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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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Dec
10
2011

Life's a beach: McIlroy out of position during Saturday's third round.

“It’s over.”

That was Rory McIlroy’s rather frank assessment of his tournament prospects after carding an untidy 71 in this morning’s third round of the European Tour’s season-ending Gulf showpiece.

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Dec
7
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

So Swedish: Robert Karlsson in action.

If you’re looking for a succinct evaluation of the set-up at this week’s Dubai World Championship, who better to turn to than businesslike 2010 champion Robert Karlsson?

Such was the reasoning of Reuters’ man-about-course Tony Jimenez this evening, who managed to extract some precious quotage from the Swede ahead of tomorrow’s opening round.

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Mar
14
2011
By Conor Nagle under General

A victorious Matthew with the 2009 Women's British Open trophy

At forty, Catriona Matthew’s veteran status on the LPGA Tour is beyond doubt. She’s played in five Solheim Cups and bagged her fair share of victories, including the 2009 Ladies British Open. Her fifteen-year career, in which she’s managed to amass somewhere in the region of $6m, has taught its fair share of lessons, a fact made abundantly clear in an interview with John Huggan from yesterday’s Scotsman.

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Jan
26
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

McIlroy wants to clear the air on his decision to skip The Players

Rory McIlroy caused a little stir when he revealed via Twitter that he planned to skip THE PLAYERS, the PGA Tour’s premier regular season event. It was hard not to interpret the decision as a big middle finger. Look, as an independent contractor, McIlroy can play wherever he wants, but perhaps the offices of Chubby Chandler wanted to put out the fire quickly, so we don’t have to hear tireless conspiracy theories and headlines on Rory’s snub of the US tour. Curiously, an overly formal and grammatically proper tweet appeared on McIlroy’s account on Wednesday morning:

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Nov
29
2010

Martin Kaymer: I have too much money coming out of my ears to play the Chevron World Challenge

Just off winning the European Tour money title, Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods. The ’10 PGA Champion finished atop the Race to Dubai standings, taking the throne as Europe’s No. 1 (not official world ranking), along with a bonus check of $1.5 million.

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Nov
29
2010

Ian Poulter's blunder cost him the tournament and almost $600,000

In a year plagued by strange rules infractions, it’s almost fitting that Ian Poulter capped off the year with another one at the Dubai World Championship. On the second playoff hole against Robert Karlsson, Poulter was bending over to replace his ball when he dropped it, causing it to fall and move his “lucky” marker. He was assessed a one-stroke penalty and instead of putting for birdie to force another extra hole, he was going for par and he missed the 40-footer.

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Nov
23
2010

Martin Kaymer: not in Tim Finchem's good books

The current Race to Dubai leader and US PGA champion, Martin Kaymer, has decided not to take up US PGA Tour membership next season. Speaking in the build-up to this week’s Race to Dubai finale (in Dubai, of all places), the 25-year-old made it clear that the European Tour will still be the circuit he calls home next year:

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