Finland’s Mikko Ilonen ended Joost Luiten’s unbeaten run to set up a showdown against top seed Henrik Stenson of Sweden in the final later today (SUN) of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship.
Ilonen defeated his Dutch rival 2 & 1 while Stenson won 1up at the last hole against South African George Coetzee on the London Club course at Ash in Kent.
Ilonen, and the reigning Irish Open winner, was 2up over Luiten after seven holes before Luiten seized a 1 up advantage in winning the eighth, ...
SCOTT HEND – WITH HIS HONG KONG OPEN VICTORY.
• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 106th European Tour event.
• Moves to €286,958 in The Race to Dubai.
• Could move to inside the top 130 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 218th.
• This victory beats previous best European Tour performance of tied second in the 2007 Volvo China Open.
• This victory beats his previous best 2014 performance of tied 16th in the WGC – Cadillac Championship.
• Currently ...
Big-hitting Australian Scott Hend continues to show life begins at 40 after capturing his first European Tour title after a dramatic play-off victory in the Hong Kong Open.
Que and Hend ended regulation play tied on 13-under par after each shooting final round scores of three under par 67.
The 41-year old Queensland-born Hend, who resides in Florida with his family, then won the event with a par at the first extra hole after Que, who was playing with a yellow ball, duff his chip shot from just off ...
Birthday boy Ernie Els celebrated his 45th birthday by seizing a two shot lead at the halfway stage of the Hong Kong Open.
A second round 65 in suburban Fanling took the South African to nine under par, two shots ahead of Frenchman Raphaël Jacquelin and Australian pair Scott Hend and Cameron Smith.
“I played quite nicely and 65 is what I needed to do,” said Els. “I’m looking forward to the rest of the week and obviously in a good position.
“I won’t have any alcohol to celebrate, but ...
Four-time Major winning Ernie Els is looking to go bonkers in Honkers and deny Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiménez a record fifth title at the Hong Kong Open.
Els is making his debut in the Hong Kong Open and revealing past experience of competing at the Hong Kong Golf Club including twice in his career representing South Africa in an Alfred Dunhill Cup qualifier as a fresh-faced 22 year old in 1992 before finishing sixth behind Germany’s Bernhard Langer in the 1996 Alfred Dunhill Masters.
Alexander Levy created history becoming the first Frenchman to win two tournaments in a season in capturing the rain-reduced Portugal Masters after the third and final round had to be abandoned due to heavy rain in Vilamoura.
In a tournament already reduced to 54 holes by lightning and heavy rain earlier in the week at Oceånico Victoria Golf Club, another deluge left parts of the course unplayable shortly after the final group had teed off at 1pm, and the decision was taken a couple of hours later ...
Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts came within an inch of creating long overdue European Tour history in recording the Tour’s first round of 59.
The Callaway golfer was in sizzling form grabbing two eagles and seven birdies but just missing out on birding the 18th in an impressive 11-under par 60 to seize a three shot lead on day one of the Portugal Masters.
Colsaert’s effort equaled the Victoria Course record set a year ago by Scotland’s Scott Jamieson.
And while Colsaerts watched ...