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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 ...


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 ...


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Golfshake Podcast #10 - US Open Review and Premium Golf Balls

Kieran Clark is once again joined by Owen Davies for this week's Golfshake Podcast. They review all the action and talking points from the 117th US Open at Erin Hills as well as talking through one of the hottest categories in golf right now - premium balls. 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 ...


Local Boy Paul Waring Returns to Royal Birkdale for Open

Paul Waring is back at Royal Birkdale for this year's Open Championship, reliving the memories of an enthralling week in 2008, when the local boy enjoyed a memorable few days at the legendary Southport links. read more ...


Chronicling the Unique and Determined Career Path of Brooks Koepka

From the peaks of Aviemore to the highs of Erin Hills, Sunday in Wisconsin was the major culmination in what has been a unique career progression for Brooks Koepka, whose professional life began on Europe’s uncompromising second circuit, before impressively ascending through the ranks to the upper echelons of the game within four years. Challenge Tour to the U.S. Open. 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 ...


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 ...


Formidable Brooks Koepka Dominates US Open at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka, a golfer who many said would be a future major champion, fulfilled that promise with an imperious and dominant triumph in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. read more ...


Thomas Makes Major History on a day of Sensational Scoring

On a day the like of which the US Open has never seen before, Tommy Fleetwood kept his head, hit fairways and holed the putts that mattered to maintain his challenge in the US Open at Erin Hills.  Thomas, one of America’s most talented young stars, shot a sensational and record-breaking round of 63, nine under par. read more ...


US Open 2017 - Some can't cut it

With the cut falling at one over par, the entire field was separated by just eight shots – but for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 1986, none of the world’s top three will be around for the weekend.  Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Most Notable Father and Son Combinations in Golf History

Ahead of Father's Day, we take a look through some of the most famous and successful Father-Son combinations in golf. From Old and Young Tom Morris to Davis and Dru Love, there many examples of sons following their dads into the game. read more ...


Confident Rory Dismisses Critics of Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has dismisses critics of the thick, fescue rough that has been widely documented at this weeks U.S. Open, after the USGA had decided to cut back much of the long grass on four holes at Erin Hills. read more ...


Ten of the Most Difficult US Opens

Renowned as the most unrelentingly punishing test in the game, we take a look back through the archives to discover which U.S. Open have been the most difficult and resulted in the highest scores. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #9 - US Open Preview

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the 2017 US Open which is taking place at Erin Hills. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Praises US Open Venue

Rory McIlroy returns from injury at the US Open this week, and has been quick to praise the contentious venue Erin Hills, which has drawn a wide variety of responses. However, the 2011 champion is viewing the challenge positively. read more ...


Kevin Na Demonstrates Unplayable Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

This year's US Open venue Erin Hills has drawn a wide range of responses, with its significant fescue rough grabbing most attention. Kevin Na demonstrated just how unplayable this long grass will be, likely reducing the game's best players into hackers should they miss a fairway. read more ...


6 Questions for the 2017 US Open

There are numerous questions waiting to be answered at the US Open - will the USGA get the setup right, and will Phil Mickelson turn up on Thursday? Derek Clements picks out some of the pressing issues waiting to be settled at Erin Hills. read more ...


2017 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the second major of the year, as the game's best players venture to Wisconsin to face the ominous challenge of Erin Hills, which is hosting the US Open for the first time. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week, and picks out a surprise name as a potential champion. read more ...


5 Players to Follow at the 2017 US Open

It's time for the US Open, with the world's best players assembling at Erin Hills looking to secure America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out five players who could take the title at this year's second major. read more ...


Erin Hills - Hole by Hole Guide

Erin Hills is the venue for this week's 117th US Open, making its debut as a major championship layout. Take a look through all 18 holes of this long and punishing course, which is set to test the game's best players in Wisconsin. read more ...


The Daunting Challenge of Erin Hills

The US Open heads to Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the first time in its 117-year history. Erin Hills, located just northwest of Milwaukee, is certain to provide the world's best golfers with a terrific test but there are already concerns that it might turn out to be another Chambers Bay. read more ...


US Open Records and Stats

This year is the 117th U.S. Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the numbers and picks out some of the most notable records and stats to be aware of ahead of the second men's major of the year. read more ...


Beef Leads Qualifiers at US Open

Much of the field at the US Open have come through qualifying, including the likes of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston at Walton Heath, who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michael Campbell who was victorious from that route in 2005. 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 ...


Justin Rose to Showcase adiPure Collection at US Open

2013 U.S. Open Champion, Justin Rose is set to showcase the classically inspired look of adidas' adiPure Collection next week at this year's second major at Erin Hills.  read more ...


PING Signs Talented Austrian Amateur Golfer

PING has confirmed the signing of talented Austrian amateur Matthias Schwab on a multi-year contract as he makes his professional debut this week on the European Tour. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Set for US Open after Quinta Do Lago Stay

It's been a frustrating season for Rory McIlroy to date, having missed significant periods of the year through injury, but the four-time major champion has confirmed his return at next week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, after spending a fortnight at the stunning Quinta do Lago Resort in Portugal. 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 ...


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 ...


Remembering the Great Roberto De Vicenzo

The great Roberto de Vicenzo, who won The Open Championship in 1967, passed away last weekat the age of 94. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on his incredible career, from the successes to the famous scorecard error that cost the Argentine the opportunity to become Masters Champion. 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 ...


Incredible Bernhard Langer Completes Full Set of Senior Majors

While Alex Noren was rewriting the record books at Wentworth, Bernhard Langer was creating his own piece of history at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship as he became the first golfer to win all five Senior Majors. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Golfshake Podcast #8 - BMW PGA, North West Links, Trip Insights

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the weekends' tour action, look ahead to the European Tours flagship event at the BMW PGA Championship and are joined by James Somerside from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Replicates Famous Birkdale Shot

Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington made an overdue return to Royal Birkdale on Monday (22nd May) to replicate one of the most famous shots in modern Open Championship history. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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