Tag: FedEx Cup

Zozo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods returns to action for his defence of the Zozo Championship, but the legendary American faces a star-studded field at Sherwood Country Club, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Adrian Otaegui Wins in Scotland With Final Round of 63

Adrian Otaegui, of Spain, who began the week with a spectacular round of 62, won the inaugural Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews by four shots from England’s Matt Wallace, while over on the PGA Tour, it was finally Jason Kokrak's time, shooting 64 to win the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek thanks to a magnificent performance on the greens. read more ...


COVID Reality Check for PGA Tour Before The Masters

Dustin Johnson's positive test for COVID-19 brings home for PGA Tour players just how perilous these times are, especially with The Masters near. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it should lead to a reassessment from both golfers and organisers as the game continues to best navigate through the pandemic. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Dustin Johnson has become the highest-profile golfer to test positive for COVID-19, forcing his withdrawal from this week's CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. And they don't really come much higher profile than the sport's World No 1. read more ...


CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas heads a star-studded cast as he defends his title at the CJ Cup. Joining him in the field will be FedExCup champion Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy. They will be joined by Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Kevin Na defends his title at TPC Summerlin, but eyes will be on this year's major champions, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa, who are both in the field this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahad to what promises to be an intriguing event. read more ...


Why Geography Holds Back English Golfers in Majors

When recalling Englishmen who have won majors in the last 20 years, despite many great contenders, only Justin Rose and Danny Willett have tasted that glory in the men's game. Will Trinkwon believes that geography and the nature of the golf calendar is the main factor that prevents further success. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sebastian Munoz defends his title at the Sanderson Farms Championship against a field of major champions, including Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson, while Scottie Scheffler is looking to continue his wonderful recent form with a victory. read more ...


Bryson is Long, But Distance Has Always Been Key to Success

Bryson DeChambeau's dominant victory at the US Open has led to deep analysis on what his style of golf means for the game, but as Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains, the American is not unique and distance has always been key to success at the highest level. read more ...


When Graeme McDowell Finally Won Again

When Graeme McDowell arrived in the Dominican Republic last year he was on the crest of a slump, tumbling down the world rankings and wondering where his next win was going to come from. He would have taken any win and everything finally fell back into place on that week. read more ...


Stewart Cink Rolls Back the Years to Win Again on PGA Tour

Stewart Cink had an emotional victory at the Safeway Open for his first win since the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, while George Coetzee won his fifth European Tour title at the Portugal Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action from the weekend. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last season may have just ended, but a new one immediately begins on the PGA Tour at the Safeway Open in California, where Phil Mickelson is among the field preparing for his return to the US Open at Winged Foot. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for the event. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Hits the Jackpot and Wins FedEx Cup

World number one Dustin Johnson survived a front-nine stumble to see off the challenge of Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele and win the FedEx Cup and the small matter of $15m. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at a lucractive triumph for the American. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson leads the FedEx Cup and holds the advantage at the Tour Championship, where the elite field of 30 will be competing for the lucrative, $15m prize bonus. However, BMW winner Jon Rahm will provide a formidable challenge to the world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the PGA Tour's season finale. read more ...


Jon Rahm Holes Monster Putt to Win Dramatic BMW Championship

In an extraordinary finish, Jon Rahm holed a huge putt at the first playoff hole to win the BMW Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a second successive victory in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, capping an unforgettable Sunday at Olympia Fields, one of the most dramatic final days on the PGA Tour in many a year. read more ...


10 of the Strangest Golf Swings

Much is made of the search for the perfect golf swing. But there are, of course, many ways to get the job done and the world of golf is full of players who have achieved huge success by throwing away the rule book and doing it their own way. We take a closer look at ten of the most idiosyncratic techniques. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas defends the title at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, with players looking to secure their place in the Tour Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a big week for many star names in the game. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Produces Masterclass to Secure Dominant Victory

Dustin Johnson regained the world number one ranking after completing a dominant victory at the Northern Trust, the first FedEx Cup Playoff, winning by an astonishing 11 shots after shooting 30-under par, a blistering total that is the second lowest in PGA Tour history. read more ...


The Changing of the Guard on the PGA Tour

Several big names have not qualified for this year's FedEx Cup Playoffs, while new stars have risen and dominated headlines on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at this changing of the guard and the encouraging success of the younger generation. read more ...


The Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings are in the field at the Northern Trust, the first of three PGA Tour playoff events. Patrick Reed defends his title in Boston, but the likes of Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau are riding high in the rankings. read more ...


Sam Horsfield Continues Incredible Summer Season

Sam Horsfield’s incredible season continued at the Celtic Classic, where he shot a final round of 67 to secure his second European Tour victory in a fortnight, while over in the States, Jim Herman claimed an unlikely triumph on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Several big names are looking to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs as the PGA Tour's regular season concludes at this week's Wyndham Championship, where the likes of Shane Lowry and Sergio Garcia need to make a move. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at historic Sedgefield Country Club. read more ...


Justin Thomas on Top of the World After WGC Triumph

Justin Thomas has returned to world number one ahead of the US PGA Championship after shooting a final round of 65 to win a dramatic WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, fending off a challenge from the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and England's Tom Lewis. read more ...


WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka defends his WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational title at TPC Southwind, Memphis, desperately hoping to rediscover the form that took him to the top of the world rankings. Jon Rahm is now at the summit, making his first appearance as number one, while Rory McIlroy is searching for his best ahead of the PGA Championship. read more ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood makes his long-awaited return to competitive action at the PGA Tour's 3M Open, where young American star Matt Wolff is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event as the major season approaches. read more ...


Why Tiger's Lack of Competitive Golf is a Problem

Tiger Woods made his return to the PGA Tour at the Memorial, with flashes of brilliance diluted by medicore play. Showing understandable rust, Will Trinkwon believes that the 15-time major champion's light schedule could hold him back in the upcoming season of majors as he chases down records. read more ...


Jon Rahm Becomes New World Number One After Memorial Victory

Completing a career goal at the age of 25, Jon Rahm won The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village to ascend to the top of the game, replacing Rory McIlroy as the world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the weekend and the Spaniard's achievement. read more ...


8 Strange Backgrounds of Tour Pros

Many tour pros follow a standard path into the highest levels of the game, whether it be progressing through college or elite amateur level, but as Will Trinkwon explores, there have been several notable names who took an unusual route into the sport. read more ...


The Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods makes his return on the PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament, but will face stiff competition from the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a blockbuster event at the Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Produces Sparkling Golf to Beat Justin Thomas in Thriller

Securing his second title in 24 professional starts, Collin Morikawa produced some sparkling golf to beat Justin Thomas in a playoff and win the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on a dramatic Sunday in Ohio. read more ...


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 ...


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