Category Archives: European PGA Tour

May
25
2014

Ready for the U.S. Open!

This story couldn’t have been scripted. Rory McIlroy, who revealed he’d broken off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the week, headed into the final round trailing by seven strokes, and absolutely tore up the back nine to win the BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy’s five-under 32 on the closing nine at Wentworth, a course where he’s traditionally struggled, included birdies on the final two holes to nip Irishman Shane Lowry by one.

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May
23
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under European PGA Tour

Rory is bouncing back at Wentworth

Rory McIlroy is tied for fifth place at the BMW PGA Championship after posting rounds of 68-71 to get to five-under total. He opened the second round with a three-over 38, but battled back with a four-under 33 on the closing nine to jump into contention at Wentworth.

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May
21
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under European PGA Tour

The Big Easy is looking for a big win

The BMW PGA Championship kicks off tomorrow at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.  All of the top names on the European Tour will be vying for the title including Henrik Stenson, who has an opportunity to obtain the top spot in the world golf rankings.

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Feb
4
2014
Wozniacki watches McIlroy from inside the ropes in China in 2011
Unlike the rule applied to every other WAG (wives and girlfriends) — with the exception of team events like the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup — tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki often walks inside the ropes with her now-fiancee Rory McIlroy. This hadn’t drawn too much attention until last week at the Dubai Desert Classic, particularly on Sunday when McIlroy was in contention.

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Jan
30
2014
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Good playing, bro
Rory McIlroy fired a nine-under 63 in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic to take an early two-shot lead. McIlroy put on a clinic with his flawless round, carding an eagle and seven birdies. He was fueled by confidence off the tee with his driver (last fall, he switched to the VR_S Covert 2.0) — which, interesting enough, was the core of his struggles a year ago.

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Dec
9
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
miguel angel jimenez

That’s four times, beeyotches!

Miguel Angel Jimenez beat Prom Meesawat and Stuart Manley on the first playoff hole with a birdie to not only successfully defend his title at the Hong Kong Open, but win the event for the fourth time. Jimenez, who turns 50 in less than a month, extended the record he set last year for the oldest winner on the European Tour to 49 years and 337 days.

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Dec
5
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Disciplinary action

Simon Dyson, report to the principal’s office

Simon Dyson was fined $49,000 and handed a two-month ban and suspended for 18 months after being found guilty of a serious breach of the European Tour’s code of behavior as a result of an incident at the BMW Masters in Shanghai in October.

Dyson met with a three-man disciplinary panel that convened at the Tour’s headquarters in Wentworth on Thursday to determine his fate due to a rules violation, where he tapped down a spike mark with his ball that was directly in the line of his short par putt. He was disqualified from the tournament for signing an incorrect scorecard because he failed to add a two-shot penalty for his infraction. 

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