One week after finishing second in Scotland, Rory McIlroy did likewise in South Korea. He was runner-up there to Rickie Fowler in the Kolon Korea Open. McIlroy started the final round 10 strokes behind Fowler and was able to get to within six after a final-round 64. He finished the event 10 strokes under par at 274 (68-69-73-64). Fowler shot 268 for his first professional victory.
Paul McGinley fared best of the small contingent that tried the Bankia Madrid Masters in Spain. He got a share of 28th place by shooting 4-under-par 284 (72-70-70-72), which left him 11 strokes off the winning score posted by Lee Slattery. Farther back came Damien McGrane, in joint-55th at 290 (70-72-72-76), and Gareth Maybin, who tied for 59th place at 291 (69-72-73-77).