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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 ...


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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 ...


Does Tiger Woods Have the Yips?

Does Tiger have the yips? That's the view of golf's most opinionated nine-time major champion, Gary Player, who traces the former world number one's woes back many years. Others have expressed a variety of potential explanations. read more ...


Sergio Leads From Start to Finish as Hideki Impresses Again

It was a thrilling weekend of golf, with two impressive champions. Hideki Matsuyama stunningly retained his title in Phoenix, and it was Sergio Garcia who led from the start in Dubai, illustrating that he remains one of the world's best players. read more ...


Players Support 'Pink Friday' at Dubai Desert Classic

The conditions weren't ideal, but it didn't stop players from supporting PINK Friday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in their choice of clothing for the day, raising awareness of Breast Cancer. read more ...


Player Anger at Suspension of Play in Dubai

High winds have seen the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic suspended until Saturday morning, despite half the field having faced the diffcult conditions. And many of them are certainly not happy about it. read more ...


Golf World Reacts to Tiger's Latest WD

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic, citing back spasms. It's a huge setback early in his latest comeback, and raises significant questions about his potential future in the game. read more ...


English Golfer Greg Eason Displays Immense Resilience

England's Greg Eason had endured a nightmarish start to the Web.Com Tour season, opening with three rounds in the 90s. However, the 24-year-old continued to fight on, and displayed stunning resilience to shoot 68 the very next day. read more ...


Greatest Dubai Desert Classic Moments

Since it began in 1989, the Dubai Desert Classic has grown into being one of the most prestigious events on the European Tour. Take a look back at some of the tournament's greatest and most memorable moments. read more ...


Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger's comeback moves onto the Dubai Desert Classic, which he previously won in 2006 and 2008. Danny Willett is the defending champion, but Henrik Stenson is likely to be favourite. Derek Clements looks ahead to a huge week. read more ...


Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the loudest event in golf! Hideki Matsuyama is set to defend the Phoenix Open against a strong field in Arizona. The 16th hole has become iconic, but who will succeed under that spotlight? Derek Clements has the answers in his preview. read more ...


Jeunghun Wang Claims Third Title in Just 27 Starts on European Tour

2016 Rookie of the Year Jeunghun Wang claimed his third victory in just 27 starts on the European Tour, at the Qatar Masters, with the South Korean producing a dramatic finish to make a bit of history at the age of 21. read more ...


Brilliant Jon Rahm Secures Maiden PGA Tour Victory at Torrey Pines

Spain's Jon Rahm holed an outrageous 60-foot putt for eagle at Torrey Pines to secure his first PGA Tour title. The 22-year-old has long impressed, but this is the first of what is certain to be many triumphs in his career. read more ...


Tiger's Comeback Cut Short at Torrey Pines

Tiger's comeback at Torrey Pines didn't go entirely to plan, with the 14-time major champion missed the cut by four shots. Next up is Dubai for the 41-year-old. Derek Clements assesses the golf legend's form going into this week and beyond. read more ...


Incredible Persistence Pays Off For Tweeting Sergio Garcia Fan

Sergio Garcia fan, Mark Johnson has spent 206 consecutive days tweeting the Spaniard with the hashtag #LetMeCaddieForYou. His dedication has paid off, and the cherished moment will happen later this year. read more ...


Tiger Not Shining Brightly After First Round at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods made his return to the PGA Tour on Thursday, but it didn't go entirely to plan as he slumped on the back-nine to shoot 76 at Torrey Pines. Derek Clements reports on the first step of the legend's comeback run. read more ...


Interview with Charley Hull: Title Success, Olympics, and Breaking Down Barriers

Golf journalist Josh Carr caught up with Solheim Cup star and 2016 CME Group Tour Championship winner Charley Hull to talk about growing the women's game, the 2016 Rio Olympics, and relaxing off the course.  read more ...


Jon Rahm is Ready to Become Golf's Next Big Star

Spain's Jon Rahm is making a name for himself in the United States, but he also has ambitions to become a star of Europe's Ryder Cup team. Derek Clements founds out more about the impressively talented 22-year-old. read more ...


Qatar Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's Desert Swing continues with the Qatar Masters, where South Africa's Branden Grace is defending the title he brilliantly secured 12 months ago. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at Doha Golf Club. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods makes his first appearance of 2017 at one of his favourite venues, Torrey Pines. The 14-time major champion will be facing a strong field, but what are his chances of success? Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Secures Impressive Abu Dhabi Victory

It's taken over three years, but talented Englishman Tommy Fleetwood has finally secured his second title on the European Tour. Derek Clements reflects on the 26-year-old's impressive victory over Dustin Johnson in Abu Dhabi. read more ...


Europe Increases Number of Ryder Cup Wild Card Spots

Team Europe have announced an increase in the number of wildcards that Thomas Bjorn will have when he picks his next Ryder Cup side.  read more ...


Galvin Green Sign Rising Italian Star

Galvin Green have announced the signing of rising Italian Star, Guido Migliozzo. The young italian is the first signing by NIall Horan and Modest! Management.  read more ...


Graeme Storm is First Champion for 2017 TaylorMade M1 Driver

Just months after almost losing his card, Graeme Storm's fairytale playoff victory over Roy McIlroy in South Africa was also the first title secured for the latest 2017 TaylorMade M1 Driver. read more ...


Abu Dhabi HSHC Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour stops in the Middle East for the annual showpiece of the Abu Dhabi Championship. With a stunning field present, including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson, it will certainly be a January highlight. read more ...


CareerBuilder Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour makes its return to the mainland United States for the CareerBuilder Challenge, where a strong field has assembled, with Phil Mickelson hoping to make an appearance. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Graeme Storm Produces Fairytale Victory in South Africa

It what is an early contender for story of the year, England's Graeme Storm defeated Rory McIlroy in a playoff to secure his first victory in a decade, just months after believing that he had lost his European Tour card. read more ...


Tributes Paid to European Tour Legend John Jacobs

Tributes have been paid to European Tour legend John jacobs, who has sadly passed away at the age of 91. Twice a Ryder Cup captain, the Englishman was instrumental in the establishment of the tour, and leaves a great legacy within the game. read more ...


What Can Golf Learn From Darts?

After experiencing the BDO World Darts Championships, Golfshake's Derek Clements asks just what could professional golf learn from the pub game that has dramatically grown into a popular indoor spectator sport? read more ...


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