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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 ...


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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 ...


Justin Thomas Shoots 59 in Hawaii

23-year-old Justin Thomas has already taken 2017 by storm, having become the seventh player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, just days after securing the Tournament of Champions.  read more ...


Will Furyk Succeed as America's Ryder Cup Captain?

Jim Furyk has been named captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team for 2018, with the former major champion set to lead his players against Thomas Bjorn's Europe at Le Golf National. Was it the right appointment? Derek Clements has his say. read more ...


Predicting 2017 in Golf

With both the PGA and European Tours kicking into action for 2017, we have brought together three of our writers to tackle the big questions and provide their thoughts on which players are likely to secure the most prestigious titles in golf this year. read more ...


5 Players Set for Success on the European Tour in 2017

The European Tour is back on the agenda this week in South Africa, but which players are set to have a great year? Sports journalist Keel Timmins has identified five golfers that could achieve much in 2017. read more ...


PGA Tour to Stream Events Across Twitter

It's just been announced that the PGA Tour will stream more than 70 hours of golf from 31 tournaments on Twitter this season. Derek Clements praises the innovation to bring the game to a greater number of people. read more ...


Sony Open in Hawaii Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour completes its Hawaii swing at the stunning and historic Waialae, which has been a long-standing venue. Jimmy Walker and Matt Kuchar will be hoping to take advantage of a course that should reward their game. read more ...


South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns for 2017 in South Africa, and it's our first chance of the year to see Rory McIlroy in action. Looking for a huge campaign ahead, can the four-time major champion open his season with a victory? read more ...


Justin Thomas Secures Victory at SBS Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas resisted the challenge of Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama to secure the first PGA Tour title of the calendar year in Hawaii. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the 23-year-old achieve much in 2017. read more ...


Jason Day Stokes Controversy with Slow Play Comments

Jason Day makes his return to competitive golf this week, but the Australian has caused controversy with comments on his pre-shot routine and approach, rejecting criticism from those who have targeted him as a symbol of a wider slow play problem. read more ...


Major Predictions for 2017

With the Masters approaching, what can we expect to happen in 2017? With Tiger returning and so many great players at the top, it should be a fascinating year. Golfshake's Derek Clements has his say on what we might see occur. read more ...


Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour back for the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, with the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson part of a strong field. Who will secure the first title of 2017? Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Is it Time to Reward European Tournament Champions?

With the PGA Tour starting the year with its annual Tournament of Champions, is it time for the European Tour to emulate that with a similar event of their own? Golfshake's Derek Clements calls on those with the power to make it happen. read more ...


Has Golden Bear the Right to Tell McIlroy What to do?

18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus recently commented on Rory McIlroy's standing in the game, suggesting that he'll need to work harder to become the dominant player. Is the golf legend correct? Derek Clements takes a closer look. read more ...


Best Shots on the PGA Tour in 2016

Rory McIlroy secured the FedEx Cup and Dustin Johnson was Player of the Year, and with 2017 fast approachin, take a look back at some of the best moments and greatest shots of the year on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Incredible Tee Shots on the PGA Tour in 2016

Tour players are now able to hit the ball further than ever before, and we saw more than enough examples of that power in 2016. Here are some of the most impressive, longest and (at times) luckiest tee shots on the PGA Tour this year. read more ...


Shots of the Year on the European Tour

It was quite a season on the European Tour, but what were the best shots of the year? From memorable hole-in-ones to tournament clinching approaches and stunning recoveries, here are some contenders. read more ...


Ridiculous Moments on the PGA Tour in 2016

2016 has been an eventful and (at times) bewildering year, and that has certainly been the case on the PGA Tour, where a number of ridiculous and humorous moments have occurred. Here are just a few of them. read more ...


Finchem's Parting Call For Unity

Departing PGA Tour Comissioner, Tim Finchem has reflected on his tenue and called for unity with the European Tour, bringing the two organsiations together. Derek Clements reports on these parting comments. read more ...


Golf Moments That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

The viral footage of a club golfer hitting a shot from an ice-covered pond (with disastrous results) reminds us of other crazy incidents involving tour professionals. Derek Clements has picked out some examples. read more ...


Ryder Cup Hero Paul McGinley to Captain Pro Team in Abu Dhabi Invitational

Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley is set to captain a team of star names at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational at the award-winning Yas Links on Yas Island from January 28-29th. read more ...


Behind the Scenes Look at Rory's Interview with Little Billy

Just about everyone has seen Rory McIlroy's hilarious Little Interview with Billy, and the European Tour has given us an extra treat by showing us some equally charming behind the scenes footage. read more ...


Smylie Kaufman Joins ECCO Golf as Brand Ambassador

The PGA Tour's Smylie Kaufman has joined leading golf footwear company ECCO Golf to become a brand ambassador. read more ...


Why Do Social Media Users Believe That Celebrities Are Fair Game?

Following Ian Poulter's most recent social media controversy, Golfshake's Derek Clements asks why so many individuals target high-profile figures and why those famous users are often criticised for responding in kind. read more ...


Tiger Woods Ready To Roll at Riviera in 2017

Following his recent comeback at the Hero Challenge, Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will play in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in February. Derek Clements looks at his chances of success in 2017. read more ...


Golfers Who Fell Off A Cliff

Players can triumph in major championships and dominate the game, but that is no guarantee of future success. Despite having it all, form can desert even the best. Derek Clements looks back on some examples. read more ...


Greatest Shots in the Masters Tournament

It may only be December and Christmas Day is yet to arrive, but it's never too early for a glance towards the Masters. Take a look back at some of the greatest shots in the history of golf's first major of the year. read more ...


Stenson Crowns Glorious Season with Golfer of the Year Award

2016 was the year in which Henrik Stenson secured his first major championship victory and topped the Race to Dubai. He has now been deservedly named European Tour Golfer of the Year, completing a career season. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Signs Milestone Extension with Wilson Golf

It's been confirmed that Padraig Harrington will reach an impressive milestone of 20 consecutive seasons playing with Wilson Staff clubs, after signing a multi-year contract with Wilson Golf. read more ...


Ecco Golf Celebrates Victory for Brand Ambassador Sam Brazel

ECCO Golf, the leading golf footwear brand, is celebrating the recent success of ambassador Sam Brazel, who secured his maiden European Tour victory on Sunday at the UBS Hong Kong Open. read more ...


Tiger Retains His Astonishing Pulling Power

Tiger Woods recently made his return to competitive golf at the Hero Challenge, and it was an appearance that illustrated that he draws significant attention, with television viewing figures skyrocketing at the sight of him. read more ...


Former Cricketer To Have a Crack at Professional Golf

Former international cricketer Craig Kieswetter, whose career ended due to a severe eye injury in 2014, is set to become a professional golfer and attempt to establish himself as a tour player in the coming years. read more ...


Emotional Brazel Secures First European Tour Title

2016 came to its conclusion this weekend with a memorable victory for unheralded Australian Sam Brazel, who fought off Rafa Cabrera Bello to secure his maiden victory on the European Tour. read more ...


R&A and USGA Announce Post-Dustin Johnson Putting Rule

In a decison that most would suggest is common sense, the R&A and USGA have announced the introduction of a Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. read more ...


Strangest Golf Superstitions on Tour

Golfers are collectively a strange lot. We all have funny little habits and mannerisms, without which we simply wouldn't be bale to play the game. But it is the superstitions that get us, and we all have them. Here are just a few. read more ...


Thomas Bjorn Named Ryder Cup Captain

Thomas Bjorn has been confirmed as Europe's next Ryder Cup captain for the matches at Le Golf National in 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks closer at the appointment and raises questions. read more ...


What's In The Bag: Hideki Matsuyama at the Hero Challenge

Srixon is celebrating a successful weekend for two of its brand ambassadors, Hideki Matsuyama and Harold Varner III, who both secured significant victories in the Bahamas and Australia. read more ...


Hong Kong Open Preview

Justin Rose is hoping to recover from injury to defend the Hong Kong Open against a strong field that has been assembled in the concluding event on the European Tour in 2016. Willett, Poulter, and Reed are among the other contenders. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Partners Bryson DeChambeau at Franklin Templeton Shootout

LPGA star Lexi Thompson will pair up with Bryson DeChambeau at this week's Franklin Templeton Shootout, which has brought together 12 teams competing in an annual contest that is hosted by Greg Norman. read more ...


Assessing Tiger's Comeback Performance

Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf after 16 months, but how successful was the 14-time major champion's latest comeback? Derek Clements assesses each aspect of his game and how things bode going forward. read more ...


Matsuyama Triumphs as Tiger Returns at Hero Challenge

Tiger Woods made his long awaited return to the game, but it was Hideki Matsuyama who continued his stunning run of international form to claim victory at the Hero Challenge. The Japanese star's fourth triumph in his last five events. read more ...


European Tour Weekend Review

The 2016/17 Season on the European Tour began with two events last week in South Africa and Australia, where Brandon Stone and America's Harold Varner III secured the titles on offer. read more ...


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