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The Players Championship Should not be Regarded as a Major Test

The Players Championship is among the most prestigious events on tour, and questions have consistently been asked about whether it should be regarded as a major. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe so, and the reasons for that start with TPC Sawgrass itself. read more ...


Remembering 16-year-old Jordan Spieth's Debut at Byron Nelson

Reigning Open champion, Jordan Spieth made his debut on the PGA Tour aged 16 at the Byron Nelson in 2010. Contending that week, and leaving a major impression, Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the beginning of Spieth's legend. read more ...


Justin Thomas Replaces DJ as World Number One

There were two winners at TPC Sawgrass at the weekend. One of them was, of course, Webb Simpson, who won the Players Championship by four shots, beating a world-class field in the process. The other is Justin Thomas, who finally achieved the World No. 1 status. read more ...


Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Billy Horschel is defending the title at the historic Byron Nelson on the PGA Tour, but the likes of Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar will provide a strong challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club. read more ...


Webb Simpson Dominates Players Championship at Sawgrass

Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson produced a superb and dominant performance to triumph at TPC Sawgras, winning the Players Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the main talking points of the week. read more ...


The Shropshire Scot Who Conquered Sawgrass

Among many achievements, Sandy Lyle was the first European and remains the only British golfer to have won The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the legacy of the Shropshire Scot who conquered the golf world. read more ...


Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Players Championship is one of the prestigious events in the game - with arguably the strongest field of the year - and is played on the now iconic TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what has the potential to be a highlight of the year. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA  Tour heads to Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo Championsip, where Rory McIlroy will be hoping to rebound from the Masters at a favoured venue. Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed are also in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be an exciting week. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Zurich Classic is a unique event that features teams, and there are some striking partnerships, including Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia & Rafa Cabrera Bello, and Jordan Spieth & Ryan Palmer. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks for the Europeans to dominate. read more ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to the Lone Star State for the Valero Texas Open, where former Masters champion Sergio Garcia is among the field and looking to bounce back from his disappointing defence at Augusta. Derek Clements has the Preview, and picks out a young American to watch. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the Masters still fresh in our minds, the PGA Tour heads to the iconic Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage. Incredibly, Luke Donald is looking to secure a triumph Hilton Head, after five runner-up finishes. Here is Golfshake's Derek Clements with the Preview and Picks. read more ...


Postman Poulter Delivers Unlikeliest of Wins to Book Augusta Place

Ian Poulter needed a victory at the Houston Open to secure the last spot into the Masters, and the Postman delivered. Recovering from a poor start, the Englishman produced a stunning win to complete an incredible story. Derek Clements recaps an extraordinary finish. read more ...


Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Masters is just around the corner, and the PGA Tour is stopping at Houston, where Russell Henley defends the title. Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson are among the impressive field. Golfshake's Derek Clements has the Preview. read more ...


McIlroy Produces Grandstand Finish to Triumph at Bay Hill

It was an epic final day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with Rory McIlroy producing a spectacular finish to silence the doubters and secure a breathtaking first victory since 2016, as Tiger Woods again threatened to mark his return with a title. read more ...


It's Only a Matter of Time Before Tiger Wins Again

For years, it had seemed unlikely, but Tiger Woods is back contending in golf tournaments. Coming just short at the Valspar Championship, the 14-time major champion's comeback is progressing tremendously, and Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that his next victory is coming soon. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Arnold Palmer would be proud of the field that has assembled at Bay Hill. Tiger Woods is back at one of his favourite venues, but faces a strong field that includes Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Bubba Watson.  read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jordan Spieth is looking for a return to his best form at the Valspar Championship, as Tiger Woods makes another appearance as he builds towards the Masters, which is just a few weeks ago. Derek Clements Previews what should be an intriguing tournament. read more ...


Tiger Needs to Improve as Justin Thomas Criticises Unruly Fans

Bubba Watson won the Genesis Open, but there were plenty of talking points from Riviera. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the comeback of Tiger Woods, who missed the cut, and comments made by Justin Thomas, criticising the behaviour of unruly fans. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Palm Beach Gardens for the start of its Florida Swing. PGA National is the stage, with Rickie Fowler defending the title against a field that includes Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods is also playing, as his comeback gathers pace ahead of the Masters. read more ...


The Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods continues his comeback at Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, but he faces a stern task in a field that includes Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a memorable week on one of the PGA Tour's classic venues. read more ...


The PGA Tour Must Take Action Against Six Hour Rounds

Recently, J.B. Holmes found himself in a slow play controversy at the Farmers Insurance Open. This has reignited the debate on the time it takes for rounds to be completed on tour - sometimes six hours - and Golfshake's Derek Clements is calling for the PGA Tour to take significant action. read more ...


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

The PGA Tour heads to the spectacular Monteray Peninsula for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Jordan Spieth is the defending champion, and will be competing alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, who is making his start of the year in the United States. read more ...


Memorable Moments on the 16th Hole at TPC Scottsdale

The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open is an extraordinary sight. We take a look back at some of the most memorable moments (or incidents) to have occurred. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

IT’S the biggest, noisiest tournament on the planet and the players either love it or hate. Yes, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is back, with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama bidding to win the title for the third successive year. read more ...


Jason Day Overcomes Alex Noren in Marathon Playoff at Torrey Pines

Jason Day proved that class is permanent when he put a miserable 2017 season behind him and came through a gruelling playoff to defeat Alex Noren and land the Farmers Insurance Open. read more ...


Tiger Generation Has Taken Over in Golf

Golf is becoming increasingly dominated by players in their 20s, a generation who grew up when Tiger Woods was at his peak. Derek Clements takes a closer look at this 'Tiger Generation' and the success they are having on tour. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Torrey Pines is a very special place, not least because it is where Tiger Woods won the last of his 14 major titles, the US Open, 10 years ago. It is also the home of the Farmers Insurance Open, a tournament that Woods has won seven times. How fitting then that it should also be the venue for his latest, much-awaited comeback. read more ...


Mickelson Still Talking a Good Game

Phil Mickelson is making his first appearance of 2018 at the Career Builder Challenge on the PGA Tour, and the American legend has major and Ryder Cup ambitions for this year, despite approaching his 48th birthday. read more ...


Career Builder Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to California for the Career Builder Challenge - formerly the Bob Hope Classic - where Hudson Swafford is defending the title against the likes of Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, and Phil Mickelson. Golfshake's Derek Clements has the Preview. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas' magical 2017 began with success in Hawaii, and he returns to the defend his Sony Open title. It's the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour, and Golfshake's Derek Clements expects it to be a compelling affair. read more ...


Dominant Dustin Johnson Blows Field Away at Kapalua

Dustin Johnson put the memory of his final-round collapse at the HSBC Champions in China well and truly behind him as he romped to an eight-shot victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The world number one produced a superb final round of 65 for a 72-hole total of 268, 24 under par as he recorded his 17th PGA Tour victory. read more ...


Best Shots on the PGA Tour in 2017

The PGA Tour returns to our television screens for 2018 at the Tournament of Champions played in the breathtaking surrounds of Kapalua in Hawaii, so it's a fitting time to reflect on some of the great moments created by the game's finest golfers last year. read more ...


Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour awakens from its brief winter hibernation with the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Johnson, Spieth, Thomas, and Fowler are all in place. Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always an enjoyable week. read more ...


Most Ridiculous Moments on the PGA Tour in 2017

Beginning in October and ending during the following September, it's a long season on the PGA Tour. From the Majors to FedEx Cup and World Golf Championships, there is a lot to unpack. Much of the brilliance of the likes of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth will be remembered for years to come, but we also witnessed some bizarre and surreal moments. read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview

A select group of 24 professionals arrive at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, southwest Florida with their wheelbarrows in tow to collect a nice little bit of end-of-season Christmas spending money at the QBE Shootout, hosted by Greg Norman. Incredibly, $3.3m will be up for grabs. read more ...


Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

There is only one story in town this week - the comeback of a certain Tiger Woods at his own tournament, the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a compelling event as the 14-time major champion begins his latest return to golf. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Sea Island for the RSM Classic, which is hosted by Davis Love III. Always a popular week with the players, Derek Clements fancies Open Championship runner-up Matt Kuchar to have a strong performance in Georgia. read more ...


OHL Classic at Mayakoba Preview, Picks & Analysis

Pat Perez returns to Mexico for his defence of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. There's a formidable challenge ahead, however, with the likes of Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson and Patrick Reed in the field. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin is like no other tournament on the PGA Tour. It is a week when the world's leading golfers put their own interests to one side and turn the focus on children who, in many instances, are fighting for their very lives. read more ...


CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour travels to South Korea for the first time with the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. It will feature a field of 78 players, with no 36-hole cut, and the prize fund is a massive $9.25m - only the majors, The Players Championship and the four WGC's boast bigger purses. read more ...


CIMB Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas returns to defend the CIMB Classic. It was the victory that propelled him to an extraordinary year, and the young American will be hoping to continue that remarkable success this season on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Despite having just ended a fortnight ago, the PGA Tour begins its 2017/2018 season at the Safeway Open, which is an opportunity for players to begin their long campaign with a victory. Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #16 FedEx Cup, British Masters & Urban Golf

Host Kieran Clark discusses the 2017 FedEx Cup, the European Tour's British Masters and this week's Podcast features an interview by Owen Davies with James Day of Urban Golf in London. read more ...


Justin Thomas Completes Incredible Year with FedEx Cup Triumph

Justin Thomas completed a sensational and already lucrative season by unlocking the $10m cash box of the FedEx Cup after pipping Jordan Spieth in the rankings, as fellow young American Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship to secure his second victory on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

And then there were 30. The PGA Tour season reaches its climax with the Tour Championship at East Lake, with the top 30 golfers playing for massive financial rewards and, at the end of it all, somebody walking away with the FedEx Cup and a tasty little bonus of $10m. read more ...


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