Tag: PGA Tour

Workday Charity Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour arrives at Muirfield Village for the first of two tournaments with the Workday Charity Open, which replaces the John Deere Classic. Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Justin Thoma are among the likely contenders in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


The Many Questions Raised by Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau has been the main talking point in golf for weeks, his radical physical transformation, his stunning power, and his attitude have all generated discussion and controversy. Golfshake's Derek Clements is stunned by what he's acheived, but explains why he doesn't believe the American is good for the game. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Heading Back to America to Resume Season

Following months at home, Tommy Fleetwood is venturing back across the Atlantic to begin two weeks of quarantine, in readiness for his return to action at the 3M Open, ahead of the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational and PGA Championship, insisting that he has no problem with Rory McIlroy, who had been critical of those who had delayed coming over. read more ...


DeChambeau Muscles His Way to Rocket Mortgage Title

Bryson DeChambeau secured his first victory since returning from lockdown, winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three shots after blowing away the field with a final round 65. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this triumph for the American who has dominated the headlines of late. read more ...


Tour Pros Tackle Longest Par 5 in Professional Golf

What's the longest golf hole you have played? Golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour last week discovered the 773 yard par five 13th at TPC Colorado Championship, which unsurprisingly plays over its par. Will Trinkwon compares it to some other monsters. read more ...


15 of the Best Caddies in Golf

For a tour player, a good caddie can be worth three or four shots a round - and maybe more than that. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at just some of the best in business, past and present, those characters who guide the world's best players around major championship venues. read more ...


Why Tiger's Reluctance to Play Could Hurt His Record Chasing

When will we see Tiger Woods play in a professional golf tournament again? Will Trinkwon delves into the 15-time major champion's reduced schedule and questions whether such an approach is best for his chances to surpass records, specifically Sam Snead's PGA Tour win total. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's 7 Most Controversial Moments

For over a decade, Rory McIlroy has captivated golf fans with his incredible play and major championship successes, but his admirable outspokenness, honesty and strength of character has occasionally placed the Northern Irishman into controversy situations. Will Trinkwon has picked out seven of the world number one's most contentious moments. read more ...


Rocket Mortgage Preview, Picks & Analysis

The travelling circus of the PGA Tour moves onto Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Several positive COVID-19 tests have cast a shadow over the players, but there is nonetheless an impressive field gathered in the Motor City. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


PGA Tour Finally Gets COVID-19 Message

The PGA Tour's return has been mirred by positive COVID-19 tests, the latest being South Africa's Dylan Frittelli. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the circuit, its leader Jay Monahan, and the players, have learned their lesson, with stricter protocols and greater awareness displayed. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Secures 21st PGA Tour Victory at Travelers

Dustin Johnson made it 13 consecutive seasons of winning events on the PGA Tour, following a hard-fought victory at the Travelers Championship, making it title number 21 for the American. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on his latest success for the former world number one. read more ...


US Open Reveals New Exemption Categories

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Open was forced to switch from its original date to September at the fearsome Winged Foot Golf Club. But without normal qualifying in place, confirming the makeup of America's national championship, the USGA has revealed new exemption categories, designed to create a field of 144 golfers. read more ...


10 of Golf's Biggest and Best Characters

Golf has been littered with many colourful, fascinating and charismatic figures through the decades, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements celebrates in this feature, describing several of his favourite characters across various eras in the game. read more ...


Positive COVID-19 Test is Wake-up Call for PGA Tour

The PGA Tour's return at Colonial and Harbour Town has been entertaining, but the inevitable became a reality when Nick Watney was revealed to be the first golfer to test positive for COVID-19. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this is a wake-up call for the players, who have been visibly relaxed with regards to social distancing. read more ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, where yet another stellar field has assembled. Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson and Justin Rose will all be battling it out. And Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Why Harbour Town is the Answer

Whatever the question, Habour Town Golf Links is the answer. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this venerable Pete Dye layout is the antidote to the one-dimensional long hitting game that we see routinely on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Webb Simpson Produces Stunning Finish to Win Thriller at Habour Town

It was yet another extraordinary day on the PGA Tour, Webb Simpson carded a bogey-free 64, including five birdies in the final seven holes, to shot a record tournament score and win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town in the fading light, beating a congested leaderboard that included Tyrrell Hatton and Abraham Ancer. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thriller. read more ...


Golf's Original Muscle Man

The radical physical transformation of Bryson DeChambeau has drawn scrutiny during the PGA Tour's return, but while it's true to say that more golfers these days have shed the beer belly in favour of a six-pack, it's not like fitness and athleticism are entirely new concepts. We take a look at some of the pioneers, including golf's original muscle man, Frank Stranahan. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Faces Ryder Cup Headache

It didn't seem likely a few weeks ago, but there are now signs that the Ryder Cup may go ahead in September, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, considering the lack of qualifying events for many European golfers, Padraig Harrington faces a headache with regard to forming a competitive team. read more ...


Golf Quiz #7 - How Much Do You Know About Phil Mickelson?

In a career littered with milestones, Phil Mickelson has now reached another, turning 50. The five-time major champion has spent nearly 30 years winning on the PGA Tour, becoming one of the most popular and charismatic golfers of his era. Celebrating everything that he has achieved - and testing your knowledge in the process - here is our latest quiz, focused specifically on Lefty himself. read more ...


European Golfers Will See Rankings Fall Through No Fault of Their Own

Golf’s world rankings were suspended on March 15 when the sport locked down. But with the action back under way in the USA that has now all changed. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains how those men who ply their trade on the European Tour are going to suffer because they have no events to play in. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

The RBC Heritage returns to the magnificent Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island boasting its strongest field in years as the PGA Tour’s resumption without fans continues. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most popular events on the schedule, which this year includes 114 tour winners vying for the title. read more ...


Live Golf is Back - And It's Nothing Like We've Seen Before

The PGA Tour returned after three months, but how did the unique circumstances of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial translate on TV? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the week and shares his thoughts on the broadcast, how the event looked, and what the near future holds. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Has Transformed - But Can It Last

PGA Tour star Bryson DeChambeau has physically transformed in recent months, gaining an extraordinary amount of weight and muscle that has seen his driving distance increase dramatically. Will Trinkwon is impressed by the American's effort and dedication, but worries that it may not be sustainable and lead to lasting damage. read more ...


Comeback Kid Daniel Berger Crowns PGA Tour Return With Emotional Victory

Following 91 days away, the return of the PGA Tour saw a thrilling finish to the Charles Schwab Challenge with Daniel Berger claiming the title in a playoff with Collin Morikawa. And so he goes into the history books as the man who won the first tournament back at Colonial. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Suggests European Tour and PGA Tour Should Merge

With the full economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic yet to be known, world number one Rory McIlroy has expressed fear for the future of the European Tour, suggesting that it should potentially merge with the PGA Tour to help simplify and strengthen the game at the highest level. read more ...


Harold Varner Emerges as Voice to be Heard as Golf Tackles Racism

At times of crisis, leaders emerge. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to global protests and the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement. We look at what has happened through the eyes of the golf world - specifically PGA Tour star Harold Varner III, whose voice has been heard loudest. read more ...


Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour is back with an exceptionally strong field at Colonial Country Club in Texas, where the likes of Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas will be competing in unique circumstances without fans in attendance, but with millions set to watch on TV. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is set to be a historic tournament. read more ...


The Best Players in History at Colonial Country Club

Colonial Country Club is among the most revered venues on the PGA Tour, crowning many of the greats through the years. We take a look back at some of the best players in the history of the event, including Ben Hogan, who made this course his home. read more ...


How Kevin Na Learnt to Pull the Trigger

With the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial marking the return of live action on the PGA Tour, we look back at last year’s tournament, which was won by American Kevin Na, specifically at his journey from struggles to become a regular winner. read more ...


Can You Remember Who Leads the FedEx Cup Standings?

It has been a long time since we last saw any live action on the PGA Tour so, as we prepare to get going again, Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the FedEx Cup Standings for this season, which players are flying high, and who will be hoping to see improved form following the resumption of tournaments. read more ...


A Little Reminder of What We Have All Been Missing on the PGA Tour

Since The Players Championship was cancelled after one round in March, the PGA Tour has been in hiatus, but now the circuit returns at Colonial. Considering the break in the schedule, you could be forgiven for forgetting what happened before. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the season to date. read more ...


Safety First for PGA Tour Golf Like You Have Never Seen it Before

Following months in lockdown, the PGA Tour is back on June 11, with the Charles Schwab Challenge being staged at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. And it will be tournament golf like we have not seen before, with no spectators in attendance and a huge raft of measures being introduced to ensure the safety of everybody involved. read more ...


8 Reasons Why The Match 2 Was a Success

Raising millions for COVID-19 relief efforts, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson reunited for a charitable sequel to The Match, joined by NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, which could have been drowned out by the heavy rainfall, but the players were nonetheless able to provide a spectacle that many viewers found thoroughly entertaining, surpassing expectations. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook shares his thoughts on why the event was a success. read more ...


The Match II Preview

Following last weekend's TaylorMade Driving Relief at Seminole, live golf is back on our screens again this Sunday at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, which hosts The Match: Champions for Charity, featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson competing with NFL legends Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, both keen golfers. read more ...


McIlroy and Johnson Take the Honours - But Good Causes Are the Real Winners

Televised golf made its return on Sunday, raising millions for COVID-19 relief work in America, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson taking on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins game at Seminole Golf Club. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the event, reflecing on what we saw. read more ...


Big Guns Are Back in Action for Great Causes - And We Should be Watching

Live golf returns to our screens on Sunday when Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy take on Matthew Wolff and Rickie Fowler in the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match at Seminole Golf Club in Florida in aid of Covid-19 relief efforts. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and explains why you should be watching. read more ...


Rory is Raring to Go on the PGA Tour

Set for the return of golf, world number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will be playing in all three PGA Tour events next month as it is revealed he is Britain’s second-wealthiest sportsman behind Lewis Hamilton. read more ...


TV Golf Returns With Rory McIlroy Headlining Charity Match

If you have been pining for televised golf, the wait is nearly over, as the PGA Tour, NBC Sports and Sky Sports have collaborated with TaylorMade to showcase a $3 million charity skins match at the revered Seminole Golf Club, featuring Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson teaming up together to take on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff, raising money and awareness for the COVID-19 relief effort. read more ...


Charities Will Lose Millions as a Result of Tournaments Being Scrapped

Among the consequences of the present shutdown is the significant impact on the many charities that are supported to the sum of millions each year by professional golf tournaments. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at what these organisations are missing out on. read more ...


20 of the Most Unforgettable Golf Images

Making his living through the written word, Golfshake's Derek Clements also has a deep appreciation for the role of photography in capturing indelible moments in golf. There are countless examples of unforgettable images, but here are just 20 of Derek's favourites. read more ...


Shane Lowry Desperate to Start Playing Again - Even Without Fans

While there might be mixed feelings about the resumption of play on the PGA Tour at Fort Worth on June 11, Open champion Shane Lowry says that he is looking forward to returning to action, even though the Charles Schwab Challenge will be played in eerie silence, without any spectators. read more ...


The Best Putting Rounds in History

Putting matters greatly, in a variety of contexts. It's often the first introduction we have to golf, it can be the most tantalising of challenges, offering the most pressured situations, and has defined some truly unforgettable moments. However, what are the greatest examples of putting? We delved realm of tour statistics to uncover prime examples of mastery on the greens. read more ...


Doubts Raised About PGA Tour's Scheduled Return

The PGA Tour has now confirmed that it is targeting a June restart for its season, looking to complete the year with a 36 tournament schedule, but former Open champion Francesco Molinari is among the voices who has questioned whether this is a realistic ambition. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Shot in Golf

What is the lowest round shot in golf? The first place to check are records on the professional tours. However, if you dig a little deeper, there have been several staggering 18-hole totals compiled beyond the glare of TV cameras. We take a look at the rounds that made history. read more ...


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