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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2012 13:37 Saturday, 17 November 2012 13:06
Jim Rutledge has been down this road many times before.
After this particular journey he'd rather not have to make the trek again, at least not for a while.
Having gone throught the grind of PGA Tour Qualifying on more occasions than he'd care to recount, Rutledge has now moved on to the Champions Tour and finally seems to have the right recipe for success in the week that is commonly referred to by both PGA and Champions Tour Q-School combatants as 'Hell Week'.
Rutledge made it through the Champions Tour qualifying process last year only to have to return again this fall when he didn't earn enough money on the senior circuit during the year to remain exempt.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:40 Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:28
HONG KONG (AP) -- Only one golfer has successfully retained the Hong Kong Open title in 53 years. Rory McIlroy wants to be the second.
McIlroy drilled a brilliant bunker shot on the last hole a year ago to win the title by two strokes, becoming the tournament's youngest winner at 22 after being runner-up in 2008 and 2009.
He first competed in Hong Kong at 16, when he got a glimpse of the area off mainland China.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 23:01 Monday, 12 November 2012 20:53
SINGAPORE -- After capturing his second major and finishing the year at No. 1, Rory McIlroy had just one goal left -- winning the money titles on both sides of the Atlantic.
His third-place finish at the Singapore Open on Sunday guarantees he'll do just that.
The Northern Irishman now has $4.7 million in winnings on the European Tour, giving him an unassailable $1.33 million advantage over Swede Peter Hanson, currently in second place.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 20:06 Monday, 12 November 2012 18:39
SINGAPORE -- After already playing 33 holes at the Singapore Open on Sunday, the last thing Matteo Manassero probably wanted was to go back on the course for a playoff hole.
Or two playoff holes. Or three.
The 19-year-old Manassero persevered and holed a 12-foot eagle putt to beat Louis Oosthuizen on the third playoff hole to capture his third European Tour title and by far his biggest paycheque: $1 million.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2012 00:08 Sunday, 04 November 2012 23:45
SHENZHEN, China -- Ian Poulter showed he can be a star even when playing only for himself.
One month after leading an improbable European rally in the Ryder Cup, Poulter won for the first time this year.
He closed with a 7-under 65 Sunday to come from four shots behind and win the HSBC Champions for his second career World Golf Championships title.
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