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Alker wins New Zealand PGA Championship

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Steve Alker won the New Zealand PGA Championship on Sunday, closing with his second straight 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over countrymen Josh Geary and David Smail. The 37-year-old Alker, a stroke behind American Steve Friesen at the start of the round, had a 15-under 273 total on […]

Ballesteros: Tests show progress

MADRID — Seve Ballesteros’ second round of chemotherapy went “very well” and the golf great is due to start a third session shortly, Ballesteros said on his Web site Wednesday. The 51-year-old Ballesteros said he was physically and mentally well after traveling to Madrid’s La Paz hospital last Tuesday to allow doctors to monitor his […]

Five tied for Moonah Classic lead

FINGAL, Australia — Americans Hunter Haas and Daniel Summerhays each shot a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with three others after Thursday’s first round of the Moonah Classic. Australian veteran Peter O’Malley also had a 68, along with compatriot Andrew Bonhomme and Argentina’s Miguel Carballo at the challenging 7,469-yard Moonah Links course […]

Teen McIlroy gets first Euro Tour win in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Teenager Rory McIlroy shot a 2-under 70 Sunday for his first European Tour victory, a one-shot win over Justin Rose at the Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy, a 19-year-old from Northern Ireland, finished at 19-under 269 to become the sixth youngest winner on the European Tour. “This is my first win, […]

PGA Tour sues Ginn Resorts

BUNNELL, Fla. — The PGA Tour sued Ginn Development on Friday, citing breach of contract after the resort company dropped sponsorship of the Champions Tour Ginn Championship. Ginn, which has seen its financial well-being take a serious hit in the worldwide economic downturn, announced on Wednesday it was ending all golf sponsorships immediately, including the […]