Tag: FedEx Cup

Workday Charity Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour arrives at Muirfield Village for the first of two tournaments with the Workday Charity Open, which replaces the John Deere Classic. Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Justin Thoma are among the likely contenders in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


The Many Questions Raised by Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau has been the main talking point in golf for weeks, his radical physical transformation, his stunning power, and his attitude have all generated discussion and controversy. Golfshake's Derek Clements is stunned by what he's acheived, but explains why he doesn't believe the American is good for the game. read more ...


DeChambeau Muscles His Way to Rocket Mortgage Title

Bryson DeChambeau secured his first victory since returning from lockdown, winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three shots after blowing away the field with a final round 65. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this triumph for the American who has dominated the headlines of late. read more ...


Tour Pros Tackle Longest Par 5 in Professional Golf

What's the longest golf hole you have played? Golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour last week discovered the 773 yard par five 13th at TPC Colorado Championship, which unsurprisingly plays over its par. Will Trinkwon compares it to some other monsters. read more ...


15 of the Best Caddies in Golf

For a tour player, a good caddie can be worth three or four shots a round - and maybe more than that. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at just some of the best in business, past and present, those characters who guide the world's best players around major championship venues. read more ...


Why Tiger's Reluctance to Play Could Hurt His Record Chasing

When will we see Tiger Woods play in a professional golf tournament again? Will Trinkwon delves into the 15-time major champion's reduced schedule and questions whether such an approach is best for his chances to surpass records, specifically Sam Snead's PGA Tour win total. read more ...


Rocket Mortgage Preview, Picks & Analysis

The travelling circus of the PGA Tour moves onto Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Several positive COVID-19 tests have cast a shadow over the players, but there is nonetheless an impressive field gathered in the Motor City. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


PGA Tour Finally Gets COVID-19 Message

The PGA Tour's return has been mirred by positive COVID-19 tests, the latest being South Africa's Dylan Frittelli. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the circuit, its leader Jay Monahan, and the players, have learned their lesson, with stricter protocols and greater awareness displayed. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Secures 21st PGA Tour Victory at Travelers

Dustin Johnson made it 13 consecutive seasons of winning events on the PGA Tour, following a hard-fought victory at the Travelers Championship, making it title number 21 for the American. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on his latest success for the former world number one. read more ...


Positive COVID-19 Test is Wake-up Call for PGA Tour

The PGA Tour's return at Colonial and Harbour Town has been entertaining, but the inevitable became a reality when Nick Watney was revealed to be the first golfer to test positive for COVID-19. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this is a wake-up call for the players, who have been visibly relaxed with regards to social distancing. read more ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, where yet another stellar field has assembled. Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson and Justin Rose will all be battling it out. And Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Why Harbour Town is the Answer

Whatever the question, Habour Town Golf Links is the answer. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this venerable Pete Dye layout is the antidote to the one-dimensional long hitting game that we see routinely on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Webb Simpson Produces Stunning Finish to Win Thriller at Habour Town

It was yet another extraordinary day on the PGA Tour, Webb Simpson carded a bogey-free 64, including five birdies in the final seven holes, to shot a record tournament score and win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town in the fading light, beating a congested leaderboard that included Tyrrell Hatton and Abraham Ancer. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thriller. read more ...


Golf Quiz #7 - How Much Do You Know About Phil Mickelson?

In a career littered with milestones, Phil Mickelson has now reached another, turning 50. The five-time major champion has spent nearly 30 years winning on the PGA Tour, becoming one of the most popular and charismatic golfers of his era. Celebrating everything that he has achieved - and testing your knowledge in the process - here is our latest quiz, focused specifically on Lefty himself. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

The RBC Heritage returns to the magnificent Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island boasting its strongest field in years as the PGA Tour’s resumption without fans continues. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most popular events on the schedule, which this year includes 114 tour winners vying for the title. read more ...


Live Golf is Back - And It's Nothing Like We've Seen Before

The PGA Tour returned after three months, but how did the unique circumstances of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial translate on TV? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the week and shares his thoughts on the broadcast, how the event looked, and what the near future holds. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Has Transformed - But Can It Last

PGA Tour star Bryson DeChambeau has physically transformed in recent months, gaining an extraordinary amount of weight and muscle that has seen his driving distance increase dramatically. Will Trinkwon is impressed by the American's effort and dedication, but worries that it may not be sustainable and lead to lasting damage. read more ...


Comeback Kid Daniel Berger Crowns PGA Tour Return With Emotional Victory

Following 91 days away, the return of the PGA Tour saw a thrilling finish to the Charles Schwab Challenge with Daniel Berger claiming the title in a playoff with Collin Morikawa. And so he goes into the history books as the man who won the first tournament back at Colonial. read more ...


Harold Varner Emerges as Voice to be Heard as Golf Tackles Racism

At times of crisis, leaders emerge. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to global protests and the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement. We look at what has happened through the eyes of the golf world - specifically PGA Tour star Harold Varner III, whose voice has been heard loudest. read more ...


Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour is back with an exceptionally strong field at Colonial Country Club in Texas, where the likes of Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas will be competing in unique circumstances without fans in attendance, but with millions set to watch on TV. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is set to be a historic tournament. read more ...


The Best Players in History at Colonial Country Club

Colonial Country Club is among the most revered venues on the PGA Tour, crowning many of the greats through the years. We take a look back at some of the best players in the history of the event, including Ben Hogan, who made this course his home. read more ...


How Kevin Na Learnt to Pull the Trigger

With the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial marking the return of live action on the PGA Tour, we look back at last year’s tournament, which was won by American Kevin Na, specifically at his journey from struggles to become a regular winner. read more ...


Can You Remember Who Leads the FedEx Cup Standings?

It has been a long time since we last saw any live action on the PGA Tour so, as we prepare to get going again, Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the FedEx Cup Standings for this season, which players are flying high, and who will be hoping to see improved form following the resumption of tournaments. read more ...


A Little Reminder of What We Have All Been Missing on the PGA Tour

Since The Players Championship was cancelled after one round in March, the PGA Tour has been in hiatus, but now the circuit returns at Colonial. Considering the break in the schedule, you could be forgiven for forgetting what happened before. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the season to date. read more ...


Safety First for PGA Tour Golf Like You Have Never Seen it Before

Following months in lockdown, the PGA Tour is back on June 11, with the Charles Schwab Challenge being staged at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. And it will be tournament golf like we have not seen before, with no spectators in attendance and a huge raft of measures being introduced to ensure the safety of everybody involved. read more ...


8 Reasons Why The Match 2 Was a Success

Raising millions for COVID-19 relief efforts, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson reunited for a charitable sequel to The Match, joined by NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, which could have been drowned out by the heavy rainfall, but the players were nonetheless able to provide a spectacle that many viewers found thoroughly entertaining, surpassing expectations. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook shares his thoughts on why the event was a success. read more ...


The Match II Preview

Following last weekend's TaylorMade Driving Relief at Seminole, live golf is back on our screens again this Sunday at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, which hosts The Match: Champions for Charity, featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson competing with NFL legends Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, both keen golfers. read more ...


McIlroy and Johnson Take the Honours - But Good Causes Are the Real Winners

Televised golf made its return on Sunday, raising millions for COVID-19 relief work in America, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson taking on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins game at Seminole Golf Club. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the event, reflecing on what we saw. read more ...


Big Guns Are Back in Action for Great Causes - And We Should be Watching

Live golf returns to our screens on Sunday when Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy take on Matthew Wolff and Rickie Fowler in the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match at Seminole Golf Club in Florida in aid of Covid-19 relief efforts. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and explains why you should be watching. read more ...


Charities Will Lose Millions as a Result of Tournaments Being Scrapped

Among the consequences of the present shutdown is the significant impact on the many charities that are supported to the sum of millions each year by professional golf tournaments. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at what these organisations are missing out on. read more ...


The Best Putting Rounds in History

Putting matters greatly, in a variety of contexts. It's often the first introduction we have to golf, it can be the most tantalising of challenges, offering the most pressured situations, and has defined some truly unforgettable moments. However, what are the greatest examples of putting? We delved realm of tour statistics to uncover prime examples of mastery on the greens. read more ...


Are We Ready For Tournament Golf Without Spectators?

Despite many doubting whether it's a realistic ambition, the PGA Tour is poised to return in June, but crucially without spectators in attendance. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes this has come too soon and that normality can't be expected. read more ...


McIlroy Licking His Lips at Prospect of Masters in November

Rory McIlroy says that he is looking forward to The Masters being played in November. He knows conditions will be very different and believes it being staged later in the year will work to his advantage. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's optimistic mood. read more ...


The 2020 Masters Postponed

As worldwide reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic deepens, following the announcement from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour that scheduled events- were immediately cancelled, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that the 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at The Players

Attention will be on the main grouping of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka, but could we see an unfancied name surge through the field and shock the favourites at The Players? Here are some of the most likely outside winners. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Players

Rory McIlroy is defending at The Players, but remarkably, no one has successfully retained the trophy. There have been many notable winners through the decades, but will we see a marquee name triumph this time? We take a closer look at several of the key favourites, who are likely contenders in Florida. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to iconic TPC Sawgrass for the defence of his Players Championship title, where he faces the deepest field of the year in the PGA Tour's flagship tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that is always a highlight on the calendar. read more ...


Why Is Tiger Not Playing At Bay Hill?

It has historically been one of his favourite playgrounds, but Tiger Woods is not competing at Bay Hill this week. The 15-time major champion has skipped the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won on eight occasions, underlining that at 44, his schedule will continue be fluid and comparatively light. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

12 months ago, Francesco Molinari was riding the crest of a wave, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but has struggled to find his best form since losing the Masters to Tiger Woods. However, now he's back at Bay Hill, where Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are set to compete. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews an iconic PGA Tour event. read more ...


What Does Tommy Fleetwood Have to Do to Win on American Soil?

Tommy Fleetwood continues to show remarkable consistency worldwide, but he came up just short in securing his maiden PGA Tour victory - a career milestone at the Honda Classic. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, it's only a matter of time until the Englishman triumphs in America. read more ...


Patrick Reed Brushes Aside Critics to Have Last Laugh

Patrick Reed continues to be dogged by controversy, facing comments made by Brooks Koepka and former CBS golf commentator Peter Kostis during the WGC Mexico Championship, placing more attention on accusations of cheating. Nonetheless, as Derek Clements reflects, the American has managed to brush that aside and win. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Having skipped the WGC in Mexico, Brooks Koepka is playing in the Honda Classic in search of his best form ahead of the Masters, but he faces a formidable field that includes Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


A Star is Born as Viktor Hovland Claims First PGA Tour Title

Norway's Viktor Hovland showcased why he's a rising star in the game by winning the Puerto Rico Open in thrilling fashion, raising the possibility that the former U.S. Amateur champion could be a contender for Padraig Harrington's Ryder Cup Team. Derek Clements explains why the 22-year-old is so highly rated. read more ...


Adam Scott Ends American Title Drought in Style at Riviera

Former world number one Adam Scott became the third Australian to win on the PGA Tour this season when he held off a world-class field to secure the Genesis Invitational at Riviera. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this continued resurgence from the 2013 Masters champion. read more ...