Tour Previews & Wrap Ups

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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Will Tiger Return with a Roar or Whimper?

All eyes are on Tiger Woods as he makes his first competitive appearance in 16 months at the Hero Challenge in the Bahamas, with the 14-time major champion included in a strong field of 18.  read more ...


Australian PGA Championship Preview

Ian Poulter is continuing his rehabilitation from injury this week at the Australian PGA Championship, which is the first event of the 2016/17 European Tour season.  read more ...


Great Danes on Top of the World Down Under

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen wrote a piece of history by securing the title at the ISPS World Cup of Golf at the brilliant Kingston Heath Golf Club in Australia.  read more ...


World Cup of Golf Preview

28 countries will be represented at this week's World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath in Australia. With a number of strong pairings among the teams, it promises to be an entertaining tournament at a brilliant venue. read more ...


Matt Fitzpatrick Secures Biggest Victory of Career in Dubai

The European Tour season reached a stunning conclusion on Sunday, when 22-year-oold birdied the final hole to secure victory at the DP World Tour Championship. Derek Clement's reflects on the young man's third title in 13 months. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview

The Dubai World Championship brings down the curtain on the Race to Dubai, and Henrik Stenson will be hoping to fend off Rory McIlroy, Alex Noren and Danny Willett to claim the title. Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview

The PGA Tour returns to the United States this week for the RSM Classic hosted by Davis Love III. Kevin Kisner is defending the title he secured last year, with a solid field in attendance. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Nedbank Challenge Preview

The European Tour Final Series continues at the Nedbank Challenge, where Open Champion Henrik Stenson will be hoping to secure the Race to Dubai money list at the lucrative event in South Africa. read more ...


OHL Classic at Mayakoba Preview

12 months ago, Graeme McDowell secured the OHL Classic at Mayakoba after overcoming Scotland's Russell Knox in a playoff. Now a year removed, the Northern Irishman returns hoping for a repeat of that form. read more ...


Challenge Tour Finale

16 players will make their way onto the European Tour next season after coming through the Challenge Tour's Road to Oman finale at Al Mouj. Derek Clements takes a closer look at the Class of 2016. read more ...


Turkish Delight for Olesen

The mercurial Thorbjorn Olesen produced a brilliant performance to secure his fourth European Tour title at the Turkish Airlines Open, while Rod Pampling rolled back the years in Las Vegas. Derek Clements reflects on the weekend action. read more ...


Turkish Airlines Open Preview

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Turkish Airlines Open due to security fears, but a strong field remains at Antalya, with the likes of Alex Noren and Tyrrell Hatton looking to build on their impressive recent form. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview

Smylie Kaufman is defending this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, with the PGA Tour returning to the United States. Derek Clements looks ahead to this early season event. read more ...


Imperious Hideki Matsuyama Makes History in China

Japana's Hideki Matsuyama has become the first Asian golfer to win a WGC, and he did so in style by producing a stunning four days to beat the strong field by seven shots. Could a major championship be in his future? read more ...


WGC HSBC Champions Preview

Scotland's Russell Knox returns to Shanghai for the defence of his WGC HSBC Champions title, with a glittering field targeting the prestgious trophy, including Rory McIlroy, who is seeking to build on his FedEx Cup success. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Rolls Back the Years at the Portugal Masters

Padraig Harrington rolled back the years on Sunday to secure his first victory on the European Tour since 2008, while the impressive Justin Thomas successfully defended in Malaysia. Derek Clements looks back at the weekend's action. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview

Andy Sullivan makes his return to the Portugal Masters, where he secured his third victory of a remarkable 2015 season. Now with the Ryder Cup behind him, the Englishman will be hoping for repeat success. read more ...


CIMB Classic Preview

The PGA Tour's 2016-17 season continues in Malaysia, where Justin Thomas will defend the title he secured last year. It will be a tough ask with a strong field in attendance, including US Ryder Cup hero Patrick Reed. read more ...


Redemption for Brendan Steele at the Safeway Open

12 months after losing the title, Brendan Steele made amends by producing three closing birdies to snatch the Safeway Ope for the grasp of Patton Kizzire, who will be left to reflect on what might have been, read more ...


British Masters Preview

Huge crowds are expected at The Grove for the British Masters hosted by Luke Donald. England's Matt Fitzpatrick is the defending champion, and will be among the main attractions of what should be a great event. read more ...


Safeway Championship Preview

Tiger is BACK! The 14-time major champion makes his return to competitive action at the Safeway Championship in California. Derek Clements looks ahead to what we can expect to see from the legendary golfer. read more ...


Johan Edfors Rolls Back the Years on the Challenge Tour

Now a decade removed from his victories at the British Masters and Scottish Open, Johan Edfors has rolled back the years to secure the Challenge Tour'sTerre dei Consoli Open. read more ...


Dunhill Links Betting and Fantasy Guide

The European Tour returns to Scotland this week for the highly anticipated Dunhill Links Championship. Check out Derek Clements Betting and Fantasy picks for the event.  read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview

Six of Europe's defeated team have travelled to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to the annual celebration of links golf. read more ...


Fiji International and Challenge Tour Preview

Brandt Snedeker makes the journey from Hazeltine to Fiji, playing in this week's PGA Tour of Australasia event, alongside Vijay Singh, Steven Bowditch and Boo Weekley. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Rory Produces Stunning FedEx Cup Victory

Rory McIlroy took advantage of a Dustin Johnson collapse to secure the FedEx Cup after a thrilling Sunday at East Lake. Derek Clements reflects on the performance of the man set to be Europe's leader at the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

And then there were 30. Following a long season, the FedEx Cup will conclude at the Tour Championship. Dustin Johnson is in pole position to secure the $10 million jackpot, but the world's best players are in position to stop him. read more ...


Porsche European Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Before jetting off to Hazeltine, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters are in Gemany to compete in the European Open. The home favourite hasn't won in two years, and will be seeking to end that title drought in front of his fans. read more ...


Francesco Molinari Secures Dramatic Home Triumph in Italy

Francesco Molinari produced the perfect mix of timing and theatre to send the home fans crazy at the Italian Open by securing the title for a second time. And, it was a significant week for Andrew 'Beef' Johnston in America. read more ...


Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Francesco Molinari is bidding to win in front of the home fans in Italy for a second time, but he will have to overcome a strong field, including seven of Europe's Ryder Cup team. Derek Clements looks ahead to the Italian Open. read more ...


Imperious Dustin Johnson Produces Exhibition Display to Secure the BMW Title

Derek Clements reports on a weekend that saw Dustin Johnson produced an imperious display to win at Crooked Stood, and which witnessed Joost Luiten delight the huge home crowd at the Dutch Open. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy shot back to form in sensational fashion at the Deutsche Bank, and the Northern Irishman will be looking to maintain that momentum this week. Derek Clements looks ahead to the BMW Chammpionship. read more ...


Right on time for Rory with victory at Deutsche Bank Championship

Victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, the second of the FedEx Cup playoffs, means that Rory McIlroy is now in fourth place in the FedEx Cup and hoping to claim the $10m prize that goes with it. read more ...


KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Thomas Pieters and Chris Wood are in the Netherlands preparing for the Ryder Cup at the KLM Open. Derek Clements analyses their chances of success and looks ahead to what is always a popular event. read more ...


Noren wins Omega European Masters after play off with Hend

ALEX NOREN holed a 30-foot uphill putt on the first playoff hole to beat Australia's Scott Hend to win the Omega European Masters for the second time at the magnificent Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club. read more ...


European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Golf makes its annual stop in Switzerland for the Omega European Masters at the stunning Crans-sur-Sierre. Danny Willett, Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick and Bryson DeChambeau are among those in what is a strong field. read more ...


Deutsche Bank Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

100 players remain in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and they now make the journey to TPC Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship. Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a blockbuster event. read more ...


Thomas Pieters Makes Ryder Cup Statement in Denmark

Belgian's Thomas Pieters produced a stunning finish to win the Made in Denmark, which has thrust him into contention for one of Darren Clarke's wild card selections on Tuesday. read more ...


Made in Denmark Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves to Denmark, with the Ryder Cup fate Martin Kaymer and Shane Lowry in doubt. Could they force Darren Clarke's hand with a victory this week? Derek Clements previews the action. read more ...


Barclays Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week at the Barclays, with a strong field set to take on Bethpage Black in search of the $10m jackpot waiting at the end of the series. Derek Clements looks ahead to what we can expect. read more ...


Fitzpatrick Secures Ryder Cup Place with Donald Seeking a Wildcard

It was a crucial weekend for Darren Clarke, with Matthew Fitzpatrick securing his place as one of Europe's nine automatic qualifiers for Hazeltine, while Luke Donald pushed himself into the Ryder Cup conversation. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the last regular PGA Tour event of the season, with the FedEx Cup Playoffs starting next week at the Barclays. Players are jostling for position and crucial Ryder Cup points. Derek Clements looks ahead to an historic tournament. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's down to the final two events for European Ryder Cup qualification. Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan are in the Czech Republic this week to make their case to Darren Clarke.  read more ...


Golden Olympics for Justin Rose in Rio

Golf made its return to the Olympic Games after 112 years, and it was Justin Rose who contributed to a Super Sunday for Great Britain with a memorable triumph in Rio, fending off Open champion Henrik Stenson for Gold. read more ...


Olympic Games Golf Preview, Picks & Analysis

Golf makes its return to the Olympic Games after 112 years in Rio. It hasn't been a smooth homecoming, but 120 competitors are in place seeking medal glory. Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece. read more ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's not just the Olympics this week, as the PGA Tour makes its annual stop at the John Deere Classic. Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that doesn't feature defending champion Jordan Spieth. read more ...


Knox for Europe and Furyk Makes Tour History

Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a thrilling weekend of golf, which saw Jim Furyk shoot the PGA Tour's first ever 58, with Scotland's Russell Knox securing his second victory of the season at the Travelers Championship. read more ...


Walker strolls to victory in season's final major

Jimmy Walker won his first major at Baltusrol following an assured final round. Jason Day finished 2nd after setting up a grandstand finish with a special final hole.  read more ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Travelers Championship returns for 2016 with low scoring yet again expected. Derek Clements dhares his picks ahead of the tournament. read more ...


Paul Lawrie Matchplay preview, picks & analysis

The Paul Lawrie Match Play returns this week at a new venue. Derek Clements previews the action and share his picks for the tournamnet. read more ...


Update: USPGA set for Monday finish

The leaders never got started on Saturday at the USPGA  and with more bad weather forecast the final major is set for a Monday, maybe Tuesday finish.  read more ...


Ricoh Women's British Open Can Inspire Next Generation

Golfshake's Josh Carr looks ahead to this week's Ricoh Women's British Open at Woburn, which features a strong field and should hopefully be a huge success and inspire the public in attendance. read more ...


US PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the season's final major - the PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey. It's the last chance for Day, Spieth and McIlroy to secure a big title in 2016. Can one of them secure the Wanamaker Trophy? read more ...


It's Vegas Time in Canada as Broadhurst Triumphs at Carnoustie

Derek Clements looks back on the weekend's golf action, including Jonny Vegas' victory at Glen Abbey in Canada, and Paul Broadhurst's hard fought Senior Open Championship victory at Carnoustie. read more ...


Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jason Day makes his return to Canada for the defence of the title he secured 12 months ago. Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that is among the game's most historically significant. read more ...


Greatest Day in the Grandest Championship

The 2016 Open Championship will forever be considered among the finest in history. It was a classic, and for Golfshake's Derek Clements, the duel betweeen Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson was as good as golf can be. read more ...


The Open Championship 2016: Stenson edges Mickleson in epic final day

HENRIK STENSON and Phil Mickelson produced the best finish The Open Championship has seen since Tom Watson beat Jack Nicklaus in 1977 in the Duel in the Sun, with the Swede finally securing his first major. read more ...


The Open Championship 2016 - Day 4 Report

It was a lefty against a righty, Europe against the USA and when push came to shove, Henrik Stenson became the first Swede to win a major championship when he came out on top in an epic battle against Phil Mickelson to become Open Champion. read more ...


The Open Championship 2016 - Day 2 Report

Phil Mickelson remained atop the leaderboard at the end of day two of the Open Championship at Royal Troon after a two under par 69 in testing conditions. read more ...


The Open Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon. Golf's oldest and greatest major returns to the Ayrshire links, with the Claret Jug within touching grasp. Derek Clements looks ahead to this year's showpiece. read more ...


Alex Noren Secures Dream Victory at Castle Stuart

Sweden's Alex Noren claimed the biggest victory of his career at Castle Stuart, landing the Scottish Open title. Derek Clements looks back on a blustery and wet few days in the Highlands. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Takes Advantage of Jason Day Collapse at WGC Bridgestone

Dustin Johnson continued the stunning form that saw him secure his first major championship victory to claim the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back at another brilliant triumph for the American. read more ...


AAM Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Scottish Open returns to the magnificent Castle Stuart in the Highlands, where a strong field as assembled to compete for one of the European Tour's most prestigious titles. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


Open de France Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy leads the field at Le Golf National for the 100th staging of the Open de France. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a special week on the outskirts of Paris. read more ...


WGC Bridgestone Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Akron in Ohio this week, moved over a month earlier due to the Olympic Games. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at Firestone. read more ...


Fairytale Victory at Congressional for Billy Hurley III

Derek Clements reflects on what was an emotional victory at Congressional for Billy Hurley III, a Navy veteran who was ranked 607 in the world, and a tenth European Tour win for Henrik Stenson in Germany. read more ...


Quicken Loans National Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, where Tiger Woods is serving as tournament host as he continues to make a slow recovery from injury. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the BMW International Open on the European Tour, which boasts a strong field as the players build towards the Open Championship at Royal Troon. read more ...


US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, where the best players in the game face arguably the most severe challenge in golf. read more ...


Daniel Berger Edges Out Phil Mickelson To Win In Memphis

23-year-old Daniel Berger managed to overcome a weather delay and a poor start to win the St. Jude Classic, his maiden title on the PGA Tour, seeing off the likes of Phil Mickelson. Derek Clements looks back at the weekend's action. read more ...


Lyoness Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the Lyoness Open in Austria, where Bernd Wiesberger will be hoping to please the home fans by claiming his national title on the European Tour. read more ...


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