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Tag: FedEx Cup

RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Webb Simpson returns to the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links to defend the RBC Heritage title he won last year, denying Mexico’s Abraham Ancer his maiden PGA Tour victory by a single shot, with the likes of Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick hoping to succeed this week. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Grateful After First PGA Tour Win Since 2017

HE’S BACK! After 1,351 days and 83 starts on the PGA Tour since his last victory, Jordan Spieth has won a golf tournament again. And he has done so on the eve of The Masters, the event he loves more than any. read more ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Valero Texas Open is back on the PGA Tour schedule and it represents the last chance for a player to secure their invitation to the Masters, with Rickie Fowler among those looking in from the outside. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy will be praying for an upturn in his fortunes when he tees it up with the other 63 best golfers in the world at the always intriguing WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. This event features 16 groups of four players competing in a round-robin format, with the winners of each group going through to the knockout stages. read more ...


A Tournament Too Far For Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood has enjoyed a dream spell on the PGA Tour. He may not have managed to win a trophy and he may have failed to make the cut at the Honda Classic, but with his 48th birthday looming he is back in the top 20 in the world rankings and will be teeing it up for Europe in the Ryder Cup in September. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sungjae Im is a machine. He famously plays week in, week out, churning out top-10 finishes for fun. And it came as no surprise when he won The Honda Classic last year, beating Mackenzie Hughes and Tommy Fleetwood. Now, he's back at PGA National and looking to successful defend at a fierce venue. read more ...


Lee Westwood Enjoys Special Trip After Players Championship

Life is rather good for Lee Westwood at the moment, and it's not bad for those around him either. Speaking after finishing second at The Players Championship, the Englishman revealed that before competing in this week's Honda Classic, he would be spending two days at Augusta National with his son, Sam. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Where Does Rory McIlroy Go Next

Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the struggles of Rory McIlroy, mental health concerns among greenkeepers, the continuing slide of Phil Mickelson, and new events that are set to be a popular addition for golfers in the UK this year. read more ...


Justin Thomas Produces Brilliant Display to Triumph at Sawgrass

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Justin Thomas completed an emotional victory at The Players Championship and fought back the tears as he dedicated the victory to his grandfather Paul, who recently passed away, finishing with a 68 to pip 54-hole leader Lee Westwood by a shot. read more ...


What It's Like To Play TPC Sawgrass

The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has been the iconic home of The Players Championship since 1982, but what is it like to play, especially for an average golfer? Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken had the opportunity to experience this famous layour for himself in 2018. Three years on, he has reflected on that magical day. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Brooks Koepka's Injury Woes Reapper

Reflecting on the past week in golf, Derek Clements questions the sense of limited field events, comments on a new injury concern for Brooks Koepka, the transformation of Christina Kim, and the membership woes at the iconic Wentworth Golf Club. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year's event was famously abandoned after one round, but now the strongest field of the season will assemble at TPC Sawgrass for The Players Championship, with Rory McIlroy returning to defend the title he won in 2019. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most iconic tournaments in the game. read more ...


DeChambeau Denies Westwood Glory in Bay Hill Thriller

Lee Westwood failed in his bid to become the oldest foreign winner on the PGA Tour for more than 40 years but he did so in the most glorious fashion as he succumbed to the incredible power hitting of Bryson DeChambeau at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Praises Tyrrell Hatton

Describing him as a "competitor", three-time major winner Jordan Spieth has been speaking to the PGA Tour about the similarities he sees between himself and Tyrrell Hatton, praising the Englishman for his stunning form that has seen him break into the world's top five. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Life Slowly Returns to Normal on Tour

Presenting his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements describes the contrasting fortunes of two English golf courses, the struggles of one of the game's brightest young talents, and how a return of fans is a sign that life is slowly returning to normal on tour. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

12 months after claiming his first victory on the PGA Tour, Tyrrell Hatton is back at Bay Hill to defend the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the likes of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy will be looking to mount a challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


New Putting Stroke Helps Collin Morikawa to Secure WGC Title

If Collin Morikawa has a perceived weakness it is on and around the greens, but the 24-year-old US PGA champion put that argument to bed with a three-shot victory at the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession in Florida. read more ...


Tiger Woods Recovering Following Major Surgery After Car Crash

Tiger Woods was said to be awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room following major surgery after the horrendous single-car accident that almost took his life on Tuesday. read more ...


Tony Finau Sees Positives After Latest Near Miss

At Riviera, Tony Finau experienced the latest of many narrow losses, as he seeks the second PGA Tour title that is the least his prodigious ability merits. However, the popular American is seeing the positive side as he continues to play well and knock on the door. read more ...


Max Homa Secures Dream Victory at Riviera

It was a dramatic, Hollywood-style finish at Riviera, as local favourite Max Homa eventually overcame the challenge of Tony Finau, in a finale that saw a range of twists and turns. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable event from an iconic venue. read more ...


Permitting Distance Measuring Devices in Majors is Backwards Step

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, reflecting on the news that the PGA of America will permit the use of distance measuring devices in its majors, and comments on the imminent return of a legend. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Iconic Riviera once again hosts the Genesis Open, where Adam Scott is the defending champion, but the Australian faces a formidable challenge from Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the great tournaments on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Daniel Berger Finishes With Eagle to Win at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth's search for a first victory since the 2017 Open Championship goes on. The American led the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by two shots after three rounds but he came up short for the second week running as Daniel Berger eagled the 18th to snatch a dramatic two-shot win from Maverick McNealy. read more ...


Is Jordan Spieth Really on the Comeback Trail?

Jordan Spieth generated considerable excitement with his performance at the Phoenix Open, especially his third round of 61, his best result for some time. But was this a one-off or the sign of a genuine comeback? Golfshake's Derek Clements notes how frailties remain within the American. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Great Distance Debate

It's been a busy and often controversial week of headlines in golf; and in his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements takes a closer look at the great distance debate, the European Tour in Saudi Arabia, and a welcome return to form from Justin Rose. read more ...


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

The PGA Tour heads to Pebble Beach, but this time, there will be no amateurs in the field. The field includes Paul Casey, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from a truly iconic venue. read more ...


Marc Leishman Rediscovers His Mojo

Marc Leishman is a throwback to a bygone era, a player who likes to shape shots in both directions. He thrives in the wind, able to hit the ball high and low at will, but he had struggled when the game returned from the shutdown last year. Until now - the Australian is back. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Repeats Support For Bifurcation in Golf

The Distance Insights Update revealed this week by The R&A and USGA drew a wide range of responses, but it was Rory McIlroy whose passionate comments drew most attention. However, what was somewhat lost in the explosive noise was the Northern Irishman's repeated support for so-called 'bifurcation' of equipment rules, meaning different regulations for professionals and everyday amateurs. read more ...


Patrick Reed Comes Under the Microscope Again

Patrick Reed's victory at Torrey Pines was among the most impressive of his career, but it was mirred in controversy. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at why the American's integrity and his relationship with the rules of the game were once again called into question. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Somewhat quieter this year, the Phoenix Open will be a different animal without the record crowds who pack the course, but the likes of Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas will be hoping to make noise of their own and secure the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Pick & Analysis

Marc Leishman returns to Torrey Pines for the defence of his Farmers Insurance Open title, where Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka will be among those looking for success at a venue that will also host the U.S. Open in June. read more ...


View From The Fairway - What Has Gone Wrong With Jordan Spieth

Taking a closer look at several key topics in the game, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the importance of golfers being able to laugh at themselves, the continuing struggles of Jordan Spieth, and an upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am without the Pro-Am bit. read more ...


Chris Kirk's Inspiring Story of Recovery

There was a story of redemption at the Sony Open. The headlines may have been made by Kevin Na as he secured his fifth PGA Tour victory, but the feel-good story centred around Chris Kirk. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains. read more ...


The American Express Preview, Picks & Analysis

A strong field at The American Express includes Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay and Matthew Wolff. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Na Snatches Victory to Keep Ryder Cup Dream Alive

Kevin Na nearly withdrew from the Sony Open in Hawaii when he felt pain in his ribs on Wednesday, but he made it to the first tee and ultimately holed a birdie putt on the last to secure his fifth PGA Tour success, raising hopes of a potential Ryder Cup debut. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Talented Australian Cameron Smith defends his Sony Open title in Hawaii as the PGA Tour presents its first full-field event of 2021, where the likes of Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa and Abraham Ancer will provide a formidable challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament. read more ...


Harris English Triumphs at The Tournament of Champions

In the first event of 2021, Harris English claimed his third PGA Tour title in a playoff over Joaquin Niemann at the Plantation Course at Kapalua to secure the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Reflecting on the PGA Tour's Fall Season

Viktor Hovland’s 12-foot birdie putt to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic brought the curtain down on the PGA Tour’s Fall Season, which covered Bryson DeChambeau winning the US Open and Dustin Johnson dominating the Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on what we've seen in recent months. read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview

Greg Norman hosts the QBE Shootout, which features 12 pairings in a popular team event. Included within the field are 16 of the top 50 players in the world, led by Daniel Berger, U.S. Open runner-up Matthew Wolff, Tony Finau, and Louis Oosthuizen, a first-time participant. read more ...


Sensational Hovland Wins Second PGA Tour Title

The hugely impressive Viktor Hovland hit a nine iron to 12 feet to birdie the final hole and secure the Mayakoba Classic, his second PGA Tour title, by one shot from Aaron Wise at El Camaleon GC, carding a Sunday six-under 65 – including three birdies in his final six holes – to finish the tournament on 20-under. read more ...


Mayakoba Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Home player Abraham Ancer will be desperate to finally secure his maiden victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, but he faces a stiff challenge from major champions Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, who are both looking to end their year on the PGA Tour in style. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Wilco Nienaber is a Future Star

Golfshake's Derek Clements believes he may have seen the future in this week's View From The Fairway in the shape of 20-year-old South African golfer Wilco Nienaber. Derek also has some reflections from the Masters and what those stories mean for the game going forward. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

A strong field that includes Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Jason Day has assembled at the majestic Sea Island for the RSM Classic, where Tyler Duncan is the defending champion. We look ahead to what is always a competitive event in a beautiful part of the United States. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Masters Won't Be The Same

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, explaining why he doesn't feel his usual enthusiasm for the Masters, while taking aim at new government restrictions on golf in England, and wondering what has happened to Francesco Molinari. read more ...


Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Before the Masters, the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson are in the field at the Houston Open, where 2,000 spectators will be in attendance each day. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the final event before the world's best drive down Magnolia Lane. read more ...



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