Thorbjorn Olesen’s first European Tour win didn’t come without a challenge, but the Dane was up to the task at the Sicilian Open. Olesen’s final-round 69 gave him a 15-under par total, one better than hard-charging Englishman Chris Wood.
The oddsmakers liked Olesen’s chances entering the event, listing him among the favorites at [...]
Hunter Mahan didn’t wait long to back up his WGC-Accenture Match Play victory with another big win. Mahan walked away with the Shell Houston Open title on the strength of a final-round 71 – and a bit of help from third-round leader Louis Oosthuizen – just six weeks after his WGC breakthrough.
It figured that when Tiger Woods finally won another golf tournament, he’d do it in dominant fashion. And so it was at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where Woods walked away with a five-shot victory – his first since September 2009.
Michael Hoey won the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on the strength of back-to-back 65s, outlasting Damien McGrane to claim his fourth European Tour victory.Continue Reading →
Clearly not content to let wunderkind Rory McIlroy go unchallenged as the world’s No. 1 golfer, Luke Donald reclaimed his crown with a playoff victory in the Transitions Championship. Donald defeated Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Sang Moon-Bae with a birdie on the first hole of sudden death, ending McIlroy’s two-week [...]Continue Reading →
Julien Quesne earned his first European Tour victory in style, ripping a 4-iron to 6 feet on the final hole and holing the birdie putt for a two-shot win at the Open de Andalucia in Spain. Quesne became the 400th different winner on the tour since its inception in 1972.
Quesne, from France, [...]Continue Reading →
When all is said and done, Justin Rose’s victory may prove the least memorable occurrence from the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Of course, Rose would beg to differ. The 31-year-old Englishman captured perhaps the biggest win of his career, a one-shot triumph over Bubba Watson. But even Rose was surprised that a final-round 70 [...]Continue Reading →
McIlroy won the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with a 12-under-par [...]Continue Reading →
Rory McIlroy’s ascension to golf’s throne will have to wait. America’s Hunter Mahan saw to that with a 2 and 1 victory in the final of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship on Feb. 26.Continue Reading →
Bill Haas seems to have a flair for the dramatic finish. His 45-foot birdie putt in a playoff punctuated an epic finale at the Northern Trust Open, sending Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley to defeat.Continue Reading →
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