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Tag: PGA Tour

The Most Underrated Events in Golf

There are some golf tournaments that you know will always deliver, whether it be by providing guaranteed drama or an incredible atmosphere. But there are other wonderful events that might not obviously capture the public’s imagination. Derek Clements has picked out some underrated dates for your diary. read more ...


2023 Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm is back at his favourite venue, Torrey Pines, for the Farmers Insurance Open. The in-form Spaniard will be joined in the field by the likes of Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris, Hideki Matsuyama, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Tony Finau. read more ...


Golf And Sports Fans Should Be Treated With More Respect

Using The Open, the Premier League and the Australian Open tennis as examples, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the manner in which spectators are treated, with the highest consideration seemingly paid to whatever TV demands. read more ...


Jon Rahm Continues Stunning Run of Victories

Jon Rahm came out on top in an epic duel with rookie Davis Thompson to claim the American Express title. It was the Spaniard’s fourth win in five starts and his second in succession. read more ...


EA SPORTS PGA TOUR Showcases Official Gameplay Trailer

Launching on 24th March for PlaySation5 Xbox Series X and S and PC via the EA App, Steam and the Epic Games Store, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR has presented its official gameplay trailer, showcasing a game that is the exclusive home of all four men's major golf championships; The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and The Open.  read more ...


2023 American Express Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

After his spectacular comeback victory at the Tournament of Champions, Jon Rahm declared that nobody in the world is playing better golf than the Spaniard - and it is difficult to argue with him. And he will be one of the favourites to win The American Express Championship at PGA West this week. read more ...


The World Golf Rankings Continue to Confuse Everyone

The Official World Golf Rankings have continued to be a hot topic, with Jon Rahm again questioning his positioning following recent victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements is perplexed too, as he describes in his new View From The Fairway column. read more ...


Si Woo Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Si Woo Kim shot a final round of 64 to pip Hayden Buckley and win the Sony Open in Hawaii by a stroke, continuing what has been a fast start to the year for Callaway's new Paradym Driver. read more ...


The 10 Most Influential Golfers of All Time

Rory McIlroy is a man who influences much of what happens in professional golf. And his resurgence got our Derek Clements thinking about the men he considers to be the 10 most influential golfers of all time. read more ...


Why Has The PGA Tour Released Players For The Saudi International

The Saudi International is a tournament that has consistently divided opinion, even before the arrival of LIV Golf, but given that context, many will be surprised to discover that the PGA Tour has given permission to several of its players to compete next month. read more ...


Golf Fans Should Be Excited About Netflix Documentary

2022 was quite the year to follow the PGA Tour, but that's just what the makers of Full Swing did for a fly-on-the-wall documentary series for Netflix, which is hotly anticipated by golf fans following the reveal of its first trailer. read more ...


2023 Sony Open in Hawaii Preview, Picks & Analysis

Hideki Matsuyama defends his title at the Sony Open this week, the first full-field tournament of 2023. The likes of Billy Horschel, Jordan Spieth and Tom Kim are competing in Hawaii, making this an intriguing event to follow as the PGA Tour kicks back into gear. read more ...


The 2023 Ryder Cup Already Looks Ominous For Europe

Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the current state of the Ryder Cup, the impact of possible exclusions for LIV golfers, and how the potential teams are looking with the showpiece event only nine months away. read more ...


Why Doesn't Patrick Cantlay Have Any Sponsors

There were several talking points that emerged from the Tournament of Champions, including the news that Patrick Cantlay is no longer sponsored by either Titleist or Hugo Boss. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into some of the off-the-course highlights from an intriguing week. read more ...


9 Golfers Who Are Guaranteed to Make Headlines

There are some individuals who are guaranteed to generate interest and make headlines, no matter what they say and do. Here, we look at the nine people in golf who are absolutely guaranteed to move the needle - even without hitting a single shot in anger. read more ...


2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

With barely any time to draw breath, the PGA Tour is off and running again with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course at Kapalua - and it will need to go some to top last year’s tournament.  Derek Clements looks head to this year's event. read more ...


Golfers Who Will Win Again in 2023

SPORT can be an unforgiving mistress. Just when you think that you have it sussed, it has a nasty habit of biting you where it hurts most.  And golf is no exception. Just because a golfer has a couple of dream years, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will continue. read more ...


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

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


The Golfers You Should Be Watching in 2023

With Tiger Woods' best days now behind him, the search is on for the next golfing superstar. The 2022-23 season on the PGA and DP World Tours may be the key to discovering just who that individual might be. We have identified 10 golfers whose progress bears watching in the upcoming season. From well-known names to potential up-and-comers, these players could be the future of golf. read more ...


The Biggest Comebacks in Golf History

Winning golf tournaments is no easy matter. No lead is ever big enough going into the final round. We have seen some remarkable final rounds this year on both the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour, and it got us thinking about the greatest comebacks in the history of our sport.  Here are 10 of the best. read more ...


2022: Who Are The Biggest Winners And Losers in Golf

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


How on Earth Could The BBC Snub Matt Fitzpatrick

There was considerable outrage expressed by many in the golf community when neither US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick nor Rory McIlroy made the short list for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. read more ...


10 Golfers Looking For Their First Major Victory in 2023

Nobody wants to be known as the best golfer never to have won a major. Make no mistake - they are not easy to win. Next year promises to be another exciting one, and Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten players he believes are most likely to be challenging for their first major successes. read more ...


The Top 10 Golfers of 2022

It has certainly been an eventful year in the world of professional golf. We have seen some outstanding performances in the majors, the resurgence of Rory McIlroy and the arrival of LIV Golf. There has been a lot of focus on events off the course, but we think there is still plenty to celebrate. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his top 10 golfers of 2022. read more ...


How Far LIV Golf Stars Have Fallen Down The World Rankings

The lack of world ranking points on LIV Golf has led to serious consequences for a number of players who have tumbled down the rankings during the past 12 months. For some it means that they will no longer be exempt to play in any of the four majors. read more ...


Why Established Tour Venues Are Defecting to LIV Golf

In his View From The Fairway opinion piece, Derek Clements recaps the latest around LIV Golf and the questions surrounding its newly announced venues for 2023 and what that could mean for the established tours. read more ...


2022 QBE Shootout Preview

The QBE Shootout brings the curtain down on an eventful year for the PGA Tour, with 12 two-person teams competing at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Norway's Viktor Hovland made a successful defence of his Hero World Challenge title in the Bahamas, holding off Scottie Scheffler to secure a two-shot victory. read more ...


Tiger Woods Joins Calls For Greg Norman to Quit

Speaking ahead of the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods has repeated Rory McIlroy’s call for Greg Norman to quit as LIV Golf CEO - to allow a settlement to be negotiated in golf’s civil war. read more ...


2022 Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sadly, Tiger Woods isn't competing in the Hero World Challenge this week after withdrawing due to injury, but the 15-time major champion will host 20 impressive names, including Jon Rahn, Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler. read more ...


12 Golfers Who Have Done Things Their Own Way

There are many, many ways to play golf well. When we start the game we all have it drummed into us that mastering the basics is essential if we are ever to play at a decent level. And while that is undoubtedly true, it has to be said that there are some very good professionals who do things their own way. Here, we look at some of the top stars’ idiosyncrasies. read more ...


10 of The Most Memorable Feuds in Golf

It's often been said that golf is a gentleman's game, but some of the actions of its best players have regularly defied that cliche. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at some of the sport's highest profile - and ugliest - public feuds. read more ...


Why Does Everyone Seem to Dislike Greg Norman

For those hoping to see a reconciliation of sorts across men's professional golf, the continued prominence of Greg Norman appears to be a significant stumbling block, with Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and new PGA Tour board member Jimmy Dunne all seeing the two-time Open champion as a negative representative for LIV Golf. read more ...


5 Things For Golfers To Be Excited About

The nights are dark and the mornings cold, so what is there for golfers to be excited about? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook wants to prove that not everything is doom and gloom, sharing five things that he is looking forward to. read more ...


The World Golf Rankings Truly Are Laughable

Eventual DP World Tour Championship winner Jon Rahm was highly critical of the Official World Golf Ranking, which under a new algorithm granted the PGA Tour's RSM Classic more ranking points. Golfshake's Derek Clements supports the Spaniard's view. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Tops Off Season With Fourth Race to Dubai

Rory McIlroy's fourth-place finish at the DP World Tour Championship means that he finishes as Europe’s top golfer for the fourth time and caps an outstanding season that also saw him him claim the Tour Championship, the CJ Cup and the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Adam Svensson Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Canada's Adam Svensson won his maiden PGA Tour title at the RSM Classic at Sea Island after barely making the 36-hole cut. The 28-year-old's first Tour victory came on what was a 70th PGA start for the world number 174. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Calls For Greg Norman to Walk Away to Help End Golf's Civil War

Rory McIlroy has called for Greg Norman to quit as commissioner of LIV Golf, hinting it is the only way that a peace deal can be achieved to end the dispute that has rocked men's golf in 2022. read more ...


How Prize Money Compares Between Major Golf Tours

The news that the prize fund for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International is to be increased from $1m to $5m got us thinking about the whole question of prize money once again. The boost means that the women will be playing for the same financial rewards as those competing in the men’s Saudi International. Sadly, this is something of an exception. read more ...


2022 RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Seamus Power and Sepp Straka will be looking for another big week at the RSM Classic as both begin to lay their claims for Ryder Cup berths. They are joined by another European who is still looking to find his way back to his best form. Since winning The Open, Francesco Molinari has endured something of a rollercoaster ride, but he is finally back to full fitness and there have been some encouraging recent signs. read more ...


10 Golfers Who Quietly Go About Their Business

There are sportsmen and women who go about their business with great fanfare. Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed are examples of golfers who wear their hearts on their sleeves, get the crowd involved and know how to enjoy winning golf tournaments.  But not everybody is like that. Many Tour pros go about their business quietly, with a minimum of fuss. Here, we look at 10 players who go under the radar. read more ...


Bonus Announced for Journeymen of Golf

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


2022 Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour visits Memorial Park for the 2022 Houston Open which was won last year by Jason Korkrak. The Houston Open was first played in 1946, with the inaugural event captured by Byron Nelson at River Oaks Country Club. read more ...


2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba Preview

Fans will return to the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba for the first time in two years as Viktor Hovland returns in an attempt to win the title for the third year on the trot. The hugely talented Norwegian will have his work cut out for him, however, with his biggest challenge perhaps coming from Collin Morikawa. read more ...


Public Inquiry Keeps Bolton Ryder Cup Hopes Alive

Hope that the Ryder Cup could be hosted in Bolton has been rekindled after moves to restore the historic Hulton Park Estate were supported by the decision of a Public Inquiry. read more ...


2022 Bermuda Championship Preview

There are worse places to be at the end of October than at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship this week. And Polish star Adrian Meronk will be hoping to make a name for himself as he makes a rare start on the PGA Tour after what has been an outstanding season in Europe. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Rory McIlroy's fourth-place finish at the DP World Tour Championship means that he finishes as Europe’s top golfer for the fourth time and caps an outstanding season that also saw him him claim the Tour Championship, the CJ Cup and the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour. read more ...


How Much Did The Best Golfers Earn This Year

Whether it be the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, or LIV Golf, the riches available to the best men's golfers are extraordinary, with purses also rising across the women's game. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at what some leading golfers have pocketed this year. read more ...


2022 CJ Cup Preview

Rory McIlroy began his outstanding 2021-22 season with a victory at the CJ Cup at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina and returns to defend his title against a world-class field that includes Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Keegan Bradley Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Keegan Bradley won his first PGA Tour title in more than four years with a one-shot victory at the ZOZO Championship in Japan. He carded a two-under 68 to finish one stroke ahead of American compatriots Andrew Putnam and Rickie Fowler, the overnight leader. It was the 36-year-old's fifth Tour win, and his first since the BMW Championship in 2018. read more ...


Brooks Koepka Player Profile

Brooks Koepka became the latest $4m man when he defeated Peter Uihlein in a playoff to win the LIV Golf tournament in Jeddah. Both men finished the 54-hole tournament on 198, 12 under par. read more ...


How You Can Attend The Ryder Cup in 2023

European captain Luke Donald will be hoping to maintain a 30-year unbeaten record on home soil when the United States seek to successfully defend the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Italy. And you could be there - as with the showpiece event less than a year away, there remain options to ensure that you can be part of the biggest event in the sport. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About PGA Tour 2K23

Now that the cold and darkness of winter is approaching, many golfers will have to look elsewhere to get their fix, but thankfully that is where PGA Tour 2K23 comes in, offering a digital environment to test your skills in a different way altogether. If you have pre-purchased or are considering buying the game on release, then we take a closer look at just some of the main features you can anticipate. read more ...


2022 Zozo Championship Preview

Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele lead the field at the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan. Also heading to the land of the rising sun are Cameron Champ, Rickie Fowler and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Tom Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Patrick Cantlay had a disastrous finish at the Shriners Children's Open, opening the door for Tom Kim, who made such a huge impression for The Internationals at the recent Presidents Cup, to match a Tiger Woods record on the PGA Tour with victory at TPC Summerlin. read more ...


2022 Shriners Children's Open Preview

Sungjae Im defends his Shriners Children’s Open title, looking to emulate his astonishing performance 12 months ago, when he shot a final round of 62 to win by four shots. Jason Day, Gary Woodland and Stewart Cink are all in the field at TPC Summerlin and will be joined by Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Cameron Champ, Harris English and J.T. Poston. But it's Patrick Cantlay who should be the man to beat. read more ...


Mackenzie Hughes Player Profile And What's In The Bag

It wasn't pretty to watch but Mackenzie Hughes finally has his second PGA Tour victory, six years after his first. The Canadian beat Austria’s Sepp Straka at the second hole of a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship thanks to a magnificent birdie on the 18th. read more ...


How Professional Golfers Make Their Way to The Main Tours

Feeder tours are an essential part of the professional game - they are where young players go to learn their trade and, for the lucky few, they are the route to the likes of the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. read more ...


What Does The Presidents Cup Tells Us About Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

The Ryder Cup may still be 12 months away but it is already dominating the thoughts of many pundits. After the USA’s comfortable victory in the Presidents Cup, you can be sure that the events that will unfold in Italy next year are already dominating the thoughts of European captain Luke Donald. read more ...


2022 Sanderson Farms Championship Preview

Last year at the Sanderson Farms Championship, Sam Burns rolled off four birdies in a six-hole stretch to start the back nine and pulled away for a five-under 67 to secure his second PGA Tour title. And he is back, fresh from helping the USA to retain the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow. read more ...


USA Victorious Again in Presidents Cup

Xander Schauffele holed the putt that gave the USA a 17.5-12.5 victory in the Presidents Cup. And so The Internationals’ quest for success on American soil continues despite a spirited performance during the last two days of matches. read more ...


2022 Presidents Cup Preview

Captain Trevor Immelman will be hoping to mastermind the biggest of upsets as he prepares to captain The Internationals against Davis Love's USA in the Presidents Cup at the magnificent Quail Hollow this week. read more ...


Rolex to Help Deliver Presidents Cup as Official Timekeeper

Continuing its rich legacy in the game, Rolex will be present as the Official Timekeeper and Global Partner at the 2022 Presidents Cup, which will take place for the first time at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. read more ...


Max Homa Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Danny Willett threw away a golden opportunity to win the Fortinet Championship as he three-putted from less than four feet on the final green to hand the title to defending champion Max Homa. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Embraces Leadership Role in Golf

Rory McIlroy - alongside Tiger Woods - has taken on a significant leadership role as the PGA Tour reacts to LIV Golf and the current situation in the game, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, that lofty position has also brought with it some unwanted attention. read more ...


2022 Tour Championship Preview

It is a big week at East Lake. The Tour Championship has seen some dramatic finishes over the years and some of the biggest names in the game of golf picking up the trophy. And, of course, there is also the small matter of the FedEx Cup and a cheque for $17m for the champion. read more ...


Patrick Cantlay Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Defending FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay rewrote the record books by becoming the first golfer to successfully defend a tournament in the FedEx Cup post-season by retaining the BMW Championship. read more ...


Former Open Champion Tom Weiskopf Dies Aged 79

Tom Weiskopf was blessed with a glorious golf swing but he was cursed with a volcanic temper. It is one of golf's great mysteries that a man who struck the ball as well as Weiskopf, who has passed away at the age of 79, ended his career with just one major to his name. read more ...


The Schism in Professional Golf Grows Ever Wider

Sadly, the scale of the schism that exists in professional golf has come to the fore once again this week, with events off the course continuing to dominate the headlines. read more ...


St Jude Leaderboard Showcased Strength of Depth on PGA Tour

During the FedEx St Jude Championship, there was a social media debate surrounding the apparent lack of star names on the leaderboard. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on that and why it demonstrated the strength of depth on the PGA Tour. read more ...


2022 BMW Championship Preview

With just two events left in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, everything can change. There is huge money at stake, as well as extra points for the man who wins the BMW Championship. Will Zalatoris’ win at the St Jude means he now leads the standings, with Scottie Scheffler in second. read more ...


Will Zalatoris Player Profile And What's In The Bag

If you are going to win your first tournament on the PGA Tour you may as well make it a FedEx Cup playoff event. And that’s exactly what Will Zalatoris did, when he defeated Austria's Sepp Straka on the third play-off hole to claim the FedEx St Jude Championship in Memphis. read more ...


2022 FedEx St Jude Championship Preview

And so the PGA Tour enters its final straight as the Playoffs begin, with Tony Finau defending his title at what was the Northern Trust Open but is now the FedEx St Jude Championship at TPC Southwind. read more ...


Joohyung Kim Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Joohyung Kim shot a final round of 61 to win the Wyndham Championship, his maiden PGA Tour title. Born in Seoul, the 20-year-old becomes one of the youngest ever winners on the American circuit and is a rising star in the game. read more ...


Luke Donald Confirmed as New European Ryder Cup Captain

Luke Donald has been named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, replacing Henrik Stenson, who was sacked after joining the Saudi-back LIV Golf Series. read more ...


2022 Wyndham Championship Preview

This week’s Wyndham Championship is a season-defining tournament. It marks the final regular event of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, with the top 125 players in the rankings guaranteeing their playing rights for next season. read more ...


2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview

CAMERON YOUNG arrives at the Rocket Mortgage Classic fresh from his wonderful performance at the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, where he finished a shot behind winner Cameron Smith after a spectacular final round of 65. read more ...


LIV Knew What They Were Doing When They Targeted Henrik Stenson

For Golfshake's Derek Clements, it was bad enough that Henrik Stenson is expected to confirm his defection to the Saudi-backed LIV Series. It is now a hundred times worse that he has done so after being named as captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team, a coveted position that the Swede has now lost. read more ...


Whatever Happens - The Ryder Cup Must Be Protected

What was initially a minor inconvenience for the PGA Tour and DP World Tour is now a crisis as LIV Golf continues to attract new players, with speculation mounting that Henrik Stenson, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama are about to take the jump. For Golfshake's Derek Clements, whatever happens, the Ryder Cup must be protected - no matter what it takes to do so. read more ...


2022 3M Open Preview

The 3M Open boasts a pretty strong field this year, led by 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, who will be flying from St Andrews. Matsuyama will be joined by former World No. 1 Jason Day, J.T. Poston, who won the John Deere Classic, and former Open champion Stewart Cink. Former major champions Danny Willett and Lucas Glover are also teeing it up, along with the big-hitting Tony Finau and four-time DP World Tour winner Matt Wallace. read more ...


Barracuda Champion Chez Reavie - What You Need to Know

Chez Reavie took advantage of the absence of the world’s best players to win the Barracuda Championship on Sunday, holding on in the final round of the PGA Tour’s modified Stableford scoring event to secure his third title. read more ...


2022 Barracuda Championship Preview

With the world’s best playing in The Open Championship at St Andrews this week, the Barracuda Championship represents a chance for many of the sport’s lesser lights to gain some valuable FedEx Cup points. read more ...


Why Professional Golf Does Need to Embrace Some Changes

The launch of the controversial LIV Golf Series has caused uproar within the world of professional golf, but Golfshake's Derek Clements believes there is a need for innovation and freshness on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to provide a more compelling product to golf fans. read more ...


JT Poston Player Profile And What's In The Bag

JT Poston became the first wire-to-wire winner of the John Deere Classic in 30 years winning by three shots at Deere Run in Illinois. The 29-year-old also claimed a place in The Open at St Andrews, along with Emiliano Grillo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who finished tied second, three shots behind Poston. read more ...


Keith Pelley Admits Talks With Saudis Before Announcing New Deal With PGA Tour

DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley has admitted for the first time that talks did take place about a possible collaboration with the Saudis who are funding the LIV Series, but a new 13-year joint venture partnership has instead been announced with the PGA Tour. read more ...


When Rory McIlroy Says What He Thinks

Rory McIlroy is one of the most exciting and naturally gifted golfers on the planet. There is no more thrilling sight than watching the Northern Irishman in full flight. He is also one of his sport’s great thinkers. The media loves him because when he speaks he usually has something worthwhile to say. He is also not afraid to stir up a bit of controversy. read more ...


2022 John Deere Classic Preview

Many of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars are taking some time off as they prepare for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews. It means that the field for this week’s John Deere Classic is not the strongest, but it does provide the potential for somebody to make a name for themselves. read more ...


Get to Know Xander Schauffele - Stats & What's in His Golf Bag

Xander Schauffele won the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after rookie Sahith Theegala suffered a nightmare on the final hole. read more ...


The PGA Tour Fights Back With New Series of Big Money Events

It was clear that the PGA Tour had to do something to keep its best players, and they have come up a format that should do precisely that, announcing a series of highly lucrative tournaments, eight events to begin at the end of 2023, each boasting purses of $20m for the top 50 in the previous season's FedEx Cup standings. read more ...


A Reduced Playing Schedule Appeals to Many Top Golfers

Although the money is obviously a significant factor, it is becoming increasingly clear that a reason many of the world’s best players are signing for the LIV Series is that the idea of playing less competitive golf is appealing to them. read more ...


The Next Ryder Cup is Going to Look Very Different

The most significant impact of the LIV Series is going to be on the Ryder Cup. With a number of top Europeans reaching the end of their careers, there was always going to be a changing of the guard for European captain Henrik Stenson. But now his hand has been forced and things will look different in 2023. read more ...


2022 Travelers Championship Preview

Harris English returns to defend his title at the Travelers Championship, where Rory McIlroy headlines a star field that includes Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Matt Fitzpatrick Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Matt Fitzpatrick became just the third Englishman in 52 years after Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose to win the US Open, and he did it in style, holding off a world class field at The Country Club, Brookline. read more ...


5 Reasons Why We Love The US Open

The US Open can always be relied upon to offer a delectable slice of drama with the occasional seasoning of madness, but it all contributes to an event that is arguably the toughest of them all to win. It can be an acquired taste, but we certainly love the US Open - and here's why. read more ...


What Have Been The Toughest US Opens

From its earliest beginnings, the US Open has long been defined by the brutal examination that it presents to the world's most skilled golfers. But what have been the toughest editions of the event? Well, it's rare to find one that hasn't been difficult, but there are some through the generations that were strikingly testing for a variety of reasons. read more ...


2022 US Open Preview

Jon Rahm will arrive at the fearsome Brookline Country Club looking to successfully defend his US Open title, but will face contenders in hot form, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is sure to be a fascinating week at a venue rich with history. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The 2022 US Open

The US Open returns to The Country Club, Brookline, where Jon Rahm defends America's national title. But who will lift the famous trophy at this most historic of venues? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out ten potential winners, ranging from pre-tournament favourites to surprise contenders. read more ...


The Country Club at Brookline - What You Need to Know

The Country Club, Brookline, will host the US Open for the fourth time but the course will see some changes from when Curtis Strange defeated Nick Faldo in 1988. read more ...


The Battle of Brookline And The Infamous Ryder Cup

The Country Club at Brookline is best remembered by many for some of the most unedifying scenes ever witnessed on a golf course during the 1999 Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States. read more ...


How Jon Rahm Won The 2021 US Open

Jon Rahm claimed his first major 12 months ago after finishing with back-to-back birdies on an astonishing final day of the US Open at Torrey Pines. read more ...


When Curtis Stange Won The US Open at Brookline

Curtis Strange had twice won the money list on the PGA Tour but he had also thrown away a golden chance of victory at The Masters in 1985 and had earned the unwanted tag of being the best player never to have won a major. That all changed at the 1988 US Open at Brookline when he defeated Nick Faldo in an 18-hole playoff. read more ...


How Do Golfers Qualify For The US Open

There will be a field of 156 golfers teeing it up at Brookline on Thursday. But when entries closed in April the USGA had accepted a total of 9,265 entries, including 12 champions. The number of entries was the sixth-highest total in championship history. read more ...


18 of The Toughest Holes in Golf

We thought it was about time that we featured 18 of the holes that give those who compete on the PGA and DP World Tour the heebie-jeebies. You won’t be surprised to see that it features several huge par fours. You may, however, be taken aback when you realise that it also contains four par threes - all beautiful, but all with the potential to inflict disaster and wreck the best of scorecards. read more ...


2022 RBC Canadian Open Preview

It is three years since the Canadian Open was last staged. The pandemic saw the tournament being scrapped in both 2020 and last year. Rory McIlroy won in 2019 and heads to St George’s Golf Club in Toronto as defending champion, looking to fine tune his game ahead of next week’s US Open. read more ...


LIV Golf Sums Just Don't Add Up For Saudis

With Dustin Johnson now the headline act of the first LIV Series event at Centurion Club, for Golfshake's Derek Clements it again raises questions about the staggering sums of money being pushed into this venture, with little chance of any financial return. read more ...


Billy Horschel Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Billy Horschel is a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour, not to mention his triumph at the BMW PGA Championship in 2021. Golfshake's Derek Clements describes the American's career, performance statistics and golf clubs, with the 35-year-old now unquestionably a major contender. read more ...


The First LIV Golf Field Has Finally Been Revealed

And so, finally, we know who is going to be playing in the LIV Golf Invitational at Centurion Golf Club next week, and there are few surprises. Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia are among the field confirmed for the first $25m Saudi-funded event, and will be joined by Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Richard Bland and Graeme McDowell. read more ...


2022 Memorial Tournament Preview

There is something special about The Memorial. Maybe it’s the magnificent Muirfield Village course upon which it is played. Perhaps it’s because it is hosted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Or it could be because the US Open is just around the corner and this course provides a proper test ahead of the season’s third major. read more ...


What Next For Rory McIlroy?

Rory McIlroy cut a dejected figure after the recent PGA Championship when a promising start finished with yet another missed chance at a major victory. But where does the Northern Irishman go from here as he look to finally cross that winning line again? read more ...


Magical Putting Secures Dutch Open Win For Victor Perez

You can talk all you like about 350-yard drives that split the middle of fairways, but if you can’t putt nobody is likely to remember anything you do from the tee. Just ask Victor Perez, who ended a three-year victory drought by holing a series of incredible putts to defeat Ryan Fox in a play-off and win the Dutch Open. read more ...


2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Preview

The week after a major usually sees pretty weak fields, but that is not the case as the PGA Tour arrives at historic Colonial for the Charles Schwab Challenge, where Scottie Scheffler headlines alongside the likes of Jordan Spieth and Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Absent Phil Mickelson Was Sad Loss to PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson, the defending champion, was a sad loss at the PGA Championship. How things have changed for him since he won at Kiawah Island, in the process becoming the oldest-ever winner of a major. The past year should have been a celebration for one of the most popular golfers ever to bestride the world’s fairways. Instead, it has all fallen apart for the 51-year-old. read more ...


Justin Thomas Wins PGA Championship in Dramatic Finish

History will record that Justin Thomas won his second PGA Championship at Southern Hills, overcoming a seven-shot deficit to beat Will Zalatoris in a play-off, but this was the major that should have been won by Chilean Mito Pereira. read more ...


6 Reasons Why The PGA Championship is Golf's Underrated Major

The PGA Championship might be the fourth major in terms of prestige and anticipation, but that doesn't mean it's a bad event and it is considerably better than some would credit it as being. While it lacks the iconography of the Masters, the history of the Open and the stature of the US Open, it makes up for that in other areas, as we explain why the PGA is truly golf's underrated major. read more ...


Which Golfer Will Next Complete The Career Grand Slam

Five golfers have won all four of golf's professional men's major titles; Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. But who could be the next to complete that accomplishment? Realistically, the next career grand slam golfer - if there is to be one - will come from these six players. read more ...


5 Outsiders to Follow at The PGA Championship

96 of the world's top 100 golfers are playing in this year's PGA Championship at Southern Hills, one of America's truly quintessential venues that should offer a formidable challenge to the game's best. However, should an outsider emerge from the pack, we have identified five potential candidates for who that could be. read more ...


Interview With 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem

It is 20 years since Rich Beem won the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. It was a victory that changed his life. The popular Sky Sports commentator caught up with Golfshake's Derek Clements to discuss everything from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series to this week's major at Southern Hills. read more ...


Jack Nicklaus vs Tiger Woods - Their Greatest Clutch Putts

There are two golfers who stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to willing the ball into the hole when it matters most - Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. We recall some of biggest and best putts these two legends were able to hole when they absolutely had to. read more ...


2022 PGA Championship Preview

The second men's major of the season takes place at Southern Hills this week. And the bad news for his rivals is that the venue for the PGA Championship is world number one Scottie Scheffler’s favourite golf course. But who will lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his comprehensive preview. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The PGA Championship

We pick out 10 golfers to keep an eye on at Southern Hills. Five of them will figure on most lists ahead of the year’s second men's major, but the other five may come as a surprise to you at the PGA Championship. read more ...


6 Surprise Winners of The PGA Championship

When it comes to golf, we have seen the likes of Todd Hamilton and Ben Curtis win The Open, but the major that produces more surprise winners than any other is the PGA Championship. We take a look at some of the most unlikely names on the Wanamaker Trophy. read more ...


Detailed Guide to Southern Hills Country Club

Southern Hills Country Club has long been a famed championship venue, hosting several US Opens, many a leading amateur event, and now five PGA Championships. Tiger Woods lifted the Wanamaker Trophy here in 2007, but the course has been revamped since then, with leading architect Gil Hanse returning the layout to its original Perry Maxwell design foundations but also ensuring that it remains a challenge to the players of today.  read more ...


When Phil Mickelson Proved That Age is Just a Number

It definitely wasn't meant to happen. Kiawah Island is one of the toughest golf courses on the other side of the pond. So when it came to predicting possible winners of the 2021 PGA Championship, one name that did not feature on any list was Phil Mickelson. But at 50 years of age, he became the oldest major winner of all time.  read more ...


Sam Horsfield Wins Inaugural Soudal Open in Belgium

Sam Horsfield fought back the tears as he won the Soudal Open in Belgium, as big-hitting New Zealander Ryan Fox let victory slip from his grasp, securing the Englishman's third victory on the DP World Tour. read more ...


Do Top Golfers Earn More Than Other Sports - How They Compare

During the uproar surrounding Greg Norman and his LIV Invitational Series, golfers have found themselves being accused of greed. But before we become too obsessed with the vast sums being earned by the world’s best golfers, let’s have a look at the money swashing around in some other sports. And the numbers are simply mind-boggling. read more ...


How The Home Nations Stand in Golf's World Rankings

Golf's world rankings are dominated by Americans, with Australia and South Africa strongly represented too. But where do the home nations stand with the rest? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the best players currently from the UK & Ireland. read more ...


What Golf Clubs Does Max Homa Use

Max Homa has continued his rise through the game by claiming a fourth PGA Tour victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, but what golf clubs does this Titleist Brand Ambassador use? read more ...


2022 AT&T Byron Nelson Preview

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler heads the field for the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch near Dallas. With the PGA Championship being staged at Southern Hills next week, a number of the world’s best players are using this tournament as an opportunity to tune up for the year’s second major. read more ...


Saudi Cash Sets Top Golfers Against One Another

Perhaps inevitably, Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed breakaway tour has set players against one another. Mike Lorenzo-Vera, a Frenchman who competes on the DP World Tour, launched a blistering attack on the likes of Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood at the British Masters. read more ...


Thorbjorn Olesen Produces Stunning Finish to Win British Masters

Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen produced a sensational eagle-birdie finish for the second day in succession to win the British Masters by a single shot at The Belfry. read more ...


Lee Westwood Hopes to Play at Centurion And Admits He's Doing it For The Money

Lee Westwood has confirmed that he has sought permission for a release to play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational at Centurion Club, placing him in conflict with the DP World Tour, but the Englishman has explained the motivations behind his stance. read more ...


The DP World Tour Faces Collision Course With Players

The DP World Tour could be on collision course with its players over releases to play in the $25m Saudi-backed event at Centurion in June. Any DP World Tour member who wants to play has to seek permission, and they have until May 10 to do so, with many believing that Chief Executive Keith Pelley is likely to refuse the wishes of those players. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Knows What His Priorities Are

Open champion Collin Morikawa says that winning majors will always matter more to him than money and that he has no interest in competing in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational events, which begin next month at Centurion Club. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview 2022

Sports journalist Derek Clements looks ahead at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship on the PGA Tour which is being hosted for the first time at TPC Potomac. read more ...


Arnaus Secures First Win & Seventh For Rahm on PGA Tour

Sports Journlist Derek Clements provides his weekly wrap-up from the professional tours around the world, focusing on a Spanish double on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour and a second tour win on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy Remains The Most Brilliantly Frustrating Golfer

He electrified the final round of the Masters earlier this month, but Rory McIlroy's apparent struggles to put together four rounds in the majors continues to frustrate Golfshake's Derek Clements, who is hoping to see that trend rectified later this season. read more ...


Robert Garrigus is Unlikely to Set Your Pulse Racing

Robert Garrigus is the first man to seek permission from the PGA Tour to take part in the LIV Golf Invitational in June, but such a player isn't likely to set the pulses racing of golf fans either attending the event or watching on TV. read more ...


Mexico Open at Vidanta Preview, Picks & Analysis

US Open champion Jon Rahm has confirmed his participation in the Mexico Open at Vidanta, presented by Grupo Salinas, where he will compete against a field that includes home star Abraham Ancer. read more ...


Sensational Pablo Larrazabal Wins on Home Soil

Local favourite Pablo Larrazábal shot a stunning final round of 62 to claim his seventh DP World Tour title. The round featured five birdies on the trot as he won the ISPS Handa Championship by one shot. read more ...


The Craziest Things We Have Seen on The Golf Course

Golf is one of those sports. We love it and hate it in equal measures - and it makes us all do some crazy things. We have all seen and done some strange stuff on the golf course, either at first hand or perpetrated by some of the world’s best players. read more ...


The World Number One Golfers Who Fell Away

Reaching the top of the world rankings is hard enough. Even more difficult is staying there. And trickier still is keeping the ship upright when things start to go wrong. Here, we look at some former world number ones who have tumbled down the rankings. Some have managed to keep things afloat - others appear to be in freefall. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads west this week for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.  Cameron Smith and fellow Australian Marc Leishman will defend their team title which they won defating Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in a playoff 12 months ago. read more ...


Spieth Defies The Odds To Win RBC Heritage

JUST nine days after missing the cut at The Masters for the first time in his career, Jordan Spieth bounced back to defeat Patrick Cantlay in a playoff at the RBC Heritage Classic. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The RBC Heritage

The first major championship of the season may have concluded, but Hilton Head Island will play host to the next PGA Tour event: The RBC Heritage. We are going to look at five players who will be targeting victory in South Carolina as we enter the meat of the season. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Stewart Cink rolled back the years at Hilton Head 12 months ago when he won the RBC Heritage with his son Reagan on the bag. And he returns to defend that title againt a formidable field that includes the likes of Collin Morikawa, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas. read more ...


There Will Never Be Another Tiger Woods

And so the question for golf is a simple enough one: what on earth happens when Tiger Woods hangs up his golf clubs for good? Just when you think that this extraordinary athlete cannot surprise you again he did precisely that with his announcement that he intended to play in The Masters last week. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler - The Masters Champion

Scottie Scheffler won The Masters in sensational style, holding off a thrilling challenge from Rory McIlroy, who came from nowhere to close out with a spectacular 64 and finish second. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Takes Three Shot Lead Into Final Round at Augusta

Scottie Scheffler shot his third successive sub-par round to taker a three-shot leads into the final round of The Masters. The 25-year-old American shot a one-under 71 - carding four bogeys in the final seven holes - to take a three-stroke lead into Sunday's final round.  read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Overcomes Testing Conditions to Lead Masters by Five

Scottie Scheffler overcame testing conditions at Augusta National to spreadeagle the field after two rounds of The Masters. He will go into the third round with a five-shot lead after a round of 67 left him on 136, eight under par. read more ...


Wondrous Woods Defies The Odds Yet Again

Well, he only went and did it again. With the hype surrounding his latest astonishing comeback at fever pitch, Tiger Woods defied the odds and shot a one-under par 71 on his Masters return at Augusta - just 14 months after he nearly lost his leg in a car crash. read more ...


Don't Expect Too Much From Tiger at Masters Warns Former Champion

Former Masters champion Ian Woosnam believes that Tiger Woods will struggle at Augusta this week. The 15-time major champion announced that we will compete after recovering from leg injuries sustained in a horrific car crash 14 months ago. read more ...


Pivotal Holes to Watch at The Masters

As we all know, each and every hole that combines to make Augusta National has been carved and shaped with the utmost of significance. However, as is the norm for every golf course, there are a collection of holes that are extra special; holes that can make or break green jacket dreamers. read more ...


Predicting The 2022 Masters

The 86th Masters Tournament sees the full capacity of spectators returning to Augusta National. But what's going to happen? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has challenged Editor Kieran Clark to a battle of wits, a contest of predictions, to see who can most accurately project what we're about to see at the 2022 Masters. read more ...


Why Do Golfers Love The Masters So Much

Everybody loves The Masters, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why it holds such a special place in our hearts? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the various factors that combine to make this tournament so unique. read more ...


Tiger Woods WILL Play in The Masters And Believes He Can Win

Get ready for another outbreak of Tiger Mania. The news we have all craved was finally delivered when Tiger Woods confirmed that he will be making his competitive comeback at The Masters this week, 14 months after the car crash in which he nearly lost his right leg. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The Masters

The 86th Masters Tournament is set to be captivating, with Hideki Matsuyama defending and the competitive return of five-time champion Tiger Woods. But who could ultimately be the man to claim the iconic Green Jacket on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his 10 Picks to Win. read more ...


The Best European Hopes at The Masters

Until 1980, there were only two nations that were represented as Masters winners: America and South Africa. The arrival of Seve Ballesteros ensured that the trophy would be heading back to Europe for the first time, before a bombardment of European victors followed. We’ve selected five golfers who have every chance of bringing the green jacket back to Europe with them this year. read more ...


The 2022 Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

And so the season really gets under way as the world’s best golfers arrive at Augusta National for The Masters, with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama defending the title he won in such emotional circumstances 12 months ago. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Masters

From a field like The Masters, and with so many quality players flourishing in the sport of golf, it can be quite difficult to determine select players you should keep an eye on. However, we have managed to file the list down to just six and we’ll provide info into their chances and season so far. read more ...


Who Could Upset The Favourites at The Masters

The countless storylines that The Masters has produced along the years typically revolve around the world’s greatest players. But what if the script was written differently, however, and the world’s elite could not match up to the underdogs below them in the world rankings? read more ...


Who is Most Likely to Win Their First Major at The Masters

There will be plenty of players dreaming of their first taste of major glory to happen at Augusta, and there are a few who have a genuine shot at turning that dream into reality. Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out four contenders who have a strong chance of winning at the Masters. read more ...


Changes to Augusta National For 2022 Masters

Nothing ever stands still at Augusta National, with course changes becoming part of the tradition as the powers-that-be try to do their bit to tackle the distance debate. And this year will be no different. read more ...


Who is Missing From This Year's Masters

The powers-that-be at The Masters do things their own way. It is effectively an invitation event, usually restricted to around 90 players. That means that it boasts the weakest field of any of the sport’s four majors. And that several notable players are not making that drive down Magnolia Lane this year. read more ...


Jennifer Kupcho Wins First Major of 2022 at Mission Hills

Jennifer Kupcho became the last woman to leap into Poppie’s Pond after winning the Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the year. The 24-year-old carded 74 in the final round to finish 14 under and secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


Is The Masters REALLY Golf's Best Major

The Masters likely provokes more debate and discussion than any other of the sport’s majors. It is unique in that it is the only major that is played at the same course every year and it also boasts the smallest field. But is it the best? Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the reasons for and against and declares his own view. read more ...


What Happened at Last Year's Masters

The whole of Japan rejoiced 12 months ago as Hideki Matsuyama held off the field to win The Masters by one stroke at Augusta National and become the first Japanese man to claim a major title. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The Valero Texas Open

This year marks special importance for the Texas Open, as they’ll be celebrating their 100th anniversary. With players such as Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy in the field, you can expect a fascinating warm-up that will lead us nicely into the Masters. read more ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jordan Spieth had gone 1,351 days without a victory. But, finally, he won again at the Texas Open 12 months ago, and the American will be relishing returning to defend his title this week against a field that includes Rory McIlroy. read more ...


WGC Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

With just two weeks until the Masters, the world's best golfers have gathered in Austin for the WGC Match Play, where Billy Horschel is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a unique event on the calendar. read more ...


Sam Burns Continues Rise After Latest PGA Tour Victory

Sam Burns won his third PGA Tour title in 25 starts when he successfully defended the Valspar Championship in dramatic circumstances, defeating rookie Davis Riley in a playoff. read more ...


Greg Norman Keeps Door Open For Phil Mickelson

If Greg Norman has his way, Phil Mickelson could still emerge as the face of the new LIV Golf International series. Norman, chief executive of LIV Golf Investments, said he has spoken to Mickelson says and that "the door is wide open" for the American. read more ...


Could a Rookie Win The Masters This Year

It's been decades since a debut player won the Masters, but Will Zalatoris came agonisingly close last year. Golfshake's Liam Moore reckons it's about time for history to be rewritten and he has identified several leading candidates among for rookies at August National. read more ...


Henrik Stenson Named European Ryder Cup Captain

The speculation is over. Henrik Stenson has been named as Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain. His appointment can only mean that he has decided not to throw his lot in with the Saudi-backed Super Golf League and will now lead Europe at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome next year.  read more ...


4 Players to Watch at The Valspar Championship

The PGA Tour will be making their way to Tampa for the next event, the Valspar Championship. Last year, Sam Burns recorded his maiden tour title at the Copperhead Course before doubling his tally at this season’s Sanderson Farms Championship. Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out four players to watch this week in Florida. read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The hugely impressive Sam Burns is back at Innisbrook to defend the Valspar Championship, where he faces a field that includes the likes of former world number ones Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the final event of the Florida Swing. read more ...


Cameron Smith Wins Dramatic Players Championship

Australia’s Cameron Smith survived putting his approach at the final hole into the water to win The Players Championship at the end of five days dogged by weather delays. read more ...


It's Time to Finally Address The Issue of Slow Play on Tour

Despite measures having been introduced to combat slow play in professional golf, nothing seems to be changing in the view of Golfshake's Derek Clements, who declares that it's vital for the game to address the issue as it can impact the enjoyment for golfers both watching and playing. read more ...


Ignore The Complaints - Golf Is Meant To Be a Challenging Game

From the Honda Classic to Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass, the PGA Tour's Florida Swing provides a testing environment for the world's best, something that has drawn some criticism from the players. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this challenge is exactly what he wants to see more of in the game. read more ...


Tiger Woods Makes Emotional Speech at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tiger Woods became the 164th inductee to golf’s Hall of Fame in Florida. And as he accepted perhaps the greatest honour of his career, the 15-time major champion chose not to mention any of his 82 PGA Tour wins, major victories or numerous operations. read more ...


Golfers Who Should Be in The World Golf Hall of Fame

15-time major champion Tiger Woods is among the latest figures to join the World Golf Hall of Fame, but who should be in that hasn't yet been recognised? We have picked out several golfers who are deserving of the recognition that the Hall provides. read more ...


Who Hasn't Qualified For The Masters

The Masters is golf's most coveted invitation, but it's hard to come by. Ahead of the 2022 Masters - the 86th Tournament - we take a closer look at just some players who are yet to secure their invite to make that iconic drive down Magnolia Lane. read more ...


5 Golfers to Watch at The Players Championship

The PGA Tour remains in Florida for the flagship event, The Players Championship, where 47 of the world’s top 50 will assemble at TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out five intriguing names we should be looking out for this week. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for The Players Championship, where Justin Thomas defends his title at TPC Sawgrass against the deepest field of the PGA Tour season. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is one of the showpiece events of the year, truly a highlight on the calendar. read more ...


When Sponsors Walk Away From Golfers

Sponsors and manufacturers pay vast sums to the world's best golfers to represent their brand and play their equipment, but these corporations demand something back in return and will remove their backing should a player make a public mistake, as Phil Mickelson has recently discovered. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Survives Brutal Bay Hill Sunday to Win Again

They usually make birdies and eagles for fun on the PGA Tour. But not at Bay Hill. The final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was all about survival, with Scottie Scheffler shooting a final round of 72 to win on one of the most challenging courses in America. read more ...


What It's Like to Attend a PGA Tour Event

What's it really like to be a fan at a regular PGA Tour event in the United States? Golfshake's Liam Moore takes you outside the ropes and describes his experience of attending the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in 2020. read more ...


Tiger Woods Pockets Millions Despite Barely Hitting a Shot

Incredibly, Tiger Woods has won $8m for generating more media interest than any other golfer in 2021 - even though he played just one tournament all year.  read more ...


4 Players to Watch at The Arnold Palmer Invitational

The PGA Tour remains in Florida for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, one of the more enticing events of the season. Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out four golfers who we should be looking out for at Bay Hill, including several former champions. read more ...


Zach Johnson Named US Ryder Cup Captain

Zach Johnson has been named as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team against Europe in Rome in 2023 as they look to end a run of 30 years without an away victory. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

The likes of Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy will be hoping to claim their first victories of 2022 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an iconic event. read more ...


Tony Jacklin Praises Phil Mickelson For Saudi Golf League Stance

Double major winner Tony Jacklin has praised Phil Mickelson for the stance he has taken against the PGA Tour. And the man who helped to transform the Ryder Cup has expressed his fears that any bans imposed on players who opt to take part in the Saudi-backed Super League could spell the death death knell for what has become golf’s greatest team event. read more ...


Sepp Straka Claims Dramatic Victory at Honda Classic

Daniel Berger cut a disconsolate figure as he threw away a five-shot lead on a dramatic final day at PGA National as Sepp Straka became the latest first-time winner on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Phil Mickelson to Take a Break From Golf After Latest Controversy

One thing you can be sure of with Phil Mickelson, on the course or off it, is that there will never be a dull moment. But now, his world has come crashing down after the Super Golf League controversy. He has apologised for his 'reckless' comments about Saudi Arabia and says he will be taking a break from golf. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at The Honda Classic

The Florida Swing begins at the Honda Classic, where the field shall take on the fearsome Bear Trap at PGA National. Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out some players you should be looking out for this week - including some Ryder Cup heroes. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's Florida Swing kicks off at the Honda Classic, where Australia's Matt Jones defends his title against a field that includes the likes of Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Tommy Fleetwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to The Bear Trap at PGA National. read more ...


When Crowd Behaviour Goes Too Far

In a new View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on the recent crowd scenes at the WM Phoenix Open and whether things went too far. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau And Dustin Johnson Snub The Saudis

Dustin Johnson has finally ended speculation that he has signed for the Saudi-backed Super Golf League, with fellow American Bryson DeChambeau also making its clear that his future lies with the PGA Tour. read more ...


Joaquin Niemann Produces Riviera Masterclass

Joaquin Niemann survived a few nervous moments at Riviera as he shot a 71 to become the first wire-to-wire winner of The Genesis Invitational since Charlie Sifford 53 years ago. read more ...


Phil Mickelson Reveals True Thoughts About Saudi Golf League

Phil Mickelson is the most prominent supporter of the proposed Super Golf League, but an excerpt from a new book has revealed the American star's true motivations behind his potential move and his deep reservations about its Saudi Arabian backers. read more ...


Tiger Woods Insists That Return to Golf is Long Way Off

The world’s best golfers are at Riviera for the Genesis Invitational but in a tournament hosted by Tiger Woods there was always only going to be one question on everybody’s lips: when will Woods be back in action? read more ...



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