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Tag: PGA Tour

Genesis Scottish Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy will return to the Renaissance Club in East Lothian to defend the Scottish Open title he won in such sensational fashion 12 months ago. read more ...


5 of The Best Scottish Opens

The Scottish Open is one of Europe’s most iconic tournaments. It takes on special significance because it is held the week before The Open Championship and provides a good form guide. Here are five of the best. read more ...


John Deere Classic 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

THE John Deere Classic is a big tournament for Jordan Spieth. He is a two-time winner at TPC Deere Run in Illinois but is not having the best of seasons. Defending Champion Sepp Straka returns following T23 at the Travelers Championship. read more ...


Rocket Mortgage Classic 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rickie Fowler will make an emotional return to Detroit Golf Club to defend the Rocket Mortgage Classic title he won 12 months ago - his first victory in four years.  read more ...


Travelers Championship 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The week following a major normally sees many of the game’s leading players taking a break to recharge their batteries. But that will not be happening this week as The Travelers Championship is now one of the PGA Tour’s signature events. 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 Biggest Weaknesses of The World's Best Golfers

We all know what the top players of this age are good at, Scottie Scheffler is a ludicrously fine iron player, while Rory McIlroy's deadliest weapon is the driver in his hands, but what are their frailties? Delving into the statistics, we have picked out the weakest qualities belonging to some of the finest golfers on the planet. 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 ...


The British Golfers Who Won on The PGA Tour

Robert MacIntyre wrote himself into the history books as the first Scottish left-hander to win on the PGA Tour when he claimed the Canadian Open. But he is not the first Scot to claim a title on the American circuit. And there is a pretty impressive list of British golfers who have picked up titles on the other side of the pond. read more ...


The Memorial Tournament 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Viktor Hovland's astonishing 2023 really got going 12 months ago when he won The Memorial at Muirfield Village. The Norwegian has got back into form and will fancy his chances of making a successful title defence with the US Open at Pinehurst just around the corner. read more ...


Why Do So Many Golfers Change Their Swing Coaches

Have you ever wondered why so many of the world's best golfers decide to change their swings - and how often does it actually work out for the best? That's the question that Derek Clements looks at in this week's View From The Fairway. read more ...


The Mental Health Challenges of Professional Golf

The tragic death of Grayson Murray has placed into focus the mental health challenges of life on tour for professional golfers. While it can be a highly lucrative and exciting career, it's also not an easy one and greater support and openness could be the answer for more players. read more ...


RBC Canadian Open 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood will be desperate to go one better at this week’s Canadian Open. Fleetwood will be making his third appearance after finishing runner-up last year following a thrilling four-hole playoff with eventual champion Nick Taylor at Oakdale Golf and Country Club.  read more ...


The Tragedy of Grayson Murray

Everything in golf was put into perspective at the weekend when it was announced that 30-year-old PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray had passed away. Tragically, his family revealed that the golfer had taken his own life. read more ...


Charles Schwab Challenge 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The superstars of the PGA Tour put their feet up this week after their exertions at Valhalla but there are still plenty of fascinating storylines at the Charles Schwab Challenge - and it just might be a good week for Europe. 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 ...


Wells Fargo Championship 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to one of his favourite venues this week as he prepares for the PGA Championship at Valhalla. The tournament is one of the PGA Tour’s signature events. Wyndham Clark is back to defend his title, one of three he has won in the past 12 months. Of course he crowned it all by holding off McIlroy to win the US Open. 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 ...


Rory McIlroy And Shane Lowry Celebrate Win in Surprising Way

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry's decision to partner each other in the Zurich Classic paid dividends when the pair triumphed in the PGA Tour's unique team event on Sunday. But how would the two men celebrate their win? Consuming a few beers were a given, naturally, but partaking in some karaoke was a little more unexpected. read more ...


The CJ CUP Byron Nelson 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jason Day returns to TPC Craig Ranch to defend his CJ Cup Byron Nelson title. The tournament has a new sponsor and can look forward to a bright future, and the Australian will be hoping to help kick that off in style as the second major of the year approaches. read more ...


What is Stopping Scottie Scheffler Becoming a Superstar

Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the brilliance of Scottie Scheffler and Nelly Korda, but asks what may be stopping them from becoming mainstream stars. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Makes Extraordinary PGA Tour U-Turn

Just five months after he quit, Rory McIlroy has opened the door to potentially make a surprising return to the PGA Tour's Policy Board, in an effort to help forge unity in men's professional golf, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements is stunned about. read more ...


How Do Nelly Korda And Scottie Scheffler Compare to Each Other

Nelly Korda and Scottie Scheffler have produced a run of results that we arguably haven't witnessed since those heady days of Annika Sorenstam and Tiger Woods. But how do these two amazing players compare to each other? We have looked at the statistics and where they rank on their respective tours. 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 ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

It comes as something of a surprise to see Rory McIlroy in the field for this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. This is a team event and is one of the season’s fun tournaments and McIlroy has opted to partner former Open champion Shane Lowry as he begins his preparations for the US PGA Championship. read more ...


Unbeatable Scottie Scheffler Does it AGAIN!

Winning majors is supposed to be exhausting. But it seems that nobody told Scottie Scheffler. The world number one cruised to another comfortable victory at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, leaving a world-class field trailing in his wake.  read more ...


RBC Heritage 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Fitzpatrick returns to Harbour Town to defend his RBC Heritage title at the magnficent Hilton Head and although it follows The Masters, the Englishman is going to have his work cut out for him if he is to retain the trophy. 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 Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Texas Open at San Antonio provides a final opportunity for players to tune up for next week’s Masters. And the good news is that with Augusta looming, the tournament has attracted a surprisingly strong field. read more ...


Why Peter Malnati is My New Favourite Golfer

Peter Malnati's emotional response to winning the Valspar Championship resonated with many out there - as have his comments since about what the game should be truly about. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the American is his new favourite golfer. 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 ...


Was Robert MacIntyre Right to Mock American Ryder Cup Team

Robert MacIntyre had a bit of fun at the Valspar Championship when he chose the result from last year's Ryder Cup as being the wording on his caddie's bib. Golfshake's Derek Clements hopes that the little bit of gentle humour doesn't ultimately backfire on the Scot. 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 ...


2024 Texas Children's Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Scottie Scheffler will be looking for his third successive PGA Tour victory when he tees it up at the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course. read more ...


How You Could Attend Golf's Biggest Events

The calendar is full of professional golf tournaments, but there are some events that are simply greater than the rest. If you would like to experience these special showpieces, including the Masters, Open, Ryder Cup and Players Championship, then our travel partners Golfbreaks have a range of packages that will take you there. read more ...


Just How Good is Scottie Scheffler

World number one Scottie Scheffler has just won both the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Players Championship in consecutive weeks, making the American the clear favourite for the 2024 Masters. But just how good is he? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks into the numbers to find out. read more ...


2024 Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Whisper it, but the countdown to The Masters is well and truly on. This week sees the Valspar Championship, which ends the Florida Swing, and the world’s best golfers are now doing whatever they feel they need to in order to get their games in shape for Augusta National. 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 ...


Why Do Top Golfers Change Their Swings

Despite having spectacular success last year, Viktor Hovland has changed coaches and sought to make changes to his swing. Golfshake's Derek Clements is baffled by this as such moves haven't always worked for great players who decided to update their technique. read more ...


The Best Golfers You Have Probably Never Neard Of

We all know the names of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson. But what about those who may be forgotten? We thought it might be fun to try to identify a few of the best golfers you have probably never heard of. 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 ...


Has The Players Championship Been Weakened

The Players Championship has long been the next best thing in golf after the majors - and it might still be, but has the PGA Tour's flagship event lost something? Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why he believes that the tournament has been most weakened by the divide in the game. read more ...


The Players Championship 2024 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Players Championship takes place at TPC Sawgrass this week, with the PGA Tour’s best players tackling Pete Dye’s fiendish layout - and defending champion Scottie Scheffler is bang in form. 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 ...


How You Can Play The Best PGA Tour Golf Courses

If you're someone who has followed the PGA Tour through the years, then you will instantly recognise many of the venues. Whether you have the desire to embark on your own Players Championship experience or wish to walk in the footsteps of legendary US Open champions, then here is how you could play some of the best golf courses on the circuit. read more ...


Are The PGA Tour's Signature Events Good For Golf

The PGA Tour's new Signature Events have proven to be contentious. Golfshake's Derek Clements - in his latest View From The Fairway - explains why he believes they are a bad concept for golf. read more ...


2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Kurt Kitayama was the surprise winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill 12 months ago. The tournament is now one of the PGA Tour’s signature events and, as such, has attracted the cream of the crop. read more ...


Why First Time Winners Are The Lifeblood of Pro Golf

There was a social media outcry when former PGA Tour professional Mark Lye criticised the lack of star power on the leaderboard in Mexico. Responding to that, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why first-time winners are the lifeblood of this sport. read more ...


2024 Cognizant Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy headlines the field at PGA National for the rebranded Cognizant Classic. Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel and Cameron Young are other names that are part of an impressive field in Florida. read more ...


Charlie Woods is Not The First Golfer to Follow in Big Footsteps

Following in the footsteps of a famous parent or sibling is no easy matter. And that is especially true in the world of sport, where it is done under the unremitting glare of media attention. Charlie Woods is facing that scrutiny and Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that it's deeply unfair on the teenager. read more ...


2024 Mexico Open at Vidanta Preview, Picks & Analysis

Defending champion Tony Finau and the in-form Emiliano Grillo will be among the favourites at the Mexico Open, but Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that Belgium's Thomas Detry could upset the odds and claim his first PGA Tour victory. read more ...


Why Golf Needs a New Tiger Woods - But No One Comes Close

Following the short appearance of Tiger Woods at last week's Genesis Invitational, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the unique star power of the 15-time major champion and describes why it's a major problem for golf that no one else comes anywhere near close.  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 ...


2024 Genesis Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

After his miserable performance at Pebble Beach, Rory McIlroy will be looking for better things at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. But this week he will be playing second fiddle to a certain Tiger Woods. 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 WM Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dig out the earplugs and prepare to take cover. Yup, it’s the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale and the loudest and largest crowd in golf. Traditionalists may not enjoy everything that goes on here but there is no denying that this tournament is second to none when it comes to entertainment value. 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 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose defends his title at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and if he is going to repeat his success at one of the most iconic venues in America then he is going to have to be at his very best because he will be facing a world-class field. 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 ...


The Amateur Golfers Who Stunned Professional Golf

Amateurs winning professional golf tournaments is unusual but it is certainly not unheard of. Most of the amateurs who won pro events went on to bigger and better things, but nothing is guaranteed. Here, we look at some of the amateurs who stunned the professionals. read more ...


2024 Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Max Homa is the defending champion this week at the Farmers Insurance Open as the PGA Tour makes its way to Torrey Pines. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what is always an early season highlight on the calendar. 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 ...


2024 The American Express Preview, Picks & Analysis

Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Tom Kim and Tony Finau have all committed to The American Express. There is also a significant European presence, with Robert MacIntyre, Victor Perez, Alexander Bjork, Shane Lowry, Seamus Power and Matt Wallace all opting to tee it up here rather than playing in Dubai. 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 ...


2024 Sony Open in Hawaii Preview, Picks & Analysis

Si Woo Kim defends his title at the Sony Open as the first full-field tournament of 2024 gets under way at Waialae Country Club. Gary Woodland and Will Zalatoris return to action, while Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Rose will be flying the flag for England. 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 ...


2024 Sentry Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour is back this week with The Sentry. Formerly the Tournament of Champions, for the first time the field includes more than just the year’s PGA Tour winners. The top 50 players from the 2022–23 FedEx Cup points list are also invited to tee it up - hence the change of name. read more ...


View From Fairway: In-fighting and Squabbles Ruined Golf in 2023

In a New Year special View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on golf in 2023 - the good, the bad, the indifferent and what golf meant for him. read more ...


What I Want to See Happen in Golf in 2024

As we head into a new year it is time to look forward. Golf is in a strange place right now, with huge uncertainty about how things are going to play out in the professional game. Derek Clements has picked out things that he sincerely hopes will happen in 2024.
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10 Golfers You Need to Watch in 2024

Ready for the New Year, Golfshake's Derek Clements is looking forward to seeing who emerges during the coming season. He believes that we're going to witness the rise of exceptional talent on both sides of the Atlantic - with these golfers in particular catching his eye.
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Golfers Who Could Win Their First Major in 2024

There are several talented golfers who are yet to record their first major championship in the men's game, a bunch of gifted players who fans believe a victory is imminent for. Here are some in particular who could reach the pinnacle in 2024. 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 ...


10 Golfers Who Will Have a Breakthrough Season in 2024

Nothing ever stays the same, and we will surely see some players coming through next season whom we are not currently really familiar with. Golfshake's Derek Clements has gazed into his crystal ball and picks out some players he believes are ready to rise to the top in 2024. read more ...


What The World's Top Golfers Want For Christmas

Just like the rest of us, the world’s top golfers have written their letter to Father Christmas. Here is what we think they will be asking for in their stockings this year. read more ...


Is The PGA Tour About to Sign a $3 Billion Deal

The PGA Tour is reportedly close to completing a lucrative agreement with a group of American billionaire sport teams owners. What this means for the framework deal with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund remains unclear. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the recent developments. read more ...


What Grades Do These Golfers Deserve For Their Year

Many golfers will reflect on outstanding seasons, while others will look back on a year during which they will believe they could have done better. It’s the perfect time for Golfshake's Derek Clements to pass judgment on what has unfolded in 2023. read more ...


9 Golfers Who Need a Better Season in 2024

It is said that form is temporary but class is permanent. There are a number of well-known golfers who may subscribe to that theory. Here are just a few who will want to forget 2023 and hope for better fortunes in the year that lies ahead read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Win Professional Tournaments

Earlier this year, Northern Ireland’s Tom McKibbin won the Porsche European Open in Germany at the age of 20. But even at 20, he is nowhere near being the youngest ever winner on the DP World Tour. Here are just a few teenagers who beat him to it. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


2023 Grant Thornton Invitational Preview

Golf's so-called silly season continues this week with an innovative event that brings together stars from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour. Mixed tournaments have become pretty commonplace on the DP World Tour but the Grant Thornton Invitational is something new on the other side of the pond. 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 ...


Why Jordan Spieth Is The Right Man To Replace Rory McIlroy

Jordan Spieth has been appointed as the new player director to the PGA Tour's policy board to replace Rory McIlroy. His passion for the game make him a great fit to serve on the board in this important capacity. read more ...


2023 Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

It may be little more than an exhibition event, but the Hero World Challenge has once again attracted a world-class field, with the added bonus that tournament host Tiger Woods will be making his competitive return. 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 ...


Which DP World Tour Players Are Most Likely to Succeed in America

The DP World Tour season has just come to end, with ten golfers gaining PGA Tour cards as a direct result of their efforts in 2022-23. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at each of them and predicts who will have the biggest impact in America. read more ...


Are You Ready For Tiger's Latest Comeback

We now know that Tiger Woods will make his long-awaited comeback to competitive golf for the first time since The Masters when he plays at the Hero World Challenge. read more ...


The Remarkable Journey of 35 Year Old PGA Tour Rookie Eric Cole

In the latest in our series looking at the world’s best golfers, Derek Clements profiles Eric Cole, a breakthrough star at the age of 35. read more ...


Who Can Blame Rory McIlroy For Quitting PGA Tour Board

Rory McIlroy's resignation from the PGA Tour's Policy Board surprised many observers last week, but Golfshake's Derek Clements asks whether anyone can really blame the Northern Irishman for quitting and taking himself out of that position. read more ...


Nicolai Hojgaard Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Nicolai Hojgaard shot a final round of 64 to beat a world-class field by two strokes at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, seeing off the challenges of Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Wallace and Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Resignation Stuns PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy has resigned from the PGA Tour's Policy Board. His decision, which was unexpected, was revealed in a memo to the tour's players issued by commissioner Jay Monahan. read more ...


The Meteoric Rise of Norway's Viktor Hovland

In the latest in our series looking at the new generation of golfing superstars, Derek Clements focuses on the meteoric rise of Norway’s Viktor Hovland. read more ...


2023 RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The curtain comes down on the 2022-23 PGA Tour campaign, and possibly the careers of some well-known golfers, at the RSM Classic this week. It brings to an end the FedEx Cup Fall Season and, with it, the final chance to secure places in the top 125 in the standings - fall outside that and you are heading back to the Korn Ferry Tour. 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 ...


The Most Underrated Players in Golf History

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been thinking about golfers who achieved great things in the game but whose part in our sport is largely overlooked. They may not have gripped the imagination in the way that the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have but they are golfers who definitely deserve a mention. read more ...


Why You Shouldn't Bet on Golf

Betting in sport has been in the headlines of late - including golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements comments on the recent ban of two Korn Ferry Tour golfers for gambling, and shares his own thoughts on why placing bets on this unpredictable game is a thankless task. read more ...


Let's Name Luke Donald as 2025 Ryder Cup Captain Now

Luke Donald, who led Europe to victory at Marco Simone, did not put a foot wrong. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it's time for the Englishman to be named as captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup. read more ...


New TGL Indoor Golf League is NOT The Answer

Star-studded and packed with technology, but will it be a success? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on the upcoming TGL indoor golf league that has been created by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. read more ...


2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Life as a PGA Tour pro isn’t bad - this week they head to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship as the FedEx Cup Fall Season nears its end. The tournament represents a golden opportunity for some of the tour’s lesser lights and those still trying to make a name for themselves out here as most of the world’s top golfers are giving the event a miss. read more ...


The Most Underrated Golfers on The PGA Tour

The PGA Tour has produced names such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Scottie Scheffler, all of whom have risen to the very top of their sport. Undoubtedly these stars deserve special praise and mention because of their envious skill, but there are a series of players who don’t quite receive the recognition they deserve. read more ...


2023 World Wide Technology Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The World Wide Technology Championship, formerly known as the Mayakoba Classic, will be held at El Cardonal in Mexico, which has been designed by Tiger Woods. All eyes will be on Ludvig Aberg, who has arrived on the professional scene like a whirlwind. read more ...


The Rise And Rise of Sweden's Ludvig Aberg

In the first of an occasional series in which he will profile some of the brightest  young talents in the game, Derek Clements tells you everything you need to know about rising star Ludvig Aberg. read more ...


The LPGA & PGA Tour Combine For New Mixed Event - Grant Thornton Invitational

The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour have announced a new mixed pairs event with the Grant Thornton Invitational. It will be the first time the circuits have held a mixed event since 1999. read more ...


The Legendary Golfers Who Defined Generations

In golf there have always been dominant players who win lots of tournaments but it takes more than that to write yourself into the very fabric of the game. That takes something special. Here is a list of the golfers who have helped to give us the game we know today.
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DP World Tour & PGA Tour Announce Major News For Tour Players

The Strategic Alliance between the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour deepened recently, as the latter outlined new opportunities for PGA Tour affiliated players. read more ...


Rookies Who Were Instantly Successful in Pro Golf

Many great amateurs have joined the paid ranks and disappeared into the distance. But occasionally, a rookie comes along and leaves everybody speechless at their ability to compete alongside the very best in the world right from the start.
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Golfers Should NOT Be Paid to Play in The Ryder Cup

For this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on whether golfers should be paid to play in the Ryder Cup and explains how the views of everyday golf fans are the same as his own. read more ...


Lexi Shows Why We Need More Women on The PGA Tour

Lexi Thompson's debut on the PGA Tour at the Shriners Children's Open made headlines, but what did we learn from the American's performance? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he wants to see more appearances like this. read more ...


2023 Zozo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Keegan Bradley returns to Japan to defend his Zozo Championship title, where a strong field includes the likes of Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele. 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 ...


LIV Golf Fails in Bid For World Ranking Points

A peace deal may be in the offing but, for now at least, LIV Golf's attempt to be recognised by the sport's global rankings body has been denied. read more ...


2023 Shriners Children's Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

All eyes will be on Lexi Thompson as she becomes the seventh LPGA golfer to tee it up in a PGA Tour event in the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin. read more ...


What Americans Need to Learn Before Next Ryder Cup

Now that things have settled down, in his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Ryder Cup and what both teams can learn from the week before 2025. read more ...


How You Can Attend The 2025 Ryder Cup

Many golf fans are in the early stages of considering making a journey across the Atlantic to the 2025 Ryder Cup at Bethpage State Park. If you would like to guarantee your place on that first tee to cheer on Team Europe, then our friends at Golfbreaks can literally confirm your attendance today thanks to their incredible package! read more ...


2023 Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Mackenzie Hughes defends his title at the Sanderson Farms Championship this week as the PGA Tour resumes - with rising European superstar Ludvig Aberg also competing. read more ...


Winners And Losers at The 2023 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup brings out the best - and worst - in players. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out the winners and losers from a memorable week at Marco Simone. read more ...


How Dysfunctional Team USA Lost The Ryder Cup

Following Europe's brilliant victory at the Ryder Cup, much attention will now be focused on what appeared to be a dysfunctional American side led by Zach Johnson. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at where the United States got it wrong in Rome. read more ...


Sensational Europe Regain Ryder Cup in Rome

Europe reduced their captain, Luke Donald, to tears as they regained the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. As expected, there was an American fightback of sorts but it was all too little, too late and the Americans will surely now launch a post mortem. read more ...


How Tony Jacklin Changed The Ryder Cup Forever

Few -  if anyone - have made a greater impact in the Ryder Cup than Tony Jacklin, seven-times a player, four-times captain of Europe, the man who bridged eras and played a transformative role, helping to lay the brickwork of what the Ryder Cup is now today. Speaking to Golfshake from his home in Florida, the 79-year-old reflected on his legacy. read more ...


Test Your Ryder Cup Knowledge

The Ryder Cup is here and will dominate conversations among golf fans - and those who would otherwise have little interest in the sport. There are going to be 28 points up for grabs at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome. To mark that, we have put together a Ryder Cup quiz consisting of…28 questions! read more ...


All You Need to Know About The Ryder Cup

Ahead of the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club on the outskirts of Rome, Golfshake's Derek Clements has brought together a range of facts and stats that will get you ready for the showpiece event! read more ...


Marco Simone - Made For The Ryder Cup

Marco Simone is a familiar layout to most of the European team as the host course for the Italian Open. But it has been no overnight story getting it prepared for the Ryder Cup. read more ...


The One Thing You Need to Watch Before The Ryder Cup

If you watch only one piece of content before the Ryder Cup, we recommend that you make it The Captains Dinner, which has been shown on Sky Sports Golf after being commissioned by DP World. read more ...


Training Your Brain Could Improve Putting Under Pressure

Forget 320-yard drives. The Ryder Cup will be won - or lost - on the greens at Marco Simone. We've seen many crucial misses through the years, but that should come as no surprise given the pressure of this environment. A new study has analysed just how the brain influences performance on the greens. read more ...


Luke Donald Makes Big Decision Ahead of Ryder Cup

Luke Donald is hoping that history will repeat itself in Italy this week. Historically, Europe have the upper hand in foursomes so Donald has opted to kick off this year’s contest with that format, hoping it will give his men a fast start. read more ...


Imagine a Ryder Cup at These Venues

Rome's Marco Simone stages the Ryder Cup for the first time this week, but which courses would you most like to see the event visit? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out the places that he thinks would make great Ryder Cup venues. read more ...


2023 Ryder Cup Preview, TV Guide, All You Need to Know

Luke Donald's European team will be thirsting for revenge after that 19-9 Ryder Cup thrashing at the hands of the United States in 2021. There will be huge crowds at Marco Simone and, of course, the vast majority will want to see a home win. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what should be a memorable week in Rome. read more ...


Podcast: Solheim Cup Reaction, Ryder Cup Predictions, Why Get Fitted

Ryan and Matt sit down to discuss all the action from the Solheim Cup and ask whether it should end in a draw? They also look ahead to the forthcoming Ryder Cup, before finally having a chat about the importance of custom fitting and insights into Ryan's recent Callaway APEX Pro fitting at The Belfry. read more ...


Luke Donald Has Got Everything Right Before Ryder Cup

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 2023 Ryder Cup and assesses the performance of both captains coming into the event, Luke Donald and Zach Johnson, and comments on some of the lingering controversies that they have had to overcome. read more ...


Are These Your Favourite Ryder Cup Moments

The Ryder Cup has provided many moments of high drama over the years. Until Continental Europe got on board the USA used to hand out a thrashing every couple of years. But things have changed. Here, we look at some of the best Ryder Cup moments, including a rare close-run thing when the match was still the USA v GB&I. read more ...


How The USA Won The 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

The United States regained the Ryder Cup with a record 19-9 victory over Europe at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin two years ago. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the most crushing loss ever suffered by a European team. read more ...


Are These The Most Shocking Ryder Cup Moments

Over the years we have seen many astonishing shots in the Ryder Cup. We have witnessed remarkable fightbacks that have had us on the edge of our seats. But we have also seen some pretty unedifying incidents and some truly dreadful shots, proving that even the best golfers in the world are human, just like the rest of us. read more ...


Shane Lowry Will NOT Let Europe Down at Ryder Cup

As we get closer to a highly anticipated Ryder Cup clash at Marco Simone in Rome, Golfshake's Derek Clements has singled out Shane Lowry for praise, as the Irishman's performance at The K Club last week underlined that he should be a formidable competitor in Italy. read more ...


2023 Fortinet Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

They have had a short break but now the PGA Tour resumes again, with Max Homa looking to win the Fortinet Championship for the third year on the trot. read more ...


This Year's Ryder Cup Could Become a Classic

The Ryder Cup is fast approaching, both teams are completed and eyes are now fixed on Marco Simone in the outskirts of Rome. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he believes that this has all the potential to become a classic between Europe and the United States of America. 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 ...


The Most Controversial Ryder Cup Selection Snubs

There is always going to be debate and controversy when it comes to captain’s picks at any Ryder Cup. 2023 is no exception. But there have been many other players over the years who still feel aggrieved at not being chosen. Here, we look at just a few of them. read more ...


Luke Donald Completes His Ryder Cup Team With Eye Catching Picks

Ludvig Aberg, a man who has played just nine tournaments as a professional, was the eye-catching choice when Luke Donald named his Ryder Cup team to face the USA at Marco Simone Golf Club at the end of the month. read more ...


Europe Has NO Reason to Fear This American Ryder Cup Team

Do you think Luke Donald and his European team will be intimidated by the United States side at Marco Simone in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he feels that Europe have nothing to fear from their American counterparts. read more ...


The Longest Playoffs in Pro Golf History

Eurgene Chacarra, of Spain, won the recent International Series event at Fairmont St Andrews, beating Matt Jones of Australia in a playoff that lasted 10 holes. However, it was not the longest playoff that men's professional golf has seen. read more ...


Winners And Losers From The PGA Tour Season

As the dust settles on the Tour Championship and the end of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season, it is worth reflecting on the winners and losers in this week's View From The Fairway. 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 ...


Should Tiger Woods Become PGA Tour Commissioner

Golfshake's Derek Clements asks whether Tiger Woods could succeed Jay Monahan as commissioner of the PGA Tour - and would that be a positive move for the game? 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 ...


Brilliant Viktor Hovland Claims FedEx Cup Jackpot

Viktor Hovland produced a sensational display of golf to win the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup and $18m. The 25-year-old Norwegian finished with a 63 - and he needed it as Xander Schauffele, his nearest challenger, ended the week with a 62. read more ...


Who Has Won The Most FedEx Cup Playoff Events

Viktor Hovland's Sunday 61 at the BMW Championship was one of the best rounds you'll see this year. That brilliant display saw the affable Norwegian become the 37th different winner of a FedEx Cup Playoff event. Looking back through the years, just who has won the most of these elite tournaments? read more ...


2023 Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

One lucky man is going to be standing on the final green at East Lake on Sunday hoisting aloft the Tour Championship trophy and with a cheque for $18m sticking out of his back pocket. read more ...


The European Ryder Cup Selection Process is Flawed

As the race to qualify for Europe's Ryder Cup team draws to a close, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he feels the process is flawed and how it could negatively impact the chances of Luke Donald being a successful captain in Rome. read more ...


Are These The Most Unlikely Winners of Golf's Majors

When galleries turn up to watch majors they expect to see the game’s elite competing for the sport’s biggest prizes. Normally, they are not disappointed, but over the years there have been plenty of major champions who came from nowhere to win. Here, we look at just a few of them. read more ...


The Best Greenside Bunker Players in Golf Today

Bunker play has always been viewed as an art; there is no denying it takes committed skill to reliably remove yourself from difficult sandy situations.  We provide information on ten of the very best bunker players so far this season. read more ...


How Much Could The PGA Tour Players Earn This Year

If money makes the world go around, you can be pretty sure that the planet’s best golfers have no plans to stop the globe from spinning anytime soon. The prize fund for 2023 FedEx Cup is a staggering $75m. read more ...


2023 BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The BMW Championship at Olympia Fields is the penultimate event on this season’s PGA Tour, with the top 50 in the standings moving on. The goal now is to end the week in the top 30 for the season-ending Tour Championship, after which much gold will be handed out.  All eyes will be on Patrick Cantlay, who will be looking to become the first man to win this tournament three times on the bounce. 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 ...


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 ...


The Best Thing About The New PGA Tour Schedule

Following months of lively behind-the-scenes conversations and various tweaks along the way, the PGA Tour has announced its schedule for 2024, but there was one particular detail that most intrigued Golfshake's Kieran Clark. 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 ...


2023 FedEx St Jude Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The top 70 players on the PGA Tour this year head to TPC Southwind for the FedEx St Jude Championship. With just three events remainining, it's looking like a battle between Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy for the big money at The Tour Championship, but much can still happen. read more ...


Can Tiger Woods Help to Solve The Madness in Golf

Following the news that Tiger Woods has joined the PGA Tour's policy board as a player director, in his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements asks whether the 15-time major champion can become the deal broker that golf needs? read more ...


Are These The Worst Ryder Cup Captains in History

With anticipation growing as the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone looms into view it got us thinking about the role of the non-playing captain. Can a captain who doesn’t hit a shot in anger really make a difference? Without a shadow of doubt. Here we look at some of the best and worst captains on both sides. read more ...


The Reason Why Jay Monahan Defied The Governing Bodies

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan defied The R&A and USGA when he confirmed to players that he would reject calls to introduce the new Modified Local Rule to rollback the golf ball. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes there's a simple reason why the tour boss rejected the governing bodies. 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 Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

As we head into August the final event of the regular PGA Tour season takes place this week for the Wyndham Championship title at Sedgefield Country Club. When the final putt is holed, the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings will head to the FedEx St Jude Classic. read more ...


When Has The PGA Tour Ever Done What is Best For Golf

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that they are against the golf ball rollback proposed by The R&A and USGA, saying that it's not in the best interests of golf. But Golfshake's Kieran Clark questions when the tour has ever done what's right for the game? read more ...


Will These Be The Ryder Cup Teams in September

With The Open behind us, attention for many will turn to the Ryder Cup as both teams now approach being finalised. There is much speculation about who could represent Europe and the USA in Rome, with Golfshake's Derek Clements looking at the facts and projecting which 24 men will be competing in September. read more ...


It's Time to Give Rory McIlroy a Break

Following a tie for sixth place at Hoylake, Rory McIlroy will enter 2024 facing a decade since he last won a major title. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that any critique of the Northern Irishman is misplaced as he faces more scrutiny that anyone else in the biggest events. read more ...


2023 3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tony Finau returns to TPC Twin Cities in Minneapolis to defend his 3M Open title. It was the start of a purple patch of form that the popular American would love to emulate. read more ...


Brian Harman Player Profile And What's In The Bag

American Brian Harman destroyed a world-class field to win the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool by an astonishing SIX shots. Few people would have tipped the left-handed American to land his first major but he found fairways all week and putted like a god. He may be a surprise winner but he deserved it. 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 ...


Sepp Straka Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Sepp Straka squandered the opportunity to break 60, but nonetheless claimed his second PGA Tour victory at the John Deere Classic, boosting his chances of representing Europe in September's Ryder Cup. read more ...


2023 Barbasol Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

As the world’s elite golfers gather in Scotland, there is a chance for an unsung PGA Tour player to make a name for himself by winning the Barbasol Championship and securing a place in the field for The Open Championship. read more ...


How Four Days Could Change a Golfer's Life Forever

Much has been said and written about the partnership between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, but Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that this week highlights its strengths, providing golfers with a potentially life-changing opportunity. read more ...


2023 Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Scottish Open takes place at The Renaissance Club this week boasting what is surely the strongest field assembled in this country apart from The Open Championship. The star attraction is Rory McIlroy who next week will return to Royal Liverpool, where he won The Open in 2014, hoping that the stars will align for him to finally end his major drought. read more ...


4 Golfers Who Are Yet to Fulfil Their Potential

Major championships have long been a benchmark to contrast golfers from different eras, and these four annual tournaments will continue to hold the most importance throughout the golf season. We have selected four names who are yet to completely fulfil their potential, but be warned, if they do find their flow, eternal relevance awaits them. read more ...


2023 John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

There is a place at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool up for grabs for the man who wins this week’s John Deere Classic. Last year’s champion, JT Poston, returns to defend his title, hoping for a repeat of the form that secured his place at the 150th Open at St Andrews. read more ...


Are These The Best Golfers Never to Have Won a Major

Rory McIlroy's well-documented struggle to land his fifth major just goes to prove how difficult it is to win one of golf’s top men's titles. But plenty of world-class golfers finished their careers without ever securing even one of golf’s majors. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out just some of the very best. read more ...


Are These The Best Golf Shots You Have Ever Seen

The truth is that the world’s top professional golfers play a game with which the rest of us are not familiar. And for true sports fans there is nothing better than to be able to say that you were there. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out the ten greatest shots that he has seen in the flesh. read more ...


2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tony Finau returns to Detroit for the defence of his Rocket Mortgage Classic title and will need to overcome a field that includes the likes of Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


2023 Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

GOLF fans are being spoilt right now. All of the world’s best players will be in action at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, the latest of the PGA Tour’s elevated tournaments, including Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. 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 ...


EA Sports PGA Tour Receives US Open Update

Celebrating the US Open, EA Sports PGA Tour has received an exciting new update that has seen Los Angeles Country Club loaded into the game in time for the championship, with a series of fun, topical challenges to follow during the coming days. read more ...


Netflix Planning to Livestream Celebrity Golf Event

Streaming giants Netflix are reportedly in talks to livestream a celebrity golf tournament later this year, becoming the first live sporting broadcast on the service should it come to fruition. 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 ...


15 Things You Didn't Know About The US Open

The 2023 US Open is the 123rd playing of America's national championship, which means there is rather a lot of history behind the event. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out some of his favourite facts and stats to give you a flavour of the US Open at its best. read more ...


6 Favourite Moments at The US Open

Ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick's defence at the 2023 US Open, Golfshake's Derek Clements has reflected on the past history of this iconic championship and identified several of his favourite US Open moments. read more ...


Why The Canadian Open Was a Huge Boost For Europe's Ryder Cup Team

You may have noticed something about the leaderboard at the Canadian Open - it was dominated by English golfers. Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Aaron Rai and Justin Rose were all in the mix. Luke Donald, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, will have been delighted with what he witnessed. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The 2023 US Open

The 2023 US Open is being staged for the first time at Los Angeles Country Club, a venue that has long possessed significant mystique. England's Matt Fitzpatrick defends the title he won so dramatically last year, but a significant challenge is posed by the many leading contenders who are in top form. read more ...


10 Outsiders to Watch at The US Open

While most eyes will be fixed on the biggest names and championship favourites, there is undeniably an opportunity for a relative outsider to usurp those fancied individuals and spring a surprise to claim America's national title. read more ...


2023 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Providing a welcome distraction from recent events in golf, the US Open is surely the most brutal of the four majors in the men's majors. Matt Fitzpatrick will defend his title at Los Angeles Country Club, which is hosting the event for the first time. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the championship. read more ...


Billy Horschel Ready to Put Himself on The Line Again at The US Open

Most professional golfers, having just shot a round of 84, would have headed straight into their car and headed for their hotel or the nearest airport departure lounge. But not Billy Horschel, who showed his class at the recent Memorial Tournament when opening up to the press on his emotions during a tough season. read more ...


How Matt Fitzpatrick Won The 2022 US Open

12 months ago, Matt Fitzpatrick won the US Open at Brookline after a dramatic final day. And he did it on the course upon which he won the US Amateur Championship nine years earlier thanks to a sensational bunker shot at the final hole. 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 ...


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