Stories by Alistair
With WGC-Bridgestone victory, Shane Lowry could join European exodus to PGA Tour
Shane Lowry produced an exceptional victory in the recent WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but what does it mean for the European Tour?
Stefano Mazzoli wins European Amateur, earns British Open berth; Gary Hurley builds Walker Cup case
Italy's Stefano Mazzoli qualified for the 2016 British Open by winning the European Amateur Saturday in Slovakia while Gary Hurley improved his Walker Cup case.
On Keith Pelley's first day with European Tour, the mission is clear
The European Tour's new chief executive Keith Pelley begins his tenure Monday and his priority should be keeping Europe's top stars at home.
Marco Dawson fends off Bernhard Langer for Senior British Open title
Champions Tour golfer Marco Dawson wins the 2015 Senior British Open at Sunningdale Golf Club over Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Miguel Angel Jimenez for his first senior major championship.
British Open co-leader Paul Dunne leads amateur charge at St. Andrews
British Open co-leader Paul Dunne rose from unknown to amateur star Sunday with a 6-under 66 at St. Andrews.
Jordan Spieth sets up British Open 2015 title chase with eye on something more
Jordan Spieth sets up British Open 2015 title chase based on motivation to win third leg of the Grand Slam
Eddie Pepperell matures from 'cocky' junior to 2015 British Open contender
European Tour golfer Eddie Pepperell makes journey from talented but cocky junior golfer to 2015 British Open contender at St. Andrews.
Paul Lawrie seeks to validate ’99 British Open with another Claret Jug
Paul Lawrie plays into contention at 2015 British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland and seeks to validate 1999 British Open Championship win with another Claret Jug.
Strong winds blow British Open 2015 off course toward Monday finish at St. Andrews
British Open 2015 heads toward the rare Monday finish at St. Andrews thanks to weather delays.
Inner demons? Not a factor in PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson's 2015 British Open run
Dustin Johnson's British Open run doesn't seem to be affected by other major letdowns.
Nick Faldo's final British Open stroll around St. Andrews ends early
Former British Open champion Nick Faldo made his final stroll around the Old Course at St. Andrews despite a freak injury to his hand.
Danny Willett rides wave of confidence to top of 2015 British Open field, a childhood dream
Topping the British Open leaderboard is a childhood dream come true for European Tour player Danny Willett.
Henrik Stenson stays patient in his quest to become Sweden's first male major winner
PGA Tour player Henrik Stenson chases a British Open 2015 victory at St. Andrews for his first major title.
Romain Langasque learns from France’s best in preparing for British Open debut
Thanks in part to mentor and fellow countryman Victor Dubuisson, French amateur Romain Langasque is confident entering the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews.
Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth's chances at winning British Open 2015 for third leg of Grand Slam
Three-time British Open winner Nick Faldo likes Jordan Spieth's chances at winning third leg of Grand Slam at St. Andrews.
Paul Casey stalks elusive British Open title at St. Andrews, scene of his 2010 challenge
PGA Tour player Paul Casey returns to St. Andrews for British Open 2015 feeling unfulfilled.
Rickie Fowler wins European Tour's Scottish Open in tune-up for St. Andrews
PGA Tour golfer Rickie Fowler wins 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on European Tour ahead of 2015 British Open after making clutch birdie on 18th hole.
As spotlight shines on ‘Home of Golf,’ participation issues loom in Scotland
Scotland will host the European Tour's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews, but participation and club golf membership in down in the home of golf.
Rory McIlroy ankle injury leaves British Open 2015 start at St. Andrews in question
PGA Tour golfer Rory McIlroy ankle injury while playing soccer with friends before 2015 British Open PGA Tour major championship at St. Andrews.
For European Tour success, copy the French system of amateur, pro development
French golf fans have much to celebrate on the European Tour and on the amateur-golf ranks.
European Tour player Bernd Wiesberger closes out French Open victory
Bernd Wiesberger closed out his third European Tour title Sunday at the French Open while three others earned spots in the British Open.
Romain Langasque shows shades of fellow Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in 2015 British Amateur win
The 2015 British Amateur Championship final match with French golfer Romain Langasque and Scotland's Grant Forrest has Langasque win and show signs of PGA Tour golfer Victor Dubuisson.
Romain Langasque, Grant Forrest reach final at British Amateur
The 2015 British Amateur Championship match-play final with former San Diego men's golfer Grant Forrest of Scotland and Romain Langasque of France at Carnoustie.
Match-play quarterfinals set for British Amateur Championship
The 2015 British Amateur Championship match-play quarterfinals are set with Jack McDonald and Sean Towndrow making the fourth round in Scotland.
Stanford's David Boote puts on a show at Carnoustie in British Amateur match play
Stanford college golfer David Boote put on a show at Carnoustie in British Amateur match play.
Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge among match-play qualifiers at British Amateur
Oklahoma State college golfer and Walker Cup hopeful Jordan Niebrugge made match play Tuesday at the British Amateur in Carnoustie, Scotland.
Tait: Will the 2015 British Amateur Championship produce a worthy winner?
The 2015 British Amateur Championship men's amateur golf tournament past champions have failed to make it in professional ranks but Marcus Kinhult, Ryan Ruffels and Austin Connelly are among 2015 contestants to seek amateur and professional success.
Unfortunate overlap: Palmer Cup dilutes Amateur Championship field
The Palmer Cup overlaps the Amateur Championship this month which will dilute the field at the historic amateur event.
Soren Kjeldsen breaks winless streak on European Tour with Irish Open title
Soren Kjeldsen broke a winless streak on the European Tour by winning the Irish Open in a playoff.
Padraig Harrington, Peter Uihlein fail to qualify for U.S. Open; Alexander Levy medals at England sectional
Padraig Harrington and Peter Uihlein failed to qualify for the 2015 U.S. Open via sectional qualifying while Alexander Levy was one of 11 qualifiers Monday in England.
Byeong-hun An breaks through with European Tour's 2015 BMW PGA Championship win
Byeong-hun An breaks through with European Tour's 2015 BMW PGA Championship win for the former U.S. Amateur Championship winner out of South Korea.
European Tour players Francesco Molinari, Byeong Hun An share lead at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
European Tour players Francesco Molinari and Byeong Hun An share the 54-hole lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Rory McIlroy misses European Tour cut at BMW PGA Championship after second-round 78 at Wentworth
Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship after a second-round 78 Friday at Wentworth.
European Tour player James Morrison moves into contention at BMW PGA Championship with second-round 66
European Tour player James Morrison carded a 6-under 66 Friday at Wentworth to move into contention at the BMW PGA Championship.
With eye on majors, Francesco Molinari surges into European Tour BMW PGA Championship lead
Francesco Molinari fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to grab the first-round lead at BMW PGA Championship as he looks to qualify for the U.S. Open and British Open.
Rory McIlroy throws club at BMW PGA Championship, could face fine from Europen Tour
Rory McIlroy could face a stiff fine from the European Tour’s 15-man tournament committee for club throwing during the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Number of golfers in Europe continues to slide, KPMG report finds
European golf numbers are continuing to drop, according to a new KPMG survey, "Golf Participation in Europe 2015."
Road-weary Rory McIlroy posts solid 71 in opening round of European Tour BMW PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy opened the BMW PGA Championship with a 1-under 71 despite fighting a little mental fatigue Thursday at Wentworth.
Rory McIlroy returns to European Tour's BMW PGA site that kick-started his big 2014 season
Rory McIlroy returns to the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where a red-hot summer began in 2014.
Top European Tour players want new boss to close the gap with PGA Tour
European Tour stars want chief executive Keith Pelley to close the gap with PGA Tour.
European Tour's Luke Donald hopes friendly Wentworth helps reverse slide
Luke Donald could be forced to quit the European Tour if he continues his slide down the Official World Golf Ranking but hopes to turn it around at the BMW PGA Championship.
Martin Kaymer grants Ian Poulter a pass on skipping BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
Martin Kaymer doesn't believe European Tour members must play the BMW PGA Championship and granted Ian Poulter a pass.
Despite George Coetzee's European Tour win, Thorbjorn Olesen and Rhys Davies steal show
The European Tour's 2015 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open has George Coetzee win in a playoff over Thorbjorn Olesen and Rhys Davies wins on the European Challenge Tour.
Sweden's Marcus Kinhult adds Lytham Trophy to his spring haul
Marcus Kinhult became the first Swede to win the Lytham Trophy on Sunday when he claimed an eight-shot victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Ashun Wu makes history with win at European Tour's Volvo China Open in Shanghai
European Tour golfer Ashun Wu made history on Sunday becoming the first Chinese golfer to win on home soil with a victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai.
Golf course Trump Turnberry to undergo renovations for future British Opens
Golf course Trump Turnberry to undergo major renovations for future British Opens, Donald Trump said Tuesday. Golf course architect Martin Ebert is leading the charge.
Nick Faldo, Tom Watson era of the Open Championship ends at St. Andrews
Like Tom Watson, Nick Faldo will end his Open Championship run at the Old Course at St. Andrews in July.
Big-money events should be focus of Keith Pelley's European Tour tenure
European Tour golf new chief executive Keith Pelley should focus on bringing in more money to attract the likes of Rory McIlroy Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter.
Marco Penge, 16, scores record-tying victory at McEvoy Trophy
Marco Penge won the prestigious McEvoy Trophy on April 16 and now heads to the Sage Valley Junior Invitational.
Keith Pelley chosen to replace Euro Tour's George O'Grady
The European Tour has hired a Canadian as its new chief executive. Keith Pelley has been appointed to replace George O’Grady, who retires this summer.