Tour News & Features

The latest news, previews, features and tour round ups from the Professional tours.  Check out our weekly previews and round ups for the inside view.

Latest Tour News

The Impact of Sexualisation Within Female Golf and Sport

There many issues with coverage of women's golf and sport, including the depth of content, but also the nature of it. Compared with men, female athletes are overly sexualised, with reports too often based around their appearance. In a Guest Post for Golfshake, Golf Support takes a closer look at the issue and the wider impact it has. read more ...


Experience European Tour for Free at Verdura Resort

We're just a couple of months away from the Rocco Forte Open at the Verdura Resort, and fans are being offered the opportunity to see the top European Tour players for free with spectators receiving complimentary admission to the event. read more ...


The Deeper Questions Behind Rory's Long Drives

Rory McIlroy hit a number of astonishingly long drives at Bay Hill, but what questions does this incredible distance raise for the game and the players themselves? Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the issues presented by the increasing gains made by technology in the game. read more ...


Special Features: Masters  Open  US Open  PGA Champs  Ryder Cup   


More Industry News

Experience Northern Lights at Spectacular Lofoten Links in Arctic Circle

Remote and breathtaking, Lofoten Links is unquestionable one of the most spectacular courses in the world. Opened in 2015 inside the Arctic Circle, this extraordinary Norwegian venue demands your attention. read more ...


WGC Dell World Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the Masters approaching, the game's best players have arrived in Texas for the always compelling WGC Match Play Championship. Typically unpredictable and exciting, this is consistently an exciting week on the calendar. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and picks out some potential champions. read more ...


Marc Leishman Secures Memorable Victory at Arnold Palmer Invitational

It was the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the great man present, and fittingly it was a thriller, with Australia's Marc Leishman ultimately producing moments of brilliance to secure his second title on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Did Honourable Company at Muirfield Do Right Thing For The Right Reasons?

The Honourable Company at Muirfield voted to admit women members, and were immediately restored to the Open Championship rota, but should they have been to wait? Derek Clements questions the R&A's decision making. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Criticises Honourable Company at Muirfield

Earlier this week, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted to admit women members less than a year after rejecting them, but that didn't stop former world number one Rory McIlroy from criticising the club for being in this position in the first place. read more ...


Greatest Arnold Palmer Invitational Moments

This week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill is a celebration of the incredible legacy left behind by the legendary host, and it's worth remembering some of the memorable moments and finishes that we have seen in this event. read more ...


Arnold Palmer's Magical Driver off the Fairway in 2004

13 years ago, the Arnold Palmer bowed out of his own tournament with a moment of genius. Playing a driver off the fairway on the last hole, he produced a shot of magic to complete his regular PGA Tour career. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

It will certainly be an emotional week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be celebrating the King's legacy at Bay Hill. With the Masters approaching, they will be looking to pick up a confidence boosting victory. read more ...


Honeymoon on Hold for Adam Hadwin After Maiden PGA Tour Victory

Canada's Adam Hadwin survived the Snake Pit to hold off Patrick Cantlay and secure his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Valspar Championship. However, now qualified to play in the Masters next month, he'll have to alter his prepared wedding plans. Derek Clements reports on an exciting finish. read more ...


Brilliant Chawrasia Successfully Defends Indian Open

SSP Chawrasia delighted the home fans as he successfully defended the Hero Indian Open on the brutal DLF Golf and Country Club. Derek Clements reports on an impressive victory for the 38-year-old. read more ...


Lumine Resort Welcomes Nordic Golf League

The stunning Lumine MediterrĂ¡nea Beach & Golf Community has enhanced its significant reputation as a venue for some of the most prestigious golf events in Europe, with the staging of the Nordic Golf League's SGT Winter Series over the past two weeks. read more ...


Phil Mickelson Shows He Remains a Major Contender

There were many great performances, including Phil Mickelson, who defied wayward drivng to remain in contention. Approaching the 47th birthday, Derek Clements praises the American's longevity at the highest level. read more ...


Centurion Club to Host Exciting European Tour GolfSixes Event

Hertfordshire's Centurion Club, situated on the outskirts of St. Albans, has confirmed that will be hosting the European Tour's inaugural GolfSixes event on the 6th and 7th of May this year. read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Expected to be fit this week, Henrik Stenson leads a strong field at the Valspar Championship. Luke Donald will be attempting to roll back the years, and Golfshake's Derek Clements is tipping him to produce a strong performance. read more ...


Indian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Anirban Lahiri is hoping to provide the home fans with success at the Indian Open, but the likes of Rafa Cabrera Ballo and Peter Uihlein will be attempting to stop him. Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's European Tour event. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Secures Title at Memorable WGC in Mexico

World Number One, Dustin Johnson underlined that high status by securing a memorable and entertaining WGC Mexico Championship by one shot over England's surging Tommy Fleetwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


European Tour Stars to Experience Spectacular Verdura Resort

In what will be a spectacular showcase for the majestic Verdura Resort in Sicily, it's been confirmed that the European Tour's Rocco Forte Open will be played at the stunning venue later this year. read more ...


Bridgestone Challenge Comes to Luton Hoo Hotel

Following its successful debut in 2016, this year's second staging of the Bridgestone Challenge will be held at the stunning Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa on September 7-10, with the pre-tournament Pro-Am take place on September 6th. read more ...


Rory Feels Sorry for Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy's making his return to competitive golf this week, but took some time to address a number of hot topics in the game, most notably Tiger Woods and Donald Trump. We take a closer look at what the Northern Irishman had to say. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Returning Rory McIlroy joins the strongest field of the year so far at the WGC Mexico Championship. It's a different venue (and country) for the event, which is always a highlight of the early season. Derek Clements looks ahead to who could breakthrough and take one of the game's most prestigious titles. read more ...


Tshwane Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Charl Schwartzel won't be defending this week's Tshwane Open, which opens the door for another player to secure the title. Could it be England's impressive young star Jordan Smith? Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Rickie Fowler Tames the Bear Trap To Secure First Victory in 13 Months

13 months after his most recent victory, Rickie Fowler secured a fourth PGA Tour title by four shots at the Honda Classic. Adding himself to the list of impressive early-season champions, the 28-year-old is back on form ahead of the Masters. read more ...


Interview with Steve Brotherhood on Life and Future as a European Tour Caddie

Caddying on the European Tour sounds like a dream job, but it has both upsides and negatives. Golf Writer Keel Timmins interviewed David Howell's caddie, Steve Brotherhood, on the nature of the role and his latest venture with regular golfers. read more ...


NO Excuse For Not Shouting Fore

In just the latest incident of its kind, Pat Perez struck spectators off the tee during the Genesis Open, without having shouted fore to raise the alarm. Derek Clements strongly criticises the American and other players guilty of putting the safety of fans in danger. read more ...


R&A Speeds Up Play with Ready Golf in Amateur Championship

Slow play is always a huge discussion point within the game at all levels, and the R&A are taking steps to address it by implementing Ready Golf during this year's Amateur Championship at Royal St. George's. read more ...


Close House and Lee Westwood Announce Junior Masters

Close House is hosting the 2017 British Masters later this year, and in addition to that quality event, resident European Tour star Lee Westwood has joined them to launch a Junior Masters that will take place in September. read more ...


Story of Seve's Miraculous Bunker Shot at PGA National

In a remarkable career, Seve Ballesteros produced a library of astonishingly created and imagined shots. None more so than in the 1983 Ryder Cup at PGA National, but sadly no footage exists. We take a closer look at the story behind it. read more ...


Was Rory Wrong to Play with Trump?

There was a shock across the golf community when it was revealed that Rory McIlroy had played a round with controversial U.S President Donald Trump. Was the Northern Irishman wrong to accept the invitation? read more ...


Dominant Dustin Johnson Becomes World Number One

Producing a dominant performance, Dustin Johnson crushed the field at Riviera to take the Genesis Open by five shots to secure a 13th PGA Tour victory and displace Jason Day as world number one. read more ...


Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Haydn Porteous returns to defend the Joburg Open, with a host of South African players looking to snatch the title from the 22-year-old. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and analyses whether an Englishman can succeed this week. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto the Florida Swing for the Honda Classic at former Ryder Cup venue PGA National. Adam Scott is defending the title he won last year against a strong field. Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Triumphs at Riviera to Supplant Jason Day as World Number One

Dustin Johnson cruised to victory in the weather-affected Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles to supplant Jason Day at the summit of the world rankings. read more ...


Sensational Rumford Hits The Field For Six in Perth

Brett Rumford emerged from the depths of despair to revive his career with a thrilling victory in the first ISPA Handa World Super 6 in Perth, Australia. Derek Clements looks back at an exciting week for the European Tour. read more ...


Golf Academy Awards

With the 2017 Oscars fast approaching, Golfshake's Derek Clements decided to hand out some Academy Awards of his own, rewarding the best actors and pictures of the golf world in the past year. read more ...


Latest Driving Distance Report Widely Ridiculed

The R&A and USGA's joint report on driving distance has been widely ridiculed by golfers, commentators and journalists, after it reported a minimal increase in yardage on the major tours over the past 13 years. read more ...


R&A and USGA Report Minimal Increase in Driving Distance on Tour

The R&A and USGA have published their annual report on driving distance, using data from seven of the major professional golf tours, and have reported a minimum increase in distance between 2003 and 2016. read more ...


Memorable Moments at Riviera

Riviera County Club is known as Ben Hogan's Alley, and enjoys a prestigious reputation within the game. There are have been many great moments on the course, and we look back at some of the most memorable. read more ...


Spieth's First Victory in Signature Under Armour Shoes

Jordan Spieth's brilliant triumph was notable for a number of reasons, including being the first victory with his signature Spieth One shoes from Under Armour. Golfshake's Owen Davies recently tested and reviewed them. read more ...


Golf Takes Lead from Twenty20 Cricket with ISPS Handa World Super 6

If you're tired of seeing four rounds of 18-holes on the tour, there will be something different this week in Australia with the ISPS Handa World Super 6. With a unique format, on an excellent course, it should be an interesting event. read more ...


Australia's Curtis Luck Continues to Make a Name for Himself

U.S. Amateur Champion Curtis Luck is making a name for himself in the game, and he will hope to continue that trend at this week's World Super 6 in Perth. Derek Clements takes a closer look at the 20-year-old Australian. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto the stunning Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open. There's a strong field in California, headlined by Day, Spieth, Matsuyama and Johnson. Derek Clements takes a closer look at who could succeed. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Sends Uncouth Autograph Hunters Packing

Jordan Spieth had success on the course at Pebble Beach, but he also earned plaudits off it by criticising uncouth, professional autograph hunters who ruin the experience for kids. Derek Clements praises the 23-year-old's attitude. read more ...


Brilliant Jordan Spieth Dominates at Pebble Beach

Two-time major champion Jordan Spieth produced a brilliant and controlled performance at Pebble Beach, securing the AT&T Pro-Am by four shots. Still only 23, the former world number one reminded us of just how good he can be. read more ...


Tiger Withdraws From Next Two PGA Tour Events

Following his missed cut at Torrey Pines and subsequent withdrawal in Dubai, Tiger Woods has confirmed that he won't be playing in the Genesis Open or Honda Classic, citing back spasms. Does this latest setback signal the end for the 14-time major champion? read more ...


Spectacular Long Drive World Series Kicks Off in Dubai

Bringing together eight hand-picked champions, the game's biggest hitters will face each other in the exciting Long Drive World Series. And just to make things even more glamorous, the campaign will begin under the lights in Dubai. read more ...


History of Weather Delays on the PGA Tour

Heavy rainfall caused play to be suspended at Pebble Beach on Thursday, surprising to those who expect to see perfect conditions, but the PGA Tour has a long history delays. Take a look at some of the worst weather seen in the States. read more ...


Memorable Pebble Beach Moments

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am brings together leading tour professionals and celebrity amateurs, which isn't popular with everyone, but the tournament seen a number of memorable moments and tremendous victories. read more ...


Spotlight is on Rising Star Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama is the form player in the world, and the Japanese star is set to be a major threat during this year's majors. However, as Derek Clements reports, the 24-year-old has to contest with an intense spotlight. read more ...


Maybank Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Desert Swing is over, and the European Tour makes its way to Malaysia for the Maybank Championship. Defending champion Marcus Fraser will face strong competition from an excellent field that has the made the journey. read more ...


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour descends on the stunning Pebble Beach in California. The Pro-Am format may not be to everyone's tastes, but a strong field is in attendance seeking the main title. Derek Clements identifies the players most likely to that. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com

Tee Time Search

We recently rolled out a new search tool to make finding somewhere to play easier so you can find the right course, at the right time and at the right price. Why not give it a go?

Tee Time Search Tool