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Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

And then there were 30. The PGA Tour season reaches its climax with the Tour Championship at East Lake, with the top 30 golfers playing for massive financial rewards and, at the end of it all, somebody walking away with the FedEx Cup and a tasty little bonus of $10m. 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 ...


Jason Day Parts Company With 'Father Figure' Col Swatton

First it was Phil Mickelson. Next came Rory McIlroy. And now Jason Day has followed suit in parting company with his long-time caddie. In Day's case, the announcement that Colin Swatton would no longer be on his bag came as a major surprise as he has acted as a surrogate father to the Australian. read more ...


McIlroy in Serious Danger of Missing the Party

Rory McIlroy desperately needs a strong performance at the BMW Championship to qualify for the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. However, the Northern Irishman is not the only big name struggling to make it through this week. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns for the BMW Championship. With only 30 players making it through to the season finale at East Lake, the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson are looking to continue their domination of the FedEx Cup. read more ...


Justin Thomas Secures Fifth Victory of Incredible Season

Justin Thomas won the Dell Technologies Championship, the second of four tournaments that decide the FedEx champion. He beat Jordan Spieth, who finished runner-up for the second successive week, to claim his fifth victory of an astonishing year. read more ...


Dell Technologies Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs move onto the Dell Technologies Championship. Dustin Johnson's victory at the weekend puts him in a strong position, but the likes of Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas will be looking to triumph this week. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Overcomes Jordan Spieth After Enthralling Contest

Dustin Johnson produced one of the shots of the year at the first playoff hole to defeat Jordan Spieth, secure the Northern Trust title and claim pole position in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. read more ...


Tiger Set to Step Back Into Positive Limelight at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods looks set to step back into the public environment of competitive golf next month at the Presidents Cup in New Jersey, when he is expected to serve as one of Steve Stricker's assistant captains for the United States 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 ...


Northern Trust Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

AND so it begins again. It may only be August, but the PGA Tour season is about to reach its climax as we start the FedEx Cup Playoffs, starting with the Northern Trust Open at Glen Oaks, New York. Derek Clements looks ahead to an exciting week ahead. 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 ...


Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Crunch time is approaching on the PGA Tour. It may only be August, but the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro represents the penultimate opportunity for players to qualify for the season-ending FedEx Cup series, and there are some surprising names who still haven't secured their places. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Says Season Could be Over

Following the completion of the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow - a venue where he had previously been dominant - four-time major champion Rory McIlroy stated that he may be required to miss the remainder of this season as he seeks to fully recover from a rib injury that has blighted his year, leading him to only competing in 13 tournament this year.  read more ...


Masterful Matsuyama Brings Firestone to its Knees at WGC

With a perfect sense of timing, Hideki Matsuyama brought the Firestone Country Club at Akron, Ohio, to its knees when he recorded a flawless final round of 61 to secure the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title by five shots. It was his third victory of the year and his sensational return to form came on the eve of the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, the final major of the year. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Smashes 439 Yard Drive at WGC

World number one Dustin Johnson is renowned as being one of the games' biggest hitters, but his effort on the lengthy 16th hole during the first round of the WGC Bridgstone Invitational at Firestone caught attention as he smashed the record books to strike the longest drive on the PGA Tour in four years with a tee shot of 439 yards.  read more ...


Rory McIlroy Comments on J.P. Fitzgerald Split

Rory McIlroy caused a stir on Monday when it was reported that he had parted ways with long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerland. Ahead of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the Northern Irishman commented on that split and the reasons behind it. 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 ...


Rory McIlroy Reportedly Sacks Long-time Caddie JP Fitzgerald

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has reportedly sacked long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald after nine years together on tour. According to Reuters, the 28-year-old will have a new man on the bag this week at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, before the US PGA Championship at one of the Northern Irishman's most favoured venues, Quail Hollow. 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 ...


WGC Bridgestone Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

ONE of the strongest fields of the year will gather at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, with Dustin Johnson defending the title he won 12 months ago. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a terrific event. read more ...


Thinking Clearly Under Pressure and Pushing Boundaries in Sport

When Jordan Spieth used the rules to his advantage on the 13th hole at the Open, he was thinking clearly under pressure. Alex Picken looks at similar instances in sport and discusses the keys of pushing boundaries in sport. read more ...


Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

A STELLAR cast will assemble at the magnificent Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, for the latest staging of the Canadian Open, with the organisers hoping that this year's event comes somewhere close to matching the drama witnessed 12 months ago when Jhonattan Vegas beat Martin Laird, Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson by a shot after Candan amateur Jared du Toit had thrilled the home crowds by coming within three shots of winning his national Open. read more ...


WATCH Bryson DeChambeau One Length Iron Clinic

Former U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau secured his first PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic, following a brilliant final round of 65. Known for having a unique approach to the game, take a look at the clubs he used to succeed, and see him explain the benefits of his One Length Irons from COBRA PUMA Golf during a clinic. 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 ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The John Deere Classic represents the final chance for those on the PGA Tour not already in the field to qualify for The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always a low-scoring week. read more ...


Greenbrier Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Greenbrier Classic returns to the Old White TPC after last year's tournament had to be cancelled following devastating floods that hit the area, and the players are going to find a course that is rather different to the one they used to know. read more ...


Quicken Loans National Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, where Billy Hurley III will be attempting to defend the title he emotionally secured 12 months ago. Derek Clements previews the action. 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 ...


Phil and Bones Part Ways after 25 Years on Tour

They were the most enduring of partnerships, defying the often precarious and short-lived dynamic between player and caddie, but it has been confirmed that Phil Mickelson and long-term companion on tour Jim "Bones" Mackay have parted company after 25 years.  read more ...


Travelers Championsip Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be looking to repond from missed cuts at the U.S. Open this week at the Travelers Championship, where Scotland's Russell Knox is the defending champion. Derek Clements previews the event from TPC River Highlands. read more ...


Daniel Berger Successfully Defends in Memphis

Daniel Berger produced a flawless final round of 66 to successfully defend the St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind. Derek Clements reports on a successful weekend for the young American.  read more ...


Padraig Harrington Injured by Amateur Golfer

Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic after suffering a bizzare injury, after being struck on the elbow by an amateur golfer he was coaching in a session.  read more ...


FedEX St. Jude Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the week before the U.S. Open, with most of the biggest names preparing for the second major of the year, but the pack are still in place at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and Golfshake's Derek Clements has his weekly preview focusing on the contenders. 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 ...


Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

WIth the U.S. Open fast approaching, the PGA Tour has rolled up at the stunning Muirfield Village for Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament, where a strong field will be hoping to claim one of the most prestigious titles 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 ...


Dean and Deluca at Colonial Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jordan Spieth returns to Colonial to defend the Dean and Deluca Invitational, looking to end a disappointing run of form since the Masters. Derek Clements previews the tournament held at one of the PGA Tour's classic venues. 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 ...


Remembering Byron Nelson's Historic 1945 Season

This week’s Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA Tour commemorates the life of one of the pioneers of American golf, and one of the finest players of all-time. We take a look back at his amazing career, particularly his historic 1945 season, when he won 11 consecutive tournaments. read more ...


Rafa Cabrera Bello's Incredible Finish at The Players!

Rafa Cabrera Bello produced an incredible finish to the Players Championship on Sunday, holing his second shot on the 16th to record the first albatross on the hole, making birdie on the iconic 17th, before a miraculous par save on the 18th after hooking his drive into the water. read more ...


Resurgent Ian Poulter Rolls Back Years at TPC Sawgrass

Just weeks after thinking he had lost his tour card, Ian Poulter rolled back the years at TPC Sawgrass to finish second at The Players Championship, proving that there is still life in the career of the colourful and determined 41-year-old. read more ...


Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia returns to defend the Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort, with the likes of Dustin Johnson and Jason Day also in attendance in what is a strong field. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the likely contenders. read more ...


Impressive Si Woo Kim Becomes Youngest Ever Champion at Sawgrass

At just 21 years of age, South Korea's Si Woo Kim produced an impressive performance to become the youngest ever winner of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, overcoming the challenge of a resurgent Ian Poulter. read more ...


Timely Hole in One for Sergio at Sawgrass!

It's been quite a few weeks for Sergio Garcia, starting with his breathtaking major success at Augusta National. The Masters champion returned to competitive action at the Players Championship, and he recorded just eighth hole-in-one recorded in tournament history on the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass! read more ...


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