Wiesberger wins Italian Open, tops Race to Dubai rankings
ROME (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger moved atop the Race to Dubai rankings by winning the Italian Open on Sunday for his second Rolex Series victory of the year.
Fitzpatrick finish sees him keep Italian Open lead
ROME (AP) — A blistering finish from five-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick saw him maintain his one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Italian Open.
Fitzpatrick leads as Molinari misses cut at Italian Open
ROME (AP) — Five-time European Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick took a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while local favorite Francesco Molinari missed the...
Stenson shoots 62, in contention at Scandinavian Invitation
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Henrik Stenson rolled in six straight birdies around the turn in his 8-under 62 in the second round of the Scandinavian Invitation, leaving the Swede two strokes off the...
Ormsby leads Scandinavian Invitation after opening-round 62
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Wade Ormsby holed a 4-iron from 196 yards for eagle on his way to shooting a bogey-free, 8-under 62 at the Scandinavian Invitation, giving him the first-round lead in the...
Koepka wins in Memphis, claims regular-season points title
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brooks Koepka turned his final-round duel with Rory McIlroy into a runaway for his first World Golf Championships title.
Matthew Fitzpatrick shoots 6-under 64 to take Memphis lead
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick is playing at TPC Southwind for the first time in his young career, and the 24-year-old Englishman has found a course that fits him very, very...
Pavan wins BMW International Open after playoff
MUNICH (AP) — Andrea Pavan defeated Matthew Fitzpatrick in a playoff to win the BMW International Open on Sunday.
The Italian carded a bogey-free 6-under 66 in the final round to finish...
Smith takes 1-shot lead in Munich, Kaymer drops off
MUNICH (AP) — Jordan Smith carded a bogey-free 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the BMW International Open.
Fitzpatrick shots 65, leads by 1 at Dubai Desert Classic
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick birdied five of his last six holes to shoot a 7-under 65 and take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.
Fitzpatrick's lowest score in an opening round since 2015 broke a logjam at the top of the leaderboard, with morning starters Sergio Garcia and Bryson DeChambeau among eight players to shoot 66 at Emirates Golf Club.
Aaron Rai wins first European tour title in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) — Aaron Rai won the Hong Kong Open on Sunday in difficult conditions that featured torrential rain for most of the afternoon to give him his first European tour win.
The 23-year-old Englishman who started the day with a six-stroke lead narrowly kept his nose in front as countryman Matthew Fitzpatrick played a superb round, hitting seven birdies to narrow the gap to just one shot after 16 holes.
Rai extends lead at Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG (AP) — Aaron Rai shot a 2-under 68 Saturday in the third round to extend his lead from four to six strokes at the Hong Kong Open.
The 23-year-old Englishman is on 16-under 194 after four birdies and two bogeys. Rai — who wears gloves on both hands while playing — shot a course-record 61 at Hong Kong Golf Club on Friday.
Rai leads in Hong Kong after course-record 61, Reed recovers
HONG KONG (AP) — Aaron Rai shot a course-record 61 to take a four-stroke lead after the second round at the Hong Kong Open on Friday, as his fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood moved into contention in the first European Tour event of the 2019 season.
Starting at No. 10, Rai — who wears gloves on both hands while playing — birdied five of his first six holes and picked up four more shots in a 9-under round. He hasn't made a bogey in his first 36 holes and was on 14-under 126.
Justin Rose leads rain-delayed BMW Championship
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose has to wait until Monday to have a shot at getting to No. 1 in the world. And he still might not have to hit another shot at the BMW Championship.
A steady rain washed out play Sunday soggy Aronimink, and the PGA Tour will wait until Monday to decide whether it can try to complete 72 holes of the third FedEx Cup playoff event.
If the forecast makes it unlikely to finish, the tour could cut the tournament short to 54 holes.
Matthew Fitzpatrick retains European Masters in a playoff
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to retain his European Masters title Sunday in a playoff against Lucas Bjerregaard.
In a tournament whose winners include Nick Faldo, Ernie Els and Lee Westwood, the 24-year-old Fitzpatrick is the first back-to-back winner since Spanish great Seve Ballesteros 40 years ago.
Fitzpatrick leads by 2 after European Masters 3rd round
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick sank a 40-foot putt for birdie on the 18th to end the European Masters third round on Saturday with a two-shot lead.
The 24-year-old Englishman had five birdies and an eagle in a 7-under 63 for a 14-under total of 196, two ahead of France's Mike Lorenzo-Vera (64).
Doug Ghim, the American former top-ranked amateur, had a 67 to join a five-man group on 10 under, including Ashun Wu of China who fired a second straight 65.
Japan’s Tanihara leads by 2 after European Masters 2nd round
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Hideto Tanihara shot a bogey-free 4-under 66 to lead by two shots after the European Masters second round on Friday.
The Japanese player had four birdies at the high-altitude Crans-sur-Sierre club to get to 9-under 131.
Tanihara is two strokes clear of defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, American Doug Ghim, and Lucas Bjerregaard.
Olesen claims final automatic European Ryder Cup spot
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen claimed the final automatic qualification spot on the European Ryder Cup team after Matthew Fitzpatrick failed to win the Made in Denmark event on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick needed to overturn a six-shot deficit to leader Lee Westwood going into the final round but it was another Englishman, Matt Wallace, who claimed victory.
Westwood leads Made In Denmark in bid for 1st win in 4 years
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Lee Westwood moved in sight of his first win in more than four years after taking a one-stroke lead in the Made In Denmark event after a 5-under 67 in the third round on Saturday.
The 45-year-old Westwood, a former world No. 1, will be a vice-captain for Europe at the Ryder Cup in Paris this month and his impressive performance this week looks like ending two fellow Englishmen's hopes of getting in the team.
Olesen in strong position to seal Ryder Cup spot in Denmark
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen was in a strong position to secure the final qualifying place in Europe's Ryder Cup team despite making the cut only on the number at the Made In Denmark event on Friday.
Only a victory for Matthew Fitzpatrick or Eddie Pepperell can deny Olesen the last automatic spot in the Europe team via the world points list, but the English players were far off the lead after the second round at Silkeborg Ry Golf Club.
Pepperell makes best start of Ryder Cup hopefuls in Denmark
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — Eddie Pepperell shot a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Made In Denmark tournament on Thursday to make the best start of the three players bidding to secure the final qualifying spot in Europe's Ryder Cup team.
Olesen, Pepperell, Fitzpatrick fight for Ryder Cup spot
Back at the course where he grew up playing, Thomas Bjorn will get a front-row seat to see a three-way fight for the final qualifying spot in his Ryder Cup team.
The European captain returns to Silkeborg Ry Golf Club this week for the Made In Denmark event, where Thorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell and Matthew Fitzpatrick will bid to become the eighth automatic member of a team seeking to regain the trophy from the United States in Paris.
McIlroy 1 shot behind leaders Fisher, Pieters in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy fired a 7-under 65 Saturday in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to sit one shot behind leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters.
Northern Ireland's McIlroy is on 16-under 200 overall with the former world No. 1 playing his first event since October.
S.S.P. Chawrasia shoots 65, leads by 1 at Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG (AP) — S.S.P. Chawrasia had six birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 5-under 65 and a one stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open, the first event of the 2018 season.
Playing in sunny but breezy conditions at the Hong Kong Golf Club, the greens had the players struggling to gauge the approach.
"Very tough conditions today," Chawrasia said. "It's very firm greens, to be honest. I'm just trying to hit the second shot on the green and trying to make it like a two-putt."
Defending champ Fitzpatrick leads by one stroke in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight 5-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending Tour Championship on Friday.
At 10 under after two rounds on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estate, Fitzpatrick was edging English compatriot Tyrrell Hatton, whom he beat by one shot to win the title last year.
Henrik Stenson wins his 2nd Race to Dubai title
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson won the Race to Dubai title for the second time in four years on Sunday, and Matthew Fitzpatrick claimed the biggest victory of his short career at the World Tour Championship.
Fourth-ranked Stenson shot 7-under 65 in the final round on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates to stay ahead of his rivals in the year-long race. The Swede earned a bonus of $1.25 million as the European Tour's top player.
Dubuisson takes 1-shot lead at World Tour Championship
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Victor Dubuisson showed his ability to compete in big tournaments when a sparkling 8-under 64 on Saturday gave him a one-shot lead in the World Tour Championship after three rounds.
The Frenchman's two European Tour wins so far came at the 2013 and 2015 Turkish Airlines Open - a $7 million Final Series event.
FedEx Cup begins, Ryder Cup qualifying ends
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Darren Clarke got an extra week to start mulling over his three captain's picks for Europe in the Ryder Cup because the top nine already are set. Matthew Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters and locked up no worse than the final spot.
Davis Love III has a little more time, and he likely will need it.
Fitzpatrick claims final spot for Europe’s Ryder Cup team
Matthew Fitzpatrick of England has nailed down the ninth and final automatic spot for Europe in the Ryder Cup.
Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters on Sunday, giving him enough world points that no one can catch him when European qualifying ends next week in Denmark.