McIlroy, Reed tied behind leaders at Dubai Desert ClassicJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and rival Patrick Reed were two shots off the lead at the halfway point of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.
Richard Bland, Thomas Pieters and amateur Michael Thorbjornsen all reached 10-under overall at Emirates Golf Club for a share of the lead after two rounds of the weather-impacted tournament, which will conclude Monday.
Reed fares better than McIlroy after delayed start in DubaiJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Patrick Reed fared better than Rory McIlroy after some pre-tournament friction as the Dubai Desert Classic got off to a wet start Thursday with only 11 players managing to finish their weather-affected first rounds.
Continental Europe leads 3-2 after fourballs in Hero CupJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Europe's next generation of players got a little taste of the match-play pressure they could encounter at the Ryder Cup in September when the Hero Cup got underway Friday with Continental Europe establishing a 3-2 lead over Britain & Ireland after the fourballs.
Fleetwood to lead from front in Hero Cup match-play eventJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Britain and Ireland captain Tommy Fleetwood will lead from the front after deciding to join Shane Lowry in the opening fourballs match against Continental Europe's Alex Noren and Thomas Pieters in the Hero Cup on Friday.
Play suspended for the day at Czech Masters due to rainAugust 20, 2022 GMT
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Play was suspended for the day at the Czech Masters after the course was flooded following heavy rain on Saturday.
Only 10 players were able to start the third round at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague.
Gavin Green sets course record to take lead at Czech MastersAugust 19, 2022 GMT
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Gavin Green hit a couple of eagles to break the course record with a 9-under 63 Friday and take a three-shot lead after the second round of the Czech Masters.
Green eagled the par-5 first and 10th holes and added five birdies in his flawless round for a 14-under total of 130 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague.
Louis de Jager shoots 64 to lead Czech MastersAugust 18, 2022 GMT
VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Louis de Jager shot an 8-under 64 to to equal the course record and take a one-shot lead over two-time champion Thomas Pieters after the opening round of the Czech Masters on Thursday.
Li beats Pieters in playoff to win BMW International OpenJune 26, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Less than a year after he nearly retired from golf, Li Haotong achieved his third career European tour win and first since 2018 at the BMW International Open on Sunday.
Li sank to the ground with loud exclamations of joy and relief after beating Thomas Pieters with a 40-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole.
Li Haotong moves into 3-shot lead at BMW International OpenJune 25, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Li Haotong had eagle on the same hole for the third day running as he opened up a three-shot lead of the BMW International Open on Saturday ahead of the final round.
Starting the day ahead by one stroke, Li was 5 under for the day and 20 under for the tournament.
Pieters wins in Abu Dhabi for biggest career victoryJanuary 23, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thomas Pieters claimed the sixth and biggest European tour title of his career by winning the Abu Dhabi Championship by one shot after a turbulent final round on Sunday.
Jamieson maintains 1-stroke lead after 3 rounds in Abu DhabiJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Scott Jamieson stayed on course for a wire-to-wire win at the Abu Dhabi Championship by making a 6-foot birdie putt at the last hole to retain his one-stroke lead at the end of the third round on Saturday.
Pieters wins Portugal Masters for 1st victory since 2019November 7, 2021 GMT
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 68 in the final round to win the Portugal Masters for his first European Tour victory since 2019 on Sunday.
The Belgian ended at 19 under for the tournament (265) at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, two shots ahead of Frenchman Matthieu Pavon and Danish players Nicolai Hojgaard and Lucas Bjerregaard.
Pieters, Pavon 4 ahead at Portugal Masters after 3rd roundNovember 6, 2021 GMT
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Thomas Pieters and Matthieu Pavon will enter the final round of the Portugal Masters sharing a four-shot lead after the pair rose to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday.
Bertasio holds 2-shot lead after 2nd round in PortugalNovember 5, 2021 GMT
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Nino Bertasio carded a 2-under 69 Friday to hold a two-shot lead after the second round of the Portugal Masters.
The Italian hit three birdies at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course to go with one bogey, a day after he shot a 61 for the lowest European Tour round of his career.
Straka leads Olympic golf on day of low scoring, surprisesJuly 29, 2021 GMT
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Rikuya Hoshino did not have the first tee to himself Thursday for the start of Olympic golf.
The grandstand behind him, normally empty like at so many other venues at the spectator-less Games, was filled with volunteers in their Tokyo2020 shirts wanting to see the 25-year-old from Japan with the honor of hitting the first shot in the pandemic-delayed Olympics.
Spieth in good place at PGA as he takes long view of careerMay 18, 2021 GMT
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth has a much clearer outlook now than he did the last time the PGA Championship was at Kiawah Island.
For starters, he wasn't even at Kiawah in 2012.
Spieth was in Denver that week preparing for the U.S.