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David Howell jumps up in world golf rankings

David Howell jumps up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- David Howell's sudden-death victory on the European Tour lifted him into the Top 100 of the men's world golf rankings, which were updated Monday.

David Howell edges Peter Uihlein in St. Andrew's playoff

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- David Howell drained a birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday, edging Peter Uihlein to claim the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Eagle chip on 18 puts Uihlein in lead at Alfred Dunhill

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Peter Uihlein eagled the 18th hole and finished with a 65 Saturday to soar into the lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships at St. Andrews.
Miguel Angel Jimenez leads KLM Open

Miguel Angel Jimenez leads KLM Open

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied the 18th hole Thursday in breaking a six-player logjam and taking the lead at the European Tour's KLM Open in the Netherlands.

Cameron voices strong backing for British shale gas development

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said this week the country "cannot afford" to miss out on the benefits of controversial shale gas development.

McDowell, Sterne slog to lead at Open de France

PARIS, July 6 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell and Richard Sterne shared the lead at 5-under par 208 after Saturday's third round of the European Tour's French Open.

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Fichardt leads Euro Tour's Tshwane Open

CENTURION, South Africa, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Darren Fichardt shot a 7-under-par 65 Thursday for the lead after the first round of the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa.
Donaldson wins Abu Dhabi golf tournament

Donaldson wins Abu Dhabi golf tournament

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Jamie Donaldson used a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to come from behind and win the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Rose up by 2 at Abu Dhabi

Rose up by 2 at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Justin Rose overcame a pair of late bogeys Saturday for a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Siem takes first Euro win since 2004

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) -- Germany's Marcel Siem collected his first European Tour victory since 2004 Sunday, firing a 4-under 67 to claim the Open de France.

Two-way tie for first at Open de France

PARIS, July 7 (UPI) -- David Howell shot a 67 Saturday to take a share of the lead at the Open de France alongside Anders Hansen.

Rights groups warn of Libya's shaky peace

BRUSSELS, March 23 (UPI) -- The EU and NATO needs to do more to secure Libya's peace, threatened by heavily armed militias and the government's ineffective authority, a rights group said,

London eyes rising Asian powers

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- London and its European partners need to address the dual challenges of a financial crisis and the rise of Asian powers, a British official said.
Kaymer's record worth win WGC in Shanghai

Kaymer's record worth win WGC in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer had birdies on nine of his last 12 holes Sunday in storming from behind to win the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai.
Jacobson up at two at Shanghai WGC

Jacobson up at two at Shanghai WGC

SHANGHAI, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Fredrik Jacobson had a string of early birdies Saturday in building a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai.

Howell gets hot; shares Irish Open lead

KILLARNEY, Ireland, July 30 (UPI) -- David Howell shot a seven-under 64 Saturday to take a share of the three-way lead after three rounds of the Irish Open.
Balance, dialogue for energy, London says

Balance, dialogue for energy, London says

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 2 (UPI) -- Dialogue between the OPEC oil cartel and consumer nations is needed as high oil prices threaten to drag on economic recovery, a British minister said in Riyadh.
Green energy no 'gimmick,' London says

Green energy no 'gimmick,' London says

TOKYO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Unconventional gas resources and renewable energy will help the British economy meet its ambitions for a sustainable future, a British diplomat said in Japan.

Havret wins golf tournament in Scotland

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A 3-under-par 70 in Sunday's final round was good enough to make Gregory Havret a winner at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Auchterarder, Scotland.

Group backs Bono development project

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 26 (UPI) -- A hotel development project in Dublin, Ireland, organized by U2 lead singer Bono may move forward despite criticism, a planning authority has ruled.

Six golfers share Vienna golf lead

VIENNA, June 6 (UPI) -- Austria's Martin Wiegele is one of six players at 7-under-par 64 after one round of the Bank Austria golf tournament in Vienna.

Bourdy wins playoff in Portugal

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 6 (UPI) -- A par on the first playoff hole Sunday lifted Gregory Bourdy to victory at the Open de Portugal golf tournament in Estoril.

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Howell skips BMW Championship

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 24 (UPI) -- Defending champion David Howell missed defending his BMW Championship Golf Tournament title because of a back injury.
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