Peter Dawson, a native of Scotland, has presided over radical change in golf's governance on his side of the Atlantic -- his legacy sure to be a Royal & Ancient vote this fall to allow women into the club for the first time.
Third-round leader Anders Hansen shot 67 and expected a European Tour victory Sunday, but Felipe Aguilar holed out on the 18th to cap a back-nine 28 and win the Championship at Laguna National. Here are 5 Things to know.
The Volvo China Open was the second leg of a three-tournament stint for the European Tour in the Far East. Here are 5 Things you need to know about Alexander Levy's win.
Laura Davies has appeared in more Solheim Cups than any other player, but don’t expect the English player to captain future European teams.
Hoylake's Royal Liverpool has a few changes in store for playing host to the 2014 Open Championship -- where Tiger Woods won the last edition played there.
Peter Dawson has announced his retirement as chief executive of the R&A and secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the R&A announced today. Dawson will leave his post in September 2015.
No one has ever won the McEvoy Trophy in consecutive years, and that record will remain for another year after Haydn McCullen held off defending champ Bradley Moore on Thursday in England.
Here's a player-by-player look at the 2014 European Palmer Cup squad, which includes plenty of college talent from the U.S.
Carin Koch will spearhead Europe’s defense of the Solheim Cup in Germany next year, the Ladies’ European Tour announced today. Koch becomes the fifth Swede to captain the European side.
Twenty-eight Europeans will tee it up in the 2014 Masters. Sam Torrance, Ken Brown, Mark James and Howard Clark must wish they’d played in these times when it's easier European Tour players to earn an invitation to Augusta National.
Even Matthew Fitzpatrick, 19, finds it hard to believe he will tee it up in next week’s Masters, plus starts in the U.S. Open and Open Championship, the rewards that go with winning America’s national amateur.
A two-time British Amateur winner explains a few keys to Garrick Porteous becoming just the third player to use the champion's invite to the Masters and make the cut during the last 33 years -- despite having history against him.
Twenty-four hours after the Royal & Ancient Golf Club decided to hold a vote on allowing female members, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield looks set to do the same.
There will likely be no test tournament at the venue for the 2016 Olympics because of delays to construction of the golf course, according to International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club is set to break with centuries of tradition and allow female members, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson announced today -- club members will vote during their annual business meeting Sept. 18.
The European Tour no longer requires its members to play in two out of the first three events of the Final Series to qualify for the DP World Tour Championship, one of three major changes announced today.
In winning the Trophee Hassan II, Alejandro Canizares broke a victory drought stretching eight years and became the fourth Spaniard to win on this year’s European Tour.
Charley Hull’s sensational first professional win could be good and bad news for the Ladies European Tour – which rewards her a two-year exemption, but could in turn lose more weeks of her play to the LPGA.
Aspiring 2015 European Tour players began their quest by kicking off the 2014 European Challenge Tour in Kenya, where Jake Roos won by a shot. Here are 5 Things to know from the Barclays Kenya Open.
European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has added experience to his backroom staff for the match at Gleneagles by naming veteran Ryder Cup players Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his first two vice captains.
At the Tshwane Open, Ross Fisher won his first European Tour event since 2010 to bring his tally to five career victories, while Simon Dyson failed to capitalize on a strong first round. Here are 5 Things to know from South Africa.
Simon Dyson is trying to make amends for past sins the best way he knows how: with his golf clubs. The Englishman is in contention to win his seventh European Tour title, although Dyson probably never will be fully forgiven for his act of lunacy in 2013.
Two years after the Charley Hull fiasco, the Ladies Golf Union has made a major change in their Curtis Cup selection process, and it will benefit the players, as it should be says our Alistair Tait.
With his wife Kate as caddie for the first time, Thomas Aiken won the 2014 Africa Open in his home country of South Africa. Here are 5 Things to know from East London GC.
After years of losing Spanish tournaments, the European Tour finally received a modicum of good news with the addition of a new Spanish tournament to the 2014 schedule, albeit a small-purse event.
The return of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to England is great news for British golf. Whether it leads to a better field is now the biggest question says our Alistair Tait.
George Coetzee finally secured the European Tour win his talent has deserved for a few years now. The South African came through the field with a closing 66 to post a 19-under total of 266 and a three-shot victory.
The Volvo World Match Play Championship will be held this fall at London Golf Club, organizers from IMG and sponsor Volvo announced today at the Savoy Hotel, confirming one of golf’s worst-kept secrets.
If the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is a precursor to what we’ll see in 2014, then it should be a great season. We’d take Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson at the top of leader boards all year, especially in the majors.
Stephen Gallacher became the first player in 25 years to defend his title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic while Rory McIlory and Tiger Woods struggled Sunday. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the final round at Emirates Golf Club.
A playoff was needed to settle the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, the second leg of the European Tour’s Desert Swing, and it was Sergio Garcia who came away with the victory. Here are 5 Things you need to know from the 17th running of the $2.5 million Qatar Masters.
A two-stroke penalty on Saturday (Rory McIlroy) and a final-round triple bogey (Phil Mickelson) opened the door for Pablo Larrazabal to use his 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Rory McIlroy will enter the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship three shots off of Craig Lee's lead after incurring a two-shot penalty on Saturday.
The R&A has consulted sponsors and stakeholders about taking the Open Championship to male-only clubs, with long-time sponsor HSBC telling the governing body that it is uncomfortable with the current situation.
Rory McIlroy returned a 5-under 67 in the second round of the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship to banish the ghosts of 12 months ago, and most of the 2013 season.
Sergio Garcia was forced into an early meeting with European Tour chief referee John Paramor before the second round to ensure he had not breached Rule 16-1a ("Touching Line of Putt") in Round 1. TV footage showed Garcia tapping his line in front of his ball before his birdie putt on the 18th green.
Thomas Fleetwood and Thomas Bjorn share a common bond aside from being in contention in Abu Dhabi. They are doing their best not to think of Samuel Ryder’s little challenge match against the U.S. in September at Gleneagles, Scotland.
The R&A has broken with tradition and appointed Nigel Edwards as Great Britain & Ireland's Walker Cup captain for a third consecutive time. He will lead GB&I against the U.S. in the biennial amateur matches next year at Royal Lytham.
Paul McGinley is determined not to fall into the Ryder Cup curse of becoming a “ceremonial” golfer. If his first round of the year is anything to go by then, he has no worries on that front.
Sergio Garcia is doubtful for the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after incurring an injury caused by perilously deep rough. He wasn’t the only marquee name to struggle with the primary rough as Phil Mickelson had his travails, too.
A slight improvement on 2013 could lead Henrik Stenson to a place that no Swede has ever gone -- holding a major championship title.
Last week in the Middle East, Simon Dyson marked a new beginning in his professional golf career. At the $2.7 million HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Dyson made his first start since being put on probation by the European Tour after he tapped down a spike mark last year.
We heard the same thing a year ago, but when Rory McIlroy said that his life and game are taking shape in 2014, there are signs that we should believe him this time around.
Phil Mickelson says this could be the best year of his career, all because of a new club: a 9.5-degree Big Bertha Alpha driver, which he used rarely in a highly successful 2013 campaign.
Needing a fast finish, Louis Oosthuizen posted birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 to keep his Volvo Champions title on Sunday, outlasting Branden Grace by a stroke at the Durban Country Club in Durban, South Africa.
This year’s GB&I Curtis Cup team will be comprised of four players off the World Amateur Golf Rankings, two from the LGU Order of Merit with the remaining two selected by the traditional method of a selection panel.
New European Tour chairman David Williams has his work cut out for him as the European Tour tries to reestablish itself among the world's elite players.
The slide continued for Oliver Wilson in 2013, dropping 475 spots in the rankings.
Is Henrik Stenson's major wait nearly over? His current form would suggest so, says Alistair Tait.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, the oldest player to work into a three-way playoff, won the Hong Kong Open and broke his own European Tour record.