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Slow Play Rules Exist on the PGA Tour

JB Holmes' winning performance at the Genesis Open at Riviera drew widespread criticism due to his pace of play, which has led to debate about what can be done. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, slow play guidlines and rules already exist on the PGA Tour but are not enforced. read more ...


What Has Happened to Jordan Spieth?

Jordan Spieth has shown flashes of his best form, but has struggled during the weekends, most recently shooting 81 at Riviera. It's a worrying trend, but what is behind it? Journalist Josh Lees takes a closer look at the facts. read more ...


Players Like JB Holmes Are Killing Golf

JB Holmes won the Genesis Open at Riviera, but the main talking point emerging was the pace of his play, which contributed to the final group taking two hours and 45 minutes to play nine holes. Golfshake's Derek Clements is scathing about Holmes and other slow play offenders on tour, declaring that action is needed otherwise golf will become unwatchable. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Resurgent veteran Phil Mickelson defends the first World Golf Championship of the year in Mexico at Chapultepec Golf Club, which is a venue that has delivered exciting finishes in recent years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the biggest event of the season to date. read more ...


10 Best PGA Tour Events to Watch

There so many tournaments on TV, but some do stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons. Excluding the Majors and World Golf Championships, Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has picked out ten tournaments from the game’s most lucrative tour that he always looks forward to. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Career By Numbers

Approaching his 30th birthday, Rory McIlroy has now been a professional for over a decade. We delved into the numbers to review Rory's key statistics on the PGA Tour since his first season, to see what has changed, where he stands, and how that has correlated with success. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to revered Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, where an impressive field has gathered. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and Tiger Woods are just some of the names in attendance. How good is that? Golfshake's Derek Clements tells you more about it. read more ...


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

Dustin Johnson has jetted back across to the United States for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he joins a field that includes Tommy Fleetwood and Phil Mickelson. It's a unique event in striking surrounds, and will showcase the famous course before June's US Open. read more ...


Holes in One on the 16th Hole at the Phoenix Open

The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open is a unique, atmospheric and raucus setting, placing added pressure on the players, but it's a scene that has been electrified by holes-in-one through the years. We take a look back at them. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Loud and brash, there is nothing else in golf quite like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where hundreds of thousands of spectators will create a lively atmosphere. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that features names like Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods will make his first appearance of the year, alongside a field that includes Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a blockbuster event. read more ...


Tour Rookie Adam Long Upsets Mickelson to Secure Life Changing Victory

Attention was on Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin as they battled for the Desert Classic title, but it was rookie Adam Long who held his nerve under the pressure to shock the favourites at claim an unexpected and life changing victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a remarkable triumph. read more ...


Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm is back to defend the Desert Classic - the old Bob Hope tournament - on the PGA Tour, as he embarks on the next stage of what he hopes to be a spectacular year, while veteran Phil Mickelson will be hoping that his golf makes the headlines in California. Derek Clements looks ahead to an event with considerable history. read more ...


All of a Sudden Matt Kuchar Can't Stop Winning Again

Matt Kuchar has continued his resurgence in form after securing his second victory of the PGA Tour season at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this triumph and the 40-year-old's ambitions going forward. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open, where Patton Kizzire defends the title. Former champion Justin Thomas is playing, as is three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, who is seeking an improved year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Brilliant Schauffele Wins in Hawaii but it's More Sunday Disappointment for Rory

Xander Schauffele shot a remarkable final round of 62 to pip Gary Woodland to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Hawaii, but it was a disappointing Sunday for Rory McIlroy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the first event of the year. read more ...


Titleist to Sponsor PGA Tour Coverage on Sky Sports Golf in 2019

The PGA Tour has just resumed for 2019 on Sky Sports Golf, ushering a fresh era of sponsorship from Titleist, who have backed the channel's coverage of those regular season tournaments and the prestigious World Golf Championships. read more ...


10 Players to Watch on the PGA Tour in 2019

What can we expect to witness on the PGA Tour in 2019? The likes of Cameron Champ have offered a glimpse into the future, while veterans and established names will looking for better times. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten players to follow. read more ...


10 of the Best from the PGA Tour in 2018

It was quite a season on the PGA Tour. From the comeback of Tiger Woods, the major dominance of Brooks Koepka, and the continued success of Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the best from the past year. read more ...


Emotional Charles Howell Secures First Title in 11 Years

IF Danny Willett thought that his 31-month wait for a victory was excruciating, then he might want to spare a thought for Charles Howell III, whose triumph at the RSM Classic at Sea Island was his first in 11 years. Derek Clements reports on another memorable and inspiring story in professional golf. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to beautiful Sea Island for the RSM Classic, which is the last event on the schedule this year. Austin Cook defends the title, but this is a great chance for lesser known names to secure an early season victory. read more ...


Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads down south to Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, with Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler in the field looking to secure their first victories of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses their chances. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Patrick Cantlay is defending his title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with Jordan Spieth making a notable appearance in the field as he looks to secure his first victory of the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Finau Pipped at the Post by Schauffele in China as Champ Secures First Win

Impressive Xander Schauffele held off Tony Finau to win the WGC HSBC Champions in China, while widely touted Cameron Champ lived up to his name by securing his maiden PGA Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on an impressive weekend for American players. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The world's elite golfers are in China for the World Golf Championship, but the regular PGA Tour returns to America for the Sanderson Farms Championship, where Ryan Armour defends, as several names are looking to reboot their careers in the early season.  read more ...


Koepka on Top of the World after Victory in Korea

Brooks Koepka capped an unbelievable season when he recorded a final round of 64 to win the CJ Cup in South Korea - in the process, he became the new World No 1. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest stunning achievement from the American. read more ...


Johnny Miller to Hand Over the Microphone to Paul Azinger

Johnny Miller, the two-time major champion who redefined golf commentary on American television, is to retire early next year, and is expected to be replaced by Paul Azinger. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this ending of an era. read more ...


CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Preview, Picks & Analysis

A stellar field assembles in South Korea for the $9.5m CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, where Justin Thomas will be defending his title. It is only the second staging of the tournament and features an elite field of 78, with no halfway cut, including the likes of Brooks Koepka and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to it. read more ...


CIMB Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour has headed overseas for the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Justin Thomas has won this event twice, and his back looking for a third triumph after his impressive display at the Ryder Cup. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the limited field event. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Believe it or not, the new PGA Tour season begins this week at the Safeway Open. Brendan Steele has won this event during the past two years, and will be hoping to complete a unique treble. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the 2018/19 opener. read more ...


Tiger Completes Fairytale Comeback with Victory in Tour Championship

Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest individual comebacks in sport when he produced a final round of 71 to win The Tour Championship at East Lake, his first victory in five years and surely the most satisfying of his remarkable career. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an incredible weekend. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour and FedEx Cup reaches its conclusion at the Tour Championship, with Bryson DeChambeau heading the race for the incredible $10m prize, but knowing that victory at East Lake is the only guarantee of success. Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau also have their fate in their own hands. read more ...


Justin Rose Misses Out on Title But is on Top of the World

Justin Rose lost the BMW Championship after a playoff with Keegan Bradley but still did enough to overtake Dustin Johnson at the top of the world rankings. The Englishman also moved up to second place in the FedEx rankings with just the Tour Championship to come. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs are beginning to get serious, with the leading 70 players in the standings heading to the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club. Bryson DeChambeau is looking to continue his amazing run of form, but an elite field will be hoping to claim a victory of their own. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the third Playoff. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Continues Extraordinary Run of Form in FedEx Cup Playoffs

Bryson DeChambeau continued his extraordinary run of form by winning his second successive FedEx Cup event and tightening his grip at the top of the playoff standings with Ryder Cup wild card picks looming. read more ...


Statistical Performance Leaders on the PGA Tour

Incredibly, the regular PGA Tour season has been completed, and the FedEx Cup Playoffs are under way. We have taken a look at the main statistical categories on the PGA Tour this yearand identified the players who are leading the way. read more ...


Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin with the Northern Trust as the leading golfers on the PGA Tour enter the lucrative final series of events, leading to the Tour Championship and the $10m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this week, and the players hoping to make a significant run for the prize. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview & Picks

Henrik Stenson defends the title at the Wyndham Championship, the final regular PGA Tour event of the season, before the FedEx Cup Playoffs get under way. There are Ryder Cup implications too. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the tournament from Greensboro. read more ...


Justin Thomas Cruises to Victory at Firestone

Justin Thomas warmed up for his defence at the PGA Championship by winning the final WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, completing an assured and comfortable performance to finish four ahead of the field. Derek Clements has the recap. read more ...


Smylie Kaufman Ends Toughest 18 Months of his Golf Life

Smylie Kaufman was among the new crop of gifted young Americans, winning on the PGA Tour at the age of 23 and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, but after enduring the most difficult of seasons, he has taken a step back due to injury. read more ...


Tiger's Incredible Record at Firestone

The WGC Bridgestone Invitational is being held at Firestone Country Club for a final time, with eight-time winner Tiger Woods part of the field. We take a look back at his victories at the venue dating back to 1999. read more ...


Ranking Dustin Johnson's Career To Date

The Canadian Open was Dustin Johnson's 19th on the PGA Tour, placing him with exulted company. The world number one has achieved much to date, perhaps more than most realise. We look at where his record to date stands with the biggest names. read more ...


Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following a missed cut at the Open Championship, Dustin Johnson has headed back across the Atlantic to compete in the Canadian Open, one of the PGA Tour's most historic events. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his Preview & Picks. read more ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the PGA Tour's last stop before the Open Championship, and Bryson DeChambeau defends his title at the John Deere Classic. The unique American is coming of age on the circuit, and is becoming among the most likely winners in the world. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Greenbrier Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Phil Mickelson is a late entry into the Greenbrier Classic, and will be hoping to find some form ahead of his upcoming fortnight in Scotland, highlighted by the Open at Carnoustie. Bubba Watson is also a threat. Derek Clements picks out the likely contenders. read more ...


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