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Tag: FedEx Cup

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 ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Valero Texas Open is back on the PGA Tour schedule and it represents the last chance for a player to secure their invitation to the Masters, with Rickie Fowler among those looking in from the outside. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy will be praying for an upturn in his fortunes when he tees it up with the other 63 best golfers in the world at the always intriguing WGC Dell Technologies Match Play. This event features 16 groups of four players competing in a round-robin format, with the winners of each group going through to the knockout stages. read more ...


A Tournament Too Far For Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood has enjoyed a dream spell on the PGA Tour. He may not have managed to win a trophy and he may have failed to make the cut at the Honda Classic, but with his 48th birthday looming he is back in the top 20 in the world rankings and will be teeing it up for Europe in the Ryder Cup in September. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sungjae Im is a machine. He famously plays week in, week out, churning out top-10 finishes for fun. And it came as no surprise when he won The Honda Classic last year, beating Mackenzie Hughes and Tommy Fleetwood. Now, he's back at PGA National and looking to successful defend at a fierce venue. read more ...


Lee Westwood Enjoys Special Trip After Players Championship

Life is rather good for Lee Westwood at the moment, and it's not bad for those around him either. Speaking after finishing second at The Players Championship, the Englishman revealed that before competing in this week's Honda Classic, he would be spending two days at Augusta National with his son, Sam. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Where Does Rory McIlroy Go Next

Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the struggles of Rory McIlroy, mental health concerns among greenkeepers, the continuing slide of Phil Mickelson, and new events that are set to be a popular addition for golfers in the UK this year. read more ...


Justin Thomas Produces Brilliant Display to Triumph at Sawgrass

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Justin Thomas completed an emotional victory at The Players Championship and fought back the tears as he dedicated the victory to his grandfather Paul, who recently passed away, finishing with a 68 to pip 54-hole leader Lee Westwood by a shot. read more ...


What It's Like To Play TPC Sawgrass

The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass has been the iconic home of The Players Championship since 1982, but what is it like to play, especially for an average golfer? Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken had the opportunity to experience this famous layour for himself in 2018. Three years on, he has reflected on that magical day. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Brooks Koepka's Injury Woes Reapper

Reflecting on the past week in golf, Derek Clements questions the sense of limited field events, comments on a new injury concern for Brooks Koepka, the transformation of Christina Kim, and the membership woes at the iconic Wentworth Golf Club. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year's event was famously abandoned after one round, but now the strongest field of the season will assemble at TPC Sawgrass for The Players Championship, with Rory McIlroy returning to defend the title he won in 2019. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most iconic tournaments in the game. read more ...


DeChambeau Denies Westwood Glory in Bay Hill Thriller

Lee Westwood failed in his bid to become the oldest foreign winner on the PGA Tour for more than 40 years but he did so in the most glorious fashion as he succumbed to the incredible power hitting of Bryson DeChambeau at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Praises Tyrrell Hatton

Describing him as a "competitor", three-time major winner Jordan Spieth has been speaking to the PGA Tour about the similarities he sees between himself and Tyrrell Hatton, praising the Englishman for his stunning form that has seen him break into the world's top five. read more ...



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