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Tag: PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy Praises Impact of Caddie Harry Diamond After Win

Following his triumph at Quail Hollow, Rory McIlroy was quick to praise his caddie, Harry Diamond, who stepped in to help assess a difficult situation on the final hole, persuading the four-time major champion to take an inspired strategy that secured the victory. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Remembering Seve

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on stories that have dominated the game in the past week, including the events being launched to remember the great Seve Ballesteros, vandalism at golf courses, and the one revered club that is finally getting with the times. read more ...


AT&T Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth headline the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson, which heads to a new venue, TPC Craig Ranch. It's the final PGA Tour event before the next major championship, with many leading names hoping to strike form at the right time. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Ends Winless Run at Wells Fargo Championship

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy ended his winless run by clinching the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow for a third time - just six weeks after starting to work with swing coach Pete Cowen, setting the four-time major winner up for a return to Kiawah Island and the PGA Championship. read more ...


How the World's Best Golfers Got Their Nicknames

Seve, Rory, Jack, Phil, - with the greatest sportsmen in their field you only need to hear a Christian name. Others have nicknames - often they are not known to the wider public. Here we look at some of the game’s leading players and explain their monikers. read more ...


Players Who Join Super Golf League Likely To Be Banned

Like the ill-fated European Super Football League, the proposed Super Golf League appears to be dead in the water, following the news that the PGA Tour and European Tour are "aligned in opposing" renewed plans for the breakaway circuit, with players who sign up facing suspension from the Tour. read more ...


The Ecstasy and Agony of the Mini Tour

The PGA Tour represents the elite. Almost every shot of every tournament is broadcasted and daily updates are provided from both internal and external media outlets. Away from the big-leagues, however, are the mini-tours. Mizuno have teamed up with professional golfer Fredrik Lindblom, where he agreed to film a series highlighting the successes and the disappointments in his quest for a Tour card. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Olympic Spotlight

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, this week focusing on some of the players chasing Olympic selection, stories from the PGA Tour and stories from the last week. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow will see the return of Rory McIlroy back in action this week along with seven of the world's top 10, defending champion from 2019 winner Max Homa and fourteen major championship winners. read more ...


Burns Secures First Win & First in Four Years For Burmester

Sports writer Derek Clements reports on this weekend's action on tour including a first win for Sam Burns on the PGA Tour at the Valspar Championship and South African Dean Burmester secures his first win in four years at the Tenerife Open on the European Tour. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, looking back at the recent win from veteran Stewart Cink, Sorenstam coming out of retirement to team up with Stenson and the hot talking points in golf. read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Paul Casey will this week attempt to win the Valspar Championship at Copperhead for a third successive time. The tournament was cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic but Casey dominated proceedings in 2018 and 2019. And he is still riding high after his victory in the Dubai Desert Classic in January. read more ...


Second European Tour Win for Higgo & Leishman and Smith Win in PGA Tour Playoff

It was almost double success for the South African tour players on both major tour's this weekend.  The European Tour saw a second tour win for Garrick Higgo and Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel were pipped in the playoff by the Australian team of Leishman and Smith in the PGA Tour Zurich Classic. read more ...


How Much is Too Much - The Question of Money in Pro Golf

The PGA Tour's newly revealed Player Impact Program, which will identify the ten golfers who produce the most engagement from fans and sponsors and reward them with a total of $40m, has divided opinion and again raised the question of riches earned by the biggest names in the sport. read more ...


Spectators Will Return to the US Open

Spectators are to be allowed to attend this year’s US Open and US Women’s Open but they will have to be vaccinated against coronavirus or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test, while the PGA Tour announces key changes to its testing policy for later this season. read more ...


The Longest Gaps Between Wins on Tour

After winning the Open in 2009, Stewart Cink waited more than 11 years before he tasted success again. The likes of Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko, and Hideki Matsuyama have recently ended lengty gaps for another triumph. But if you think they had to wait a long time between victories, just check out these guys. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Matsuyama's Victory Felt in Japan

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on the impact of Hideki Matsuyama's Masters success in Japan, a new golf movie in the works, a return of tour events, and the issue of temper tantrums on the golf course. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer defend their team title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans against partnerships that include Tyrrell Hatton and Danny Willett, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel and Sam Burns and the big-hitting duo of Tony Finau and Cameron Champ. read more ...


Lydia Ko Gets Back to Winning Ways

Following Hideki Matsuyama's victory at the Masters, the spotlight was back on the various tours around the world, and they delivered memorable stories of their own, including a long-awaited triumph for Lydia Ko and Stewart Cink's continued rolling back the years.  read more ...


How to Experience The Masters in 2022

We have all been thinking about things that we'd love to experience in the future, and for any golfer, that raises the simple thought of the Masters and Augusta National. Attending the iconic event and walking around the famed property is a dream, and as we gaze ahead to 2022, it's a piece of magic that could be turned into reality by Golfbreaks. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Webb Simpson returns to the iconic Harbour Town Golf Links to defend the RBC Heritage title he won last year, denying Mexico’s Abraham Ancer his maiden PGA Tour victory by a single shot, with the likes of Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick hoping to succeed this week. read more ...


Japan Celebrates First Masters Champion

Japan has been waiting a long time for a men’s major champion, and there have been several false dawns, but Hideki Matsuyama finally made that breakthrough at the Masters, with the reaction and impact already registering as enormous. read more ...


View From The Augusta Fairway - 85th Masters Reflections

It was a week of stories and headlines from Augusta National, and Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his reflections from a memorable few days at the 85th Masters, with a touch of controversy thrown into the mx too. read more ...


Matsuyama Survives Late Scare to Win Green Jacket

It has been a long time coming for Hideki Matsuyama, but finally, the 29-year-old became the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major with a one-stroke victory over Will Zalatoris to secure The Masters a decade after his first appearance in the tournament as an amateur. read more ...


Augusta National Bared Her Teeth at The Masters

Talk about chalk and cheese. Was that really the same course that Dustin Johnson brought to its knees in November? Augusta National bared its teeth this past week and we got a “proper” Masters in April. read more ...


Big Names Fell Early at The Masters

Hideki Matusyama triumphed, but there was despair elsewhere for many of the game's biggest names, including Dustin Johnson, who became the 11th player in the tournament’s history to miss the weekend during their Masters title defence, with the likes of Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood also struggling. read more ...


What Champions Earn Per Swing at The Masters

They don’t like to talk about money at Augusta National. It’s enough to don the Green Jacket and enjoy all the quaint traditions that go with winning The Masters. But the reality is that the financial rewards on offer at the season’s first men's major are huge. read more ...


Special New Book Celebrates Life of Seve Ballesteros

Celebrating the incredible life and golf career of Severiano Ballesteros, a new book, Seve: His Life through the Lens has been released by acclaimed Getty Images photographer David Cannon, who befriended the legendary Spaniard and captured many of his most iconic moments. read more ...


The Masters Officially Returns to Video Games

It has now been confirmed that the Masters Tournament and Augusta National will return to video games as part of the newly unveiled EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Masters, with Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, unveiling the new cover of EA SPORTS PGA TOUR during his annual press conference. read more ...


Sandy Lyle Sets Another Benchmark at The Masters

In a career that has been spent setting benchmarks in the game, Sandy Lyle will once again make history at the Masters on Thursday, when he tees off for the 40th time, becoming the first European golfer to reach that milestone number of appearances. read more ...


Lee Westwood is Dreaming of Creating Masters History

Lee Westwood will be the oldest champion in Masters history if he manages to win this week, eclipsing the great Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear was 46 when he won in such dramatic fashion in 1986. Westwood will be 48 on April 24 and has arrived at Augusta playing some of the best golf of his life. read more ...


Tiger Woods Not Far From Everybody's Thoughts at Augusta

Tiger Woods may not be at Augusta but he remains firmly in the thoughts of those who are as he recovers from the injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles in February. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas have both spoken about the five-time champion, with whom they are in regular contact.  read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Has a Secret Weapon at The Masters

Bryson DeChambeau says that he has a ‘secret’ club in his bag for this week’s Masters, but we are going to have to wait to find out what it is. The American dominated pre-tournament headlines when the event was held in November, and he is back in the limelight again this week as we wait to find out whether he will change his approach.  read more ...


6 Outsiders at The Masters

Considering the elite and limited field, it's hard to identify genuine outsiders at the Masters, but looking at those players ranked outside the top 25 in the world, here are some names who could make their presence felt on Sunday at Augusta National. read more ...


5 Stories to Watch at The Masters

The Masters is a storybook of a major championship. Each of the 88 players in the field this week have either previously written their own memorable chapter at Augusta National or have arrived with the intention of doing so, and there are a handful of possibilities that capture the imagination ahead. read more ...


Predicting the 2021 Masters

This year's Masters is hotly anticipated with a variety of compelling storylines in play, but what do we think is going to happen down Magnolia Lane? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes on Golfshake Editor Kieran Clark in a foolish contest of making predictions. read more ...


The Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson is back at Augusta National to defend the Masters, just five months after he claimed the iconic Green Jacket, but the likes of Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will arrive determined to enjoy a taste of glory down Magnolia Lane themselves. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the 85th Masters Tournament. read more ...


How to Follow The Masters on TV & Radio

Eyes will be on the 88 players competing in the 2021 Masters. Sky Sports have exclusive live coverage all week, not to mention a vast range of features and old films, setting the scene for this year's tournament, but there are ways for you to stay informed, even without a Sky subscription, whether that be on the BBC or online. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Horschel Responds to Monty Criticism

Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where Billy Horschel responds to slow play criticism from Colin Montgomerie, a bizarre poll involving Tiger Woods, and some of the oddities of the Masters Tournament and Augusta National. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Reflects on Masters Triumph

Defending Masters champion Dustin Johnson has been reflecting on his triumph last November, revealing that he suffered an attack of nerves ahead of the final round and struggled to eat anything before his date with destiny at Augusta National. read more ...


Memorable Facts & Quotes From The Masters

Since it was first played almost 90 years ago, the Masters has become an iconic fixture on the sporting calendar, delivering a library of unforgettable moments, legendary champions, and images that golfers can't get enough of revisiting. We take a look at some key stats and memorable quotes that help to the tell the story of the tournament. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to Augusta National

Augusta National is the most recognisible of golf courses, viewers have grown up watching it each year for generations, learning its challenges, remembering the shots and moments that have made champions across decades. We take a closer look at each of the 18 holes, pointing out key areas that could prove defining this week. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Grateful After First PGA Tour Win Since 2017

HE’S BACK! After 1,351 days and 83 starts on the PGA Tour since his last victory, Jordan Spieth has won a golf tournament again. And he has done so on the eve of The Masters, the event he loves more than any. read more ...


Masters Betting Preview - How To Pick The Champion

Spring has finally arrived and that means it's time for The Masters. Dustin Johnson is the reigning champion, having won the rescheduled tournament in November, but who will triumph at Augusta National this April? Predicting is always a challenge, but there are clear statistical and factual trends that can point you towards the right direction. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time For Ryder Cup to Make Belfry Return

Looking back at the past week of headlines, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he calls for a Ryder Cup return to The Belfry, reflects on another public course closure, and the potential return of spectators at the Women's Open in August. read more ...



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