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Fun Solheim Cup Highlights Need for More Team Match Play Events

When you consider the enthusiasm created by the Solheim Cup - and indeed the Ryder Cup - why doesn't golf have more team match play events. Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes we should seek to push the format throughout the game. 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 ...


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 ...


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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 ...


United States Retains Trophy at Entertaining Solheim Cup

The United States duly retained the Solheim Cup at Des Moines with a comfortable 16.5-11.5 victory over Europe. The hosts went into the singles with a five-point lead and never really looked like losing a match that was effectively decided when the hosts won the Friday fourballs 4-0. It was a deficit from which Europe were never able to recover. read more ...


English Pair Lead Europe's Solheim Cup Bid

English pair Melissa Reid and Charley Hull will spearhead Europe’s bid to reclaim the Solheim Cup today in Des Moines, Iowa. Captain Annika Sorenstam outlined her pairings for the always crucial Friday morning foursomes, with America’s maestro Juli Inkster opting for the formidable duo of Cristie Kerr and world number two Lexi Thompson read more ...


Golfers who took time out, some never to return

RORY McILROY has announced that he may have to take some time away from the game.  He is not the first golfer to take time out. Some have stormed back, but others walked away and have never come back.  We take a look. read more ...


Closer Look at Both Solheim Cup Teams

Two years on from that dramatic and controversial finish in Germany, the Solheim Cup is back. We take a closer look at both teams - led by Juli Inkster and Annika Sorenstam - and see who the key players could be this week for the United States and Europe. read more ...


Was Quail Hollow Really Too Hard for the World's Best Golfers?

Quail Hollow member, Webb Simpson was one of several players who remarked on the difficulty of the course and setup during this year's PGA Championship. Was it really too hard the game's best players? Derek Clements looks at the issue. read more ...


Annika's Europe Look to Reclaim Solheim Cup Two Years after Controversial Finish

Annika Sorenstem leads Europe into the Solheim Cup in Iowa, with the team hoping to rebound from a controversial finish two years ago and reclaim the trophy. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week. 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 ...


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 ...


No Need to Doubt Thomas after American Lands US PGA Title

WHILE many of those around him were losing their heads and their composure, Justin Thomas kept his and emerged at the end of four brutal days at Quail Hollow as the 2017 US PGA champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


PGA Championship is Fitting and Perfect Major Stage for Justin Thomas

Son and Grandson of PGA Professionals, Justin Thomas' dramatic major victory at the PGA Championship was the perfect stage and moment for the 24-year-old to achieve his huge breakthrough. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at why it was an extra special achievement for the American. 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 ...


The Beauty and Danger of Short Holes

Small can be both beautiful and treacherous. Some of the shortest holes in golf are also some of the most challenging. Here we highlight some of the very best par threes you will find anywhere. read more ...


Jordan & Rory and the Race for the Grand Slam

Jordan Spieth has the opportunity to make history and complete the Career Grand Slam at Quail Hollow this week. Rory McIlroy just needs the Masters to join the most exclusive of golf clubs. Who will get there first? Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the race to sporting immortality. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #14 - USPGA, Tour Recap, Golf on TV

Kieran Clark is once again joined by regular guest Josh Jeffrey to discuss the 2017 US PGA Championship. Recap on the weekend's golf and the RICOH Women's British Open. Plus golf on TV. read more ...


Rory Comfortable at Quail Hollow for PGA

Rory McIlroy is excited about the prospect of this week's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, one of his favourite venues. The Northern Irishman is looking for his first major in years, and this is the timely stage for him to succeed. read more ...


Longest Par Fives on the PGA Tour

With seemingly more players hitting bigger drives, holes themselves are increasing in distance. Looking at several examples in the UK, Derek Clements has picked out some of the longest par fives on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Biggest Fashion Crimes in Professional Golf

Golfers are free to express themselves on the course through their style of play, conduct, but also through the way they dress. Anything goes, which is fun, but it has also led to some fashion disasters. Here are several of the biggest crimes. read more ...


Summer Majors Underline Importance of Scottish Opens

Want to content in the Open Championship or Ricoh Women's British Open? The key seems to be playing in the equivalent Scottish Open a week previously on a links course, which has cited by several players as vital to their preparation. read more ...


Great US PGA Championship Moments

THE US PGA Championship is regarded as the least prestigious of golf's four majors. However, it is a tournament that has produced some amazing moments of drama over the years, and some truly unforgettable shots. We recall just a few of them. read more ...


US PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Has there been a more hotly-anticipated US PGA in recent memory than this week's championship at Quail Hollow? Jordan Spieth is going for the career Grand Slam, and Rory is back at one of his favourite venues. It promises to be a classic. Derek Clements previews the final major of the year. read more ...


Spieth Bids to Join Golf's Grandest Champions

This week at the US PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth is attempting to join an elite group of men who have won all four majors. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at golf's five Grand Slam Champions. read more ...


The US PGA By the Numbers

It's the 99th PGA Championship from Quail Hollow in North Carolina. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the record books to pick out several of the key numbers to keep in mind during the year's final major. read more ...


Tour Each Hole of US PGA Venue Quail Hollow

This week's US PGA Championship venue Quail Hollow has been regularly seen on the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championship, but several changes have been made to the course for the year's final major. read more ...


US PGA Championship Broadcasting Times on the BBC

The 2017 US PGA Championship is being broadcast on the BBC this week across BBC Two, BBC Sport, BBC Red Button and the BBC iPlayer. Derek Clements has created an easy guide for you to follow the year's final major. read more ...


US PGA Championship Long Drive Contest

THE US PGA Championship is a little different from the game's other majors. For starters, it stages a long drive contest, which the big hitters will enjoy on Tuesday. The competition dates back all the way to 1952. 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 ...


In Kyung Kim Secures Deserved Major Redemption at Kingsbarns

In-Kyung Kim banished the horrors of squandering a major chance at the ANA Inspiration five years ago to produce a two-shot victory in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns, despite the best efforts of England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff who was simply brilliant in the rain. read more ...


Field Chasing Dominant I.K. Kim at Women's British Open

South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim will take a commanding six-shot lead into the final day of the Ricoh Women’s British Open following an impressively metronomic and controlled exhibition on Saturday, after a superb bogey-free round of 66 on a changeable afternoon of weather on the East Neuk of Fife at the stunning Kingsbarns Golf Links. 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 ...


Georgia Hall Tops British Challenge at Kingsbarns

Georgia Hall tops what has been a memorable two days for English golf at the Women’s British Open, holding the clubhouse lead after her second round at Kingsbarns. The 21-year-old from Bournemouth has long been touted as a potential star in the game, and we’re seeing evidence of that with a sparkling performance thus far in the East Neuk of Fife. read more ...


Dame Laura Turns Back Clock on Promising Day for English Golfers at Women's Open

The Cross of Saint George featured prominently on the leaderboards at Kingsbarns throughout a memorable opening day for the English at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, with Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Mel Reid, Charley Hull, Georgia Hall and the legendary Dame Laura Davies all in early contention. read more ...


Fit and Happy Michelle Wie Produces Masterful Display at Kingsbarns

Armed with highly lofted woods, a relaxed mind, and recovered body, Michelle Wie produced a masterful display of low scoring on a receptive morning at Kingsbarns to lead the Ricoh Women's British Open after shooting an eight-under round of 64. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #13 - RWBO, Kingsbarns + Golf in St Andrews

Kieran Clark is once again joined by FuzzyGolf and Josh Jeffrey to discuss what is happening in the world of golf this week.  Topics discussed include the RICOH Womens British Open, the fantastic Kingsbarns as well as an in-depth discussion on golf in St Andrews. read more ...


Club Pros Get Chance to Live Major Dream at Quail Hollow

One of the things that marks out the US PGA Championship from the other majors is that it gives men who make their living as club professionals the opportunity to tee it up next to the best players in the world. Hear from one of them. 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 ...


Charley Hull Leads Home Favourites Dreaming of Success at British Open

It’s been eight years since Catriona Matthew won the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. This week at Kingsbarns, the likes of Charley Hull, Jodie Ewart Shadoff and Georgia Hall are hoping to secure a home victory. 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 ...


Lexi Thompson Banking on Experience of Scottish Caddie at Kingsbarns

Lexi Thompson is hoping the vast local experience of her Scottish caddie will prove invaluable as she looks to secure a second major title at the 41st Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns. read more ...


Majestic Kingsbarns is the Perfect Stage for Ricoh Women's British Open

The majestic Kingsbarns Golf Links is tasting major championship golf for the first time this week as host of the 41st Ricoh Women’s British Open, and the field has been universal in their praise for a course that promises to be the perfect stage for the best female golfers in the world. read more ...


Dame Laura Davies Qualifies for 37th Women's British Open

Dame Laura Davies secured her place in the Women's British Open for a record 37th occasion following a dramatic day of final qualifying at the Castle Course, St. Andrews. The 1986 champion survived a remarkable 14-player playoff, with 11 remaining places available into the season's final major at the spectacular Kingsbarns Golf Links read more ...


Lee Keeps Her Cool as Webb Throws Away Two-Shot Lead at Dundonald

Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea shot a six-under-par 66 to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open by a stroke from Australian Karrie Webb and compatriot Mi Jung Hur on a dramatic final day at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire. read more ...


Perfect 10 for Bernhard as Langer Makes History at Senior Open

Like a fine wine, Bernhard Langer just seems to get better with age. He defied wind and rain to win the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl for the third time. It was his 10th major victory, which is a record, and it would be a huge surprise if the 59-year-old doesn't add a few more before he is finished. 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 ...


Has the BBC Done Enough with Planned Coverage of the US PGA Championship

The US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow promises to be a cracking end to the major season, and it will be broadcast across the BBC this year following a shock move from Sky Sports. But has the BBC gone far enough with the coverage? Derek Clements questions some of the decisions and commitment. read more ...


BT Sport Move to Secure Masters Broadcasting Rights from Sky

Following the confirmation that the US PGA Championship - the year's final men's major - is to be shown live on the BBC, Sky Sports is facing an additional blow to its newly launched golf channel with the revelation that the broadcaster has thus far failed to agree a contract renewal to present the Masters Tournament from Augusta National.  read more ...


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2017 Open Championship

We've just witnessed a memorable Open at Royal Birkdale, but just how successful was this year's Championship? From high prices to the weather and Sky Sports TV coverage, Derek Clements reflects on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. read more ...


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