open fashion Take a look at some fashion from the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya, Turkey at Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Photo Gallery PHOTOS: Turkish Open, Rounds 1 & 2 See the action and emotion from Tiger Woods and other standouts in the field during the first two rounds of the 2013 Turkish Open. Video VIDEO: Rory McIlroy's first ace on European Tour Watch Rory McIlroy record his first hole-in-one on the European Tour as he aces the par-3 15th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Video VIDEO: Trying to Happy Gilmore at Scottish Open Take a look at the likes of Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Peter Uihlein and Nicolas Colsaerts doing their Happy Gilmore impressions at the Scottish Open. Video Michael Phelps makes 150-foot putt at Dunhill Watch Michael Phelps drain a 150-fott putt at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.