Tag: PGA Tour

A Message to the R&A - You Cannot Be Serious!

Responding to reports that The Open was set to be cancelled, the R&A has issued a statement confirming that a decision has yet to be made, and that every scenario, including postponement was on the table. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that this development confuses things further, and that the governing body is simply delaying the inevitable. read more ...


What Tour Pros Are REALLY Doing to Fill the Void

Just like the rest of us, professional golfers are struggling to cope with being stuck at home - and are dealing with it in different ways. From Ian Poulter to Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald, many tour stars are coming up with creative methods to fill the void. read more ...


The Greatest Masters Tournaments in History

The Masters has become one of the world's most recognisable sporting events, defining generations of golf greats, but which of these memorable tournaments stand out from the rest? We have gone through the history of the Masters, picking out two editions from each decade that best tell its story. read more ...


What Do Golf Stats Mean?

Golf is ideal for producing various performance stats to break your game down, but with the various acronyms and jargon, you could become a little lost as to what half of the stats actually mean. So, we have put together this quick explainer that should provide greater understanding and insight behind tracking and benchmarking your golf game. read more ...


It's Time to Make Things Tougher for Tour Pros

When it comes to the condition of golf courses, tour professionals are spoilt, the fairways are immaculate, the greens pristine, the bunkers perfectly raked. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that making things rougher, tougher and harsher is the answer to many complaints that viewers have. read more ...


The Enforced Break Is Timely For Some Tour Professionals

Tournament golf around the world is paused, putting weekly events and the majors on limbo, but while that is bad timing for the majority of players and fans, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why some PGA Tour stars may not be entirely disappointed by the extended break. read more ...


What Your Favourite Golfers Might Be Doing During Their Enforced Break

We are living in strange times with much of the world in lockdown, but to lighten the mood, we started wondering what the world’s top tour professionals might be doing to keep themselves busy at a time when they are not able to play competitive golf. read more ...


Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm Join Rory McIlroy in Rejecting Premier Golf League

The proposed Premier Golf League drew headlines for several weeks, but tide quickly turned against this controversial circuit following dismissive comments by Rory McIlroy. Now, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm have joined the world number one in declaring their loyalty to the PGA Tour. read more ...


Alice Hewson Provides Light in Dark Times for Golf

We are living in strange times. None of us quite know how coronavirus is going to play out, but we do know that it has already had a huge impact upon all of our lives. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the crisis thus far, but reports on the breakthrough victory of Alice Hewson on the LET. read more ...


The 2020 Masters Postponed

As worldwide reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic deepens, following the announcement from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour that scheduled events- were immediately cancelled, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that the 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at The Players

Attention will be on the main grouping of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka, but could we see an unfancied name surge through the field and shock the favourites at The Players? Here are some of the most likely outside winners. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Players

Rory McIlroy is defending at The Players, but remarkably, no one has successfully retained the trophy. There have been many notable winners through the decades, but will we see a marquee name triumph this time? We take a closer look at several of the key favourites, who are likely contenders in Florida. read more ...


The Potential Impact of Coronavirus on Golf

With more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus recorded worldwide - a figure that is sure to increase dramatically - it might be time to consider how it is going to impact on the world of golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the continuing situation. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to iconic TPC Sawgrass for the defence of his Players Championship title, where he faces the deepest field of the year in the PGA Tour's flagship tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that is always a highlight on the calendar. read more ...


Hatton the Last Man Standing After Gruelling Week at Bay Hill

Tyrrell Hatton became the first Englishman to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill at the end of a tournament that placed a premium on pars, delivering a major championship level test of the world's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a week that won't be forgotten soon. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Finally Misses Cut After Incredible Run

Tommy Fleetwood hadn't missed a cut anywhere since the 2018 Open de France, but that run finally came to an end at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, when the popular Englishman failed to make the weekend following two years of remarkable international consistency. read more ...


The Future of European Golf is in Safe Hands

With the Ryder Cup only months away, several of Europe's most revered stalwarts are beginning to slide down the rankings, but despite that, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the future is in a good place, considering the young talent that is emerging. read more ...


Rory Still Has Augusta On His Mind

Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters to become only the sixth man in history to secure all four of golf's majors, but despite his best efforts, Augusta National has proven elusive. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, the Northern Irishman has adopted a different preparation strategy this time. read more ...


Why Is Tiger Not Playing At Bay Hill?

It has historically been one of his favourite playgrounds, but Tiger Woods is not competing at Bay Hill this week. The 15-time major champion has skipped the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won on eight occasions, underlining that at 44, his schedule will continue be fluid and comparatively light. read more ...


Paul Azinger Puts His Foot in it With European Tour Comments

NBC golf commentator Paul Azinger caused a mighty stir on Sunday at the Honda Classic, when he appeared to dismiss the achievements of Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood, downplaying their European Tour victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the reaction to what the former Ryder Cup captain said. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

12 months ago, Francesco Molinari was riding the crest of a wave, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but has struggled to find his best form since losing the Masters to Tiger Woods. However, now he's back at Bay Hill, where Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are set to compete. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews an iconic PGA Tour event. read more ...


What Does Tommy Fleetwood Have to Do to Win on American Soil?

Tommy Fleetwood continues to show remarkable consistency worldwide, but he came up just short in securing his maiden PGA Tour victory - a career milestone at the Honda Classic. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, it's only a matter of time until the Englishman triumphs in America. read more ...


Why is the 7 Iron Your Favourite Club?

What is your favourite club in the bag? Unless you are one of those golfers who goes through dozens of putters and new sets of irons each season, then you probably have one. We asked thousands of players in the 2019 Golfshake Survey to name theirs, and the result may come as a surprise. read more ...


Why You SHOULDN'T Be Excited About The Premier Golf League

Continuing the debate around the proposed Premier Golf League, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook responds with the perspective of an avid golf fan, explaining why he doesn't believe that it would be a positive route for the game. read more ...


Why You Should Be Excited About The Premier Golf League

The much talked about elite Premier Golf League has been a major topic of discussion in recent weeks, drawing a variety of responses. Despite concerns about its funding and unanswered questions, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon believes there are reasons to be excited by this proposed new circuit.  read more ...


Patrick Reed Brushes Aside Critics to Have Last Laugh

Patrick Reed continues to be dogged by controversy, facing comments made by Brooks Koepka and former CBS golf commentator Peter Kostis during the WGC Mexico Championship, placing more attention on accusations of cheating. Nonetheless, as Derek Clements reflects, the American has managed to brush that aside and win. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Having skipped the WGC in Mexico, Brooks Koepka is playing in the Honda Classic in search of his best form ahead of the Masters, but he faces a formidable field that includes Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


A Star is Born as Viktor Hovland Claims First PGA Tour Title

Norway's Viktor Hovland showcased why he's a rising star in the game by winning the Puerto Rico Open in thrilling fashion, raising the possibility that the former U.S. Amateur champion could be a contender for Padraig Harrington's Ryder Cup Team. Derek Clements explains why the 22-year-old is so highly rated. read more ...


Patrick Reed Defies Controversies to Win WGC Mexico Championship

Controveries surrounding Patrick Reed refuse to go away, but that hasn't stopped the former Masters champion on the golf course, with the American overtaking Bryson DeChambeau to win the WGC Mexico Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on a dramatic finale. read more ...


The Most Important Golf Club In Your Bag

The great Ben Hogan said that the three most vital clubs were the driver, putter, and wedge, in that order. But what do everyday golfers think is the Most Important Club in the Bag? We asked them in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, and the results may come as something of a surprise. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson returns to defend the WGC Mexico Championship, but will face a strong challenge from the likes of world number one Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Jordan Spieth. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that kicks off the countdown to the Masters. read more ...


Adam Scott Ends American Title Drought in Style at Riviera

Former world number one Adam Scott became the third Australian to win on the PGA Tour this season when he held off a world-class field to secure the Genesis Invitational at Riviera. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this continued resurgence from the 2013 Masters champion. read more ...


The Solution to Golf's Distance Issue

Following the publishing of the R&A and USGA's Distance Report, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a light-hearted view of the debate, coming up with his own unique solution to an issue that is set to envelop the game during the months and years ahead. read more ...


10 Things Only Tour Pros Use

There are many differences between a tour pro and the average amateur, not just in ability, but also in the equipment and gadgets that they use. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has picked out ten things that you will typically only see leading professionals deploy. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

New world number one Rory McIlroy heads a stunning field at Riveria for the Genesis Open, including Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm, who could secure that top ranking for themselves. Tiger Woods is also competing that this historic venue. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for a highlight of the PGA Tour schedule. read more ...


Taylor Becomes First Canadian to Nick Title at Pebble Beach

Nick Taylor became the first Canadian to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - and he did it in style, beating American Kevin Streelman into second place by four shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


Rory McIlroy World Ranking Journey

Rory McIlroy returns as world number one, eight years on from when he first reached that status, and a decade since he broke into the top ten. We take a look through his career journey in the World Ranking, including the many ups and downs, but reflecting his brilliant consistency. read more ...


Governing Bodies to Finally Address Increasing Distance in Golf

Tour professionals are hitting the ball further than they used to. Much further. And now the R&A and USGA have finally decided that something that must be done to tackle the issue and preserve the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on a huge story in the future of golf. read more ...


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

Approaching his 50th birthday, Phil Mickelson returns to one of his favourite playgrounds for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. There is a strong field gathered at this iconic venue - among the most revered in golf - with a victory on this course rated a career highlight for anyone. read more ...


Resurgent McDowell Kicks Up a Storm in the Desert With Victory

Graeme McDowell is celebrating his first European Tour victory in six years, continuing a career resurgence that has now seen the Northern Irishman move back into the top 50 in the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable weekend for the 40-year-old. read more ...


The Biggest Crowds in Golf History

Each year, the Waste Mangement Phoenix Open draws a staggering number of people to TPC Scottsdale, a record 719,179 for the week in 2018. But how does this compare to other events in the game? We take a look at the biggest crowds in golf history. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rickie Fowler is back in Arizona to defend his title at the unique and atmospheric Waste Management Phoenix Open, where massive crowds will cheer on - and sometimes boo - the field. It's an event that divides opinion, but there is always drama. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for us. read more ...


Herbert and Leishman Make it Australia Day With Brilliant Victories

What a weekend that was for Australian golf. Lucas Herbert won the Dubai Desert Classic and Marc Leishman claimed the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. And both men did it the hard way, producing fabulous final rounds to storm through their respective fields. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the two triumphs. read more ...


80 Remarkable Jack Nicklaus Facts & Stats

The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus remains the ultimate benchmark for golf's emerging champions. Now 80, we felt it was a timely moment to pick out 80 Facts & Stats that underline the greatness of a career that rewrote the history books. read more ...


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