Tag: FedEx Cup

What Do You Make of it So Far?

Thirty of the world's leading players are competing in the Tour Championship at East Lake, battling for the FedEx Cup and $15m bonus, but the new format has been the story, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements is struggling with. read more ...


The Best Putters on the PGA Tour

Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following his spectacular victory at Medinah, Justin Thomas leads the FedEx Cup and holds the critical advantage over the other 29 players in the field, at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the finale and the new, unique format that is set to divide opinion this week. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs move onto Medinah for the BMW Championship, with only the top 30 players in the standings making it through to East Lake for the finale. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a pivotal week for those hoping to make an impact at the Tour Championship. read more ...


Reed Rights the Ship With Victory in New Jersey

Patrick Reed won an eventful Northern Trust Open in New Jersey to move to second place in the FedEx Cup standings with just two events left, with controversy surrounding Bryson DeChambeau and slow dominating the discussion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the fallout. read more ...


The Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's Playoffs begin at the Northern Trust, with a stellar field in attendence. Open champion Shane Lowry makes his return to competitive action in New York, as the race to the finish kicks off. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the main contenders. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview & Picks

The regular PGA Tour season concludes at the Wyndham Championship, with player needing to break into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup list to secure their cards for next year and to participate in the upcoming, lucrative Playoffs. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some key names. read more ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's last stop before The Open is traditionally the John Deere Classic, with one spot qualifying spot at Royal Portrush being available. Who is going to claim it and the precious title? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


20 Year Old Matthew Wolff Eagles Last to Deny DeChambeau in Epic

In the most dramatic of finishes, young star Matthew Wolff matched a closing eagle from Bryson DeChambeau to secure a thrilling victory in just his third event as a professional, ushering in early success for an exciting talent. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a captivating back nine. read more ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns to Minnesota with the new 3M Open, and with the Open Championship approaching, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau are competing at TPC Twin Cities. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Detroit for the first time for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which is headlined by Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and takes a closer look at the main contenders. read more ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the US Open, an impressive field has headed to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, including the likes of Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari and Justin Thomas. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a popular stop on the PGA Tour. read more ...


RBC Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Ahead of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka returns to action at the Canadian Open, where he is joined by the likes of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas in a formidable field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to an event with a rich history. read more ...


Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bryson DeChambeau defends Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament, with a formidable field gathering at Muirfield Village, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, making their final appearances before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always a highlight of the PGA Tour schedule. read more ...


Charles Schwab Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose returns to the magnificent Colonial Country Club to defend the newly titled Charles Schwab Challenge, facing a strong field that includes Jon Rahm, Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth and Ian Poulter. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the PGA Tour's classic tournaments. read more ...


AT&T Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka has headed to Texas before his defence of the PGA Championship, leading the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where Aaron Wise is defending the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and analyses the main contenders. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jason Day defends the Wells Fargo Championship at the highly regarded Quail Hollow, but it's a favourite of many players, including twice-champion Rory McIlroy who is hoping to claim victory as he prepares to turn 30. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look through the strong field and analyses the main contenders. read more ...


Dustin Johnson's Struggle at Harbour Town Showcases Challenge of Winning

World number one Dustin Johnson struggled miserably on the back-nine of Harbour Town to lose the RBC Heritage, underlining that even the best have bad days at the worst moments. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the challenge of winning. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia have teamed up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where a collection of formidable partnerships will aim to take down defending champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this unique event on the PGA Tour schedule. read more ...


C.T. Pan Secures First PGA Tour Victory at Harbour Town

Chinese Taipei's C.T. Pan secured his first PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage at the magnificent Harbour Town, overcoming a formidable field to complete a remarkabke journey that now sees many other doors opened. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the triumph. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Post Masters, the PGA Tour heads to stunning Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, one of the most renowned venues on the circuit. Always an enjoyable week, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this iconic and intriguing event. read more ...


Can the Modern Golf Swing Cause Injuries?

Does golf's modern, powerful swing cause back injuries? It's a subject that has generated much debate, but golf chiropractor Shane Lawlor has delved into the topic and explained why he doesn't believe the swing itself is to blame. read more ...


Conners Proves Dreams Can Come True as Kupcho Wows Augusta

It was a memorable weekend across the game. Corey Conners made it through Monday Qualifying to astonishingly win the Valero Texas Open, while Jennifer Kupcho wowed the gallery and made history at Augusta National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable few days in golf. read more ...


Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The clock is ticking down to The Masters, and many potential contenders for Augusta are playing this week in the Texas Open, including Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the final event before the showpiece down Magnolia Lane. read more ...


Kisner Wins Match Play on Day of Comeback Success for Gallacher and McDowell

It was a weekend of comebacks. Kevin Kisner triumphed in the WGC Match Play after suffering a crushing defeat in the final last year, while Stephen Gallacher and Graeme McDowell both rolled back the clock to reignite their careers. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the latest events. read more ...


Spectator Behaviour on PGA Tour is Getting Out of Hand

Spectator behaviour has long been a topic of conversation on the PGA Tour, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has reflected on recent incidents involving Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm which have illustrated that it remains a significant problem to be addressed. read more ...


WGC Dell Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bubba Watson defends the WGC Dell Match Play, where most of the game's biggest names will be making their final competitive appearances before the Masters. It's always an intriguing, difficult to predict week, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken a closer look at some of the main contenders. read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Paul Casey won the Valspar Championship ahead of a resurgent Tiger Woods, ending a long title drought on the PGA Tour. 12 months on, the Englishman returns to defend against a formidable field that includes Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Innisbrook. read more ...


McIlroy Stages Big Finish to Land Players Championship

Following a season of near-misses, Rory McIlroy secured his biggest victory in years at TPC Sawgrass, producing a strong finish to win The Players Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thrilling Sunday, and what it could mean for the Northern Irishman ahead of The Masters. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at The Players Championship

The Players Championship boasts arguably the strongest field in golf, features the highest prize fund, and is presented on an iconic venue in TPC Sawgrass. There is a new date for this year, however, with the event switching to March from May, which could alter the nature of the course and potentially the likely contenders, but there are some worthy trends to pay attention to when it comes to identifying a winner. read more ...


10 to Watch at The Players

The Players Championship is one of the year's highlights, a strong field on what has become an iconic golf course, but identifying potential winners at Sawgrass is a challenge. Golfshake's Kieran Clark picks out ten names - some obvious, others less so - to keep an eye on this week. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The world's finest golfers have assembled at TPC Sawgrass for The Players Championship, which kicks off an exciting series of significant tournaments each month through to the summer. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the event's status, many of the thrilling finishes of the past, and which of the major names we can expect to contend this week. read more ...


Francesco Molinari Produces Brilliant Final Round to Win at Bay Hill

Open champion Francesco Molinari continued his dream run when he shot a brilliant final round of 64 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a magical Sunday for the Italian. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy defends the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, a year removed from his spectacular final round of 64 that secured the title at this event, which always draws a striking field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's tournament. read more ...


New Rule is Driving Top Professionals to Distraction

Much has been said about golf's new rules, but one in particular - dropping the ball from knee height - has been a been frequently criticised by the game's best players, many of whom are forgetting to adapt during these early stages.  read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour kicks off the Florida Swing at the Honda Classic, where Justin Thomas defends the title, once again facing the dreaded Bear Trap. Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott are featured in the field and look set to contend. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the chances of those big names. read more ...


Slow Play Rules Exist on the PGA Tour

JB Holmes' winning performance at the Genesis Open at Riviera drew widespread criticism due to his pace of play, which has led to debate about what can be done. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, slow play guidlines and rules already exist on the PGA Tour but are not enforced. read more ...


What Has Happened to Jordan Spieth?

Jordan Spieth has shown flashes of his best form, but has struggled during the weekends, most recently shooting 81 at Riviera. It's a worrying trend, but what is behind it? Journalist Josh Lees takes a closer look at the facts. read more ...


Players Like JB Holmes Are Killing Golf

JB Holmes won the Genesis Open at Riviera, but the main talking point emerging was the pace of his play, which contributed to the final group taking two hours and 45 minutes to play nine holes. Golfshake's Derek Clements is scathing about Holmes and other slow play offenders on tour, declaring that action is needed otherwise golf will become unwatchable. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Resurgent veteran Phil Mickelson defends the first World Golf Championship of the year in Mexico at Chapultepec Golf Club, which is a venue that has delivered exciting finishes in recent years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the biggest event of the season to date. read more ...


10 Best PGA Tour Events to Watch

There so many tournaments on TV, but some do stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons. Excluding the Majors and World Golf Championships, Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has picked out ten tournaments from the game’s most lucrative tour that he always looks forward to. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Career By Numbers

Approaching his 30th birthday, Rory McIlroy has now been a professional for over a decade. We delved into the numbers to review Rory's key statistics on the PGA Tour since his first season, to see what has changed, where he stands, and how that has correlated with success. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to revered Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, where an impressive field has gathered. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and Tiger Woods are just some of the names in attendance. How good is that? Golfshake's Derek Clements tells you more about it. read more ...


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

Dustin Johnson has jetted back across to the United States for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he joins a field that includes Tommy Fleetwood and Phil Mickelson. It's a unique event in striking surrounds, and will showcase the famous course before June's US Open. read more ...


Holes in One on the 16th Hole at the Phoenix Open

The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open is a unique, atmospheric and raucus setting, placing added pressure on the players, but it's a scene that has been electrified by holes-in-one through the years. We take a look back at them. read more ...


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