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Brown grabs lead at Hong Kong Open

FANLING, China, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Mark Brown's bogey-free, 8-under-par 62 Thursday has given him the first-round lead at the European Tour's UBS Hong Kong Open.

McIlroy bolts PGA, returns to Euro Tour

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy said Monday he has decided to return to the European Tour rather than play on the American PGA Tour.
Watney leads by three at PGA

Watney leads by three at PGA

KOHLER, Wis., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Nick Watney rode a hot putter to a 6-under 66 Saturday and built a three-shot lead with one round to play at the PGA Championship.
Donald moves up in golf's Top 10

Donald moves up in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 26 (UPI) -- Sweden made a splash in professional golf during the weekend while England's Luke Donald made the only positive move in the men's world Top 10 rankings.
McIlroy, Casey rise in world golf rankings

McIlroy, Casey rise in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 19 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey tied for third at the British Open, finishes that allowed them to each inch up in the Top 10 of the world men's golf rankings.
Oosthuizen moves into British Open lead

Oosthuizen moves into British Open lead

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 16 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen escaped the Old Course before the winds arrived Friday and his fortunate early tee time helped him build a five-shot lead at the British Open.
McIlroy's 63 leads British Open

McIlroy's 63 leads British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy tied the St. Andrews course record with a 9-under-par 63 Thursday, an early score that stood up for the first-round lead at the British Open.

Key week looms at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 5 (UPI) -- The sport of golf will find itself at a possible crossroads Thursday with the opening of the Players Championship in Florida.

McIlroy sets record in Quail Hollow win

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy set a course record Sunday, firing a 10-under 62 en route to an easy four-stroke win at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, N.C.
Casey, Harrington improve world rankings

Casey, Harrington improve world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Paul Casey and Padraig Harrington improved their world golf rankings, released Monday, as only minor changes marked the list's Top 10.
Kaymer takes 1-stroke lead at Abu Dhabi

Kaymer takes 1-stroke lead at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer's 18th-hole birdie Saturday gave him a third consecutive 67 and a 1-stroke lead after three rounds of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
Ogilvy back into world golf Top 10

Ogilvy back into world golf Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Geoff Ogilvy's victory at the first PGA tournament of the season boosted him back into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings released Monday.
McIlroy youngest to reach No. 9 ranking

McIlroy youngest to reach No. 9 ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy moved to No. 9 in the world men's golf rankings released Monday, marking the highest position ever for a 20-year-old golfer.

McIlroy/McDowell lead dwindles in China

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Despite shooting 8-under-par 64 Saturday, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell lead by just one stroke through three rounds at the World Cup of Golf.
McIlroy/McDowell lead World Cup of Golf

McIlroy/McDowell lead World Cup of Golf

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a combined 4-under-par 68 Friday, helping Northern Ireland maintain its three-stroke lead at the World Cup of Golf.
McIlroy, McDowell lead World Cup of Golf

McIlroy, McDowell lead World Cup of Golf

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a combined 14-under-par 58 Thursday, giving Ireland the lead after 18 holes at the World Cup of Golf in Shenzhen, China.
Westwood ahead by two strokes at Dubai

Westwood ahead by two strokes at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood had his second 6-under-par 66 of the tournament Saturday and has a 2-stroke lead after three rounds of the European PGA's Dubai World Championship.
Allenby in lead at Dubai

Allenby in lead at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Robert Allenby had five birdies on the back nine Thursday en route to a 1-stroke lead after one round of the European PGA Tour's Dubai World Championship.
Bourdy wins Hong Kong Open, McIlroy second

Bourdy wins Hong Kong Open, McIlroy second

HONG KONG, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Gregory Bourdy shot 67 Sunday, his fourth round of the week of at least 3-under-par, and won the European PGA Tour's Hong Kong Open.

Bourdy alone at top at Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Gregory Bourdy shot a bogey-free 7-under-par 63 Saturday and is two strokes ahead of the field at the European PGA Tour's Hong Kong Open.
Dyson charges to Dunhill golf win

Dyson charges to Dunhill golf win

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Simon Dyson shot a 6-under-par 66 Monday and finished off a 3-stroke victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships in Scotland.
Donald is third-round leader in Scotland

Donald is third-round leader in Scotland

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Luke Donald, at 15-under-par 201, held a one-stroke lead Sunday after three rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland.

McIlroy ties for lead at St. Andrews

FIFE, Scotland, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole Friday and moved into three-way tie for the lead through two rounds at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Britain-Ireland team makes it 5 in a row

Britain-Ireland team makes it 5 in a row

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Britain-Ireland won the European Tour's Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros for the fifth straight time Sunday, topping Continental Europe by five points.

Great Britain, Ireland team holds big lead

PARIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell ran their record to 3-1 Saturday to help the Great Britain and Ireland team take a seven-point lead at The Vivendi Trophy.
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