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Nike Golf Unveils 2014 Masters Looks ☆

For more than a decade, Nike Golf apparel and footwear teams have collaborated closely with athletes to create head-to-toe looks for each day of competition during the sport’s four Major Championships. That tradition continues as six Nike Golf athletes prepare for the first Major of 2014. Under the theme of Engineered for Greatness, athletes Rory McIlroy, Russell Henley, Francesco...
Via Mo Better Shoes
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Scott builds a record seven-shot lead at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Adam Scott matched the lowest 36-hole score at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to take a record seven-shot lead into the weekend. On a tougher and more blustery afternoon at Bay Hill, the Masters champion ran off five birdies in an eight-hole stretch late in the second round Friday. Even with a three-putt bogey on his last hole, Scott had a 4-under 68. He was at 14...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Golf Trick Shot Artist Challenges Rugby Players

Watching a professional golf trick shot artist in action is fun. Watching a professional golfer attempt those same trick shots is funny. Watching big, strong rugby players with few golf skills try to execute those same trick shots is hilarious.Such was the recipe for the European Tour’s first promo for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, May 22-25. The...
Via Back9Network
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Johnson grabs early lead in Northern Trust Open at Riviera

Dustin Johnson moved down the coast of California and brought his game with him Thursday in the Northern Trust Open. Johnson made six birdies on a warm, sunny day at Riviera for a 5-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead among the early starters. Francesco Molinari of Italy and Torrey Pines winner Scott Stallings were among those at 67. Johnson closed with a 66 in the gray, cold...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Dustin Johnson leads Northern Trust Open by one

Dustin Johnson made six birdies on a warm, sunny day at Riviera for a 5-under-par 66, giving him a one-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open when the opening round was suspended by darkness. Jimmy Walker birdied his last three holes and was in the large group at 67 that included Francesco Molinari of Italy and Torrey Pines winner Scott Stallings. Four days ago, Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Golf Daily Fix: Northern Trust Open Picks

It looks like we’re going to make golf a weekly column here at The Fix. Hopefully, you’ve been taking the time to learn all you can about golf and playing regularly. I’m back to help out this week and every week here on out. This week’s Daily Fantasy picks for DraftKings’ PGA tournament are below. The Players The tour stop this week is the Northern Trust Open played at...
Via The Fantasy Fix
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

14 added to Masters field through world ranking

Augusta National added 14 players to the field for the Masters when the final world ranking of the year was published Monday. That brings the field to 90 players who are expected to compete April 10-13, and again raises the possibility of the Masters exceeding 100 players for the first time in nearly 50 years. Augusta National has the smallest field of the four majors and prefers...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

France's Quesne wins Italian Open

Julien Quesne of France made five birdies on the back nine to win the Italian Open by one stroke Sunday for his second European Tour victory. The 33-year-old Quesne began the day four shots off the lead and looked out of contention when he double-bogeyed the second hole. But he got one shot back on the fourth, another at the sixth and then stormed home in 31 for a 5-under 67 at...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Fraser leads Italian Open by one

Marcus Fraser shot a 4-under 68 Saturday, giving the Australian a one-stroke lead over Italy's Francesco Molinari, Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts and Sweden's Joakim Lagergren after three rounds of the Italian Open. Fraser had a chip-in birdie on the sixth hole in a bogey-free round that left him at 11 under. Molinari is trying to capture his national tournament for the...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Molinari shares lead at Italian Open

Francesco Molinari shot a 5-under 67 Friday to share the lead after the second round of the Italian Open. Molinari tied Felipe Aguilar of Chile and Simon Thornton of Ireland at 9-under 135 at the Golf Club Torino. A Turin native, Molinari has been the center of attention at the tournament. He won the event in 2006. ''This is a special, special week for me,'' Molinari...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

GF,MGSPINTL *2080 AP-GLF--Scottish Open Scores,0213

Scottish Open Scores Leading scores Friday at the Scottish Open, a European Tour event at the par-72, 7,193-yard Castle Stuart course: Second Round Chris Doak, Scotland 66-66-132 Peter Uihlein, United States 67-66-133 Matthew Southgate, England 69-64-133 Ross Fisher, England 68-65-133 J.B. Hansen, Denmark 68-65-133 Victor Dubuisson, France 68-66-134 Henrik Stenson, Sweden...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

EPGA Tees Off At Le Golf National

This week's stop on the European Tour is the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National, the site of the 2018 Ryder Cup matches. A stellar field is expected this year, and it is already headlined by early commitments from Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. Donald is returning for the first time since 2010, and his commitment to this event signals his desire to once again capture the...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

McIlroy, Donald miss cut at BMW PGA Championship

Rory McIlory was one of five 2012 European Ryder Cup players to miss the cut Friday in the BMW PGA Championship, while Medinah teammate Francesco Molinari took the lead at cold and wet Wentworth. The second-ranked McIlory had a 3-over 75 to finish at 5 over. Two-time defending champion Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Paul Lawrie - all members of Europe's winning...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup trio into quarterfinals

Ryder Cup-winning teammates Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts and Francesco Molinari are through to the quarterfinals of the World Match Play Championship. McDowell beat Bo Van Pelt 2 and 1 on the Thracian Cliffs course Saturday and will look to avenge his loss from last year's final when he meets Colsaerts. The defending champion won 2 up against Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Volvo World Match Play Championship Results

Thursday At Thracian Cliffs Golf and Beach Club Kavarna, Bulgaria Yardage: 7,291; Par: 72 Round Robin Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain, def. Jamie Donaldson, Wales, 1 up Carl Pettersson, Sweden, def. Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark, 4 and 3 Francesco Molinari, Italy, def. Henrik Stenson, Sweden, 2 and 1 Branden Grace, South Africa, def. Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, 4 and 3 Bo Van Pelt...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

GF,MGSPINTL *2080 AP-GLF--Spanish Open Scores,0189

Spanish Open Scores Scores Friday from the Spanish Open, a ?1.5 million European Tour tournament played at the par-72, 7,052 yard-Parador de El Saler course: Second Round Peter Uihlein, United States 70-68-138 Felipe Aguilar, Chile 68-71-139 Raphael Jacquelin, France 73-66-139 Rikard Karlberg, Sweden 72-67-139 Marc Warrern, Scotland 70-70-140 Eddie Pepperell, England 70-70...
Via Fox Sports
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Trophee Hassan II Leading Scores

Sunday At Golf du Palais Royal Purse: $1.93 million Yardage: 6,844; Par: 72 Final Marcel Siem, Germany 64-68-69-70-271 David Horsey, England 68-67-70-69-274 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 69-66-70-69-274 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 72-64-69-71-276 Matthew Baldwin, England 72-70-68-69-279 Alvaro Velasco, Spain 67-74-69-69-279 Bernd Wiesberger, Austria 72-66-69-72-279 David Howell, England...
Via Fox Sports
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

PGA/European Tours World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship Leaderboard

World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship Site: Doral, Fla. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Doral Golf Resort and Spa (7334 yards, par 72). Purse: $8,750,000. Winner's share: $1,400,000. All Times Eastern First Round: SCORE THRU TODAY 1. Thaworn Wiratchant -2 2 -2 2. Rickie Fowler -1 2 -1 2. Robert Garrigus -1 2 -1 2. Brian Gay -1 2 -1 2. Francesco Molinari...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Race To Dubai Gets Into Full Swing

The Middle East Swing of the European Tour continues this week at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters played at Doha Golf Club. This tournament traditionally attracts some of the top names on Tour and last year included numerous players that went on to become members of the victorious 2012 Ryder Cup squad. That includes eventual 2012 champion, Paul Lawrie, who entered the final round...
Via Fox Sports
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamieson leads by five in Durban

Scott Jamieson of Scotland had a 4-under-par 68 Saturday and took a five-shot lead in the Volvo Champions on Saturday as Louis Oosthuizen faded in the third round at Durban Country Club. Jamieson began the day a stroke behind the former British Open champion in the European Tour event, but he finished with a 15-under total to lead Oosthuizen (74), Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (73...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wide-Open Fairways For Volvo Champions

The Volvo Golf Champions is this week's stop on the European Tour. This is the third of six events to be played in South Africa this season and the first event to kick off the 2013 calendar year. With the largest purse offered among the South African events, and a stringent eligibility standard that is open to last year's European Tour winners, past champions of the event...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

GF,MGSPINTL *2070 AP-GLF--Nedbank Challenge Scores,0109

Nedbank Golf Challenge Scores Scores Thursday at the Nedbank Challenge, a Sunshine Tour invitational tournament at the par-72, 7,590-yard (6,941-meter) Gary Player Country Club course: First Round Bill Haas, United States 35-35-70 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium 36-34-70 Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa 37-34-71 Paul Lawrie, Scotland 35-36-71 Lee Westwood, England 35-36-71 Francesco...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Volva has strong Ryder Cup flavor

Ryder Cup-winning captain Jose Maria Olazabal and Europe team members Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari and Peter Hanson will all play at the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa in January. Olazabal and 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie have qualified for the event by winning 10 or more career tournaments on the European Tour. Organizers also said Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup winners to play Volvo Golf Champions

Ryder Cup-winning captain Jose Maria Olazabal and Europe team members Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Lawrie, Francesco Molinari and Peter Hanson will all play at the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa in January. Olazabal and 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie have qualified for the event by winning 10 or more career tournaments on the European Tour. Organizers also said Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods costs sports books millions on last hole of Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods cost sports books millions with his play on the final hole of the Ryder Cup on Sunday.The U.S. had already lost the Ryder Cup before Woods began his head-to-head play against Francesco Molinari on the final hole Sunday. Europe was up 14-13 after Martin Kaymer defeated Steve Stricker a hole earlier. Had Woods won 18 to win his match against Molinari, he would have given...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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