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Tag: FedEx Cup

How to Create The Complete Golfer

Yes, even the best golfers on the planet have areas of the game that could be improved. So what would happen if you took the best parts from the best players? You would end up with some player. Thanks to golf’s obsession with statistics, it is actually possible to produce the complete golfer. read more ...


2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's one of the PGA Tour's most divisive events, but Tom Hoge defends his title in California at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with reigning US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick among the favourites to be successful this week. read more ...


Max Homa Secures Come From Behind Victory at Torrey Pines

Max Homa shot a 66 to come from five behind to claim the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines as Spain’s Jon Rahm, who had been attempting to win his third event in a row slumped to a 74  read more ...


The Footballers Who Tried Their Hand at Golf

Jon Rahm has been singing the praises of former Wales and Real Madrid footballing superstar Gareth Bale’s golfing ability after they played together in the pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open. Bale isn’t the first professional footballer to have a gift for golf. read more ...


The Most Underrated Events in Golf

There are some golf tournaments that you know will always deliver, whether it be by providing guaranteed drama or an incredible atmosphere. But there are other wonderful events that might not obviously capture the public’s imagination. Derek Clements has picked out some underrated dates for your diary. read more ...


2023 Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm is back at his favourite venue, Torrey Pines, for the Farmers Insurance Open. The in-form Spaniard will be joined in the field by the likes of Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris, Hideki Matsuyama, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Tony Finau. read more ...


Golf And Sports Fans Should Be Treated With More Respect

Using The Open, the Premier League and the Australian Open tennis as examples, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the manner in which spectators are treated, with the highest consideration seemingly paid to whatever TV demands. read more ...


Jon Rahm Continues Stunning Run of Victories

Jon Rahm came out on top in an epic duel with rookie Davis Thompson to claim the American Express title. It was the Spaniard’s fourth win in five starts and his second in succession. read more ...


EA SPORTS PGA TOUR Showcases Official Gameplay Trailer

Launching on 24th March for PlaySation5 Xbox Series X and S and PC via the EA App, Steam and the Epic Games Store, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR has presented its official gameplay trailer, showcasing a game that is the exclusive home of all four men's major golf championships; The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and The Open.  read more ...


2023 American Express Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

After his spectacular comeback victory at the Tournament of Champions, Jon Rahm declared that nobody in the world is playing better golf than the Spaniard - and it is difficult to argue with him. And he will be one of the favourites to win The American Express Championship at PGA West this week. read more ...


The World Golf Rankings Continue to Confuse Everyone

The Official World Golf Rankings have continued to be a hot topic, with Jon Rahm again questioning his positioning following recent victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements is perplexed too, as he describes in his new View From The Fairway column. read more ...


Si Woo Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Si Woo Kim shot a final round of 64 to pip Hayden Buckley and win the Sony Open in Hawaii by a stroke, continuing what has been a fast start to the year for Callaway's new Paradym Driver. read more ...


The 10 Most Influential Golfers of All Time

Rory McIlroy is a man who influences much of what happens in professional golf. And his resurgence got our Derek Clements thinking about the men he considers to be the 10 most influential golfers of all time. read more ...


Why Has The PGA Tour Released Players For The Saudi International

The Saudi International is a tournament that has consistently divided opinion, even before the arrival of LIV Golf, but given that context, many will be surprised to discover that the PGA Tour has given permission to several of its players to compete next month. read more ...


Golf Fans Should Be Excited About Netflix Documentary

2022 was quite the year to follow the PGA Tour, but that's just what the makers of Full Swing did for a fly-on-the-wall documentary series for Netflix, which is hotly anticipated by golf fans following the reveal of its first trailer. read more ...


2023 Sony Open in Hawaii Preview, Picks & Analysis

Hideki Matsuyama defends his title at the Sony Open this week, the first full-field tournament of 2023. The likes of Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth and Tom Kim are competing in Hawaii, making this an intriguing event to follow as the PGA Tour kicks back into gear. read more ...


Why Doesn't Patrick Cantlay Have Any Sponsors

There were several talking points that emerged from the Tournament of Champions, including the news that Patrick Cantlay is no longer sponsored by either Titleist or Hugo Boss. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into some of the off-the-course highlights from an intriguing week. read more ...


9 Golfers Who Are Guaranteed to Make Headlines

There are some individuals who are guaranteed to generate interest and make headlines, no matter what they say and do. Here, we look at the nine people in golf who are absolutely guaranteed to move the needle - even without hitting a single shot in anger. read more ...


How on Earth Could The BBC Snub Matt Fitzpatrick

There was considerable outrage expressed by many in the golf community when neither US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick nor Rory McIlroy made the short list for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. read more ...


The Top 10 Golfers of 2022

It has certainly been an eventful year in the world of professional golf. We have seen some outstanding performances in the majors, the resurgence of Rory McIlroy and the arrival of LIV Golf. There has been a lot of focus on events off the course, but we think there is still plenty to celebrate. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his top 10 golfers of 2022. read more ...


How Far LIV Golf Stars Have Fallen Down The World Rankings

The lack of world ranking points on LIV Golf has led to serious consequences for a number of players who have tumbled down the rankings during the past 12 months. For some it means that they will no longer be exempt to play in any of the four majors. read more ...


Why Established Tour Venues Are Defecting to LIV Golf

In his View From The Fairway opinion piece, Derek Clements recaps the latest around LIV Golf and the questions surrounding its newly announced venues for 2023 and what that could mean for the established tours. read more ...


2022 QBE Shootout Preview

The QBE Shootout brings the curtain down on an eventful year for the PGA Tour, with 12 two-person teams competing at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Norway's Viktor Hovland made a successful defence of his Hero World Challenge title in the Bahamas, holding off Scottie Scheffler to secure a two-shot victory. read more ...


Tiger Woods Joins Calls For Greg Norman to Quit

Speaking ahead of the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods has repeated Rory McIlroy’s call for Greg Norman to quit as LIV Golf CEO - to allow a settlement to be negotiated in golf’s civil war. read more ...


2022 Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sadly, Tiger Woods isn't competing in the Hero World Challenge this week after withdrawing due to injury, but the 15-time major champion will host 20 impressive names, including Jon Rahn, Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler. read more ...


Why Does Everyone Seem to Dislike Greg Norman

For those hoping to see a reconciliation of sorts across men's professional golf, the continued prominence of Greg Norman appears to be a significant stumbling block, with Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and new PGA Tour board member Jimmy Dunne all seeing the two-time Open champion as a negative representative for LIV Golf. read more ...


Adam Svensson Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Canada's Adam Svensson won his maiden PGA Tour title at the RSM Classic at Sea Island after barely making the 36-hole cut. The 28-year-old's first Tour victory came on what was a 70th PGA start for the world number 174. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Calls For Greg Norman to Walk Away to Help End Golf's Civil War

Rory McIlroy has called for Greg Norman to quit as commissioner of LIV Golf, hinting it is the only way that a peace deal can be achieved to end the dispute that has rocked men's golf in 2022. read more ...


How Prize Money Compares Between Major Golf Tours

The news that the prize fund for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International is to be increased from $1m to $5m got us thinking about the whole question of prize money once again. The boost means that the women will be playing for the same financial rewards as those competing in the men’s Saudi International. Sadly, this is something of an exception. read more ...


2022 RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Seamus Power and Sepp Straka will be looking for another big week at the RSM Classic as both begin to lay their claims for Ryder Cup berths. They are joined by another European who is still looking to find his way back to his best form. Since winning The Open, Francesco Molinari has endured something of a rollercoaster ride, but he is finally back to full fitness and there have been some encouraging recent signs. read more ...


2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Preview

Fans will return to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba for the first time in two years as Viktor Hovland returns in an attempt to win the title for the third year on the trot. The hugely talented Norwegian will have his work cut out for him, however, with his biggest challenge perhaps coming from Collin Morikawa. read more ...


2022 Bermuda Championship Preview

There are worse places to be at the end of October than at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship this week. And Polish star Adrian Meronk will be hoping to make a name for himself as he makes a rare start on the PGA Tour after what has been an outstanding season in Europe. read more ...


How Much Did The Best Golfers Earn This Year

Whether it be the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, or LIV Golf, the riches available to the best men's golfers are extraordinary, with purses also rising across the women's game. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at what some leading golfers have pocketed this year. read more ...


2022 CJ Cup Preview

Rory McIlroy began his outstanding 2021-22 season with a victory at the CJ Cup at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina and returns to defend his title against a world-class field that includes Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Keegan Bradley Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Keegan Bradley won his first PGA Tour title in more than four years with a one-shot victory at the ZOZO Championship in Japan. He carded a two-under 68 to finish one stroke ahead of American compatriots Andrew Putnam and Rickie Fowler, the overnight leader. It was the 36-year-old's fifth Tour win, and his first since the BMW Championship in 2018. read more ...


Brooks Koepka Player Profile

Brooks Koepka became the latest $4m man when he defeated Peter Uihlein in a playoff to win the LIV Golf tournament in Jeddah. Both men finished the 54-hole tournament on 198, 12 under par. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About PGA Tour 2K23

Now that the cold and darkness of winter is approaching, many golfers will have to look elsewhere to get their fix, but thankfully that is where PGA Tour 2K23 comes in, offering a digital environment to test your skills in a different way altogether. If you have pre-purchased or are considering buying the game on release, then we take a closer look at just some of the main features you can anticipate. read more ...


2022 Zozo Championship Preview

Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele lead the field at the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan. Also heading to the land of the rising sun are Cameron Champ, Rickie Fowler and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Tom Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Patrick Cantlay had a disastrous finish at the Shriners Children's Open, opening the door for Tom Kim, who made such a huge impression for The Internationals at the recent Presidents Cup, to match a Tiger Woods record on the PGA Tour with victory at TPC Summerlin. read more ...


2022 Shriners Children's Open Preview

Sungjae Im defends his Shriners Children’s Open title, looking to emulate his astonishing performance 12 months ago, when he shot a final round of 62 to win by four shots. Jason Day, Gary Woodland and Stewart Cink are all in the field at TPC Summerlin and will be joined by Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Champ, Harris English and J.T. Poston. But it's Patrick Cantlay who should be the man to beat. read more ...


Mackenzie Hughes Player Profile And What's In The Bag

It wasn't pretty to watch but Mackenzie Hughes finally has his second PGA Tour victory, six years after his first. The Canadian beat Austria’s Sepp Straka at the second hole of a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship thanks to a magnificent birdie on the 18th. read more ...


How Professional Golfers Make Their Way to The Main Tours

Feeder tours are an essential part of the professional game - they are where young players go to learn their trade and, for the lucky few, they are the route to the likes of the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. read more ...


2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Preview

Last year at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Sam Burns rolled off four birdies in a six-hole stretch to start the back nine and pulled away for a five-under 67 to secure his second PGA Tour title. And he is back, fresh from helping the USA to retain the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow. read more ...


USA Victorious Again in Presidents Cup

Xander Schauffele holed the putt that gave the USA a 17.5-12.5 victory in the Presidents Cup. And so The Internationals’ quest for success on American soil continues despite a spirited performance during the last two days of matches. read more ...


2022 Presidents Cup Preview

Captain Trevor Immelman will be hoping to mastermind the biggest of upsets as he prepares to captain The Internationals against Davis Love's USA in the Presidents Cup at the magnificent Quail Hollow this week. read more ...


Rolex to Help Deliver Presidents Cup as Official Timekeeper

Continuing its rich legacy in the game, Rolex will be present as the Official Timekeeper and Global Partner at the 2022 Presidents Cup, which will take place for the first time at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. read more ...


Max Homa Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Max Homa shot a 66 to come from five behind to claim the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines as Spain’s Jon Rahm, who had been attempting to win his third event in a row slumped to a 74  read more ...


Rory McIlroy Embraces Leadership Role in Golf

Rory McIlroy - alongside Tiger Woods - has taken on a significant leadership role as the PGA Tour reacts to LIV Golf and the current situation in the game, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, that lofty position has also brought with it some unwanted attention. read more ...


2022 Tour Championship Preview

It is a big week at East Lake. The Tour Championship has seen some dramatic finishes over the years and some of the biggest names in the game of golf picking up the trophy. And, of course, there is also the small matter of the FedEx Cup and a cheque for $17m for the champion. read more ...


Patrick Cantlay Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Defending FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay rewrote the record books by becoming the first golfer to successfully defend a tournament in the FedEx Cup post-season by retaining the BMW Championship. read more ...


The Schism in Professional Golf Grows Ever Wider

Sadly, the scale of the schism that exists in professional golf has come to the fore once again this week, with events off the course continuing to dominate the headlines. read more ...


St Jude Leaderboard Showcased Strength of Depth on PGA Tour

During the FedEx St Jude Championship, there was a social media debate surrounding the apparent lack of star names on the leaderboard. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on that and why it demonstrated the strength of depth on the PGA Tour. read more ...


2022 BMW Championship Preview

With just two events left in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, everything can change. There is huge money at stake, as well as extra points for the man who wins the BMW Championship. Will Zalatoris’ win at the St Jude means he now leads the standings, with Scottie Scheffler in second. read more ...


Will Zalatoris Player Profile And What's In The Bag

If you are going to win your first tournament on the PGA Tour you may as well make it a FedEx Cup playoff event. And that’s exactly what Will Zalatoris did, when he defeated Austria's Sepp Straka on the third play-off hole to claim the FedEx St Jude Championship in Memphis. read more ...


2022 FedEx St Jude Championship Preview

And so the PGA Tour enters its final straight as the Playoffs begin, with Tony Finau defending his title at what was the Northern Trust Open but is now the FedEx St Jude Championship at TPC Southwind. read more ...


Joohyung Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Joohyung Kim shot a final round of 61 to win the Wyndham Championship, his maiden PGA Tour title. Born in Seoul, the 20-year-old becomes one of the youngest ever winners on the American circuit and is a rising star in the game. read more ...


2022 Wyndham Championship Preview

This week’s Wyndham Championship is a season-defining tournament. It marks the final regular event of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, with the top 125 players in the rankings guaranteeing their playing rights for next season. read more ...


2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview

CAMERON YOUNG arrives at the Rocket Mortgage Classic fresh from his wonderful performance at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, where he finished a shot behind winner Cameron Smith after a spectacular final round of 65. read more ...


2022 3M Open Preview

The 3M Open boasts a pretty strong field this year, led by 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, who will be flying from St Andrews. Matsuyama will be joined by former World No. 1 Jason Day, J.T. Poston, who won the John Deere Classic, and former Open champion Stewart Cink. Former major champions Danny Willett and Lucas Glover are also teeing it up, along with the big-hitting Tony Finau and four-time DP World Tour winner Matt Wallace. read more ...


Barracuda Champion Chez Reavie - What You Need to Know

Chez Reavie took advantage of the absence of the world’s best players to win the Barracuda Championship on Sunday, holding on in the final round of the PGA Tour’s modified Stableford scoring event to secure his third title. read more ...


2022 Barracuda Championship Preview

With the world’s best playing in The Open Championship at St Andrews this week, the Barracuda Championship represents a chance for many of the sport’s lesser lights to gain some valuable FedEx Cup points. read more ...


JT Poston Player Profile And What's In The Bag

JT Poston became the first wire-to-wire winner of the John Deere Classic in 30 years winning by three shots at Deere Run in Illinois. The 29-year-old also claimed a place in The Open at St Andrews, along with Emiliano Grillo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who finished tied second, three shots behind Poston. read more ...


When Rory McIlroy Says What He Thinks

Rory McIlroy is one of the most exciting and naturally gifted golfers on the planet. There is no more thrilling sight than watching the Northern Irishman in full flight. He is also one of his sport’s great thinkers. The media loves him because when he speaks he usually has something worthwhile to say. He is also not afraid to stir up a bit of controversy. read more ...


2022 John Deere Classic Preview

Many of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars are taking some time off as they prepare for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews. It means that the field for this week’s John Deere Classic is not the strongest, but it does provide the potential for somebody to make a name for themselves. read more ...


Get to Know Xander Schauffele - Stats & What's in His Golf Bag

Xander Schauffele won the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after rookie Sahith Theegala suffered a nightmare on the final hole. read more ...


The PGA Tour Fights Back With New Series of Big Money Events

It was clear that the PGA Tour had to do something to keep its best players, and they have come up a format that should do precisely that, announcing a series of highly lucrative tournaments, eight events to begin at the end of 2023, each boasting purses of $20m for the top 50 in the previous season's FedEx Cup standings. read more ...


A Reduced Playing Schedule Appeals to Many Top Golfers

Although the money is obviously a significant factor, it is becoming increasingly clear that a reason many of the world’s best players are signing for the LIV Series is that the idea of playing less competitive golf is appealing to them. read more ...


2022 Travelers Championship Preview

Harris English returns to defend his title at the Travelers Championship, where Rory McIlroy headlines a star field that includes Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


18 of The Toughest Holes in Golf

We thought it was about time that we featured 18 of the holes that give those who compete on the PGA and DP World Tour the heebie-jeebies. You won’t be surprised to see that it features several huge par fours. You may, however, be taken aback when you realise that it also contains four par threes - all beautiful, but all with the potential to inflict disaster and wreck the best of scorecards. read more ...


2022 RBC Canadian Open Preview

It is three years since the Canadian Open was last staged. The pandemic saw the tournament being scrapped in both 2020 and last year. Rory McIlroy won in 2019 and heads to St George’s Golf Club in Toronto as defending champion, looking to fine tune his game ahead of next week’s US Open. read more ...


LIV Golf Sums Just Don't Add Up For Saudis

With Dustin Johnson now the headline act of the first LIV Series event at Centurion Club, for Golfshake's Derek Clements it again raises questions about the staggering sums of money being pushed into this venture, with little chance of any financial return. read more ...


Billy Horschel Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Billy Horschel is a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour, not to mention his triumph at the BMW PGA Championship in 2021. Golfshake's Derek Clements describes the American's career, performance statistics and golf clubs, with the 35-year-old now unquestionably a major contender. read more ...


2022 Memorial Tournament Preview

There is something special about The Memorial. Maybe it’s the magnificent Muirfield Village course upon which it is played. Perhaps it’s because it is hosted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Or it could be because the US Open is just around the corner and this course provides a proper test ahead of the season’s third major. read more ...


What Next For Rory McIlroy?

Rory McIlroy cut a dejected figure after the recent PGA Championship when a promising start finished with yet another missed chance at a major victory. But where does the Northern Irishman go from here as he look to finally cross that winning line again? read more ...


2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Preview

The week after a major usually sees pretty weak fields, but that is not the case as the PGA Tour arrives at historic Colonial for the Charles Schwab Challenge, where Scottie Scheffler headlines alongside the likes of Jordan Spieth and Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Jack Nicklaus vs Tiger Woods - Their Greatest Clutch Putts

There are two golfers who stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to willing the ball into the hole when it matters most - Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. We recall some of biggest and best putts these two legends were able to hole when they absolutely had to. read more ...


How The Home Nations Stand in Golf's World Rankings

Golf's world rankings are dominated by Americans, with Australia and South Africa strongly represented too. But where do the home nations stand with the rest? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the best players currently from the UK & Ireland. read more ...


2022 AT&T Byron Nelson Preview

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler heads the field for the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch near Dallas. With the PGA Championship being staged at Southern Hills next week, a number of the world’s best players are using this tournament as an opportunity to tune up for the year’s second major. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview 2022

Sports journalist Derek Clements looks ahead at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour which is being hosted for the first time at TPC Potomac. read more ...


Robert Garrigus is Unlikely to Set Your Pulse Racing

Robert Garrigus is the first man to seek permission from the PGA Tour to take part in the LIV Golf Invitational in June, but such a player isn't likely to set the pulses racing of golf fans either attending the event or watching on TV. read more ...


Mexico Open at Vidanta Preview, Picks & Analysis

US Open champion Jon Rahm has confirmed his participation in the Mexico Open at Vidanta, presented by Grupo Salinas, where he will compete against a field that includes home star Abraham Ancer. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads west this week for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.  Cameron Smith and fellow Australian Marc Leishman will defend their team title which they won defating Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in a playoff 12 months ago. read more ...


Spieth Defies The Odds To Win RBC Heritage

JUST nine days after missing the cut at The Masters for the first time in his career, Jordan Spieth bounced back to defeat Patrick Cantlay in a playoff at the RBC Heritage Classic. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The RBC Heritage

The first major championship of the season may have concluded, but Hilton Head Island will play host to the next PGA Tour event: The RBC Heritage. We are going to look at five players who will be targeting victory in South Carolina as we enter the meat of the season. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Stewart Cink rolled back the years at Hilton Head 12 months ago when he won the RBC Heritage with his son Reagan on the bag. And he returns to defend that title againt a formidable field that includes the likes of Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas. read more ...


Jennifer Kupcho Wins First Major of 2022 at Mission Hills

Jennifer Kupcho became the last woman to leap into Poppie’s Pond after winning the Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the year. The 24-year-old carded 74 in the final round to finish 14 under and secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The Valero Texas Open

This year marks special importance for the Texas Open, as they’ll be celebrating their 100th anniversary. With players such as Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy in the field, you can expect a fascinating warm-up that will lead us nicely into the Masters. read more ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jordan Spieth had gone 1,351 days without a victory. But, finally, he won again at the Texas Open 12 months ago, and the American will be relishing returning to defend his title this week against a field that includes Rory McIlroy. read more ...


WGC Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

With just two weeks until the Masters, the world's best golfers have gathered in Austin for the WGC Match Play, where Billy Horschel is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a unique event on the calendar. read more ...


Sam Burns Continues Rise After Latest PGA Tour Victory

Sam Burns won his third PGA Tour title in 25 starts when he successfully defended the Valspar Championship in dramatic circumstances, defeating rookie Davis Riley in a playoff. read more ...


Greg Norman Keeps Door Open For Phil Mickelson

If Greg Norman has his way, Phil Mickelson could still emerge as the face of the new LIV Golf International series. Norman, chief executive of LIV Golf Investments, said he has spoken to Mickelson says and that "the door is wide open" for the American. read more ...


4 Players to Watch at The Valspar Championship

The PGA Tour will be making their way to Tampa for the next event, the Valspar Championship. Last year, Sam Burns recorded his maiden tour title at the Copperhead Course before doubling his tally at this season’s Sanderson Farms Championship. Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out four players to watch this week in Florida. read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The hugely impressive Sam Burns is back at Innisbrook to defend the Valspar Championship, where he faces a field that includes the likes of former world number ones Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the final event of the Florida Swing. read more ...


Cameron Smith Wins Dramatic Players Championship

Australia’s Cameron Smith survived putting his approach at the final hole into the water to win The Players Championship at the end of five days dogged by weather delays. read more ...


It's Time to Finally Address The Issue of Slow Play on Tour

Despite measures having been introduced to combat slow play in professional golf, nothing seems to be changing in the view of Golfshake's Derek Clements, who declares that it's vital for the game to address the issue as it can impact the enjoyment for golfers both watching and playing. read more ...


Ignore The Complaints - Golf Is Meant To Be a Challenging Game

From the Honda Classic to Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass, the PGA Tour's Florida Swing provides a testing environment for the world's best, something that has drawn some criticism from the players. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this challenge is exactly what he wants to see more of in the game. read more ...


Tiger Woods Makes Emotional Speech at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tiger Woods became the 164th inductee to golf’s Hall of Fame in Florida. And as he accepted perhaps the greatest honour of his career, the 15-time major champion chose not to mention any of his 82 PGA Tour wins, major victories or numerous operations. read more ...


5 Golfers to Watch at The Players Championship

The PGA Tour remains in Florida for the flagship event, The Players Championship, where 47 of the world’s top 50 will assemble at TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out five intriguing names we should be looking out for this week. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for The Players Championship, where Justin Thomas defends his title at TPC Sawgrass against the deepest field of the PGA Tour season. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is one of the showpiece events of the year, truly a highlight on the calendar. read more ...


When Sponsors Walk Away From Golfers

Sponsors and manufacturers pay vast sums to the world's best golfers to represent their brand and play their equipment, but these corporations demand something back in return and will remove their backing should a player make a public mistake, as Phil Mickelson has recently discovered. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Survives Brutal Bay Hill Sunday to Win Again

They usually make birdies and eagles for fun on the PGA Tour. But not at Bay Hill. The final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was all about survival, with Scottie Scheffler shooting a final round of 72 to win on one of the most challenging courses in America. read more ...


What It's Like to Attend a PGA Tour Event

What's it really like to be a fan at a regular PGA Tour event in the United States? Golfshake's Liam Moore takes you outside the ropes and describes his experience of attending the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in 2020. read more ...


Tiger Woods Pockets Millions Despite Barely Hitting a Shot

Incredibly, Tiger Woods has won $8m for generating more media interest than any other golfer in 2021 - even though he played just one tournament all year.  read more ...


4 Players to Watch at The Arnold Palmer Invitational

The PGA Tour remains in Florida for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, one of the more enticing events of the season. Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out four golfers who we should be looking out for at Bay Hill, including several former champions. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

The likes of Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy will be hoping to claim their first victories of 2022 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an iconic event. read more ...


Tony Jacklin Praises Phil Mickelson For Saudi Golf League Stance

Double major winner Tony Jacklin has praised Phil Mickelson for the stance he has taken against the PGA Tour. And the man who helped to transform the Ryder Cup has expressed his fears that any bans imposed on players who opt to take part in the Saudi-backed Super League could spell the death death knell for what has become golf’s greatest team event. read more ...


Sepp Straka Claims Dramatic Victory at Honda Classic

Daniel Berger cut a disconsolate figure as he threw away a five-shot lead on a dramatic final day at PGA National as Sepp Straka became the latest first-time winner on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Phil Mickelson to Take a Break From Golf After Latest Controversy

One thing you can be sure of with Phil Mickelson, on the course or off it, is that there will never be a dull moment. But now, his world has come crashing down after the Super Golf League controversy. He has apologised for his 'reckless' comments about Saudi Arabia and says he will be taking a break from golf. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The Honda Classic

The Florida Swing begins at the Honda Classic, where the field shall take on the fearsome Bear Trap at PGA National. Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out some players you should be looking out for this week - including some Ryder Cup heroes. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's Florida Swing kicks off at the Honda Classic, where Australia's Matt Jones defends his title against a field that includes the likes of Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Tommy Fleetwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to The Bear Trap at PGA National. read more ...


When Crowd Behaviour Goes Too Far

In a new View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on the recent crowd scenes at the WM Phoenix Open and whether things went too far. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau And Dustin Johnson Snub The Saudis

Dustin Johnson has finally ended speculation that he has signed for the Saudi-backed Super Golf League, with fellow American Bryson DeChambeau also making its clear that his future lies with the PGA Tour. read more ...


Joaquin Niemann Produces Riviera Masterclass

Joaquin Niemann survived a few nervous moments at Riviera as he shot a 71 to become the first wire-to-wire winner of The Genesis Invitational since Charlie Sifford 53 years ago. read more ...


Phil Mickelson Reveals True Thoughts About Saudi Golf League

Phil Mickelson is the most prominent supporter of the proposed Super Golf League, but an excerpt from a new book has revealed the American star's true motivations behind his potential move and his deep reservations about its Saudi Arabian backers. read more ...


Tiger Woods Insists That Return to Golf is Long Way Off

The world’s best golfers are at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational but in a tournament hosted by Tiger Woods there was always only going to be one question on everybody’s lips: when will Woods be back in action? read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The Genesis Invitational

After the magnificence of the WM Phoenix Open, Riviera Country Club is preparing for its annual week in the limelight as the world’s best contend for the lucrative Genesis Invitational. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a detailed look at five players who you should pay attention to in Los Angeles. read more ...


Genesis Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

A strong field has gathered at Riviera Country Club as Max Homa defends his Genesis Invitational title. Rory McIlroy will make his first American start of 2022, while Open champion Collin Morikawa is searching for his best form after struggling in the Middle East. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The WM Phoenix Open

The PGA Tour moves its way to TPC Scottsdale for the WM Phoenix Open, which is always a feast for the senses. Brooks Koepka is the defending champion and he will be competing against a formidable group of contenders. But who should we be looking out for? Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out five key names to watch. read more ...


WM Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka returns to defend his Phoenix Open title at TPC Scottsdale, but he'll face a strong field that includes Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas and Viktor Hovland. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always a raucous week. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

It may be a new month but the PGA Tour will be remaining in California as the players prepare for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at the event and identifies five names who you should be following this week. read more ...


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

Daniel Berger defends his AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am title on the Monterey Peninsula. This is a tournament that often divides opinion, but there is no doubting the quality of the venues, or indeed the field, which includes the likes of Patrick Cantlay and Jordan Spieth. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

World number one Jon Rahm returns to Torrey Pines, the scene of both his breakthrough PGA Tour victory, and his maiden major triumph at last year's US Open, for the Farmers Insurance Open. read more ...


Seamus Power is Ireland's Next Big PGA Tour Hope

Ireland's Seamus Power has been quietly going about his business over the past year or so and his third-place finish behind winner Hideki Matsuyama at the Sony Open saw him break into the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time - quite a feat for a man who was ranked 434th in the world this time last year. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Reflects on Impact of Negative Publicity

Bryson DeChambeau would be the first to admit that he has made headlines for all the wrong reasons, but the American says that he wants to change all that and even claims that all the adverse publicity he received in 2021 made him consider walking away from the game. read more ...


When Will Tiger Woods Return to The PGA Tour

Tiger Woods thrilled golf fans when he played in the PNC Championship with his son, Charlie, but said afterwards that he is still nowhere near being tournament ready. However, that hasn’t stopped continued speculation about when he will be back. read more ...


The American Express Preview, Picks & Analysis

Si Woo Kim defends the American Express title he won in dramatic fashion last year against a field that includes world number one Jon Rahm, FedEx Cup winner Patrick Cantlay, and six-time major champion Phil Mickelson. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Excited About Netflix PGA Tour Documentary Series

Ahead of the DP World Tour's return in Abu Dhabi, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the latest headlines across the game in his View From The Fairway. read more ...


Hideki Matsuyama Produces Masterclass to Win Sony Open

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama overturned a five-shot deficit with just nine holes to play to win the Sony Open in Hawaii after defeating Russell Henley in a playoff. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Sony Open is the first full-field event of 2022 on the PGA Tour and this year’s edition will have to go some to come anywhere close to the drama served up in Hawaii 12 months ago, when Kevin Na came from three shots behind with six holes to play for a one-shot victory with a birdie on the final hole. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory McIlroy is Set For Special Season

With the professional game in the process of resuming for 2022, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, recapping the stories and headlines that you may have missed. read more ...


Cameron Smith Claims Tournament of Champions Title

Cameron Smith started 2022 with a sensational performance to win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii with a mind-boggling 72-hole total of 258 - THIRTY FOUR under par, a new scoring record on the PGA Tour and beating world number one Jon Rahm in the process. read more ...


Five of Tiger's Best Victories

Marking Tiger Woods' 46th birthday, Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out five of the great man's victories that stand out to him, from his first major to his last, with a pair of staggering, record-breaking performances between them. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Captaincy Door Opens For Luke Donald

It may be December, the golf season is apparently over, but the headlines don't stop! Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on what has most caught his eye, including a major twist in the race to become Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, which could open the door for Luke Donald. read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview

Matt Kuchar and Harris English are back to defend the QBE Shootout against an intriguing collection of teams that include Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson and Lexi Thompson, and Australian pair Marc Leishman and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this fun event. read more ...


The RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the final regular PGA Tour event of the calendar year, with Robert Streb defending the RSM Classic at the beautiful Sea Island Resort. Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Webb Simpson are among the fancied runners in the event hosted by two-time Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. read more ...


Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

In-form Sam Burns and Brooks Koepka are among the favourites at the Houston Open, where European Ryder Cup legends Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood will also be hoping to roll back the years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Memorial Park Golf Course. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Most Memorable Golf Shots

Describing his most memorable shots, the secured future of an Irish classic, and the work that senior golfers put into competing on the Champions Tour, Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Successfully Defends Title at Mayakoba

The incredible rise of Viktor Hovland continues as the young Norwegian successfully defended his title at the Mayakoba Championship in Mexico on Sunday, winning by four shots to secure his third PGA Tour victory. read more ...


Mayakoba Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Viktor Hovland will attempt to become the first player to successfully defend his title at Mayakoba when he competes against a 132-player field that includes names like Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Matt Fitzpatrick. read more ...


Lucas Herbert Secures PGA Tour Card With Victory in Bermuda

Lucas Herbert saw his life change forever with victory in the Bermuda Championship at the Princess Hamilton and Port Royal Golf Course, his first victory on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Bermuda Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last season on the PGA Tour was all about the comebacks. It started with 48-year-old Brian Gay winning the Bermuda Championship. And now, he's back to defend against a field that includes Matt Fitzpatrick and former Masters champion Patrick Reed. read more ...


High Profile Player-Coach Splits in Golf

Rory McIlroy's recent victory and comments at the CJ Cup brought into question the future of his relationship with Pete Cowen and lifelong coach Michael Bannon. Of course, McIlroy would not be the first golfer to decide to part company with a coach. We look at some of the most high-profile splits. read more ...


Zozo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns to Japan for the Zozo Championship, where home favourite Hideki Matsuyama headlines a field that includes Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and expects great things from the Masters champion. read more ...


The Most Underrated Players in Golf Today

Despite their lack of major success, there are plenty of professionals who clearly exhibit the talent to win one of golf’s grandest prizes. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of five players that we feel are not only underrated but who also have bright futures ahead. read more ...


Five of The Best Golf Courses on The PGA Tour

Every week we tune in to see the world’s greatest golfers battling it out on the PGA Tour, but while the players deservedly take centre stage, without an array of impressive venues for them to compete on, the entertainment value would be seriously lacking. We have compiled a list of five courses that undoubtedly make the golfing calendar year all that sweeter. read more ...


Why Sungjae Im is Golf's Ironman

Now a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, to say Sungjae Im enjoys golf would be an understatement; the 23-year-old lives and breathes the sport and yet, he’s only just getting started. Golfshake's Liam Moore charts the South Korean's impressive journey through the game. read more ...


High Profile Player-Caddie Splits in Golf

Justin Thomas has surprised the golf world by announcing that he and long-time caddie Jimmy Johnson had split. It came hot on the heels of the news that Bubba Watson and Ted Scott had decided to part company. But it is not unusual for tour pros to sack their caddies. We look back at some high-profile splits in the game. read more ...


The CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

Nine members of the victorious United States Ryder Cup Team will this week challenge Jason Kokrak for his title at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they will be joined by seven members of Padraig Harrington’s vanquished European Team.  read more ...


The Golf Grudge Matches We Want To See

Sport needs rivalries. And a bit of spice between them only adds to the appeal in the eyes of the public. There is now anticipation ahead of the forthcoming Match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. It got us thinking about other golf grudge matches the public would like to see. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Scotland's Martin Laird ended a long title drought when he holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to claim the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Now, he returns to defend against a field that includes Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Makes Headlines at Long Drive Championship

Bryson DeChambeau reached the final of the Professional Longest Drive Association World Championship but bowed out after reaching the last eight. The 28-year-old American was eliminated with a top distance of 391 yards, although he did manage a ball speed of 218 miles per hour in Nevada. read more ...


Sam Burns Claims Second PGA Tour Victory of Breakthrough Year

Sam Burns secured his second PGA Tour title of 2021 with a one-shot victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi. The 25-year-old American made seven birdies in his final round, picking up four shots on the back nine as he closed with a five-under 67 and 22 under par total. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia will head to Jackson, Mississippi, after his efforts at Whistling Straits to defend the Sanderson Farms Championship title he won last year, with Englishmen Aaron Rai and Matt Wallace also part of the field as the early PGA Tour season takes shape. read more ...


The Rise And Rise of Jon Rahm

World number one Jon Rahm was a bright spot for Europe at the Ryder Cup in forming a winning partnership with Sergio Garcia, which is the latest chapter in his continued rise to the top and beyond. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on Rahm's stunning journey so far through the game. read more ...


Fortinet Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new PGA Tour season begins this week at Napa Valley in a tournament that has a new sponsor and will now be called the Fortinet Championship, with Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson in the field. read more ...


Steve Stricker Names US Ryder Cup Team

Scottie Scheffler was the surprise name when Steve Stricker finally announced his six Ryder Cup wildcards - and there was another big surprise when he failed to pick Patrick Reed. read more ...


How Jordan Spieth Completed a Remarkable Comeback

It was the year of the comebacks on the PGA Tour, none more so than Jordan Spieth, who became a major contender again after lengthy struggles. Golfshake's Derek Clements charts the Texan's slump and subsequent rise back to the top of the game, with the promise of more to come in 2022. read more ...


A Season to Remember on the PGA Tour

What a season it was on the PGA Tour, we saw Hideki Matsuyama win The Masters from nowhere, Phil Mickelson become the oldest ever winner of a major, Jon Rahm win his first major at the US Open, and Collin Morikawa produce a stunning display of iron play to win The Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the past year. read more ...


Patrick Cantlay Secures FedEx Cup Jackpot at Tour Championship

Completing a memorable season on the PGA Tour, Patrick Cantlay birdied the 18th hole at East Lake to win the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup title and the small matter of $15m, finishing one shot ahead of world number one and US Open champion Jon Rahm. read more ...


When Tiger Roared to Victory at East Lake in 2018

Tiger Woods has achieved many wondrous things during his extraordinary career but his victory at the Tour Championship in 2018 takes a bit of beating. He took the title by two shots to record his 80th PGA Tour victory, and his first for five years. read more ...


The Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

Unbelievably, the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week, with Dustin Johnson back to defend the Northern Trust title he won by an incredible 11 shots last year, with major winners Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Hideki Matsuyama all looking to mount serious challenges for the FedEx Cup and its massive bonus pool. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the final PGA Tour event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs and Jim Herman defends his title at the Wyndham Championship. The likes of Louis Oosthuizen, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood are in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

After competing in the Olympics, Justin Thomas now defends his title at the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, where both Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa have a chance to overtake Jon Rahm and become world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from TPC Southwind. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Spotlight on Mental Wellbeing of Elite Golfers

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the latest headlines in golf, including the Olympic Games. Following recent stories involving Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and Ben Stokes, Derek also comments on the mental wellbeing of elite golfers, who faces similar pressures to those other stars. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Jordan Spieth's Resurgence is Inspiring

Golfshake's Derek Clements takes aim at the latest headlines in golf through his View From The Fairway, describing why Jordan Spieth is an inspiration, the Olympic disappointment for Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, and how the 150th Open at St Andrews will be one for the ages. read more ...


Tears of Joy & Frustration After Incredible Sunday of Golf

There were tears of joy and frustration on an astonishing final day at the Cazoo Open and Evian Championship, while Welshman Stephen Dodd birdied the 72nd hole to win a dramatic Senior Open at Sunningdale, before Cameron Champ rediscovered his form on the PGA Tour. read more ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

World number two Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Rickie Fowler and Robert MacIntyre are in the field at the 3M Open, as the PGA Tour continues its journey towards the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Minnesota where Michael Thompson is the defending champion. read more ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

When the John Deere Classic was last played at TPC Deere Run two years ago, Dylan Frittelli was the surprise winner. Now, the South African is back to defend his title at the final PGA Tour event before the Open Championship. read more ...


Fathers & Sons Who Have Won on the PGA Tour

The Kordas are proving that sporting success can run in the family across golf and tennis, but how many fathers and sons have managed to win tournaments on the PGA Tour? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains that it's a pretty short list. read more ...


The Longest Playoffs in Golf History

Harris English survived an eight-hole playoff to finally overcome Kramer Hickok and win the Travelers Championship, but it wasn't unprecedented, or indeed even a record. We take a look back at some of the longest playoffs in professional golf history. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Olympic Confusion

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the headlines in his View From The Fairway, commenting on golf withdrawals from the Olympic Games, the encouraging form of Rory McIlroy, the return of crowds at the Open Championship, and why Martin Kaymer could still play in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bryson DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic last year with an astonishing display of big hitting in Detroit. With a series of jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, he was victorious by three strokes, and he's back this week to defend his title. read more ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson maintained his remarkable record of winning at least once every year on the PGA Tour when he saw off Brendon Todd at last year’s Travelers Championship. And he faces a field that includes Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed. read more ...


How You Can Play Torrey Pines

Enjoying a spectacular location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Torrey Pines is considered to be one of America's premier municipal venues. What makes this a special place is that it's accessible to all, open to everyone. While many intensely private clubs can boast stunning layouts with history, playing them is a remote, distant chance for most of us. But at Torrey Pines, you can take in the vistas and walk in the footsteps of many a great champion. read more ...


Steve Stricker Tells Feuding Rivals to Kiss And Make Up

Steve Stricker has told Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau to "put their differences aside" well ahead of the Ryder Cup in September. The pair have been embroiled in an open feud since footage of Koepka's angry reaction and offensive comments towards his American rival were leaked shortly after the PGA Championship. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory Provides Summer Boost to European Tour

Sharing this week's View From The Fairway, Derek Clements comments on Rory McIlroy entering July's Irish Open, the success of the Scandinavian Mixed, the rise of Garrick Higgo, and the two Premier League footballers now managing future golf stars. read more ...


Palmetto Championship at Congaree Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour should be in Canada this week but, for the second year on the trot, the Canadian Open has had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. In the week before the US Open, the tour will instead head to South Carolina for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree and a strong field is headed by Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka. read more ...


Jon Rahm: Covid's Cruellest Sporting Victim

Jon Rahm's positive coronavirus test on Saturday brought an abrupt and cruel end to a sparkling display at Muirfield Village, but Golfshake's Liam Moore believes that the Spaniard is currently the best golfer on the planet and will quickly rebound this summer. read more ...


Patrick Cantlay Wins Memorial For Second Time

Patrick Cantlay won The Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village for the second time in three years, defeating Collin Morikawa in a playoff. The American, who now tops the FedEx Cup standings, won with a par after he and Morikawa had finished the week with 71s to end the tournament on 13 under par. read more ...


The Golfers Who Became Commentators

Increasingly golf is turning to former players to populate the commentary box and the course. And, almost without exception, they have turned out to be as adept with a microphone in their hands as they were in their prime as tour players. Derek Clements picks out a few of this favourites. read more ...


The Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns to Muirfield Village, with Jon Rahm defending The Memorial Tournament, which he won the hard way in July last year, where the likes of Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Bryson DeChambeu and Jordan Spieth are hoping to triumph at Jack's Place. read more ...


Tiger Woods Describes Pain of Injuries After Car Crash

Forget any speculation about Tiger Woods playing golf again this year - the 15-time major champion has set his goal as being able to walk on his own as he continues his long and painful recovery from the multiple leg injuries he sustained in a car crash. read more ...


Phil Mickelson Proves That Age is Just a Number in Golf

Phil Mickelson became the oldest ever winner of a major, seeing off the challenge of a host of much younger challengers. Coming as it did just a week after 48-year-old Richard Bland won his first European Tour event at his 478th attempt, it confirmed that golf is not necessarily a young man’s game. read more ...


View From The Fairway - More Encouraging Signs For Golf

Sharing his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements reports on more encouraging news for golf, some surprising sights at Kiawah Island, new leadership at Wales Golf, and how one club is rewarding those who have been on the frontlines during the pandemic. read more ...


Charles Schwab Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Daniel Berger is back at iconic Colonial to defend the Charles Schwab Challenge at one of the PGA Tour's great venues, where a strong field has gathered, including new PGA champion Phil Mickelson, former winner Jordan Spieth and Collin Morikawa. read more ...


What Has Happened to Patrick Cantlay?

Ahead of the PGA Championship, Patrick Cantlay would normally be considered among the favourites, but since February, the American's form has dipped markedly, missing the cut in his last four stroke-play events. Liam Moore looks at the 29-year-old's career to date - and why a return to his best can't be ruled out at Kiawah Island. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Praises Impact of Caddie Harry Diamond After Win

Following his triumph at Quail Hollow, Rory McIlroy was quick to praise his caddie, Harry Diamond, who stepped in to help assess a difficult situation on the final hole, persuading the four-time major champion to take an inspired strategy that secured the victory. read more ...


AT&T Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth headline the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson, which heads to a new venue, TPC Craig Ranch. It's the final PGA Tour event before the next major championship, with many leading names hoping to strike form at the right time. read more ...


How the World's Best Golfers Got Their Nicknames

Seve, Rory, Jack, Phil, - with the greatest sportsmen in their field you only need to hear a Christian name. Others have nicknames - often they are not known to the wider public. Here we look at some of the game’s leading players and explain their monikers. read more ...


Players Who Join Super Golf League Likely To Be Banned

Like the ill-fated European Super Football League, the proposed Super Golf League appears to be dead in the water, following the news that the PGA Tour and European Tour are "aligned in opposing" renewed plans for the breakaway circuit, with players who sign up facing suspension from the Tour. read more ...


The Ecstasy and Agony of the Mini Tour

The PGA Tour represents the elite. Almost every shot of every tournament is broadcasted and daily updates are provided from both internal and external media outlets. Away from the big-leagues, however, are the mini-tours. Mizuno have teamed up with professional golfer Fredrik Lindblom, where he agreed to film a series highlighting the successes and the disappointments in his quest for a Tour card. read more ...


How Much is Too Much - The Question of Money in Pro Golf

The PGA Tour's newly revealed Player Impact Program, which will identify the ten golfers who produce the most engagement from fans and sponsors and reward them with a total of $40m, has divided opinion and again raised the question of riches earned by the biggest names in the sport. read more ...


Spectators Will Return to the US Open

Spectators are to be allowed to attend this year’s US Open and US Women’s Open but they will have to be vaccinated against coronavirus or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test, while the PGA Tour announces key changes to its testing policy for later this season. read more ...


The Longest Gaps Between Wins on Tour

After winning the Open in 2009, Stewart Cink waited more than 11 years before he tasted success again. The likes of Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko, and Hideki Matsuyama have recently ended lengty gaps for another triumph. But if you think they had to wait a long time between victories, just check out these guys. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Matsuyama's Victory Felt in Japan

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on the impact of Hideki Matsuyama's Masters success in Japan, a new golf movie in the works, a return of tour events, and the issue of temper tantrums on the golf course. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer defend their team title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans against partnerships that include Tyrrell Hatton and Danny Willett, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel and Sam Burns and the big-hitting duo of Tony Finau and Cameron Champ. read more ...


Lydia Ko Gets Back to Winning Ways

Following Hideki Matsuyama's victory at the Masters, the spotlight was back on the various tours around the world, and they delivered memorable stories of their own, including a long-awaited triumph for Lydia Ko and Stewart Cink's continued rolling back the years.  read more ...


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 ...



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