Responding to Sergio Garcia’s apology to Tiger Woods, European Tour CEO George O'Grady tried to defuse the situation. However, he used the racially insensitive term "colored" while on air with Sky Sports.
After the winds of controversy that have blown over the Wentworth West Course the last few days, the European Tour breathed a sigh of relief when a golf tournament finally broke out Thursday morning.
"Sorry" wasn’t the hardest word for Sergio Garcia. Anything but. Garcia uttered the word nine times in apologizing to Tiger Woods for the inappropriate comment that the Spaniard made about Woods during the European Tour’s annual dinner the night before.
Rory McIlroy has refused to shed any light on his alleged change of management companies. The Northern Irishman is remaining tight-lipped on claims that he is leaving Conor Ridge’s Horizon Sports Management Group to set up on his own.
Lee Westwood says the European Tour has to consult its top players and work with the PGA Tour to stay viable. He says there aren’t enough clusters of tournaments to attract Europe’s top stars to stay in Europe.
Europe captain Paul McGinley has given himself an extra pick for next year's Ryder Cup, copying American counterpart Tom Watson's decision to choose three players.
Behind a number of par-saving putts and a nice back-nine run, Graeme McDowell got his redemption at the Volvo Match Play on Sunday with a 2-and-1 victory over Thongchai Jaidee.
Graeme McDowell defeated Nicolas Colsaerts, 2 and 1, to advance to the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play, but it was Colsaerts' up-and-down from a restroom that had everyone talking Saturday in Kavarna, Bulgaria.
Pre-tournament favorite Ian Poulter bowed out of the Volvo World Match Play Championship after losing his second match in two days, left only to vent his frustration.
Ian Poulter lost 3 and 2 to Thongchai Jaidee, but a win tomorrow against South Africa’s Thomas Aiken, the other player in the group, will see the Englishman through to the knockout rounds of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.