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Tag: LIV Golf

Greg Norman Manages to Drop Another Major Clanger

Despite both sides seemingly moving closer to a positive resolution, LIV Golf's frontman Greg Norman remains as outspoken as ever, and that's something that Golfshake's Derek Clements struggles to accept and understand, as he explains in this week's View From The Fairway. read more ...


LIV Golf Andalucia 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

For the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka and Cameron Smith, preparations for the Open at Royal Troon will be completed at the entirely contrasting surroundings of the fearsome Valderrama in Andalucia. read more ...


How Bryson DeChambeau Reinvented Himself

Like many golf fans, Golfshake's Derek Clements didn't know what to make of Bryson DeChamebau, but the American has successfully reinvented himself this year and changed many a perspective with his game and personality. read more ...


LIV Golf Nashville 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf moves to Nashville this week, a place that has been starved of significant golf tournaments for decades, bringing together a field that includes Jon Rahm as well as five-time major winner Brooks Koepka and the one and only Bryson DeChambeau, the new US Open champion. read more ...


How Close is Golf to Finally Achieving a Peace Deal

It is now more than 12 months since PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stunned the world of golf by announcing that the PGA Tour and DP World Tour were planning to finalise a framework deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund that would bring peace and love to professional golf. But are we any closer to seeing unity achieved? read more ...


The Most Shocking Collapses in Golf History

Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg losing an eight-shot lead at the Scandinavian got Golfshake's Derek Clements thinking about some of golf’s biggest collapses - and there are plenty to choose from. read more ...


Carlos Ortiz Secures Individual Title at LIV Golf Houston

Carlos Ortiz won LIV Golf’s Houston event in the same city where he also won on the PGA Tour in 2020. He shot a final-round five under 67 to finish at 15 under, one stroke ahead of Adrian Meronk. Houston-area resident Patrick Reed tied for third with David Puig at 13 under. read more ...


LIV Golf Houston 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf moves onto Houston for its latest event - and Golfshake's Derek Clements is hoping that it's once again the Bryson DeChambeau show, as the American captivated the fans at Valhalla during his thrilling display at the recent PGA Championship. read more ...


Has Bryson DeChambeau Finally Grown Up

Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the recent PGA Championship led to him changing his view about Bryson DeChambeau, whose play captivated the crowds, but also whose demeanour pointed to a more humble and empathetic figure, a golfer worth supporting. read more ...


Jon Rahm Becomes Second Highest Earner in Sport

It is not just the world of golf that has been turned on its head by the amount of money being thrown around by LIV. The latest Forbes list highlighting the world’s highest-earning sports stars reveals the impact the Saudis have had on global sport. read more ...


It's Time For Action Not Words to Unify Golf

Sharing his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the most recent comments surrounding the future of the professional game and why it's action and not words that are required. read more ...


Were Rory McIlroy's Latest Comments Misjudged

Drama continues to surround Rory McIlroy as his expected return to the PGA Tour player board didn't materialise. Commenting on the future of professional golf, the Northern Irishman made a comparison that Golfshake's Derek Clements believes was misjudged. read more ...


Why Brooks Koepka is Always Worth Listening To

When you hear professional golfers being interviewed, often their responses aren't especially interesting. Brooks Koepka, on the other hand, is always honest and direct with his answers. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why that makes the American such a compelling figure. read more ...


What Ryder Cup Futures Do Jon Rahm And Tyrrell Hatton Have

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway column, in which he reviews the comments from new DP World Tour chief Guy Kinnings that addressed the Ryder Cup future of Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton and how the game may look in a few years. read more ...


Australian Team Wins on Home Soil at LIV Golf Adelaide

American Brendan Steele held off former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen for a one-shot victory at LIV Golf’s Adelaide tournament in front of a record crowd of 94,000. And it was Cameron Smith's Australian team who dramatically took the collective honours on home soil. read more ...


Why Are Millions of Golf Fans Switching Off Their TVs

A worrying statistic emerged as the dust settled on The Masters. It is traditionally the most-watched golf tournament on the planet but CBS in America revealed that its viewing figures had fallen from well over 12 million in 2023 to less than 10 million this time around. But what does this mean for the game? read more ...


LIV Golf Adelaide 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf is back in Australia for its Adelaide event, which was a huge success last year. Eyes will be on home favourite Cameron Smith, but Joaquin Niemann could once again surpass the biggest names and show why he's been the man to beat this season. read more ...


Has The Masters Brought Golf Any Closer to Unity

LIV Golf and the future of the men's professional game was once again part of the backdrop throughout the 2024 Masters Tournament, but in this week's View From The Fairway, Derek Clements asks whether unity is really any closer. read more ...


2024 LIV Golf Miami Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf arrives at Trump National Doral in Miami this week, with all eyes on the likes of Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Cameron Smith, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Adrian Meronk and Joaquin Niemann, who will all be heading to Augusta National next week for The Masters. read more ...


What's The Best Way For Golfers to Prepare For a Major

All golfers prepare for majors in different ways. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods built their season around them, while others adopt a less rigid approach. Golfshake's Derek Clements compares just how the leading contenders are getting ready for this year's Masters. read more ...


Will Golf's Civil War EVER End

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the latest events and stories around the ongoing division in men's professional golf - and just where things might be going. read more ...


Full Swing Season 2 Review

Have you watched the second season of Full Swing on Netflix? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his detailed review of the latest series, explaining how it was an improvement on the first and the reasons why he found it absorbing to consume. read more ...


Is There Any Way to Fix The World Golf Rankings

The Official World Golf Ranking continues to be in the spotlight, with many questioning its credibility. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they are flawed but that the ranking itself has a place in the game. Is there any way to fix the system? read more ...


Abraham Ancer Survives Disaster to Win LIV Golf Hong Kong

Mexico's Abraham Ancer blew a five-stroke lead but still managed to win his first LIV Golf event after a play-off in Hong Kong. read more ...


Will Rory McIlroy Join LIV Golf - We Now Have a Confirmed Answer

Some have speculated that Rory McIlroy could emulate Jon Rahm by stunning the golf world and making a jump that was once considered improbable. However, the Northern Irishman has confirmed that despite rumours he won't be joining LIV. read more ...


2024 LIV Golf Hong Kong Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf continues its march around the globe with a visit to Hong Kong. Can Joaquin Niemann maintain his brilliant form, or will this be the week when Jon Rahm claims individual glory? read more ...


Greg Norman's Public Pursuit of Hideki Matsuyama is Disgraceful

LIV Golf figurehead Greg Norman has recently commented that his circuit has been actively trying to recruit former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama. Golfshake's Derek Clements that this public pursuit of the Japanese star is a disgraceful move. read more ...


Big Name Golfers Set For International Series England in August

We have recently looked at the number of established LIV Golf names who are competing in selected Asian Tour events, and you can expect to see some of them participating when International Series England returns to Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey from 8-11 August 2024. read more ...


Why LIV Golfers Are Competing on The Asian Tour

21 LIV players recently competed at the International Series Oman tournament, which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why an increasing number of these golfers are turning to this circuit. read more ...


2024 LIV Golf Jeddah Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf returns this week in Jeddah, where Jon Rahm will be hoping to claim his first individual title. The Spaniard may not have won either of the two season-opening tournaments but he did enough to show that he is taking this pretty seriously. read more ...


Are We Really Any Closer to Finding Unity in Golf

Sharing his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the latest stories around LIV Golf and the contrasting views on whether departed players should be accommodated back into regular tour events. read more ...


The Pro Golfers Who Have Broken 60

Cristobal del Solar wrote himself into the history books with a mind-blowing round of 57 on the Korn Ferry Tour. There have been 12 sub-60 rounds on the PGA Tour. Remarkably, there has only been one each on the DP World Tour and LPGA Tour and we have already seen two on the LIV circuit. read more ...


2024 LIV Golf Las Vegas Preview, Picks & Analysis

This week we will see Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton, Adrian Meronk and Lucas Herbert teeing it up in LIV Golf's second tournament of the season in Las Vegas. Rahm came within a whisker of winning on his debut in Mexico and will be looking to put that right this time. read more ...


What Happened to Golfers Playing For The Love of The Game

With more big-money signings for LIV and billions of dollars being pumped into the PGA Tour, Golfshake's Derek Clements is feeling just a little bit dispirited by what he's seeing in the men's professional game. Sharing his latest View From The Fairway, Derek describes a story that reminded him of what things were once about. read more ...


PGA Tour Announces Major Investment - But Do Golf Fans Even Care

If you're weary of reading about corporate shenanigans and intrigue at the highest levels of professional golf, then we have some more for you. Following months of negotiations, the PGA Tour has announced the launch of PGA Tour Enterprises in partnership with Strategic Sports Group. read more ...


Here's Why Anthony Kim Should Not Receive Any Special Treatment

If we are to believe everything we read then there is a bidding war going on between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to secure the signature of Anthony Kim. And Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't understand why. read more ...


2024 LIV Golf Mayakoba Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf’s new season kicks off at Mayakoba this week and the one guarantee is that this time it will get a little more attention than normal - and that’s because it will see Jon Rahm making his debut. read more ...


Why Further LIV Golf Defections Still Matter

Reacting to the news that Tyrrell Hatton has become the latest high-profile player to sign for LIV Golf, in his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why these stories still matter as the professional game looks for a unified solution. read more ...


The Idea of Anthony Kim is More Exciting Than Reality

Social media was giddy with excitement following the news that Anthony Kim is plotting an unlikely comeback to the sport. But Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that much of the mystique around the American is simply the stuff of legend and will quickly dispel once reality hits. read more ...


What Golf Can Learn From Other Sports

The game is shrouded in uncertainty as the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf desperately try to find a way to work together. It got us thinking about the way other sports deal with change. So the simple question is: what can golf learn from other sports? read more ...


How Likely is Rory McIlroy's Dream Scenario

Describing his dream scenario for the future of men's professional golf, Rory McIlroy has outlined what he believes needs to happen. For his latest View From The Fairway column, Golfshake's Derek Clements reviews what the Northern Irishman has said. read more ...


Making Sense of Rory McIlroy's Latest Comments

Rory McIlroy's recent comments about LIV Golf and the future of the game drew a variety of responses, including from Greg Norman and Phil Mickelson. For his latest View From The Fairway opinion article, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on the motivations of those involved and what it could all mean. read more ...


What is Rory McIlroy Now Saying About LIV Golf

Golfshake's Derek Clements has learned not to be surprised by anything that surrounds the professional game these days. But these latest comments from Rory McIlroy on LIV Golf have left him speechless. read more ...


How Much Prize Money Did The Best Golfers Earn in 2023

This is a very good time to be one of the world’s leading professional golfers. If you doubt it, you should take a look at how much money the world's best earned this year from prize money and bonuses. read more ...


LIV Has Only Changed Golf For The Worse

Reflecting on the current state of men's professional golf, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway in which he outlines why in his belief LIV has only changed the game for the worst. read more ...


Why Should Ryder Cup Rules Be Changed For Jon Rahm

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on Jon Rahm's move to LIV Golf and Rory McIlroy's suggestion that the rules need to be changed to ensure the Spaniard is part of Europe's Ryder Cup team in 2025. read more ...


How Can LIV Golfers Win DP World Tour Events

During recent weeks, several co-sanctioned DP World Tour events have been won by LIV Golf players, which ishas led to an inconsistent and confusing reflection on various ranking lists. Golfshake's Derek Clements can't get his head around the situation. read more ...


Men's Professional Golf Doesn't Deserve Our Respect or Attention

Jon Rahm's switch to LIV Golf is just the latest twist in the soap opera that is men's professional golf. With greed and dishonesty rampant across the game, Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why he has lost respect and affection for the sport at the highest level. read more ...


It Turns Out That Jon Rahm DID Have His Price

Following weeks of intense speculation, Jon Rahm has officially joined LIV Golf, which is a move that further leaves men's professional golf in turmoil. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why it seems an extraordinary twist given the Spaniard's previous comments and statements on the subject. read more ...


Is Jon Rahm About to Defect to LIV Golf

Speculation that Jon Rahm is about to join LIV Golf has increased with the announcement that he is not in the field for the American Express Championship in January. What has got everybody talking is the fact that he is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements why this would be a massive blow to the PGA Tour. read more ...


LIV Golf Promotions Field is Unlikely to Set Any Pulses Racing

LIV Golf had trumpeted the fact that a major champion would be in the field for their inaugural LIV Golf Promotions tournament in Abu Dhabi this week. It turns out that the golfer in question is Jason Dufner, a man whose career has been in terminal decline for a number of years and is now part of a field that lacking in household names. read more ...


Tiger Woods Surprised & Frustrated With Nature Of Truce Talks

Tiger Woods used his press conference at the Hero World Challenge to reveal his surprise at the secretive way in which a potential peace deal in golf’s civil war was agreed. read more ...


Should LIV Golfers Be Welcomed Back With Open Arms

Eight-time DP World Tour winner Bernd Wiesberger has been accepted back into the circuit after fulfilling financial penalties and suspensions after being let go by LIV Golf. Sports Journalist and Golf Writer Derek Clements looks at whether the Austrian should be welcomed back with open arms in his weekly View From The Fairway read more ...


Will Jon Rahm REALLY Join LIV Golf

Just when you thought the routinely tumultuous world of golf was ready to take a breath and settle into a cosy winter, the rumours of Jon Rahm making the eye-wateringly lucrative jump to LIV Golf resumed across social media this week. Golfshake's Kieran Clark shares his thoughts on the subject. read more ...


LIV Golf Reveals Full Schedule For 2024 Season

LIV Golf has announced its schedule for the 2024 season, which will begin in February and includes 12 regular season events that will be staged across eight different countries. read more ...


What Next For Former US Open Champion Graeme McDowell

The brutal reality of life as a LIV golfer has come home to roost for five golfers who have been cut loose and now face an uncertain future. And among them is Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion whose game has been in a sharp downward spiral for some time. read more ...


Allowing PGA Tour Golfers to Play in LIV Qualifier is Bonkers

Golfshake's Derek Clements expresses his astonishment that PGA Tour members will be given permission to enter the LIV Golf Promotion event in December, which could grant a player a golden ticket into the 2024 series. read more ...


LIV Golf Introduces Transfer Window & New Team Rosters For 2024

The transfer window is a special time in football, as fans of clubs speculate about which signing would be best for their team and how they complement the project. Golf has long been immune to such a process, but LIV Golf looks set to bring an end to that history and introduce the very first transfer window that the sport has ever seen. read more ...


How Can Anybody Invest Their Support in LIV Golf Teams

For his latest View From The Fairway opinion article - Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the team element of LIV Golf and asks whether anyone can genuinely care about the individual sides? read more ...


LIV Golfers Will Continue To Miss Out On The Majors

THERE has been much speculation about a peace deal that would see the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf being able to co-exist together but that seems a long way off after organisers of both The Masters and The Open made it abundantly clear that they have no plans to create exemptions for LIV Golf players in 2024. read more ...


LIV Golf Team Championship - What Did You Miss?

LIV Golf concluded its second season of their history in Miami during October, which saw the format of the tour alter solely for the season ending event. read more ...


Does Anybody Care LIV Doesn't Get World Ranking Points?

For this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on whether LIV golfers should be awarded OWGR points. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Team Championship - How it Works

The 2023 LIV Golf Team Championship will be staged at Trump National Doral Golf Club's Blue Monster course in Miami across three days in a format that consists of both match play and stroke play as 12 teams compete for the $50 million prize. read more ...


The Golfers Who Never Became World Number One

When you think of world number ones since the Official World Golf Ranking was established in 1986, names such as Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy come to mind. But there are many other players who have enjoyed stellar careers without ever being crowned world number one. read more ...


The Golfers Who Were Instantly Successful After Turning Pro

Nobody has qualified for the Ryder Cup quicker than the young Swede Ludvig Aberg but he is by no means the only golfer to waste little or no time making an impact after turning professional. read more ...


Do You Think These Are Future World Number One Golfers

Golf is such a turbulent sport that it is ridiculously difficult to predict anything that may happen in the professional game. But we examine eight players who we believe have the potential to become world number one in the future - do you agree with any of our predictions? read more ...


Why Has The Asian Tour Been Playing in Britain

During recent weeks, the Asian Tour's International Series has featured events in England and Scotland. But what is the motivation behind these tournaments? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at their function. read more ...


Why Europe Won't Miss LIV Golfers at Ryder Cup

The European Ryder Cup team will look different this year, with Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter among those who won't be part of the event, but Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe their absence is a negative for Luke Donald in Rome. read more ...


Cameron Smith Dominates at LIV Golf Bedminster

Cam Smith continued his fine form as he romped away from the field to win the LIV Golf Bedminster event by seven strokes, his second success in little over a month. read more ...


The Longest Drivers in Golf Today

Distance has become a huge factor in modern professional golf, but who tops the charts across each of the major tours? Golfshake's Liam Moore has looked at the stats and identified the biggest hitters in both the men's and women's game. read more ...


How Bryson DeChambeau Was Set on Course For 58 After Visit to Scottsdale Golf

Bryson DeChambeau’s winning performance at The Greenbrier didn’t just happen overnight. The American star has been meticulously working on his game, body, and equipment in recent months - a journey that included a visit to Scottsdale Golf's Performance Centre in Warrington. read more ...


Which Football Clubs Do Pro Golfers Support

As the new season gets underway across Europe, we have have selected ten renowned golfers who have a secret passion for the sport of football and we provide information on the beloved teams they support. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Bedminster Preview, Picks & Analysis

There's another $4m first prize on offer this week as LIV Golf arrives at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. Henrik Stenson won the individual title last year, while Bryson DeChambeau is the man in the hottest form. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds of Golf in History

Bryson DeChambeau produced an electrifying finish at The Greenbrier to win the latest LIV Golf event after holing a 40-footer to shoot a final round of 58. It got us thinking about other low rounds that have been officially recorded in professional golf and beyond. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Shoots Incredible 58 to Win LIV Golf Event

Bryson DeChambeau shot a 61 in the second round of the LIV Golf Greenbrier. It was some round of golf, and easily the best of his professional career. But he improved upon it by three strokes in the final round as he recorded a scarcely credible third and final round of 58 to win. read more ...


We Need to See More Slow Play Penalties on Tour

During the Evian Championship, Carlota Ciganda was disqualified after being penalised for slow play and then refusing to add the two-stroke penalty to her scorecard. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that this sort of action is something that needs to be more greatly enforced on all tours. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Greenbrier Preview, Picks & Analysis

The 10th event of the LIV Golf season takes place at The Greenbrier this week. Talor Gooch is the form man in LIV Golf, with two wins already this season, although 2022 Open champion Cameron Smith is always going to be a threat on a course that demands such a strategic approach. read more ...


Are These The Angriest Golfers in The World

Anybody who has ever picked up a golf club will know exactly just how frustrating this sport can be. And the world’s best golfers are capable of losing their cool too. Here are just a few who struggle to keep a lid on it when things go wrong. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Would Rather Retire Than Play For LIV Golf

Just when you thought he had made his final public statement on LIV Golf, Rory McIlroy said that he would retire if it was the last place to play golf on earth. read more ...


Brooks Koepka Should Be Ashamed Of Himself

Five-time major champion Brooks Koepka courted controversy when he publicly criticised his LIV Golf teammate, Matthew Wolff, causing the younger man distress. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the American went too far with his comments. read more ...


Lee Westwood & Ian Poulter to Headline North East of England Tournament

Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter will join Lee Westwood to headline the upcoming International Series England at Close House from August 17-20, with tickets now available for the event in the North East. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Valderrama Preview, Picks & Analysis

LIV Golf arrives at Valderrama this week with the usual suspects vying for another $4m bonus. And with the aftershocks following news of golf’s merger still being felt around the world, there is certain to be a whole new level of interest. read more ...


First Team Sponsorship Announced For LIV Golf

A leading web technology company and the second largest crypto exchange by trade volume has been announced as the very first team sponsor for LIV Golf. The first global sponsor of Majesticks GC has been secured by OKX - and it looks likely that more sponsorships will follow. read more ...


Top Players Are Still Confused After Stunning Golf Merger

Since the announcement of the merger between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund was made, the deal has been short on detail. Even the players at the heart of it all are confused, as Golfshake's Derek Clements describes in his new View From The Fairway. read more ...


How Much Money is Too Much For The World's Best Golfers

The world of golf is still reeling from the astonishing U-turn that will see the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf forming an uneasy alliance that has led to widespread accusations of hypocrisy. But with talk of more money being injected into the game, Derek Clements asks how much is too much? read more ...


Rory McIlroy Describes Emotions After Men's Pro Golf Merger

Speaking less than 24 hours after it was announced that the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf had merged, Rory McIlroy addressed the media at the Canadian Open and was typically candid with his thoughts. read more ...


Shocking Merger Throws Golf Into Even More Chaos

In a special View From The Fairway column, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his current thoughts on the staggering news story that has engulfed the world of golf this week. read more ...


How The Whole LIV Golf Saga Unfolded

As we digest the shock news of the merger between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf, it is worth taking some time to reflect on how this whole sorry saga has played out. read more ...


PGA Tour And LIV Golf Merger Was Twist We Should Have Seen Coming

The golf world has been stunned by the announced merger between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, but Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why we should have all really seen this incredible twist coming. read more ...


PGA Tour, DP World Tour And LIV Golf MERGE to Unify Golf

Following two years of uncertainty, months of bitter recriminations, public fallouts and lawsuits, the golf world has been stunned by the news that the PGA TOUR, DP World Tour and the Public Investment Fund (which owns LIV Golf) have today announced a landmark agreement to unify the game of golf. read more ...


The 10 Best Golfers Who Have Been World Number One

The Official World Golf Rankings were first launched in 1986 and a total of just 24 golfers have occupied that lofty position of number one. Some of the men who have been crowned as the world’s best golfers will surprise you. Having taken a long look at the list, Golfshake's Derek Clements thought that the time had come to rank the top 10. read more ...


Why The Cut Must Remain an Essential Part of Pro Golf

Whether it be LIV Golf or the PGA Tour's proposed designated events, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the importance of having cuts in professional golf as part of this week's View From The Fairway. read more ...


Professional Golf Continues to Tear Itself Apart

If you had any doubts that a schism still exists within the world of professional golf, they would have been dispelled by a series of press conferences at Muirfield Village, scene of this week’s Memorial Tournament. read more ...


How Can Zach Johnson Possibly Not Pick Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka has won one major championship this year and finished runner-up in another, so will the LIV Golf star be part of the American Ryder Cup team? Golfshake's Derek Clements can't imagine a reality where Koepka is not part of Zach Johnson's side in Italy. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Washington DC Preview Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka goes for his third victory of the year when he joins 47 other golfers for the latest LIV Golf tournament at Trump National in Potomac Falls, Virginia. And who would bet against him claiming another win this week? read more ...


10 Golfers Who Would Be Great TV Commentators

There is a knack to being a successful golf commentator. It certainly helps if you have been involved at the sharp end, and that contributed towards Nick Faldo’s success with a microphone in his hand. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been thinking about who among those currently playing the game that would make a successful transition. read more ...


Golfers Dominate Latest Forbes Sports Rich List

With the influx of money as a result of LIV Golf it will come as no surprise to learn that golfers figure prominently in the Forbes Sports List top 20 for 2023, with five LIV players in the top 20 and four times as many golfers in the top 50 as last year. read more ...


Which Golfers Have The Best Social Media Reputation

When it comes to determining the sentiment of fans and viewers, social media is the best barometer we have, something that was heightened following the release of the Netflix series, Full Swing. Using the social media tool Linkfluence, our friends at Betway have analysed just how the documentary series affected the popularity of the featured players in the weeks leading up to the Masters. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Oklahoma Preview, Picks & Analysis

Talor Gooch will this week attempt to win his third successive LIV Golf event at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. And he has an additional incentive for doing so as he is from this part of the world. read more ...


Social Media Trolls Have Become a Blight on Golf

For this week's View From The Fairway column, Derek Clements addresses the growing impact of social media trolls in golf, including the shameful recent online abuse of Brendan Lawlor. read more ...


European Ryder Cup Legends Quit DP World Tour

Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood have officially ruled themselves out of the running for this year’s Ryder Cup after resigning from the DP World Tour. read more ...


World Golf Rankings - It's Time For Common Sense to Prevail

There has been much discussion about the Official World Golf Rankings, how points aren't been awarded for LIV events, and the impact that could have on the major championships. Ultimately, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that it's time for common sense to prevail. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Singapore Preview, Picks & Analysis

The LIV Golf League will be in action for a second successive week. After playing Adelaide last week, they head to Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. And they will do so in high spirits after performances of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed at The Masters. read more ...


The Best Sibling Rivalries in Golf

Over the years many golfers have attempted to follow in the footsteps of famous fathers and very few have enjoyed much success. However, brothers and sisters are an entirely different kettle of fish. We take a look at golf’s top sibling rivalries. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Adelaide Preview, Picks & Analysis

The LIV Golf League heads to Adelaide in Australia this week for the first of two back-to-back tournaments - next week the destination is Singapore. Brooks Koepka, now fully fit again after struggling with a knee injury for almost two years, could be the man to beat Down Under. read more ...


Asian Tour to Make Scottish Debut at Fairmont St Andrews

The Asian Tour will be stopping at Fairmont St Andrews as part of the UK summer swing. This will be the first visit from the Asian Tour on Scottish soil, where the inaugural St Andrews Bay Championship will take place at the venue’s Torrance Course on 24 - 27 August 2023. read more ...


PGA Tour And LIV Animosity is Not Driven by The Media

Before The Masters got under way, two-time champion Bubba Watson, who defected to LIV Golf last year, claimed that the animosity between the PGA Tour and LIV was media driven. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes there is enough evidence to prove that statement is inaccurate. read more ...


Arbitration Panel Backs DP World Tour Over LIV Golf Players

The DP World Tour has been told that it was within its rights to fine and suspend the likes of Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood after they took part in LIV Golf’s inaugural tournament at the Centurion Club last year. read more ...


The Best Iron Players in Golf Today

Whilst a professional golfer needs to be firing on all cylinders to contend, accuracy with the irons is perhaps the most crucial component. We have selected eight golfers who possess silky skill with their irons, which has undoubtedly propelled them to the stage where they are today. read more ...


The 10 Most Accurate Drivers in Golf

The focus of driving has certainly shifted to distance, but finding fairways will always be a secret to unlocking lower scores. Here are ten names in golf that opt for accuracy over relentless - and often uncontrollable - power. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Tucson Preview, Picks & Analysis

The 2023 LIV Golf League continues with its second stop of the year at The Gallery Golf Club near Tucson, Arizona. It's an immaculately presented venue that is home to a pair of highly regarded modern courses; the North and the South; with the latter being the stage for this weekend's event. read more ...


What LIV Golf Gets Wrong About Team Sports

Presenting his latest View From The Fairway opinion column, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the crucial team aspect of LIV Golf and explains why he finds it difficult to engage with, unlike the passionate connection people have to sides in other sports. read more ...


The 10 Best Putters in Golf Today

Great putting can be the difference between winning and losing, but who are the greatest on the greens today? We’ve scoured through plenty of data to find ten of the very best putters on tour across the last few seasons. read more ...


Close House to Host International Series Event in August

Close House will host this year's International Series England as many emerging worldwide talents are set to take on the Lee Westwood Colt Course this summer in the North East of England. read more ...


The Way That We Watch Golf Has Changed Dramatically

The way that we watch golf on TV has changed, just as the game itself has been transformed forever with the launch of LIV Golf. So, what can be done to grow golf coverage viewing figures? Here are some of your opinions from our 2022 Golfshake Survey. read more ...


What Do Golf Fans REALLY Think About LIV Golf

It's undoubtedly the topic that has overshadowed professional golf for the past year, it has driven bitter wedges between Ryder Cup icons and seen recent major champions tumble down the world rankings, but as it enters its crucial second season, what exactly do fans of the sport REALLY think about LIV Golf? read more ...


Charles Howell III - The First LIV Golf Winner of 2023

Charles Howell III fired a final round of 63 to win the individual title at the LIV Golf Mayakoba and also lead Crushers GC to the team prize as the new LIV Golf season got under way. read more ...


How to Watch LIV Golf Worldwide

Ahead of its first 2023 event at LIV Golf Mayakoba, LIV Golf has announced the launch of LIV Golf Plus and LIVGolfPlus.com, a new app and streaming site that will allow viewers from across the world to enjoy live and on-demand coverage. read more ...


LIV Golf Confirms Full 12 Team Field For 2023 Season

Ahead of its first event of the year at Mayakoba’s El Camaleon Golf Course in Mexico, LIV Golf has confirmed the complete 12-team, 48-player field that will compete in the LIV Golf League across 14 tournament and seven different countries in 2023. read more ...


2023 LIV Golf Mayakoba Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new LIV Golf season kicks off this week at El Camaleón Golf Course at Mayakoba in Mexico with all the usual suspects once again competing for vast sums of money. It is the start of an expanded season, with 14 tournaments being played in 2023. read more ...


LIV Golf Reveals New 12 Teams Campaign

Ahead of its new season, LIV Golf has presented a fan-focused campaign to unveil its team rosters, asking viewers to pick their chosen team to support before the 14-tournament worldwide schedule begins. read more ...


Who Exactly is Watching LIV Golf

LIV Golf was a massive story last year and remains a talking point going into 2023. We wanted to find out more about how many golfers have watched those events and how the demographic of that audience compares to the overall picture of golf fans who view tournaments on TV and attend in person. read more ...


DP World Tour Set For Hearing Against LIV Golfers

This is a significant week for the DP World Tour, with an arbitration panel to decide whether the likes of Lee Westwood, Patrick Reed, Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter can carry on playing in its tournaments. read more ...


Ian Poulter Opens Up About LIV Golf in Netflix Documentary

Ian Poulter recently announced that if he was invited to play in this year’s Ryder Cup he would probably decline. But he tells a very different story in the new Netflix series, Full Swing, which will be available from February 15. read more ...


Phil Mickelson is Way Off The Mark on Social Media Return

Phil Mickelson has been making a lot of noise on social media in recent weeks, stirring things up and causing a fair degree of controversy along the way. Golfshake's Derek Clements hasn't been left impressed by the six-time major champion. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About Abraham Ancer

Abraham Ancer held off the challenge of Cameron Young to win the Saudi International by two strokes and claim a wire-to-wire victory after dropping just two shots all week. read more ...


Where is LIV Golf Playing in 2023 - The Full Schedule

Ready for its second year, LIV Golf has confirmed its full schedule of events for 2023, including a return to five venues that hosted tournaments as part of the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series. read more ...


2023 Saudi International Preview, Picks & Analysis

Cameron Young, one of the hottest properties on the PGA Tour, will tee it up in the Saudi International. As expected, the field is full of LIV Golf members, including defending champion Harold Varner III, Phil Mickelson, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed. read more ...


The Questions Raised by LIV Golf's First TV Deal

You will probably be aware that LIV Golf has struck a deal with the CW Network for it to broadcast all 14 of its tournaments in 2023, but it's an announcement that left several unanswered questions. read more ...


LIV Golf Announces First TV Deal Ahead of New Season

LIV Golf has announced its first US TV broadcast and streaming deal, signing a multi-year partnership with The CW Network, which shall air all 14 scheduled events this year and stream the action live on The CW App. 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 ...


Masters LIV Golf Decision Sets Precedent For 2023 Majors

As the new golf year kicks into action we should not underestimate the importance of the decision made by Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley and his committee to allow LIV Golf players to compete at The Masters in April. 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 ...


What LIV Golf Needs To Do, And What We Can Learn From It

The introduction of LIV Golf has divided the golfing world, creating tension between players and fans alike. As we head into 2023, it is time to consider ways to bridge this gap and reconcile the sport. Derek Clements explores ways to reunite golfers and fans, and bring harmony back to the game. read more ...


2022: Who Are The Biggest Winners And Losers in Golf

This has been a year that we will not forget in a hurry. 2022 was the year when LIV Golf arrived, many of the world’s best players defected after being given massive signing-on cheques and were suspended by the PGA Tour. Here, we take a look at some of golf’s biggest winners and losers in 2022. 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 ...


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 ...


What Next For The Golfers Axed by LIV Golf

You will be aware that Greg Norman’s LIV Golf series has been adding new marquee signings all year and that more big names are due to join for the 2023 season, when a total of 14 big-money tournaments will be staged. What you may have missed throughout the season is that LIV Golf axed golfers who might have thought they were set up for life. read more ...


Cam Smith Completes Magical Year With Victory on Home Soil

Cameron Smith completed his astonishing year by winning the Australian PGA Championship for his fifth victory of 2022. The Australian won the Tournament of Champions, Players Championship and Open Championship. He then moved to LIV Golf and wasted no time in winning again. 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 ...


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 ...


Bonus Announced for Journeymen of Golf

In his weekly - View From The Fairway - Sports Journalist Derek Clements reports on the last announcement from the DP World Tour guaranteeing every player who plays in at least 15 tournaments $150,000 and poses the questions - do the players have LIV Golf to thank? read more ...


How LIV Golf Has Impacted The Professional Game

The first LIV Golf season has come to an end after eight tournaments that have ripped professional golf asunder, setting many of the sport’s leading lights against one another. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the new circuit and what's ahead. read more ...


LIV Golf Miami Team Championship Preview

The LIV Golf season reaches its conclusion at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami this week, with huge sums of money on offer once again. The iconic Blue Monster course will stage the seeded three-day, knockout tournament featuring both match play and stroke play as LIV Golf’s 12 teams compete for a $50m purse. 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 ...


LIV Golf Invitational Jeddah Preview

LIV Golf moves to Jeddah for the penultimate event of its inaugural campaign, where the likes of Dustin Johnson and Cameron Smith will be among the favourites to triumph on Saudi Arabia's Royal Greens Golf and Country Club. read more ...


Introduction to Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra

You may have never heard of Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, but he woke up this morning $4m richer after claiming the LIV Golf Bangkok title. His final round of 69 gave him a three-stroke victory. read more ...


LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok Preview

LIV Golf moves to Bangkok this week, where Open champion Cameron Smith's biggest threats are likely to come from Dustin Johnson, who has yet to finish outside the top 10 in the LIV Golf series, and the hugely gifted Joaquin Niemann. read more ...


What is Stopping LIV Golf From Earning World Ranking Points

All 50 golfers currently signed to LIV Golf have written to Peter Dawson, chairman of the Official World Golf Rankings board, demanding that they be awarded ranking points. But what is stopping the new circuit from being eligible for points? There are several established criteria that it must meet. read more ...


Cameron Smith Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Cam Smith continued his fine form as he romped away from the field to win the LIV Golf Bedminster event by seven strokes, his second success in little over a month. 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 ...


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 ...


LIV Golfers Will Not Be Welcomed Back With Open Arms

It was always going to come to this, but the news that Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Ian Poulter are among 11 LIV Golf players who have filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour in order to challenge their suspensions simply confirms that professional golf is in the middle of a civil war in which there are unlikely to be any winners. read more ...


What Confuses Me About LIV Golf

The continuing fallout from the emergence of the LIV Golf Series and the wider response to the venture remains dominant in the headlines, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has been left confused by much of the whole situation and the discussion around it. read more ...


Henrik Stenson Secures Latest LIV Golf Jackpot

Henrik Stenson admitted last week that he had joined LIV Golf for the money. And it didn’t take long for the decision to pay off for the controversial Swede as he shot a final round of 69 to win at Trump National, beating Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolff by two shots.  read more ...


LIV Golf Announces Huge Expansion For 2023

LIV Golf has announced that 2023 will feature 14 tournaments boasting a mind-boggling total prize fund of £335m. The full schedule will be revealed at a later date but the Saudi-backed organisation’s footprint will expand to incorporate Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America and Australia. read more ...


What Now For The Likes of Pablo Larrazabal?

Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed-series appears to have cut loose a number of golfers who played in the first event at Centurion Golf Club in St Albans, including Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal and American Andy Ogletree.  So what now? read more ...


Loyalty in Golf - What Does That Actually Mean?

There has been a great deal of talk about loyalty in recent weeks. LIV golfers Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia have been quick to criticise the DP World Tour for fining and suspending them and have all talked about their years of loyal service to the tour. But what can be considered loyal these days? read more ...


Can of Worms Opened After Ian Poulter Cleared to Play in Scottish Open

A can of worms has been opened with the news that Ian Poulter will be allowed to play in the Scottish Open after an appeal against his ban was upheld. Adrian Otaegui and Justin Harding have also been cleared to play after taking legal action against the DP World Tour, whose chief executive Keith Pelley said: “We are disappointed by the outcome of today’s hearing.” read more ...


Branden Grace Player Profile

South Africa's Branden Grace won the second LIV Golf Invitational Series in Portland, pocketing a massive $4,375,000 in the process. read more ...


LIV Golf Invitational Portland - What You Need to Know

The likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Abraham Ancer, Patrick Reed and Pat Perez will be teeing it up alongside the likes of Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson and Charl Schwartzel, winner of the inaugural event at Centurion, for the second LIV Golf event. read more ...


What Happens IF a LIV Series Golfer Wins The US Open

The 2022 US Open is going to be overshadowed by the news that the PGA Tour has suspended every player who took part in the LIV Invitational at Centurion. The likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Talor Gooch and Louis Oosthuizen will tee it up at Brookline with the prospect of any of them winning America's national title surely a concern for the powers-that-be. read more ...


Charl Schwartzel Player Profile

Charl Schwartzel woke up this morning $4.75m richer than when he arrived at St Albans last week. The South African won the inaugural LIV Invitational at Centurion Golf Club, for which he picked up a cool $4m and he also collected a further $750,000 for being a member of the winning team element. read more ...


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