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Rory McIlroy Enters British Masters

This month's British Masters presented by Sky Sports was already set to be a major highlight on the calendar, but anticipation will only increase over the coming week in the north-east of England with the news that Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the event at Close House, which is to be hosted by Lee Westwood. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Padraig Harrington returns to defend his Portugal Masters title at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, Vilamoura, and says that he can't wait. The three-time major champion may have slipped down the world rankings recently but, on his day, he remains a world-class player. read more ...


Marc Leishman Completes Impressive Victory at BMW Championship

Australia’s Marc Leishman completed an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the BMW Championship to banish the memories of a disappointing loss in his previous event to secure a third victory on the PGA Tour and move into one of the coveted top five positions on the FedEx Cup standings before the season-ending Tour Championship. read more ...


KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Home favourite Joost Luiten defends the KLM Open this week. With many of the best players skipping the tournament, it's an opportunity for several names to pick up a long overdue title, including Lee Westwood. read more ...


Matt's Gloss Finish Sees Fitzpatrick Join Lofty Company in the Swiss Alps

Seve Ballesteros, Sergio Garcia, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sandy Lyle all have something in common. Apart from the fact that they all won majors, each of them had won four times on the European Tour by the time they were 23 years old. It is pretty lofty company. And the latest to join them is Matthew Fitzpatrick after winning the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. read more ...


European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns to one of its most iconic venues as the Omega European Masters is staged at the stunning Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, which is surely one of the most breathtaking courses anywhere in the world. read more ...


Haydn Porteous Claims Second European Tour Victory at Czech Masters

Since winning his first European Tour title at the Joburg Open in 2016, Haydn Porteous endured a miserable run of form, but the South African vanquished that on Sunday as he secured victory at the Czech Masters. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the Czech Masters - which marks the beginning of Ryder Cup qualifying. Martin Kaymer, Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick are hoping to make an early claim for a spot on Thomas Bjorn's team. read more ...


Rory McIlroy to Skip Race to Dubai and Conclude Season Early

Rory McIlroy has confirmed that his 2017 season will conclude earlier than originally planned, with the Northern Irishman set to pass on competing in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai finale later in the autumn. read more ...


Emirates Renews European Tour Deal and Becomes Ryder Cup Partner

Emirates and the European Tour have renewed their existing European Tour Agreement for four years until 2021. It is great news for the European Tour and also sees Emirates becoming an official partner of the much-anticipated 2018 Ryder Cup to be held at Le Golf National in France in September. read more ...


Made in Denmark Preview, Picks & Analysis

Thomas Pieters returns to Himmerland Golf and Spa resort to defend his Made in Denmark title, and will be anxious to put some disappointing performances behind him. The Belgian is one of the most gifted players currently competing on the European Tour. read more ...


Henrik Stenson Picks Up First Title of 2017 at Wyndham Championship

Henrik Stenson picked up his first victory since last year's Open Championship at the Wyndham, finishing one shot ahead of Ollie Schniederjans on a thrilling final round. Derek Clements recaps the weekly action in the United States and Europe. read more ...


Paul Lawrie Matchplay Preview, Picks & Analysis

Anthony Wall travels to Germany to defend the Paul Lawrie Matchplay and will fancy his chances after finishing fourth at the Scottish Open and 20th at the Irish Open. Derek Clements previews this week's event on the European Tour. read more ...


Top Ten Highest Earning and Richest Golfers

Golf is both lucrative and big business these days, and it's therefore no surprise to see the huge earnings that the biggest names have made this past year. We look at the top earners in golf in 2017, and also the richest in history. read more ...


Jordan Smith Secures Maiden European Tour Title in Germany

Jordan Smith crowned his extraordinary maiden season on the European Tour when he defeated defending champion Alex Levy to secure the Porsche European Open, while Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended in Canada on the PGA Tour. Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


Porsche European Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

SO, THAT was The Open. Now it is back to business for the European Tour as Alexander Levy defends the Porsche European Open in Hamburg, and the organisers will be praying for better luck with the weather than they had in 2016. read more ...


Rafa Cabrera Bello Ends Title Drought at Scottish Open

It had been a long time coming, but Rafa Cabrera Bello finally secured another European Tour victory at the Scottish Open, while Bryson DeChambeau brilliantly picked up his first title over in the United States. Derek Clements reviews the action. read more ...


Tour all 18 Holes of Dundonald Links

This week's Scottish Open venue Dundonald Links is set to be widely showcased the world, and it will be the first time seeing the course for many people. Take a look around all 18 holes of the layout that will challenge the likes of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

A stellar field has assembled at Dundonald Links for the Scottish Open. Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler headline the cast at one of the European Tour's most prestigious events. Derek Clements previews the action. read more ...


Dominant Jon Rahm Produces Superstar Performance at Irish Open

Playing in only his second regular European Tour event, Jon Rahm produced a moment of brilliance and survived a rules controversy to thrill a large gallery and take the Irish Open title at the stunning Portstewart by six shots after a final round of 65. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy defends the Irish Open this week at the majestic Portstewart, and the four-time major champion is looking for a successful July as he builds towards the final two majors of the season. Derek Clements looks ahead to should what be a memorable tournament in County Londonderry. read more ...


Imperious Tommy Fleetwood Continues Astonishing Season

Tommy Fleetwood's astonishing season continued when he shot a final round of 66 to triumph at the HNA Open de France by a shot from America's Peter Uihlein at the brutal Le Golf National near Paris. read more ...


Open de France Preview, Picks & Analysis

Talented Jon Rahm is making his long-awaited debut on European soil this week at the historic Open de France played at next year's Ryder Cup venue, Le Golf National. Derek Clements assesses the 22-year-old's chances of adding himself to the impressive list of Spanish champions of the revered tournament. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Opens Door to Number 10 with Moment of Magic

Jordan Spieth produced a moment of magic to stun the gallery and overcome Daniel Berger and take the title at the Travelers Championship, dramatically holing a bunker shot to triumph in the first hole of the playoff to claim his tenth PGA Tour victory before the age of 24.  read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Henrik Stenson is back in Germany to defend the BMW International Open, but it is Martin Kaymer who will have the hearts of the home fans, as he seeks to pick up a long overdue victory. Derek Clements looks ahead to the action. read more ...


Lyoness Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

There will be pressure on home favourite Bernd Wiesberger at the Lyoness Open in Austria, but he will face a challenge from the likes of George Coetzee, Joost Luiten and Stephen Gallacher. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at Diamond Country Club near Vienna. read more ...


Defiant Jason Dufner Triumphs at the Memorial

Jason Dufner overcame a third round of 77 to defiantly secure a brilliant triumph at a weather-affected Memoral Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus, while 20-year-old Renato Paratore picked up his first title on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


West Course at Wentworth Changes Receive Universal Approval

Following significant criticism of previous alterations, the iconic West Course at Wentworth had been revamped ahead of last week's BMW PGA Championship, with the players in attendance widely praising the changes that were made. read more ...


Nordea Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren return to Sweden after enjoying remarkable years, with the two home favourites looking to secure the Nordea Masters title that England's Matt Fitzpatrick had brilliantly won 12 months ago. read more ...


Thoughts and Reflections from Wentworth

Huge crowds, a revamped course that was widely praised, a fitting champion and a touch of controversy, this year's BMW PGA Championship had it all. Derek Clements reflects on what was a memorable week at Wentworth. read more ...


Brilliant Alex Noren Produces Magical Round to Triumph at Wentworth

Sweden's Alex Noren produced an astonishing final round of 62 to overtake the leaders and secure a brilliant triumph at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, his ffith title on the European Tour since last July. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on an incredible performance and stunning victory for the 34-year-old. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Day 3 Wrap-up

Andrew Dodt was pinching himself after a superb 68 left him leading the field by one shot going into the final day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The unheralded Australian played tremendous golf on a tough day for scoring. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Round Two Wrap-up

Scott Jamieson confirmed that he his on his way back to something like his best form after recovering from a dreadful start to his second round to claim a share of the halfway lead in the BMW PGA Championship. read more ...


Explore Changes Made to West Course at Wentworth

The revamped West Course at Wentworth has been praised by players at the BMW PGA Championship, but what exactly has changed? Take a look through the alterations - including bunkers and greens - that have been made. read more ...


Poulter and Hatton Lead Praise for Wentworth Changes

England's Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter have led a chorus of approval for the changes to the West Course at Wentworth ahead of the BMW PGA Championship.  read more ...


European Tour Stars Praise Verdura Resort

Leading golfers from the European Tour left highly positive feedback for Sicily's highly regarded Verdura Resort, which has been hailed as one of the most spectacular tournament venues on the circuit. read more ...


Time to Think About a Fifth International Major

There has been growing speculation that the US PGA Championship is to be moved from August to May, but Golfshake's Derek Clements asks whether it's time for golf to have a fifth international major outwith the US and UK. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the BMW PGA Championship at a rejuvenated West Course at Wentworth! The likes of Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter are all attempting to take the title that Chris Wood secured 12 months ago. read more ...


Billy Horschel Overcomes Worst Run of Career to Win Again

Billy Horschel overcame the worst run of his career - missing 14 cuts in 25 events - to defeat Jason Day in a playoff at the Byron Nelson, while Alvaro Quiros rolled back the years to secure victory in Italy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


Rory Mcllroy Withdraws From BMW PGA at Wentworth

Following a recurrence of his early season rib injury at The Players Championship, Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's BMW PGA Championship, a significant blow for the showpiece at Wentworth. read more ...


Ian Poulter to Make Wentworth Return at BMW PGA

Following his runner-up finish at The Players Championship, Ian Poulter has accepted an invitation from the European Tour to compete in next week's BMW PGA Championship, making his first appearance at Wentworth since 2014. read more ...


Rocco Forte Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour makes its way to the stunning Verdura Resort in Sicily, where a number of home favourites will be hoping to secure the title in Italy. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at which of them could do it this week. read more ...


Portugal Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Portugal Open makes a welcome return to the European Tour this week, and Derek Clements has identified some potential contenders, including England's Eddie Pepperell and the talented Ricardo Gouveia. read more ...


Assessing a Successful Debut for GolfSixes

Denmark were crowned the inaugural GolfSixes champions after beating Australia at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, but the wider story was the unique event itself and whether it was a success. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that it was. read more ...


Fun and Innovative GolfSixes Should be Embraced

The European Tour's innovative GolfSixes is coming up this weekend at the Centurion Golf Club in St. Albans. 16 nations will be represented by two players each in the six-hole context, which is set to attract large crowds with an loud atmosphere encouraged. Derek Clements believes this fun and potentially exciting event is just what the game needs and should be welcomed. read more ...


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