Nick Doughertyís hopes of a European Tour comeback came to a painful end today when he missed the 72-hole cut in the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying School in Girona, Spain.
While Europe's best compete in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, 156 others will look to earn their cards next week at Euro Tour Q-School in Spain.
Notebook: Despite brilliant play down the stretch, Tiger Woods moves to 0-3 on the week and has 17 losses for his career, tied for the American worst with Phil Mickelson.
Scott Pinckney can look forward to his biggest tournament of the year after blitzing his way into the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Ryder Cup 2012: Robert Rock and Anders Hansen highlight five players that could be making a push for European wild-card selection.
Thirty-seven players gained cards at this yearís European Tour Qualifying School in Girona, Spain, and form the class of 2012. Englandís David Dixon took first card with a six-round total of 21-under 407, but as always there were good news and bad news stories.
Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke had their stellar moments. And the Europeans are dominating the world golf rankings. But they've had their share of disappointments, too.
Rory McIlroy is grabbing all of the headlines, but Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson deserve some ink for their recent play.
Joakim Haeggman is in; Jarmo Sandelin, Andrew Coltart and Paul Broadhurst are out.
No wonder the European Tour does pretty good business out of the European Tour Qualifying School. Considering the money on offer in Europe, itís no wonder there are plenty willing to take a shot at jumping on the Euro Tour gravy train.
Ernie Els wonít play in the European Tourís season-ending Dubai World Championship, but will play in the Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda next week. Doesnít say much for the European Tourís much-vaunted Race to Dubai, does it?
Itís crunch time folks, the time of year when European Tour pros pull out calculators and spend time scanning the money list to see what they have to do to retain playing rights for 2011.
John Parry of England shot a 2-under 70 Sunday to win the Vivendi Cup by two strokes from Johan Edfors of Sweden.
John Parry of England shot a 2-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Vivendi Cup on Saturday.
Swedenís Jarmo Sandelin shot a 6-under 66 on Friday on Golf de Joyenvalís Retz Course for a share of the second-round lead in the Vivendi Cup with Englandís John Parry, while European Ryder Cup player Padraig Harrington made the cut by a stroke.
Iím against players such as Archer and Haastrup with tour cards playing in Local Final Qualifying.
The 2005 U.S. Open must feel like a lifetime away for New Zealandís Michael Campbell. His career plumbed new depths when he failed to qualify for the Open Championship at St. Andrews.
Sam Hutsby, the 21-year-old Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup player now his sights set on a European Tour victory next season after taking the second card at the European Tour Qualifying School.
Canít wait for next weekís PGA Tour Q-School, and all its inherent drama? Well, European Tour Q-School starts Saturday in Barcelona.