Finland’s Pulkkanan leads after 1st round of Italian Open
ROME (AP) — Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland matched his career-best score on the European Tour with a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the Italian...
Callum Shinkwin shoots 66 to lead KLM Open after 1st round
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unheralded Callum Shinkwin shot five birdies and an eagle Thursday on his way to a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead after the first round of the 100th edition of the KLM...
Dutchman Luiten wins inaugural Oman Open
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the inaugural Oman Open on Sunday to break a title drought of nearly 17 months.
The 32-year-old Dutchman shot a 4-under 68 to finish on 16-under 272, two shots ahead of his friend, England's Chris Wood (69).
It was Luiten's sixth European Tour title and the first since the 2016 KLM Open.
Luiten shares lead in Muscat after 3rd-round 66
MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Joost Luiten showed a return to form after a mediocre 2017 as he moved into a three-way tie for the lead in the Oman Open on Saturday.
The Dutchman shot a second straight 6-under 66 — the joint best score of the day — to move to 12-under 204. He was joined at the top by Matthew Southgate (69) and Frenchman Julien Guerrier (66) after the third round at the Greg Norman-designed Al Mouj Golf Club.
Luiten, Porteous and Colsaerts tied for lead in Turkey
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Joost Luiten, Haydn Porteous and Nicolas Colsaerts all shot 7-under 64s Thursday to tie for the lead after the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open.
Colsaerts was 8 under through 15 holes, including an eagle on the 12th, but bogeyed the 16th. Porteous brought himself into contention with five birdies on the back nine.
Host Garcia wins Andalucia Valderrama Masters
SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Tournament host Sergio Garcia won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters after shooting 4-under 67 Sunday in the final round.
It was the Spaniard's sixth win on home soil and his second title at Real Club Valderrama. He won the Andalucia Masters at this venue in 2011.
Garcia made five birdies to go with one bogey, as he finished on 12-under 272 — one stroke ahead of Joost Luiten of the Netherlands.
Garcia leads Andalucia Masters heading into final round
SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Tournament host Sergio Garcia will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters after shooting a 3-under 68 on Saturday.
The Spaniard had six birdies and three bogeys to reach 8 under for the tournament, just ahead of English golfer Daniel Brooks, who shot a 7-under 64 for the best round of the week.
Garcia is trying to win his second title at Real Club Valderrama. He won the Andalucia Masters at this venue in 2011.
Luiten leads Andalucia Open after making an albatross
SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — With the help of an albatross from 227 yards out, Joost Luiten shot a 1-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead over tournament host Sergio Garcia and two others at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Friday.
The Dutchman holed out with a four iron from the fairway on the par-5 11th at Real Club Valderrama, making it after the ball hit the front of green and gently rolled into the cup for his second career albatross on the European Tour.
Host Garcia shares lead at Valderrama Masters
SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Tournament host Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under 66 to grab a share of the lead at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in the European Tour on Thursday.
The Spaniard had seven birdies and two bogeys at Real Club Valderrama to finish the opening day level with Joost Luiten of the Netherlands.
The 37-year-old Garcia is competing in his native Spain for the first time since winning his first major at the Masters in April.
Bertasio leads Portugal Masters after 2nd round
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Nino Bertasio led the Portugal Masters after shooting a second consecutive round of 6-under-par 65 on Friday.
The Italian golfer will enter the third round with a one-shot lead over Marc Warren of Scotland (64) and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark (65).
Bertasio hit six birdies on a blemish-free day at Victoria Golf Course.
Luiten and Coetzee share the lead in Portugal Masters
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Joost Luiten of the Netherlands and George Coetzee of South Africa each shot 7-under-par 64 to share the lead in the first round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.
Luiten had seven birdies in a bogey-free round in the morning at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, and Coetzee matched him in the afternoon after starting with six birdies in his first eight holes.
Stalter shoots 67, leads by 1 at weather-affected KLM Open
SPIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Joel Stalter of France shot a 4-under 67 to take a one-stroke clubhouse lead at the KLM Open before bad light suspended play with nearly half the field still to complete their second rounds.
Stalter followed up his opening-round 65 to move to 10 under par on Friday and stay in contention for a first victory in his first year on the European Tour. He has already rolled in 14 birdies at The Dutch this week.
Wiesberger, Finch lead in rain-hit first round of KLM Open
SPIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger and Richard Finch have shot 5-under-par 66s to share the clubhouse lead after a rain-shortened opening round at the KLM Open.
The leaders were among the early starters on Thursday and avoided the worst of the wind and driving rain that later flooded fairways and forced a suspension of play at the par-71 The Dutch course. The first round will resume early Friday.
MUNICH (AP) — Sergio Garcia opened his first event in Europe since his Masters win by shooting a bogey-free 6-under 66 to lie two strokes off the lead at the BMW International Open on Thursday.
Wade Ormsby (64) took the overnight lead from Thomas Detry (65), and Joost Luiten and Thorbjorn Olesen (66) were tied for third with Garcia.
"I felt like I played quite well, not spectacular, but very consistent," Garcia said.
Garcia, Molinari lead World Tour Champ by 1 after 2 rounds
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari share a one-stroke lead halfway through the World Tour Championship after shooting 5-under-par 67s on Friday.
They each made six birdies and a solitary bogey, and moved to 9-under 135 totals, one better than overnight leader Lee Westwood.
Westwood carded a 70, dropping a shot on the final hole after hitting his second shot into the water.
Ryder Cup rookie Pieters pulls out of KLM Open
SPIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Defending champion Thomas Pieters, a captain's pick in the European Ryder Cup team, pulled out of the KLM Open on Thursday after suffering an allergic reaction to a bee sting.
The 24-year-old Belgian had been scheduled to play at The Dutch course in Spijk, but organizers said he would not tee off. His withdrawal came three weeks before the Ryder Cup starts at Hazeltine.