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.
Thracian Cliffs is a stunning location. Hard by the Black Sea some 220 miles from Bulgarian capital Sofia, Gary Player has somehow carved 18 undulating holes into sheer white cliffs that will provide stunning television pictures. Whether it produces stunning golf is another story.
The €3 million Volvo World Match Play Championship couldn’t come soon enough for Ian Poulter. It also comes at exactly the right time for Graeme McDowell.
Don’t be surprised if Charley Hull makes this year’s European Solheim Cup team. The way she’s going, she looks like a lock to make the trip to Colorado this August.
Albert Eckhardt became the first Finnish player to win the Lytham Trophy when he survived a playoff against Jack Hume of Ireland on Sunday.
Australian Brett Rumford wins for a second consecutive week; Florida State product Brooks Koepka wins on the Challenge Tour; and Paul Casey continues his comeback. 5 Things from the European Tour . . .
The world’s elite shouldn’t expect radical changes when they turn up at Muirfield this year to play the 142nd version of the Open Championship.
Just when the idea of the Open Championship returning to Royal Portrush seemed dead, the R&A has given new hope about the possibility of an Open return to the Irish links course.
If Brett Rumford was unsure what to get wife Sally for her birthday, then the winner's check from the Ballantine’s Championship might help. Plus: Peter Whiteford improves outlook, Francois Calmels also wins.
Expect a number of golf’s important issues to be settled very soon. That’s the message from R&A chief executive Peter Dawson, who chatted about Rory McIlroy, Vijay Singh, 'Dropgate' and the 2016 Olympics.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has no immediate plans to follow Augusta National’s lead and allow female members, according to R&A chief executive Peter Dawson. Nor will the R&A force Muirfield, this year’s Open Championship venue, to accept women.
Great Britain & Ireland captain Nigel Edwards says that with this year's match in America, squad-training on dissimilar courses has "no point" in this year's Walker Cup preparation.
The Spanish Open was once considered to be the kick-off to the European Tour season, now it falls in line behind a full "international" schedule. A look at some storylines to take away from the Spanish Open.
Miguel Angel Jimenez missed the cut in his first tournament back after breaking a leg in a skiing accident, but the European Tour is just glad he’s striding the fairways again.
Many European professionals playing in this week’s Masters should say a quiet thank you to Seve Ballesteros. Without him, they might not be playing at Augusta National this week says our Alistair Tait.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Jamie Donaldson.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Branden Grace.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Alan Dunbar.
Starting the final round one shot back, Ariya Jutanugarn opened her final round with three birdies to leapfrog fellow teen Charley Hull to win the LET's Lalla Meryem Cup title.
Lovers of classic links like Royal Porthcawl should watch this year’s U.S. Open at Merion with interest. A successful staging at Merion should provide food for thought for those who would love to see Royal Porthcawl one day host the Open Championship.
Bifurcation is the big word on everyone’s lips these days, but one form already seems to exist, as players continue to pay little attention to pace-of-play, including Sunday at the Avantha Masters.
Rory McIlroy showed a refreshing brand of humility while bouncing back at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Alistair Tait says.
It's official – the European Tour is supporting the R&A's proposed ban on anchoring, according to a statement released March 4 by tour chief George O'Grady.
All three professional bodies in the British Isles have expressed support for the R&A's stance that anchoring a putting stroke should be banned.
It's a case of nurture over nature. Ian Poulter and other British Isles players are weaned on match play. In the U.S., club golfers are almost forced to play stroke play because of the USGA handicapping system. The world needs more match play.
The British Professional Golfers’ Association will not resist the proposed ban on the anchoring stroke, chief executive Sandy Jones told Golfweek.
Our Alistair Tait says he'll be glued to the TV this coming week because of the WGC-Accenture Match Play - golf in its original, and best, form.
The golden boy of English golf has lost his luster. You had to go a long way down that leaderboard from winner Darren Fichardt to find Nick Dougherty’s name. In fact, you had to go all the way to the bottom. It's becoming to common for the Englishman.
I’ve just received my entry form for this year’s 72 Club. I’m thinking of sending one to a few PGA, European, Ladies European and LPGA tour pros. Maybe if some of them played once in the 72 Club, there wouldn’t be a problem with slow play.
Once talked about in the same breath as countrymen Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, South African Richard Sterne won the Joburg Open Sunday, overcoming back injuries that hampered him in recent years.
The end of the European Tour’s Middle East Swing heralds the start of a golden opportunity for the Tour’s lesser lights. We now enter a stretch of low-purse, low-key tournaments that give the minnows chances to play.
Stephen Gallacher’s victory in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic might be one of the most deserved wins ever recorded on the European Tour. It was long overdue says our Alistair Tait.
Scottish golf has lost a true legend with the death of Charlie Green, who has died of cancer at age 80. Green arguably was the best amateur ever to come out of the Home of Golf.
Peter Uihlein and Rhys Davies are among the main attractions as the 2013 European Challenge Tour gets under way in India this week.
Don’t call Jamie Donaldson a journeyman anymore. Victory in the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship took care of that tag for good.
Sunday's final group at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship will feature two competitors playing opposite roles: veteran Justin Rose and young upstart Thorbjorn Olesen.
Justin Rose holds the 36-hole lead in Abu Dhabi at 8 under after a second-round 69. He leads by a shot over Welshman Jamie Donaldson, Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.
Two 3-over 75s, a putter switch overnight and missing a cut in a tournament that he received appearance money to attend - not exactly a great start to 2013 for World No. 1 Rory McIlroy. Time to get back to work.
Tiger Woods, nor Rory McIlroy, will be hanging around for the weekend in Abu Dhabi after Woods received a two-stroke penalty for an illegal drop on the par-4 fifth hole.
With the bulk of the gallery following Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in Abu Dhabi, Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson quietly put up rounds of 67 to share the lead.
There were plenty of greenbacks shelled out to get Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods to Abu Dhabi this week. After Thursday, it might be time to wonder if they brought their respective games with them, says our Alistair Tait.
5 Things: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will play the first two rounds in Abu Dhabi together, starting at 10:40 p.m. EST on Wednesday night. Will Tiger make a statement, or will McIlroy pick up where he left off?
If Colin Montgomerie was unhappy at being passed over in favor of Paul McGinley as European Ryder Cup captain, then he did a good job of hiding it. The 2010 captain said all the right things about McGinley’s selection.
The European Tour picked the best man for the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy in Paul McGinley, despite what went on behind the scenes.
Paul McGinley is Europe’s captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The Irishman defeated Colin Montgomerie in a vote of the European Tour’s tournament committee in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
So many players throughout Tiger Woods' career have had to answer questions about the former World No. 1, rather than about themselves. He got a taste of his own medicine on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, as the attention was on Rory McIlroy.
There will be 124 players who will tee it up in this week’s $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, but two will command all the attention. Get ready for the Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy Show.