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Bizarre Rules Controversy Dominates Korean LPGA Tour Event

So here we go yet again with another bizarre rules controversy -  and this one may have passed you by because it occurred in a relatively minor Korean LPGA Tour event. Nevertheless, it is a cracker. Derek Clements reports. read more ...


WGC HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

Hideki Matsuyama returns to China for his defence of the WGC HSBC Champions, while Tommy Fleetwood is looking to extend his lead at the summit of the Race to Dubai. Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece event in Asia. read more ...


Sergio Garcia Gives European Tour Dream Finish to Regular Season

It was the perfect end to the regular European Tour season, as Sergio Garcia won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain. Derek Clements reports on the Spaniard's latest triumph, and successes for Justin Thomas, and Oliver Farr on the Challenge Tour. read more ...


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Jordan Spieth Donates Famous Open 3-Iron to Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth’s dramatic Open Championship victory in July will live long in the memory, and it has been permanently immortalised at Royal Birkdale after the young American donated his Titleist 718 T-MB 3-Iron that helped to carry the Texan to success over Matt Kuchar and secure the Claret Jug. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown Begins in Earnest

The next Ryder Cup match doesn't get under way until September 28, 2018, but the build-up to the encounter at Le Golf National, near Paris, has already begun, with American captain Jim Furyk saying that his team have 25 years of scars to overcome if they are to retain the trophy they won is such spectacular fashion at Hazeltine in 2016. read more ...


Danny Willett Opens Up About Trials and Tribulations

Since winning the Masters in 2016, Danny Willett has endured months of disappointments and struggles on the golf course. Derek Clements reports on the Englishman's journey after becoming a major champion, and looks closer at the moving blog that the Yorkshireman had written on the European Tour's website. read more ...


Should We Be Excited by Those Swing Clips of Tiger?

There has been much excitement on social media about the footage posted by Tiger Woods showing that he is now once again fit enough to be hitting drivers. This came less than a week after he posted slow-motion film of him hitting irons. read more ...


Andalucía Valderrama Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm continues his late challenge for the Race to Dubai when he makes his first appearance on home soil as a professional at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation, and he will surely start the tournament as favourite. read more ...


CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour travels to South Korea for the first time with the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. It will feature a field of 78 players, with no 36-hole cut, and the prize fund is a massive $9.25m - only the majors, The Players Championship and the four WGC's boast bigger purses. read more ...


Hatton Completes Italian Job for Back-to-Back Victories

Tyrrell Hatton produced a brilliant back nine to achieve back-to-back victories on the European Tour and win the Italian Open in sensational style. He banked $1m, finds himself back in the top 20 in the world rankings and has climbed into the top five in the Race to Dubai. read more ...


How Putting Yips Changed Careers and Methods Golfers Used to Overcome Them

Golfshake's Derek Clements has recently seen the affects of the yips on a golf friend, which got him thinking about many of the game's best players who suffered from that dreaded affliction, and the methods they tried to overcome it. read more ...


Amendoeira's Faldo Course to Host EuroPro Tour Finale

Popular destination in the Algarve, Amendoeira Golf Resort is getting set to host the HotelPlanner.com EuroPro Tour Championship for the first time. read more ...


Thomas Bjorn Nominates 2018 Ryder Cup Official Charity

European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn has announced that the European Tour Foundation will be the official charity of the 2018 Ryder Cup. read more ...


The Worst Tee Shots Hit by the World's Best Golfers

We could only dream of hitting the ball like the world's best players, but occasionally these golfers have produced shots exactly like us. Derek Clements has delved into the archives and picked out some of the worst drives played by the finest.  read more ...


Rory McIlroy Sets Major Career Goals for 2018 and Beyond

Rory McIlroy completed a disappointing season at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but as Kieran Clark writes, the Northern Irishman is now looking forward to gearing himself up for a major 2018, targeting several lofty objectives next year and throughout the rest of his career. read more ...


Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm steps up his bid to catch Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai when he tees it up in the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano from October 12-15. Rahm is the star attraction in what is the fifth event in the Rolex Series. read more ...


CIMB Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas returns to defend the CIMB Classic. It was the victory that propelled him to an extraordinary year, and the young American will be hoping to continue that remarkable success this season on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Hatton Crowned King of the Links as Fisher Brings Old Course to its Knees

On a day of sensational low scoring, Tyrrell Hatton became the first man to successfully defend the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, holding off the challenge of Ross Fisher, who broke the Old Course record at St Andrews. read more ...


Nick Dougherty Talks Career, St Andrews, Sky, Niall Horan, and Growing Golf

Having bowed out from competitive golf last year, Nick Dougherty tells Golfshake's Kieran Clark about his love for working at Sky Sports Golf, and is ambition to help share the game widely and raise awareness of the benefits that it can make to the lives of people in need. read more ...


New Dad Tommy Fleetwood Steps Back Onto Favourite Stage

New father Tommy Fleetwood steps back into the competitive environment of the European Tour at his favourite destination on the circuit, as he looks to extend his lead at the summit of the Race to Dubai after enjoying a sparkling season to date. read more ...


Rory McIlroy is Enjoying Return to the Dunhill Links

Rory McIlroy is bringing down the curtain on his 2017 season this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and he’s enjoying a long overdue return to the showpiece event at the Home of Golf that saw him secure his tour card as a fledgling professional a decade ago. read more ...


Nick Dougherty Dunhill Diaries Video

2016 was the final professional golf tournament that Nick Dougherty competed in, an event he won back in 2007.  The Dunhill Diaries are 3 short videos filmed by Nick, his wife Di and friend and providing an intimate insight into his final professional event. read more ...


Rules, Rules and Yet MORE Broken Rules

Last week at the Presidents Cup, there was a dramatic rules incident involving Jordan Spieth. It's just the latest in several eye-catching situations, but Derek Clements has brought together ten more examples through the years that made headlines. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #17 Dunhill Links Preview & Steve Pelisek Interview

Host of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran Clark is once again joined by Owen Davies. They look back at the weekend's action at the British Masters and preview The Dunhill Links as well as catching up with Titleist's Steve Pelisek. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the Home of Golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Tyrrell Hatton defends the title, but Rory McIlroy is in attendance hoping to conclude his year with a victory at the game's most iconic venue. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Despite having just ended a fortnight ago, the PGA Tour begins its 2017/2018 season at the Safeway Open, which is an opportunity for players to begin their long campaign with a victory. Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


Spotlight on Struggling Players as Race to Dubai Enters Final Straight

The European Tour is reaching its business end and while the spotlight falls on the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, who leads the Race to Dubai, what about the men who are looking for that one big week in order to keep their tour cards for the new season, which begins in November? read more ...


Paul Dunne Brilliantly Holds off Rory McIlroy to Win British Masters

Paul Dunne held off a storming challenge by Rory McIlroy at Close House to win a thrilling British Masters by three strokes. Dunne, who led The Open at St Andrews in 2015 after 54 holes while still an amateur, has been knocking on the door for a while and he burst through after producing an astonishing final round of 61 and a 20-under-par total of 260. read more ...


New Events, Revised Dates and Innovative Formats Define 2018 European Tour

The European Tour season has several considerably important weeks to come, but that hasn’t stopped the game’s most international and diverse circuit from unveiling its full 2018 schedule, which includes new events, revised dates, and innovative formats. read more ...


Tiger Has Nothing Left to Prove and His Legacy is Secure

If, as he suggested might be the case, Tiger Woods never again plays a competitive round of golf, it will be a shame for us, but what an incredible legacy he leaves behind. Golfshake's Derek Clements pays tribute to the 14-time major champion's legendary career. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Looks Forward to Refreshed and Healthier 2018

Rory McIlroy is already looking forward to a required period of respite from the game as he builds towards better things in 2018, with his fortnightly UK season-ending sojourn beginning in earnest this week at the eagerly anticipated British Masters from Close House in Newcastle. read more ...


10 Famous Golf Rule Infringements

Matthew Southgate received a four-shot penalty after failing to replace his ball after a putt had been struck by a stray leaf. Derek Clements takes a look at some other rules issues and controversies that we've seen in the game through the years. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #16 FedEx Cup, British Masters & Urban Golf

Host Kieran Clark discusses the 2017 FedEx Cup, the European Tour's British Masters and this week's Podcast features an interview by Owen Davies with James Day of Urban Golf in London. read more ...


Matthew Southgate Assessed Four Shot Penalty after Leaf Strikes Ball

In just the latest example of golf's regularly baffling rules tripping up an unsuspecting player, Matthew Southgate - the popular Englishman who is attempting to secure a PGA Tour card - found himself the victim of a four-shot penalty following a bizarre incident that saw his ball struck by a leaf as he attempted to hole a putt. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It is not every week of the year that you get the chance to watch five major champions competing on British soil, so make the most of the world-class field assembled by the European Tour for the British Masters at Close House in Northumberland. read more ...


Presidents Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

The United States have won the last six Presidents Cup, and Steve Stricker will be hoping to continue that run against Nick Price's International Team at Liberty National in New York. Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece event. read more ...


Lucas Bjerregard Produces Under Pressure at Portugal Masters

Lucas Bjerregard rescued his season and possibly even his career with a superb closing round of 65 to win the Portugal Masters. At the start of the week the Dane was in danger of losing his card. Now he has put those fears to rest read more ...


Justin Thomas Completes Incredible Year with FedEx Cup Triumph

Justin Thomas completed a sensational and already lucrative season by unlocking the $10m cash box of the FedEx Cup after pipping Jordan Spieth in the rankings, as fellow young American Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship to secure his second victory on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Bridgestone Winners Chasing Their Dreams to the British Masters

Bridgestone Chase Your Dreams finalists move onto British Masters Pro-Am hosted by Lee Westwood at Close House Golf Club after Luton Hoo success. read more ...


Catriona Matthew Named 2019 Solheim Cup Captain

Scotland’s very own Catriona Matthew has been unveiled as Europe’s Solheim Cup captain for the 2019 edition at Gleneagles. The 48-year-old, a widely respected veteran of nine matches, was unquestionably the natural choice to lead the home team in Perthshire, taking on the honourable position just 80 miles from her residence of North Berwick. read more ...


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 ...


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 ...


Anna Nordqvist Secures Second Major Title at Evian

Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist secured her second major title at the weather-shortened Evian Championship, overcoming the largely unheralded American Brittany Altomare in a playoff. 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 ...


10 Things That Golfers Wish They Had Not Done

Most have us have done things on the golf course that we later regret. Maybe it was breaking a club or having a meltdown on the final hole of the medal. Well, you're not alone. Here are ten incidents that professional golfers wish they hadn't done. read more ...


European Tour Qualifying Returns to Restored Golf d'Hardelot in France

Golf d'Hardelot, the 36-hole golf resort set amid the magnificent pine forests and sand dunes of Northern France, has been selected as a European Tour First Stage Qualifying venue for the seventh successive season, and will have a whole new look for those hopefuls dreaming of teeing it up alongside the big boys. read more ...


Teenage South Korean Golfer Draws Attention on EuroPro Tour

When it comes to the constantly evolving landscape of professional golf, we’re always looking out for emerging talent and potential stars jostling for position under the radar. Min Kyu Kim plays on the EuroPro Tour - and won three times in August. He is only 16 and possesses an incredible golf swing. 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 ...


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 ...


Lexi Thompson Milks the Applause after Second Title of Season

Lexi Thompson has had a memorable season - from the crushing disappointment of a rules violation at the ANA Inspiration, to Solheim Cup success. She has now become the first American to claim multiple titles ths year after a four-shot victory. read more ...


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