We are not totally against ladies playing by invitation, we don't see much point in it,
His victory was an example to every player on the Tour,
Michael is a great European Tour supporter, lost his game, came back through the Challenge Tour, conquered the world and is now back up there and has really made it.
European Tour chief George O'Grady described the concept of women playing in men's golf events as a gimmick yesterday. We are not totally against ladies playing by invitation, we don't see much point in it, ... It's just a gimmick. It's not something we are actively promoting.
I think the Irish are going to bring the most enormous passion for and enjoyment of sport to next year's Ryder Cup.
Everyone in the world of golf will share Ernie's disappointment at this news. I think I speak for everyone in wishing him a prompt and speedy recovery.
Abu Dhabi is the 36th country the European Tour has visited and the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship will help get the 2006 European Tour international schedule off to a flying start.
We rule nothing out and have an open mind on women playing men's tour events, and if sponsors can convince us that it's in the interests of the game by including women, then fine,
It is a bit of a concern but the rules (on tour membership) are not onerous if you are in the world's top 50,
This announcement keeps the European Open at the forefront of the European Tour in what is a very special year for the K Club and Ireland as we look forward to the 36th Ryder Cup.
Our tournament director witnessed the incident on the TV pictures available to him and it was clear then there was no case to answer.
Each season on the European Tour brings a keen sense of expectation and anticipation of the challenges which lie ahead and that is never more the case when the year features a new and exciting destination,