Tag: PGA Tour

Bryson is Long, But Distance Has Always Been Key to Success

Bryson DeChambeau's dominant victory at the US Open has led to deep analysis on what his style of golf means for the game, but as Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains, the American is not unique and distance has always been key to success at the highest level. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Silences Critics With Dominant US Open Victory

They said it couldn’t be done. They said that Winged Foot would bring Bryson DeChambeau to his knees. He proved them all wrong with a wonderful final round of 67 to see off Matt Wolff and win the US Open by six shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dominant triumph. read more ...


When Graeme McDowell Finally Won Again

When Graeme McDowell arrived in the Dominican Republic last year he was on the crest of a slump, tumbling down the world rankings and wondering where his next win was going to come from. He would have taken any win and everything finally fell back into place on that week. read more ...


Winged Foot Will Provide a Psychological Test Like No Other

Collin Morikawa describes it as the most difficult golf course he has ever seen and Rory McIlroy has warned the USGA about avoiding what he described as “goofy golf”. Yes, it must be the week of the US Open, which this week is being staged at Winged Foot, a course that has a history for bringing the world’s best players to their knees. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at the US Open

The likes of Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa are among the favourites at the US Open, but that doesn't mean we couldn't see an outsider surprise them. Looking at players currently placed outside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, here are some of those possible contenders. read more ...


The US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The US Open returns to the fearsome Winged Foot - and it promises to be a cracker. World number one Dustin Johnson is searching for his second major victory, while the likes of Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele are hoping to claim their first. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the championship and analyses the venue and the main contenders. read more ...


9 Players to Watch at the US Open

The West Course at Winged Foot is ranked among the most difficult venues in the United States, a fitting stage for the US Open. Gary Woodland defends the title, but who could etch their name into history this week? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out a group of players you should be looking out for. read more ...


The US Open By Numbers

First held 125 years ago in 1895, America's national golf championship, the US Open, has been a prominent part of the calender and defined many great moments through generations in the game. Picking out key numbers from that rich history, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his US Open By Numbers.  read more ...


Stewart Cink Rolls Back the Years to Win Again on PGA Tour

Stewart Cink had an emotional victory at the Safeway Open for his first win since the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, while George Coetzee won his fifth European Tour title at the Portugal Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action from the weekend. read more ...


Winged Foot 2006 - The US Open Nobody Wanted to Win

The US Open returns to Winged Foot, but it will be hard to surpass the drama of its last visit in 2006. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a truly remarkable major, one that saw Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie, Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington spurn an opportunity to grasp glory. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last season may have just ended, but a new one immediately begins on the PGA Tour at the Safeway Open in California, where Phil Mickelson is among the field preparing for his return to the US Open at Winged Foot. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for the event. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Hits the Jackpot and Wins FedEx Cup

World number one Dustin Johnson survived a front-nine stumble to see off the challenge of Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele and win the FedEx Cup and the small matter of $15m. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at a lucractive triumph for the American. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson leads the FedEx Cup and holds the advantage at the Tour Championship, where the elite field of 30 will be competing for the lucrative, $15m prize bonus. However, BMW winner Jon Rahm will provide a formidable challenge to the world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the PGA Tour's season finale. read more ...


Jon Rahm Holes Monster Putt to Win Dramatic BMW Championship

In an extraordinary finish, Jon Rahm holed a huge putt at the first playoff hole to win the BMW Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a second successive victory in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, capping an unforgettable Sunday at Olympia Fields, one of the most dramatic final days on the PGA Tour in many a year. read more ...


10 of the Strangest Golf Swings

Much is made of the search for the perfect golf swing. But there are, of course, many ways to get the job done and the world of golf is full of players who have achieved huge success by throwing away the rule book and doing it their own way. We take a closer look at ten of the most idiosyncratic techniques. read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Coaches

Behind many a great player is a celebrated golf coach, those swing and short game masters who guide their pupils and help them succeed at the highest level. And some of them have become household names, able to command vast sums of money for their services. Here we look at ten of the very best. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas defends the title at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, with players looking to secure their place in the Tour Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a big week for many star names in the game. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Produces Masterclass to Secure Dominant Victory

Dustin Johnson regained the world number one ranking after completing a dominant victory at the Northern Trust, the first FedEx Cup Playoff, winning by an astonishing 11 shots after shooting 30-under par, a blistering total that is the second lowest in PGA Tour history. read more ...


The Changing of the Guard on the PGA Tour

Several big names have not qualified for this year's FedEx Cup Playoffs, while new stars have risen and dominated headlines on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at this changing of the guard and the encouraging success of the younger generation. read more ...


The Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings are in the field at the Northern Trust, the first of three PGA Tour playoff events. Patrick Reed defends his title in Boston, but the likes of Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau are riding high in the rankings. read more ...


Sam Horsfield Continues Incredible Summer Season

Sam Horsfield’s incredible season continued at the Celtic Classic, where he shot a final round of 67 to secure his second European Tour victory in a fortnight, while over in the States, Jim Herman claimed an unlikely triumph on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


The Worst Shots Played by the Best Golfers

We marvel at what the world's top golfers can do, massive drives, fairway woods that finish three feet from the hole, stunning wedges, miraculous recoveries, glorious bunker shots and 60-foot birdie putts. But it does go wrong more often than you might believe, and sometimes in the most spectacular fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at ten shots that these big names would rather forget. read more ...


2020 Masters to be Played Without Spectators

It's the news that most expected, but Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that this year's delayed Masters Tournament will be played without spectators or guests in attendance, making for an eerie atmosphere down Magnolia Lane.  read more ...


No Need for Rory McIlroy to Press the Panic Button

It's now been six years since Rory McIlroy won a major championship, following a dissappointing showing at the PGA, which continued his poor form since the game restarted. Despite concerns, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the Northern Irishman will return to his best soon - and why majors are in his future. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Several big names are looking to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs as the PGA Tour's regular season concludes at this week's Wyndham Championship, where the likes of Shane Lowry and Sergio Garcia need to make a move. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at historic Sedgefield Country Club. read more ...


Justin Thomas on Top of the World After WGC Triumph

Justin Thomas has returned to world number one ahead of the US PGA Championship after shooting a final round of 65 to win a dramatic WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, fending off a challenge from the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and England's Tom Lewis. read more ...


WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka defends his WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational title at TPC Southwind, Memphis, desperately hoping to rediscover the form that took him to the top of the world rankings. Jon Rahm is now at the summit, making his first appearance as number one, while Rory McIlroy is searching for his best ahead of the PGA Championship. read more ...


How Jon Rahm Conquered the World

New world number one Jon Rahm has enjoyed a constant rise to the top since turning professional in 2016. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at how the powerful Spaniard has done it, starting with his stunning amateur career, to his latest memorable success at The Memorial. read more ...


Viktor Hovland is Europe's Next Big Thing

Jon Rahm has just been crowned world number one, but Europe has an emerging star right behind him. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the impressive Viktor Hovland, explaining why he believes the Norwegian has all the tools to become great. read more ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood makes his long-awaited return to competitive action at the PGA Tour's 3M Open, where young American star Matt Wolff is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event as the major season approaches. read more ...


Why Tiger's Lack of Competitive Golf is a Problem

Tiger Woods made his return to the PGA Tour at the Memorial, with flashes of brilliance diluted by medicore play. Showing understandable rust, Will Trinkwon believes that the 15-time major champion's light schedule could hold him back in the upcoming season of majors as he chases down records. read more ...


Jon Rahm Becomes New World Number One After Memorial Victory

Completing a career goal at the age of 25, Jon Rahm won The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village to ascend to the top of the game, replacing Rory McIlroy as the world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the weekend and the Spaniard's achievement. read more ...


8 Strange Backgrounds of Tour Pros

Many tour pros follow a standard path into the highest levels of the game, whether it be progressing through college or elite amateur level, but as Will Trinkwon explores, there have been several notable names who took an unusual route into the sport. read more ...


Winners And Losers Since the PGA Tour Returned

There have now been five tournaments completed since the PGA Tour made its long-awaited return and it seems like the perfect time to take stock and look at the winners and losers to date. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on what we've seen so far. read more ...


The Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods makes his return on the PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament, but will face stiff competition from the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a blockbuster event at the Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Produces Sparkling Golf to Beat Justin Thomas in Thriller

Securing his second title in 24 professional starts, Collin Morikawa produced some sparkling golf to beat Justin Thomas in a playoff and win the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on a dramatic Sunday in Ohio. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Continues to Divide Opinion

Bryson DeChambeau has dominated headlines lately, dividing opinion. Golfshake's Derek Clements recently shared his views in an article that drew a considerable number of passionate comments, both in support and against what he said. Now, Derek responds and addresses those directly. read more ...


Workday Charity Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

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


The Many Questions Raised by Bryson DeChambeau

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


Tommy Fleetwood Heading Back to America to Resume Season

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


DeChambeau Muscles His Way to Rocket Mortgage Title

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


Tour Pros Tackle Longest Par 5 in Professional Golf

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


15 of the Best Caddies in Golf

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


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

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


Rory McIlroy's 7 Most Controversial Moments

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


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