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McIlroy, Bradley lead PGA Grand Slam updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 05:43:00

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley share a seven-shot lead after the first round of the PGA Grand Slam in Bermuda.

Champions take big lead in Seve Trophyupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 16:56:00

The Great Britain & Ireland team took a commanding 4-1 lead over Continental Europe after the first day of the Seve Trophy on Thursday, in the event's first staging since its founder died.

Can anyone stop the 'Chubby Slam' in Atlanta?updated: Thu Aug 11 2011 10:19:00

Apart from their incredible golfing ability, this year's major winners, Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke, have another thing in common.

Major winners grouped together at PGA Championshipupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 08:09:00

Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel will start the PGA Championship together, as the tradition of grouping the sport's previous three major winners continues at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Siem takes over lead at Irish Openupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 16:43:00

Germany's Marcel Siem holds the halfway lead after 36 holes of the Irish Open at Killarney on Friday, as a late eagle and birdie saw him overtake Jeev Milkha Singh and Soren Hansen at the top of the leaderboard.

Singh outshines Irish stars at Killarneyupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 17:01:00

With four home-based major champions in the Irish Open field, Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh stole the show in Thursday's opening round with a dazzling round of 63.

Clarke dreaming of Open doubleupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 14:03:00

British Open champion Darren Clarke admits it would be a "dream come true" if he could follow up his success at Royal St. George's by capturing the Irish Open crown this weekend.

Darren Clarke takes in the winupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 10:34:00

British Open champion Darren Clarke speaks with Shane O'Donoghue following his first major triumph.

Clarke - Winning is a dream come trueupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 10:34:00

Newly-crowned British Open champion Darren Clarke has described winning the tournament as a dream-come-true, and also admitted his path to success had been a difficult one.

Veteran Clarke makes history with long-awaited British Open titleupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:08:00

It was wet, cold and windy, and he hadn't been in contention to win golf's oldest tournament for 10 years, but Darren Clarke finally made the breakthrough at the British Open on Sunday.

Clarke leads by one shot going into final Open roundupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 02:05:00

Darren Clarke holds a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the British Open at Royal St George's, Sandwich, as the Northern Irishman carded a one-under-par 69 to defy the wind and rain that plagued the early part of the day.

British Open 3rd round analysisupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 02:05:00

Shane O'Donoghue talks with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alan Shipnuck about the British Open 3rd round.

Clarke and Glover share halfway British Open leadupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:44:00

Veteran Northern Irishman Darren Clarke and American Lucas Glover hold a share of the lead after the second round of the British Open at the Royal St George's course, Sandwich.

British Open second round recapupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:44:00

Darren Clarke co-leads with Lucas Glover at the halfway point of the British Open, as Shane O'Donoghue reports.

McDowell leads Players despite late lapseupdated: Sun May 15 2011 12:05:00

Graeme McDowell took a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the $9.5 million Players Championship despite a late mistake at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida.

Jimenez snaps putter then takes share of lead in Bahrainupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 13:50:00

European Ryder Cup star Miguel Angel Jimenez snapped his putter in frustration at the Volvo Golf Champions tournament in Bahrain but then carded three birdies with his lob wedge to tie for the lead.

Howell leads Irish Open as Clarke and McIlroy keep paceupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 14:18:00

Englishman David Howell shot a seven-under-par 64 to lead the Irish Open but fellow countryman Robert Rock was disqualified for a scorecard error.

Clarke, Bjorn and McGinley named as Europe's Ryder Cup vice-captainsupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 09:16:00

European captain Colin Montgomerie has named Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley as his three vice-captains ahead of the Ryder Cup clash against the United States in October.

Molinari seals first European Tour victoryupdated: Sun Jul 11 2010 14:19:00

Edoardo Molinari has won the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond to claim the first European Tour title of his career.

Molinari storms into lead at Scottish Openupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 13:53:00

Italian Edoardo Molinari will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the Scottish Open after a sensational eight-under par round of 63 at Loch Lomond on Saturday.

Mickelson misses cut at Scottish Openupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 15:49:00

Phil Mickelson's hopes of claiming the world number one spot from Tiger Woods were dashed for the time being after he missed the cut at the Scottish Open in Loch Lomond on Friday.

Goydos makes history in PGA Tour eventupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 15:16:00

Veteran American Paul Goydos has become just the fourth player in PGA Tour history to break the 60-shot barrier after carding a remarkable 12-under-par 59 in the opening round of the John Deere Classic on Thursday.

Veteran Lane takes Avantha advantageupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 11:32:00

Veteran Briton Barry Lane leads the way after the second round of the Avantha Masters in Delhi on Friday.

Clarke and Schwartzel shine in Joburg Openupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 08:31:00

Former Ryder Cup hero Darren Clarke and in-form Charl Schwartzel set the early pace in the Joburg Open with eight-under-par 63s in the opening round of the European Tour event.

Westwood shrugs off Ryder Cup woesupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 06:29:00

Defending champion Lee Westwood is handily placed after the opening round of the British Masters at The Belfry on Thursday.

Was the U.S. team more prepared?updated: Thu Sep 25 2008 08:22:00

In the aftermath of the U.S.'s emphatic Ryder Cup victory in Valhalla, a lot of people are left asking how the Americans managed to stop the Europeans from making it four straight wins, especially since Tiger Woods was out injured.

Golfing Summit: The big debateupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 04:20:00

Living Golf will be sitting down with four leading figures in today's game to discuss the biggest talking points in golf at the moment.

Clarke win keeps Ryder Cup hopes aliveupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 13:25:00

Darren Clarke achieved his second victory of the season when he won the KLM Open in the Netherlands by four strokes.

Clarke shares lead to boost Ryder Cup hopesupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 15:20:00

Darren Clarke powered to a second round 64 at the KLM Open at Zandvoort on Friday for a share of the lead, to boost his Ryder Cup chances.

French rookie leads way at Irish Openupdated: Fri May 16 2008 16:40:00

European Tour rookie Michael Lorenzo-Vera shot a two-under-par 70 on Friday to take the halfway lead at the Irish Open.

Newly-wed Monty looks to reign in Spainupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 14:00:00

Colin Montgomerie returns to tournament action at the Spanish Open this week after getting married for the second time last month.

Clarke poised to end Tour title droughtupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 08:13:00

Darren Clarke is in prime position for a first win on the European Tour in five years after an impressive five-under-par 67 in the third round of the BMW Asian Open put him one stroke clear at the top of the leaderboard.

Aguilar soars into halfway Indonesia leadupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 13:06:00

Chile's Felipe Aguilar fired an eight-under-par 62 to lead by two strokes at the halfway stage of the Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Friday.

Clarke anxious to end win droughtupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 13:02:00

Revitalised Ryder Cup star Darren Clarke has set his sights on landing a first European Tour title in more than four years at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship this week.

Murless moves ahead by two strokesupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 10:51:00

Mark Murless is in pole position heading into the final day at the Joburg Open after his two-under-par round of 69 left him two shots ahead of the field.

Murless edges ahead in Joburg Openupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 14:31:00

South African Mark Murless finished birdie-eagle to end the second round of the Joburg Open one stroke in front.

Els and Clarke head Dunhill fieldupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 11:46:00

Ernie Els and Darren Clarke are the biggest names at this week's Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

Tony the Tailor's golf fashion blogupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 11:27:00

Last month I made an international fashion scene request, as a result I was invited to Golfitalia, a very creative golf store just outside of Milan, Italy.

Tony the Tailor's golf fashion blogupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 07:05:00

Welcome back. September was a busy month for me, in particular with the Seve Trophy and British Masters taking place close to home.

Tony the Tailor's golf fashion blogupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 11:56:00

Welcome to my monthly blog. For those of you not so familiar with me --Tony Q'aja AKA Tony the Tailor -- I'm sure you will be familiar with my first golfing venture at least, Darren Clarke.

Late birdie sees Levet share leadupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:49:00

Frenchman Thomas Levet birdied the final hole for a five-under-par 68 to tie Simon Wakefield for the second-round lead in the Johnnie Walker Championship on Friday.

Fed-up Clarke misses Irish outingupdated: Tue May 15 2007 13:50:00

Britain's Darren Clarke has withdrawn from this week's Irish Open as he had failed to recover from a hamstring injury. How to fix the WGCupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 13:15:00

There was something missing from the PGA Tour's recent World Golf Championship event at Doral.

Stenson in top 10 as Clarke slipsupdated: Mon Feb 05 2007 09:07:00

Henrik Stenson, winner of the Dubai Desert Classic victory, has risen into the world's top 10 for the first time on the day that his Ryder Cup team-mate Darren Clarke falls out of the top 50 for the first time in a decade.

Grief spurs Clarke on the courseupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 06:14:00

By his own admission, 2006 was a tough year for Darren Clarke after losing wife Heather to cancer last summer.

Royal Trophy line-ups are completeupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 07:38:00

Captains Seve Ballesteros and Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki have confirmed their teams for next month's Asia v Europe Royal Trophy match play event in Bangkok, organizers have revealed.

Royal Zara crowned top sports starupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 03:36:00

The queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for her victory in the three-day eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games in Germany earlier this year.

Faldo a perfect choice says Clarkeupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 05:19:00

Nick Faldo is the perfect choice to lead Europe when they defend the Ryder Cup in Kentucky in 2008, according to Darren Clarke.

'Greatest Ryder Cup' says Lehman updated: Sun Sep 24 2006 14:02:00

Beaten United States captain Tom Lehman put aside his disappointment to say that his team played in the "greatest ever Ryder Cup' in an emotional closing ceremony at the K Club on Sunday.

Woods struggles as Europe flourishupdated: Sat Sep 23 2006 06:47:00

Tiger Woods was in danger of being dropped from a Ryder Cup session for the first time in his career after Europe maintained their stranglehold on the biennial team event on the second day at the K Club.

Clarke birdie helps Europe to leadupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 04:53:00

Irishman Darren Clarke responded to an emotional welcome from the crowd to birdie the first hole as Europe moved into an early lead over the United States when the 36th Ryder Cup got under way at the K Club in the Republic of Ireland.

Woods/Furyk face Monty/Harringtonupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 06:29:00

Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk will launch proceedings at the 36th Ryder Cup in a mouth-watering clash with Europe's Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington in Friday's opening fourball matches.

Woods partners Furyk at Ryder Cupupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 05:42:00

U.S. captain Tom Lehman was the first to show his hand at the Ryder Cup on Tuesday morning when he sent out his pairings for the first session of practice.

Poulter surges in front in Madrid updated: Sat Sep 16 2006 13:43:00

Englishman Ian Poulter shot an eight-under-par 64 to surge into the lead after three rounds of the Madrid Open on Saturday.

Clarke added to Madrid entry listupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 11:55:00

Darren Clarke's name has been added to the European Tour's entry list for the Madrid Masters tournament from September 14-17.

Woods would welcome Clarke at Cupupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 04:07:00

Tiger Woods and U.S. captain Tom Lehman believe the Ryder Cup would be a better event if Irishman Darren Clarke was offered a wildcard.

Elkington withdraws from U.S. PGAupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 11:30:00

Former champion Steve Elkington is one of four players to withdraw from the 88th PGA Championship at the Medinah Country Club.

Clarke mourns death of his wife updated: Sun Aug 13 2006 10:21:00

European Ryder Cup golfer Darren Clarke will continue his break from the sport after announcing on Sunday that his wife, Heather, had died of cancer.

Bjorn and Clarke set for shootoutupdated: Sat Jul 15 2006 13:24:00

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn continued his love affair with Loch Lomond on Saturday, firing a five-under-par 66 to set up a last-day title shootout with his close friend Darren Clarke at the Scottish Open.

Dredge birdies his way to the leadupdated: Fri Jul 07 2006 15:02:00

Bradley Dredge holed a two-foot birdie putt on the last to edge a stroke in front of Welsh World Cup winning partner Stephen Dodd and lead the European Open at the halfway mark in Straffan, Ireland, on Friday.

Howell takes a three-stroke leadupdated: Fri May 26 2006 15:13:00

Order of merit leader David Howell took advantage of the calmer conditions late in the day to claim a three-stroke lead in the BMW Championship second round at Wentworth on Friday.

Victory completes Bjorn comeback updated: Mon May 22 2006 08:06:00

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn birdied the last hole on Monday to win the weather-delayed Irish Open title in Co. Kildare.

Irish Open suspended until Mondayupdated: Sun May 21 2006 11:10:00

Darren Clarke went two shots clear at the Irish Open at Carton House just before play was suspended until Monday, because of strong winds and rain in Maynooth on Sunday.

Edfors profits to claim Belfry winupdated: Sun May 14 2006 16:18:00

Swede Johan Edfors came from four strokes behind to claim the British Masters title on Sunday, his second European Tour win in six events.

Clarke shares surprise Belfry leadupdated: Thu May 11 2006 15:50:00

Darren Clarke was the most surprised player at The Belfry on Thursday when the Northern Irishman took the lead in the British Masters first round.

Appleby leads as Clarke comes homeupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 03:03:00

Australia's Stuart Appleby fired an opening round six-under 66 to grab a slender one shot lead after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday.

Campbell charges clear in Mastersupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 05:15:00

Chad Campbell charged to the top of the leader board with a five-under-par 67 in the U.S. Masters second round on Friday.

European Tour back at the Belfryupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 11:17:00

The European Tour will return to the Belfry, which hosted Europe's Ryder Cup win in 2002, when the Midlands course stages the British Masters later this year.

Donald takes title after final 64updated: Mon Dec 12 2005 11:00:00

Luke Donald fired an eight-under 64 in a bogey-free final round to win the Target World Challenge event, beating Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke by two strokes.

Clarke claims two-stroke advantageupdated: Sun Dec 11 2005 12:09:00

Darren Clarke fired two eagles and five birdies for an eight-under par 64 and a two-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Target World Challenge.

Campbell leads despite late errorsupdated: Sat Dec 10 2005 05:00:00

U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell dropped four shots over his last four holes for an even-par 72 Friday, but extended his lead at halfway in the Target World Challenge in California.

Host Woods trails flying Campbellupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 07:53:00

Michael Campbell of New Zealand shot a brilliant nine-under-par 63 to take a two shot lead over Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke after the first round of the Target World Challenge.

Flawless Clarke has Sun City leadupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 11:25:00

Darren Clarke carded a five-under-par 67 to take the first round lead in the $4m Sun City Golf Challenge.

Jacquelin on course for maiden win updated: Sat Oct 15 2005 15:44:00

France's Raphael Jacquelin takes a seven-shot lead into the final round of the Madrid Open, as he eyes his first European Tour title at the 238th attempt.

Jacquelin holds clear Madrid leadupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 13:56:00

Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin gave himself another chance to break his European Tour duck by taking a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Madrid Open.

Clark captures the Scottish Openupdated: Sun Jul 10 2005 11:47:00

South African Tim Clark holed a 20-foot birdie putt at the last to clinch his third European Tour title by two shots at the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.

Lafeber and Clark lead in Scotlandupdated: Sat Jul 09 2005 12:43:00

The big names of the European Tour flexed their muscles but it was overnight leader Maarten Lafeber and South Africa's Tim Clark who led after the third round of the Scottish Open.

Els closing in on Dutchman Lafeberupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 14:18:00

World number three Ernie Els fired a five-under-par second round 66 to move into contention for an unprecedented third Scottish Open title.

Clarke to return in European Openupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 14:48:00

Darren Clarke has entered next week's European Open at the K Club after taking a month off to be with his wife Heather who is suffering from cancer.

Clarke withdraws from U.S. Openupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 06:10:00

Darren Clarke has withdrawn from next week's US Open as his wife Heather continues her battle against cancer.

Clarke pulls out of Sun City eventupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 07:14:00

Darren Clarke has pulled out of next week's Sun City Challenge in South Africa for family reasons.

Clarke triumphs after fitness kickupdated: Sun Nov 14 2004 10:39:00

Britain's new slimline Darren Clarke fired a closing 68 to win Japan's Taiheiyo Masters with a record 22-under-par total of 266 on Sunday.

Veteran Haas takes share of leadupdated: Thu Nov 04 2004 17:09:00

American veteran Jay Haas shared the first round lead at the Tour Championship in Georgia, with fellow countryman Jerry Kelly and Irishman Darren Clarke, on three-under 67 at East Lake.

Garcia recovers to keep advantageupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 13:41:00

Overnight leader Sergio Garcia came back from a disastrous start to his second round of the Volvo Masters to keep himself atop the leaderboard.

Europe celebrates Ryder Cup winupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 03:07:00

Europe's golfers have been celebrating their Ryder Cup victory after handing the Americans their worst defeat in the 77-year history of the matches.

Monty's putt seals Europe victoryupdated: Sun Sep 19 2004 15:53:00

Colin Montgomerie sank the winning putt as Europe clinched victory over the United States in the 35th Ryder Cup match at Oakland Hills, Michigan.

Europe assume command in Ryder Cupupdated: Sat Sep 18 2004 17:28:00

Europe survived a threatening fightback by the United States to take an 11-5 lead into the final day's singles in the Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills, Michigan.

Europeans check U.S. cup fightbackupdated: Sat Sep 18 2004 14:09:00

Tiger Woods inspired an impressive fightback by the United States in the Ryder Cup, but the Europeans checked the onslaught by snatching a half and then an unlikely victory in the fourballs at Oakland Hills, Michigan.

USPGA venue will test world's bestupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 06:44:00

Tiger Woods rates Whistling Straits -- venue of this week's USPGA event and the longest track in major championship history -- as probably the toughest course he has encountered.

Woods title bid gathering momentumupdated: Sat Feb 28 2004 06:21:00

Tiger Woods raced into the quarterfinals of the World Match Play Championship by brushing aside Swede Fredrik Jacobson 5 and 4 in the third round.

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