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Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts bounces back from withdrawing last week in KLM Open to be flying high in Italy   (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Colsaerts Reinstates Double Winning Callaway 2-Iron To Be One Off BMW Masters Lead.

In-form Nicolas Colsaerts continues to display the golf that earned him selection in the victorious 2012 European Ryder Cup team and revealing he had replaced one of the rescue clubs in his bag with a ‘double winning’ Callaway 2-iron. After spending a week relaxing in Thailand, Colsaerts is again near the pointed end of a European Tour event in posting a six under par 66 on a rain-softened Lake Malaren course in Shanghai. And Colsaerts round could have easily been a 65 with his long birdie ...
Frenchman Alexander Levy is pretty pleased after posting a seven under par 65 to lead the BMW Masters.  (Photo - www.golffile.ie)

Alexander Levy Kick Starts Quest For Third Tour Success At BMW Masters.

Frenchman Alexander Levy kick-started his quest for an historic third Tour success this season with a seven under par 65 on day one of the BMW Masters in Shanghai. Levy, 24 commenced his round in superb manner with four straight birdies but under a ‘preferred lie’ rule due to the rain-softened Lake Malaren course. Levy, who last fortnight created European Tour history in becoming the first Frenchman to win two events in a single season, ended the opening round of the first event of the European ...
Italy's Edoardo Molinari with a magnum of champers and a remote BMW i8 sports sedan after his hole-in-one on the first day of the BMW Masters.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Edoardo Molinari Snares Second Ace But Misses Out On BMW i8 … 34th Ace In 2014.

Italy’s Edoardo Molinari grabbed the second ace of his European Tour career but unfortunately he missed out on the keys to a gleaming BMW i8 sports sedan. Molinari holed out using a 4-iron from 208-yards out at the par three fourth hole that he was playing as his 13th in the $7m event being played on the rain-softened Lake Malaren course. It is the 34th hole-in-one this season on the European Tour and comes after Australian Anthony Brown aced the 12th during the first round of last week’s ...
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano wins 2013 BMW Masters.

Bizarre Scenario For ‘Gonzo’ – 2015 PGA Event One Week, 2014 Euro Defence The Next.

Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano was the first to admit it’s a strange scenario this week for the defending BMW Masters champion. Less than a week ago ‘Gonzo’, as he is more affectionately known, was teeing up in the PGA Tour’s 2014/15 McGladery Classic at Sea Island in Georgia and this week he is being showcased as the defending BMW Masters champion, and the first of the 2104 Final Four Series on the European Tour. “It does feel very strange but while my new ...
Stephen Gallacher tees off in the Pro-Am ahead of this week's BMW Masters.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Stephen Gallacher Looking To Turn His Double Shanghai Celebration Into Season Career High.

Stephen Gallacher will be looking to turn a double celebration later this week in China into a third celebrating by ending the European Tour’s Play-Off Series with a career best finish in the Race to Dubai. Gallacher is among just three Scots contesting this week’s BMW Masters on the Lake Malaren course in Shanghai. The Scot, sporting a silver tinged ‘goatie’, arrived in the Chinese financial capital lying 11th on the money list and staring at his highest finish in 18 straight ...
Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley along with Justin Rose, wu and Ian Poulter in between their respective Lake Malaren race machines.

Paul McGinley Scares Justin Rose With Tanden Bike Ride Around Lake Malaren.

Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley scared the life out of Gleneagles team-mate Justin Rose when they went for a tandem bike ride around the Lake Malaren course ahead of the BMW Masters here in Shanghai. McGinley delighted in filling in for the absent Rory McIlroy in a TV promo shoot also involving Ian Poulter and China’s Ashun Wu. The script called for McGinley and Rose to jump aboard a two-seater state-of-the-art BMW pushbike and race Poulter and Wu who were seated in a futuristic BMW ...
Jamie Donaldson is the Monarch of the Glen securing the point to ensure Europe retain the Ryder Cup.

Jamie Donaldson Says Rory McIlroy Deserves European No. 1 Crown.

Victorious European Ryder Cup rookie hero Jamie Donaldson admits while it is mathematically possible to overhaul Rory McIlroy, the World Number One deserves ending the year also as the leading European Tour money list winner. McIlroy surprised organisers early last week in withdrawing from the opening two events of the Tour’s ‘Final Four Series’, including this week’s BMW Masters in Shanghai. The four-time Major winner’s decision to take a fortnight off to focus on preparing himself for ...