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Tag: The Open

What It's Like to Play Royal Troon Golf Club

Royal Troon boasts a storied history and the tradition here is rich, but what is it like to play? Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall took on the Old Course at Royal Troon, including the famous short par three 8th, the Postage Stamp. read more ...


These Golfers Won't Be Playing in The Open at Royal Troon

While the limelight falls on the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy at Royal Troon, there are several surprise omissions. Here are just a few of the men who will be watching this year's Open on TV, just like the rest of us. read more ...


16 Players Secured Open Spots at Final Qualifying

In the hunt for a spot in The 152nd Open at Royal Troon, Justin Rose and English amateur Dominic Clemons stood out among the sixteen qualifiers who secured their place through Final Qualifying. read more ...


Leading Contenders For The 2024 Open Championship

The countdown is on to this year's Open Championship, the 152nd edition, which will be hosted at Royal Troon in Ayrshire, with the world's best golfers ready to gather at one of Scotland's most historic links courses for a chance to get their hands on the Claret Jug and to become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Take a Tour of Royal Troon Before it Hosts The Open

This summer, Royal Troon will host The 152nd Open Championship, which brings the sport's oldest major back to its origins on the Ayrshire coast. Preparation for the event is well underway, so special contributor Stewart Armstrong decided to pay the famed links a visit to see what has been going on. read more ...


The Open Changes Exemption Category For Past Champions

Announcing its exemption categories for The 152nd Open at Royal Troon, The R&A has revealed a change to the status of past champions from this year going forward. read more ...


Sky Sports Extends Deal to Broadcast The Open

Continuing a partnership that started in 2016, Sky Sports will retain comprehensive coverage of The Open, AIG Women's Open and elite amateur events run by The R&A through 2028. read more ...


Legendary Open Starter Ivor Robson Dies Aged 83

There was sad news announced in the world of golf today as Ivor Robson, a man with one of the most distinctive voices in the game, has died at the age of 83. read more ...


Taking The Open to The Republic of Ireland Just Might Work

The R&A has said it is keen to investigate the possibility of staging The Open or Women's Open at Portmarnock in the Republic of Ireland. Having previously been against such a move, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why his stance has softened. read more ...


What's Stopping The Open From Being Played in Wales

Following suggestions that The Open Championship could one day be played at Portmarnock in Ireland, Golfshake's Derek Clements asks why the historic major hasn't yet been hosted in Wales? read more ...


Brian Harman Deserves More Credit For His Open Masterclass

A week on from Brian Harman's dominant victory at The Open, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the American's achievements in his latest View From The Fairway article. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #27: The Most Underwhelming Open Ever?

On this week's podcast, Ryan and Matt sit down and have an in-depth conversation about the 2023 Open Championship, discussing the main talking points, including winner Brian Harman, the 17th hole, the British summertime weather and the shouts from the crowds. Plus did Matt bottle it this week with the chance to go under par? read more ...


Brian Harman Player Profile And What's In The Bag

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


5 Reasons Why The 151st Open Has Been Underwhelming So Far

With just one round to go, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has shared his thoughts on The 151st Open, which he has thus far found to be an underwhelming championship, as he explains in this opinion article. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast Season 2 #26: The Open Special - Preview, Picks & Quiz

On this week's Podcast, Ryan and Matt discuss all things - The Open. From Ryan's visit to Hoylake earlier this week - including his thoughts on the venue itself - to a preview of the field and their picks. Plus listen out and play along with Matts Open related quiz.
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FootJoy Reveals Limited Edition Golf Shoes Before The Open

FootJoy has renewed its partnership with Harris Tweed Hebrides to offer two new models ahead of this year's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in the form of its FJ x Harris Tweed Premiere Series Hoylake shoes. read more ...


The Open Chief Hints at Sponsorship Deal With Saudi Arabia

This time last year, R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers would not have been able to bring himself to talk about anything to do with Saudi Arabia. But now, in an extraordinary about-turn, he says that the R&A is looking at the possibility of Saudi sponsorship. read more ...


Oliver Farr is Hoping to Enjoy His Open Experience at Hoylake

Currently playing on the Challenge Tour, Welshman Oliver Farr is part of the field at Royal Liverpool, having also qualified for The 150th at St Andrews last year. This week presents an opportunity, but also an experience that he is hoping to enjoy to the fullest. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Open Championship Golf Courses

Each of The Open venues introduce their own ingredient to golf's oldest championship. But how much would it cost you to play all of the 14 courses that have staged the event? We have done our research to see the overall price of such an incredible adventure. read more ...


Is Hoylake Worth Playing? What Golfers Say About Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool is welcoming back The Open in 2023 when it stages golf's original championship for the 13th occasion. If you haven't personally experienced Hoylake, is it something that should be on your list? We defer to the Golfshake Community, who have independently reviewed it and offer their own unique perspective. read more ...


Jon Rahm Says He Doesn't Deserve Payment For Sticking With PGA Tour

Jon Rahm says that he doesn’t feel he deserves a payment from the PGA Tour just because he did not defect to to LIV Golf. He could be in line for another payout after the peace deal between the opposing sides with discussions taking place over a loyalty dividend to players who turned down the Saudi cash. read more ...


Let's Focus on The Golf at This Year's Open

Following months of noise and controversy in golf, Golfshake's Derek Clements has explained why he hopes that attention at this year's Open at Royal Liverpool will be simply on the golf itself rather than those other contentious topics in the game. read more ...


The Open 2023 Preview, Picks, Analysis, TV Guide

Eyes are fixed on Rory McIlroy as he returns to Royal Liverpool in search of a fifth major title, but he will need to be at his very best, as the list of contenders is formidable as we look ahead to The 151st Open Championship. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The Open 2023

Who is your choice to claim the Claret Jug on Sunday? Here are the 10 players we believe are most likely to be in the mix come the final round at Royal Liverpool. read more ...


10 Outsiders to Watch at The Open 2023

There is almost always a surprise challenger at the majors. Here we look at the men most likely to emerge from the pack and bid for the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool. read more ...


Things You Might Not Know About The Open Championship

Golf's original championship, The Open is unsurpassed when it comes to history and the records and statistics associated with it. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out a series of facts, some of which you will know, but others may be less familiar, providing knowledge that will impress your golf friends this week! read more ...


How Rory McIlroy Won at Royal Liverpool in 2014

Rory McIlroy dominated the 2014 Open at Royal Liverpool and deservedly became Champion Golfer of the Year for the first time. At 25 years and 77 days, the Northern Irishman was the third-youngest player to achieve the third leg of the modern Grand Slam at the time. read more ...


When Tiger Woods Won at Hoylake Without His Driver

Until later in his career, Tiger Woods was never a golfer to show a great deal of emotion when winning majors, but Royal Liverpool in 2006 was different. The American produced an imperious display of strategic links golf to mark the return of Hoylake as host of The Open for the first time in 39 years. read more ...


How Cameron Smith Won The 150th Open

It will be of no consolation to Rory McIlroy that Cameron Smith produced a stunning final round to claim the 150th Open. The Australian's back nine of 30 was the lowest score on a Sunday inward half by any champion in Open history. read more ...


What Are Your Favourite Moments Spectating at The Open

The Open has been part of Golfshake's Derek Clements' life for as long as he can remember and he has been fortunate enough to have attended many, both as a paying spectator and in his capacity as a journalist. Here are some of his favourite memories of the championship. read more ...


Is This The Best Open Championship Venue

Spanning 163 years and 151 championships, The Open has been defined by its iconic venues, each of which have their own unique identity and have etched their place in the history of this game. But which is the best? We have studied reviews for some interesting findings. read more ...


Which Notable Golfers Haven't Qualified For The Open

The Open Championship week is always one that is looked at with the greatest of excitement. There are notable absentees from this year’s event however, with a few renowned names missing out for the first time in more than 20 years. read more ...


Golf Prize Money Inflation Continues at The Open

The R&A has confimed that the man who lifts the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool will also pocket a cheque for $3m, but that eye-watering sum falls short of many other events in the game, as golf's prize money inflation continues. read more ...


The Open Returns to Royal Birkdale in 2026

It has been confirmed that The 154th Open will be played at Royal Birkdale from 12-19 July 2026, representing the 11th occasion that the revered links in Southport has welcomed golf's most historic championship, the last of which came six years ago when Jordan Spieth triumphed in spectacular fashion. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy is About to End His Major Drought

In this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on Rory McIlroy's chances of repeating his Open Championship victory at Royal Liverpool. read more ...


How Many Open Qualifying Golf Courses Have You Played

Ahead of The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, such has been the demand for entries, two new venues have been added for Regional Qualifying. This got us thinking about how many of these outstanding courses that we had played. How many have you ticked off? read more ...


Fears of Protest Disruption at The Open This Summer

Major sporting events have suddenly become soft targets for protesters, and with Just Stop Oil promising to disrupt further sporting events this summer it begs an obvious question: just how vulnerable is professional golf? read more ...


150th Open at St Andrews Provided Record Boost to Scottish Economy

Last year's 150th Open at St Andrews was a resounding success that produced staggering economic benefit for Scotland, with an independent study commissioned by The R&A, VisitScotland and Fife Council confirming that the event generated a boost surpassing £300 million. 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 ...


Callaway & St Andrews Links Big Bag Trail Charity Auction Raises Huge Sum

The Big Bag Trail - a unique collaboration between Callaway and St Andrews Links to commemorate The 150th Open - has culminated in a hugely successful charity auction of those sculptures that has raised a total of £126,000. read more ...


A St Andrews Resident Perspective of The 150th Open

St Andrews delivered an Open for the ages. Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark is a resident of the famous town and he shares his perspective of the week, the long journey that led to the staging of this historic championship, the scenes he witnessed during it, and the wistfulness now that it has become a memory. read more ...


There is NOTHING Like an Open at St Andrews

WHAT a week that was. The 150th Open Championship was long-anticipated and boy did it live up to expectations. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an extraordinary event that delivered on history, moments, atmosphere and the weather, an Open that all of the 290,000 spectators who attended will never forget. read more ...


The Open Champion Cameron Smith Profiled, WITB, Stats

Australia's Cameron Smith rewrote the record books as he won the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews by a single shot from American rookie Cameron Young. Between them, Smith and Young broke the heart of Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, seeking his first major victory since 2014, was joint lead after 54 holes with Norway’s Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Rich Beem Tips Tyrrell Hatton to Win The 150th Open

Major champion and Sky Sports Golf Rich Beem analyst has tipped Tyrrell Hatton and Patrick Cantlay to do well at St Andrews, and also believes that Tommy Fleetwood has an outside chance at the historic 150th Open. read more ...


Playing The Old Course Just Before The 150th Open

Playing The Old Course at St Andrews is always special, but having that opportunity with the grandstands and infrastructure in place for the 150th Open was something truly unique and unforgettable. A friend of Golfshake, Stewart Armstrong describes his recent experience alongside his 16-year-old son. read more ...


Callaway Reveals Special Tour Staff Bag For 150th Open

Ahead of the historic 150th Open at St Andrews, Callaway has revealed its unique Staff Bag that was designed by a local student and will be used by 34 players at this monumental championship. read more ...


The 150th Open Preview

There is huge excitement ahead of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, with a record crowd of 290,000 guaranteed at the Home of Golf to see if Collin Morikawa can successfully defend the Claret Jug. read more ...


10 Players to Follow at The 150th Open

The 150th Open Championship at St Andrews is a milestone event that would be a unique achievement for a player to win. But who could that be? Golfshake's Derek Clements has some thoughts... read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to The Old Course

The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the most iconic venues in sport. Unusually, it features just two par threes and two par fives. Seven of the greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18. Only the 1st, 9th, 17th and 18th holes have their own greens. read more ...


8 Classic Open Moments at St Andrews

The Old Course at St Andrews, host to the 150th Open Championship, has been the scene of much drama over the years. Here, we look at some of the classic moments that have unfolded at the Home of Golf. read more ...


150 Facts About The Open

Unless you have been living on the moon, you will know that this year’s Open Championship at St Andrews is the 150th and we thought it might be fun to mark what will be a very special week by giving you 150 facts and figures about The Open. read more ...


The 150th Open Champion Will Pick Up Record Prize Fund

The winner of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews will walk away with a record £2m. It represents an increase of more than £300,000 on the £1.7m Collin Morikawa won last year, while the total purse for the game's oldest major has risen by 22% from last year to £11.2m. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About St Andrews

St Andrews is, of course, known as the home of golf. But the Auld Grey Toun offers so much more to those who visit it. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some of the key attractions and history behind this remarkable corner of Fife. read more ...


Remembering The 2015 Open at St Andrews

The most most recent Open Championship to be played at St Andrews featured a dramatic conclusion, fitting for such an iconic venue. Arnold Palmer and Peter Thomson made final appearances in the Champion's Challenge, Nick Faldo and Tom Watson bowed out, and there was incredible tension as the action unfolded on the delayed final day.  read more ...


Adam Scott is Hoping For Open Redemption

Ten years ago we witnessed one of the most remarkable Open collapses. Adam Scott led by four shots with four holes to play at Lytham but bogeyed each one to lose by one to Ernie Els. Now 41, Scott says he cannot wait to tee it up at St Andrews. read more ...


How Collin Morikawa Won The Open in 2021

Last year, Collin Morikawa shot a scintillating bogey-free final round to clinch the Claret Jug on his Open Championship debut as returning fans soaked up the sun at Royal St George's. read more ...


Ranking The Open Venues

Each of The Open venues are magnificent and rich with history, but how do you go about ranking them? We have used the Golfshake Course Section to separate them, a rating that is based on the reviews of everyday golfers who have visited these cathedrals of golf. read more ...


Play The Open Qualifying Courses With GolfNow

One fitting manner in which to celebrate The Open would be playing a layout that has previously been used for Regional or Final Qualifying. Bringing you closer to them, our friends GolfNow - who offer tee times at wonderful courses - have presented a special The Open Qualifier Courses Hub, showcasing ten places that you could play before, during or after this year's Open. read more ...


FootJoy Reveals Limited Edition The Open Apparel Collection

FootJoy is celebrating the historic 150th Open at St Andrews in style by launching an all-new limited edition apparel collection. read more ...


FootJoy to Sponsor The Open Camping Village at St Andrews

FootJoy has just announced an exciting new partnership with The R&A that will see the leading shoe and glove brand sponsoring The Open Camping Village at this year's historic championship in St Andrews. read more ...


Walking The Big Bag Trail in St Andrews

Ahead of the 150th Open, when the eyes of the world shall fall upon St Andrews, its historic streets have been enhanced by the introduction of a fabulous collaboration between Callaway Golf and the St Andrews Links Trust. The Big Bag Trail features ten tour bag sized public artwork sculptures that were designed by local school pupils and that now decorate locations throughout the famed town. read more ...


Following The Drama of Regional Open Championship Qualifying

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken spent the day observing Regional Qualifying at Kedleston Park Golf Club for the 150th Open Championship and shares his observations from a memorable experience. read more ...


American Golf Unveils Licensed Open Championship Products

Ahead of this year's historic 150th Open at St Andrews, American Golf has unveiled its officially licensed SS22 The Open Collection of products that have been inspired by the championship. 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 ...


Greg Norman Plea For Special Open Exemption Was Rightly Rejected

67-year-old two-time champion Greg Norman asked The R&A to give him a special exemption into the 150th Open, a prospect that was quickly shot down by a spokesperson at the weekend. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that it's been nothing more than a publicity stunt. read more ...


Where The Open Began - Prestwick Golf Club VLOG

Walking in the footsteps of many legendary golfers, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall recently played the living monument that is Prestwick. Describing several of the most famous holes and presenting a view of this unique and fascinating layout, Ryan takes you onto the fairways of Prestwick Golf Club in this new VLOG. read more ...


Tony Jacklin Interview: Where Golf is Heading

British golf icon and Ryder Cup legend, Tony Jacklin has spoken to Golfshake's Derek Clements and commented on a wide variety of issues in the game, including where Europe got it wrong at Whistling Straits, the impending Saudi-backed Asian Tour events, and how golf has lost the battle with distance. read more ...


Topgolf Announces Long Term Partnership With St Andrews Links

Announcing a ten-year partnership with the legendary St Andrews Links, Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG) will become the exclusive golf entertainment partner for the “Home of Golf,” along with Toptracer as the official range technology of St Andrews Links. read more ...


American Golf to Retail Exclusive Products Inspired by The Open

American Golf has announced a five-year agreement with The R&A to design and exclusively retail officially licensed products inspired by The Open. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Brooks & Bryson Feud is Becoming Tiresome

Reflecting on the 149th Open, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he describes his love for Sky Sports' coverage of the championship, the joy of seeing crowds back at Royal St George's, and why Brooks vs Bryson is becoming increasingly tiresome. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Creates Major History at Royal St George's

24-year-old American Collin Morikawa created major history at Royal St George's as he celebrated his Open debut with a magnificent two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth, becoming the first player to win two different majors at the first attempt. read more ...


Prestwick Golf Club Feature Review

Birthplace of The Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire remains a timeless, magical living monument to the game. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to experience this revered layout, a round that he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


150th Open at St Andrews Comes to EA SPORTS PGA TOUR

Celebrating the 150th Open Championship in 2022, The R&A and EA have confirmed that the event will be showcased on EA SPORTS PGA TOUR with the legendary Old Course at St Andrews Links featuring in the game. read more ...


Take on The e-Open to Win a St Andrews Experience in 2022

Providing golf fans worldwide with the opportunity to take on Royal St George's in a virtual tournament, The R&A has launched its second e-Open Tournament presented by Mastercard, with an incredible experience at the 150th Open in 2022 being offered as the main prize. read more ...


Two Golfers From One Yorkshire Club Get Set For The Open

156 players from across the world are competing in the 149th Open Championship, but one club that will find itself represented more than most is Howley Hall in Leeds, with Marcus Armitage and Ben Hutchinson both members of the club. read more ...


Brooks Koepka Not a Fan of Royal St George's

Brooks Koepka says Royal St George's is not his favourite venue on The Open rotation but he still believes that he will contend for a fifth major victory this week. read more ...


Richard Bland to Hit First Tee Shot at 149th Open

It is an early start at The Open on Thursday, with Richard Bland having the honour of hitting the opening shot a 6.35am. Shane Lowry begins the defence of his title at 9.58am alongside US Open champion Jon Rahm and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen. read more ...


Jon Rahm Reveals Reasons For Short Swing

Jon Rahm generates tremendous power from one of the shortest backswings in the game and he has revealed that it all stems from being born with a club foot that required extensive surgery when he was a baby. read more ...


Take on Virtual 9 Shot Challenge at Royal St George's

Providing golfers with a chance to take on a virtual 9-Shot Challenge at Royal St George's, The R&A and HSBC have joined forces to launch a contest that will feature a selection of attractive prizes. read more ...


Rory Hopes to Draw Inspiration From Darren Clarke's 2011 Victory

Rory McIlroy is hoping to draw inspiration from Darren Clarke at Royal St George’s as he competes in this week’s Open Championship on the back of a tied 59th finish at the Irish Open and a missed cut at the Scottish Open. read more ...


More Players Withdraw From The Open

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama had already pulled out of the Open after testing positive for Covid-19 and he has been joined by  former champion Zach Johnson, South Africa's Louis de Jager and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson, who have also all withdrawn for Covid reasons. read more ...


The Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

After two years, it's finally back, the Open is here and the world's finest golfers have assembled in Kent at Royal St George's, where Shane Lowry will defend the Claret Jug in front of 32,000 spectators each day. With a special atmosphere expected, the 149th Championship has all the makings of a classic. Get ready for the showpiece with our Preview. read more ...


Who Could Upset the Favourites at The Open

Undoubtedly, Jon Rahm will head to Kent as the overwhelming favourite, but who may upset the odds at the Open? Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out eight players who might not necessarily be considered as probable victors of the Claret Jug this year but hold the potential to steal the show. read more ...


My 10 Favourite Open Moments

The oldest championship in golf, the Open has defined generations of memories. Golfshake's Derek Clements has attended many of them, all of which have been special. From Jack Nicklaus in 1970 to Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson at Troon, Derek shares his ten favourite Open memories. read more ...


The Rory McIlroy Conundrum at The Open

After winning the Wells Fargo Championship and contending at the US Open, Rory McIlroy will be among the favoured names at Royal St George's, but there is a striking inconsistency with his game as work alongside renowned coach Pete Cowen continues. Could he do it? Golfshake's Liam Moore looks at the Rory conundrum at the Open. read more ...


Five Players to Follow at The Open

Shane Lowry has held onto the Claret Jug for two years, but 155 other players at Royal St George's will be hoping to wrestle the iconic trophy from his grasp. Golfshake's Derek Clements identifies the five players he is paying close attention to this week, and it's hard to argue with the choices. read more ...


How to Watch & Listen to The Open

The 149th Open Championship was delayed by a year, but that absence will only make the heart grow fonder, as the world's finest golfers take on the challenge of Royal St George's in pursuit of the Claret Jug. And the coverage has never been more comprehensive, especially if you have access to Sky Sports Golf. Here are the key dates and times to look out for. read more ...


Five Outsiders to Watch at The Open

Much attention will be placed on the likes of Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy at Royal St George's, but all 156 players at the 149th Open will be determined to put themselves into a contending position. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out five relative outsiders who may well have a memorable week in Kent. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to Royal St George's

Royal St George's hosts The Open for a 15th time. Having been the first English venue to stage the championship, the historic club has presented many an unforgettable moment through the years. But it's also a formidable layout, a challenging design, one that will test the world's best players. We take a closer look at each of the holes that the field will face. read more ...


Story of The Claret Jug

The Claret Jug, or to use its proper name, the Golf Champion Trophy, is presented to each year's winner of The Open, but it wasn't the original prize for claiming the championship, as Golfshake's Derek Clements describes. read more ...


When Darren Clarke Won The Open at Royal St George's

A decade ago, Darren Clarke finally enjoyed his major moment, winning the Open Championship at Royal St George's. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps that memorable victory, a triumph that was over 20 years in the making for the Northern Irishman. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Open Returns With Crowds

Ahead of the 149th Open, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he comments on the return of crowds at Royal St George's, the change of strategy for Rory McIlroy, and Paul Casey's excitement at representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games. read more ...


Why The Open is Golf's Best Major

There’s no denying that major championship golf is extra special. These are the events that provide the sternest of challenges for the world’s very best players. With The Open on the horizon, it got us thinking: what is the best major of them all? We explain why The Open is the greatest major in golf. read more ...


How Much Would it Cost to Play ALL of The Open Venues

If you wanted to tick off all of the Open Championship venues, how much would it set you back? We have brought together each of their peak summer visitor green fees to discover just how costly it would be to play the entire rotation. read more ...


What Makes Royal St George's England's Ultimate Open Venue

The Open's first English venue, Royal St George’s has character, history and an unrivalled passion for golf. There is a reason why this is the only place deemed worthy enough to host championship golf in the south – it is a special place where special things happen. read more ...


Hurry! Last Minute Packages to Attend The Open

Next week's Open Championship is destined to be a spectacular showpiece event. Marking a celebratory moment for the game, 32,000 fans a day are set to make their way to Royal St George's, and you could be one of them as our travel partners Golfbreaks still have a limited number of midweek packages available. read more ...


10 Players Who Will Contend at The Open

Shane Lowry has possessed the Claret Jug for two years, but finally, this summer, the Open Championship returns. But who is likely to contend at Royal St George's in July? Golfshake's Liam Moore has identified ten players he expects to make a run for glory and potentially etch their name as the Champion Golfer of 2021. read more ...


Golfers With The Most Second Place Finishes in Majors

Everyone knows that Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles, with Tiger Woods on 15. We know that Nick Faldo is on six and that Rory McIlroy has four. But who has the most runner-up finishes in the four events that have now long been considered the majors in golf? We take a look at 20 figures who have been second at least five times in the biggest championships. read more ...


Significant Number of Fans Expected to Attend The Open

Golf's oldest major championship, The Open, will return to Royal St George's this July, and it's now hoped that fans will be part of it, with R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers offering a degree of cautious optimism that we could again hear the roars back on the British seaside. read more ...


Open Championship Stands Built at Royal St George's

The pandemic impacted everyone, including golf's oldest championship, The Open, which saw its 149th edition at Royal St George's postponed by an entire year. But now, work has already started on the spectator infrastructure at the historic Sandwich venue, with stands being assembled ahead of July. read more ...


Golf Quiz - How Much Do You Know About Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Palmer's legacy within golf remains unsurpassed. He was a transformative individual who elevated the sport during the early television age, he was enduringly popular, and he was one of the finest and most thrilling players to watch in history. In the latest Golfshake Quiz, it's time to test your knowledge on the legend, and see how many of our 12 questions you can answer correctly! read more ...


The Amateur Golfers Who Won Professional Tour Events

It has now been 30 years since then-amateur Phil Mickelson won the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson. He remains the most recent amateur golfer to win on the PGA Tour. There has naturally always been a divide between the paid and non-paid ranks, but throughout the history of the game, several amateurs have successfully upstaged their professional rivals on tour and in major championships. read more ...


The Open Will Not Return to Turnberry for Foreseeable Future

Following news overnight that the PGA of America had taken the 2022 PGA Championship away from Trump National Bedminster, the R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers has confirmed that the Donald Trump-owned Turnberry Resort will not be hosting The Open Championship (or indeed any R&A events) anytime soon. read more ...


When Are The Men's Majors in 2021

WE look ahead to what we can expect in 2021 when, hopefully, we will see fans allowed back in to cheer on their favourites. As good as the majors were in 2020, without spectators there was a crucial element missing, with glorious shots greeted in absolute silence.  Below we round up when the Majors are and what we hope to see. read more ...


Peter Alliss, the Voice of Golf, Dies at 89

Peter Alliss, the voice of golf to millions of people around the world, has died at the age of 89. A fine player, he won 31 tournaments and played in eight Ryder Cup matches but it was as a commentator and analyst that he became a household name. read more ...


How the 2011 Open Championship Was Won

This week should have been The 149th Open at Royal St George's, but the coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement for the first time since the Second World War. To remind us of what we're missing, Golfshake's Derek Clements relives the most recent edition of golf's oldest major in Kent, 2011, the year when Darren Clarke secured his greatest triumph. read more ...


Golf Joins eSports With Inaugural Online e-Open Championship

Golf has become the latest professional sport to embrace online gaming (otherwise known as eSports) as the R&A has launched a digital version of this year’s cancelled Open Championship at Royal St George's. read more ...


Shane Lowry Reflects on The Open & New Champion Golfer Series

Starring 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, a new instructional series Lessons with a Champion Golfer has premiered on GOLFPASS, providing an insight behind Shane's game. Reflecting on his historic triumph at Royal Portrush, the Irishman has shared his memories of that unforgettable week and looks ahead to his new series. read more ...


Golf Quiz #4 - How Much Do You Know About The Open?

Staged across many of the finest links courses in the United Kingdom, The Open is golf's most prestigious event, the most distinctive, and the one that has the biggest international reach. But how much do you know about the championship? Have a go at our latest quiz and see test your knowledge. read more ...


The Only 3 Golf Events You Must Attend

Watching sport on TV is one thing, it's undoubtedly the best way to witness the unfolding drama of a final day, but there is nothing else that can replicate being there live. There are hundreds of events in golf each year, but we wanted to identify the ones that you must experience above the rest, putting the question to the masses on social media to find a consensus. read more ...


The Open Championship Cancelled For 2020

Not since the darkness of war in 1945 has the Champion Golfer of the Year not been crowned in golf's oldest major, but the R&A has now confirmed that The Open Championship in 2020 has been cancelled, setting the schedule back by 12 months. read more ...


New Major Championship Dates Confirmed

Beginning what was scheduled to be the week of The Masters, it's been a significant day of news in golf, as the various governing bodies and organisations have revealed a newly revised plan of dates for this season's majors.  read more ...


A Message to the R&A - You Cannot Be Serious!

Responding to reports that The Open was set to be cancelled, the R&A has issued a statement confirming that a decision has yet to be made, and that every scenario, including postponement was on the table. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that this development confuses things further, and that the governing body is simply delaying the inevitable. read more ...


Guide to Staying at The Open in 2020

In July this year, thousands of people will descend on the small historic town of Sandwich, Kent, to watch the 149th playing of The Open Championship at Royal St George's. Now, if you want to be among them, but don't fancy commuting from a long distance, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains what options you have for accomodation. read more ...


The Biggest Crowds in Golf History

Each year, the Waste Mangement Phoenix Open draws a staggering number of people to TPC Scottsdale, a record 719,179 for the week in 2018. But how does this compare to other events in the game? We take a look at the biggest crowds in golf history. read more ...


80 Remarkable Jack Nicklaus Facts & Stats

The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus remains the ultimate benchmark for golf's emerging champions. Now 80, we felt it was a timely moment to pick out 80 Facts & Stats that underline the greatness of a career that rewrote the history books. read more ...


18 Toughest Holes on The Open Rota

There are 180 holes that comprise the Open Championship rotation, but which are the most difficult for average golfers? Looking at a decade of statistics from the Golfshake Score Tracker, we have been able to identify some of the most testing holes based on the scorecards of Golfshake Members. read more ...


Why is the 18th Hole So Hard?

Whether it be the pressure, stamina, or difficulty, there is something about 18th holes that many golfers find troublesome. We have studied thousands of tracked rounds, looked back at major disasters, and shared our own personal stories, to reflect on the mystery that is the final hole of the round. read more ...


Attend the 2021 Open at St Andrews

Despite being two years away, anticipation is already rising for the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2021. This milestone edition of the game's original major at the Home of Golf is an unmissable event, with Golfbreaks.com unveiling attractive packages to ensure that you can experience the dramatic setting of the Old Course with the iconic Claret Jug on the line. read more ...


Royal Portrush Staged Passionate Open for the Ages

It was an event for the ages. Huge and passionate crowds at Royal Portrush roared Shane Lowry to success and the Claret Jug. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this year's Open, the highs and lows, making the argument that the championship needs to return soon. read more ...


How the World's Finest Rated at Royal Portrush

When a major comes round, the focus is placed on those players at the top of the world rankings. But how did they perform at Royal Portrush? Golfshake's Derek Clements goes down the top ten and gives those golfers a rating for the week. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy’s Open Disappointment Will Only Make Him Stronger

Rory McIlroy turned up at Royal Portrush with the highest of hopes, but it was a disastrous Thursday, costing him a place at the weekend despite a stunning Friday charge. However, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes this disappointment will only drive the Northern Irishman on to more success in future. read more ...


Shane Lowry Produces Priceless Masterpiece to Win The Open

Shane Lowry admitted that he would go to bed dreaming of getting his hands on the Claret Jug. Now that dream has come true. The fans were magnificent all week long and they got precisely what they wanted - an Irish winner. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the remarkable scenes at Royal Portrush. read more ...


Why Jack Nicklaus May Be the Best Links Golfer in History

Who is the greatest links golfer in history? Harry Vardon, James Braid, John Henry Taylor, Peter Thomson and Tom Watson all won at least five Open Championships. But Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that Jack Nicklaus has a claim to have been the best on the British seaside. read more ...


6 Beards to Look Out for During Open Sunday

It's been a very special Open return to Royal Portrush, but one thing that has struck writer Will Trinkwon are the number of bears in contention. Here is Will's light hearted look ahead to the final round of this year's championship. read more ...


Shane Lowry Shoots Incredible 63 to Control Open Championship

Three years after taking a four-shot lead into the final round of the US Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry has the same advantage heading into the last day of the 148th Open after a sensational performance at Royal Portrush. read more ...


Shane Lowry Carries Irish Hopes at Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry dropped a shot at the final hole and missed his chance of leading The Open Championship at Royal Portrush on his own. Instead, his second 67 leaves him on eight under par, tied with American JB Holmes. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an emotional Friday. read more ...


Rory's Portrush Dream Turns Into Open Nightmare

Rory McIlroy's Open dream turned into a nightmare of the worst possible kind as he returned to the magnificent Dunluce links at Royal Portrush. Golfshake's Derrek Clements reflects on a dramatic Thursday at the 148th Championship. read more ...


David Duval Deserves Better Than Being a Punchline

Former champion David Duval made headlines on Thursday at Royal Portrush by shooting 91 in The Open, including a 14 on one hole. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the highs and lows of Duval's career, remembering him at his peak, stating that the former number one deserves more sympathy than ridicule. read more ...


6 Reasons Why The 2019 Open Will Be One For The Ages

The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush has begun. Returning to a spectacular venue with a variety of stories coming into the week, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes that year's championship will be a classic. read more ...


The Greatest Open Championships in History

Since it began, the Open Championship has been an indelible part of the ancient game. Reflecting on that rich history, it's fascinating to see all that has come before. What are the greatest Championships? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has gone through all 147 of them - picking out two from each decade - that best tell the continuing story of the Open. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at The Open Championship

With 10 hours of tee times bracing the often variable weather conditions of these islands, the Open Championship asks questions of the game's best players that they don't otherwise face. But there are trends to follow when it comes to identifying a potential winner this week. read more ...


2019 The Open Preview Podcast

Looking ahead to the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Golfshake's Kieran Clark was joined by Ryan Rastall, PGA Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, to preview the game's original major.  read more ...


The Open 2019 Preview, Picks & Analysis

For the first time in 68 years The Open Championship returns to Northern Ireland with the magnificent Royal Portrush hosting the world’s oldest major. But who is going to etch their name onto the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 148th Open. read more ...


Five Outsiders to Follow at The Open

Lifting the Claret Jug is to become part of history. While much attention will be placed upon the favourites at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out a handful of players who spring a surprise. read more ...


Six Players to Watch at The Open

156 players have qualified for the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. But which of them will add their name to the storied history of this event? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out six key golfers to watch in Northern Ireland. read more ...


How to Keep Track of The Open on TV and Radio

The Open Championship is golf's original major, but that doesn't mean that time has stood still when it comes to showcasing it. Here are the key times and places to follow for the live coverage. read more ...


The Open by Numbers

First played at Prestwick in 1860, when eight players gathered to crown the new Champion Golfer following the death of St Andrews professional Allan Robertson, the Open Championship has been synonymous with the history and continuing story of the game. As we celebrate the 148th edition, Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out key numbers that set the scene. read more ...


Royal Portrush Hole by Hole Guide

The Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush in 2019, nearly 70 years after Max Faulkner lifted the Claret Jug in 1951. This revered layout ranks among the best rated in the world and will provide an engrossing challenge to the game's best players. Here is your guide to the Dunluce Course. read more ...


A Round to Remember for Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has achieved many incredible things in golf, but the round that sticks in his head as the most memorable was the astonishing 61 he shot at Royal Portrush as a 16-year-old in 2005. Golfshake's Derek Clements gathers quotes and footage to complete a picture of that remarkable display. read more ...


FootJoy Launches Special Edition Open Championship Shoe

Celebrating the historic return of The Open Championship to Northern Ireland, FootJoy has launched a Limited-Edition model of its acclaimed Pro/SL shoe, which features the iconic Claret Jug logo on both the saddle and tongue. read more ...


Irish Eyes Certain to be Smiling at Royal Portrush

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the long awaited return of The Open to Northern Ireland and Royal Portrush, as the game's oldest major makes its away across the Irish Sea for just the second time, delving into the history of the 1951 Championship. read more ...


12 Women Invited to Join Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield

Two years after the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted to change their controversial, male-only membership policy, the historic club has announced that it has now invited 12 women to join the East Lothian institution, paving the way for its return to the Open Championship rotation. read more ...


Best Regional Open Qualifying Venues on Golfshake

Open Regional Qualifying takes place over 13 venues across the British Isles. Playing in Regional Qualifying is a potential opportunity of a lifetime, but it's also the chance to play on some revered courses. We have taken a closer look at each of the regional venues used in 2019, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


American Golf Offers Chance to Become Official Scorer at Open Championship

Presenting an unforgettable opportunity for one golf fan to experience the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush as an official scorer - in addition to meeting the legendary Tom Watson - American Golf has joined forces with Mastercard to offer a truly special prize to customers. read more ...


Portrush Boy Graeme McDowell Qualifies for The Open

Dreams do come true for Graeme McDowell, whose eighth-place finish in the Canadian Open was enough to secure a place in July's Open Championship at his hometown course of Royal Portrush. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the continuing resurgence of the Northern Irishman. read more ...


Portrush Open to Showcase Best of Northern Ireland

This summer, Royal Portrush is poised to host golf's oldest and greatest championship, an event that will showcase the best of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination. read more ...


Slumbers Raises Brexit Concerns for Portrush Open

This year's Open Championship is hotly anticipated due to the return of Royal Portrush as a venue, but the preparations for the event may prove complicated due to the impact Brexit, concerns raised by R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers.  read more ...


Countdown to the 148th Open at Royal Portrush

This year's Open Championship marks a historic return to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland. Marking the countdown, a spectacular and inspiring film has been released, showcasing the best of what can be experienced in the nation. read more ...


2019 Open at Royal Portrush Packages Available with Golfbreaks.com

The Open Championship makes its return to Royal Portrush this July, and unprecedented demand has seen direct tickets sold out months, but midweek packages - including access to Thursday and Friday's rounds - are still available with Golfbreaks.com, providing golf fans with the opportunity to ensure that they are part of this historic event. read more ...


Record Crowds at Carnoustie Set Up Open Extravaganza at Royal Portrush

The 2018 Open at Carnoustie was an enthralling spectacle, and enjoyed by record crowds at the Angus venue, including 20,000 fans under the age of 25. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this sets up next year's hotly anticipated return to Royal Portrush. read more ...


Newfound Ryder Cup Optimism for Europe after Open

Despite the leaderboard having been dominated by players from the United States, it turned out to be a great Open Championship for Europe, with Francesco Molinari taking the title. Derek Clements has newfound optimism for their chances in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Carnoustie Championship Course Guide and Review

Host of the 2018 Open Championship, Carnoustie Golf Links is one of the great venues of Scottish and British golf. Here is our full guide and review to the Championship Course, including the history, experience and course. read more ...


Carnoustie is the Real Winner at the 147th Open Championship

Francesco Molinari brilliantly won the 147 Open, but plaudits are being showered upon Carnoustie, which stood up as a spectacular host venue, challenging the best and attracting record crowds. For Derek Clements, it was the real winner. read more ...


Inspired Francesco Molinari's Journey to Become the Open Champion

Francesco Molinari produced a complete display to triumph in the Open at Carnoustie, an journey that began over two decades ago in front of the TV. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back at the Italian's odyssey to become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Magnificent Molinari Completes Italian Job to Make History at Carnoustie

Francesco Molinari made history at Carnoustie when he became the first Italian to win The Open Championship on a thrilling day that saw many of the leading contenders’ hopes being blown away as the course finally bore its teeth. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Targets Claret Jug Defence on Open Sunday


Jordan Spieth will today attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of The Open Championship in a decade as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie tied with fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner.
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Former Champion Leads the Way at Carnoustie

Kevin Kisner threw away a golden chance of finishing the second round leading the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie all on his own when his approach shot at the 18th found the Barry Burn and cost him a double-bogey six, tying him with former champion Zach Johnson. read more ...


Open Farewell to the Normal Man with an Extraordinary Talent

1985 champion Sandy Lyle has completed his 43rd and likely final Open Championship. Golfshake's Kieran Clark pays tribute to this legend of the game, who remains Britain's most understated golf trailblazer. read more ...


Rory and Field Chase Kisner after Day 1 at Carnoustie

Day 1 of the 147th Open Championship saw spectacular conditions grace Carnoustie Golf Links, with American Kevin Kisner leading the way following an early round. Rory McIlroy was among those chasing him down. Derek Clements has the recap. read more ...


The Greatest Finish in Golf

The 16th, 17th and 18th at Carnoustie combine what is the most challenging - and perhaps greatest - finish in championship golf. Golfshake's Owen Davies had the chance to play these three holes, and discovered what the players will face during the Open. read more ...


See Phil Mickelson Grind His Own Wedges and Demonstrate Flop Shot

Carnoustie may be burnt to a crisp ahead of the 2018 Open, but those firm and fiery conditions haven't stopped former champion Phil Mickelson from grinding his own Callaway wedges and showcasing his famed lob shot in some pretty audacious circumstances.  read more ...


5 Outsiders to Follow at the Open

We have taken a look further down the pack for golfers at the Open who could spring a surprise run for the game's oldest title, each of them having odds greater than 100/1. read more ...


8 of the Very Best Open Championships

The Open has produced many dramatic conclusions. There have been occasions where it has been won by a moment of genius, others when somebody has left the field trailing in his wake and others when it has ended in heartbreak. Here, we look at eight of the very best. read more ...


The 2018 Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the 147th Open Championship, which is being contested at Carnoustie. A hot and dry summer has created fascinating conditions on the famous links. But who is going to claim the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the latest edition of golf's oldest and greatest major. read more ...


Six Players to Watch at Carnoustie

The best players in the game have assembled in Carnoustie for the 147th Open Championship. But which of the many contenders is most likely to lift the Claret Jug on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out six to watch. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Reflects on Year as Champion Golfer

Jordan Spieth is the defending champion at this year's Open, and the American has reflected on his year with the Claret Jug, including remembering his dramatic victory at Royal Birkdale 12 months ago. read more ...


Hole-by-Hole Guide to Carnoustie

The Championship Course at Carnoustie is revered as being among the greatest and most challenging in the world. We take a look at each hole of this stunning layout that is hosting the 2018 Open Championship. read more ...


The Open TV and Radio Coverage

The Open is golf's oldest and greatest major championship, and the coverage reflects that. Sky Sports has established a dedicated Open Channel, boasting comprehensive coverage. The BBC also has highlight packages of each round from Carnoustie, while 5 Live's highly regarded output is certain to be popular this week. read more ...


The Open by Numbers

The Open Championship has the richest and longest history in the game, with the 147th edition coming to the famed Carnoustie Golf Links. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some of the facts and figures behind the story of this year's Open. read more ...


Remembering the 2007 Open Championship

When The Open Championship was last played at Carnoustie it ended in dramatic circumstances, with Sergio Garcia throwing away a wonderful opportunity to win his first major, as Padraig Harrington secured his maiden Open title. The Spaniard would have to wait 10 years before finally breaking his duck. read more ...


Playing the 18th Hole at Carnoustie

The 18th at Carnoustie is the most intimidating finishing hole in championship golf. Golfshake's Owen Davies took on the challenge and made a miraculous par that golfers in contention at the Open would be desperate for.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #29: 2018 Open Preview

Previewing the 147th Open Championship, Golfshake's Kieran Clark and Owen Davies look ahead to the game's oldest and greatest major, discussing their favourite memories, their own experiences of playing Carnoustie this year, and reviewing the chances of the many fancied contenders for the Claret Jug. read more ...


The Open Championship Venues

Each of the venues on the Open rotation have their own distinct identity, making every Championship that bit extra special. We're taking the opportunity to celebrate each of the famous courses that have witnessed a player become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Playing the 17th Hole at Carnoustie

Having faced the difficult par three 16th at Carnoustie, players at The Open will turn in the opposite direction to face the par four 17th, which features the famous Barry Burn. Golfshake's Owen Davies took on this formidable hole. read more ...


Playing the 16th Hole at Carnoustie

Ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie, we are taking you onto the ground to showcase what is perhaps the Greatest Finish in Golf. Starting with the par three 16th, Golfshake's Owen Davies plays this famed hole to provide you with some insight before the Championship begins. read more ...


Remembering the Drama of the 1999 Open Championship

The Open returns to Carnoustie this July. We take a look back at the dramatic 1999 Championship, which saw a Scottish winner in Paul Lawrie brilliantly make history, and Jean van de Velde's disastrous finish that became part of folklore. read more ...


Guide to Attending the 2018 Open at Carnoustie

If you're thinking of attending the 2018 Open at Carnoustie - whether it be your first time or the continuation of an annual tradition - there are many options available to experience golf's oldest and greatest championship. read more ...


The Open Returns to St. Andrews for 150th Edition

It's been the worst kept secret in golf for years, but the R&A has officially announced that The Open Championship will return to the legendary Old Course at St. Andrews for the 150th playing of golf's oldest major in 2021.  read more ...


Open Qualifiers Prove That Dreams Really Can Come True

Four golfers recently qualified for the Open Championship at the Singapore Open. Derek Clements looks closer at the four men who will be playing at Carnoustie in July, and how it will be a dream experience for them. read more ...


Campaign Launched Against No Readmission Policy at The Open

A Campaign and Petition has been launched against the No Readmisson Policy at the Open, as Businesses and the Community of Carnoustie have been critical of the R&A's decision to continue its policy introduced at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Donates Famous Open 3-Iron to Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth’s dramatic Open Championship victory in July will live long in the memory, and it has been permanently immortalised at Royal Birkdale after the young American donated his Titleist 718 T-MB 3-Iron that helped to carry the Texan to success over Matt Kuchar and secure the Claret Jug. read more ...


Summer Majors Underline Importance of Scottish Opens

Want to content in the Open Championship or Ricoh Women's British Open? The key seems to be playing in the equivalent Scottish Open a week previously on a links course, which has cited by several players as vital to their preparation. read more ...


Thinking Clearly Under Pressure and Pushing Boundaries in Sport

When Jordan Spieth used the rules to his advantage on the 13th hole at the Open, he was thinking clearly under pressure. Alex Picken looks at similar instances in sport and discusses the keys of pushing boundaries in sport. read more ...


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2017 Open Championship

We've just witnessed a memorable Open at Royal Birkdale, but just how successful was this year's Championship? From high prices to the weather and Sky Sports TV coverage, Derek Clements reflects on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. read more ...


Jordan Spieth - the Will of a Champion

Jordan Spieth became the Open champion on Sunday in the most dramatic circumstances, which illustrated both his flaws and incredible talents as a golfer. Derek Clements takes a closer look at the game and personality of the Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #12 - The Open Review

Kieran Clark is once again joined by special guest FuzzyGolf to discuss the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Completes Special Week for Titleist

We saw records broken and and extraordinary drama created at the 146th Open Championship, with champion Jordan Spieth becoming Champion Golfer of the Year and completing a memorable week for Titleist, with the Claret Jug holder using the latest Pro V1x and a full bag of the brand's equipment. read more ...


Jordan Spieth is the Rarest of Gems and We Should Marvel at Him

Jordan Spieth cemented his place alongside the legends of golf on an unforgettable Sunday at Royal Birkdale. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at what makes the young American so special and why we should marvel at his talents. read more ...


Spieth sensational bounce back to become Open champion

Have you ever in your life seen anything like that? Jordan Spieth is the 2017 Open champion but even he may not know how he managed to achieve it. read more ...


The Open - Day 3 Wrap Up

Jordan Spieth will take a three-shot lead into the final round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. On an astonishing day, Branden Grace, of South Africa, wrote himself into the history books with a round of 62. read more ...


Early Starters Set Pace on Day 3

WITH barely a breath of wind, the early starters had Birkdale at their mercy. The rain had softened the links and the course had never looked better, or more inviting. read more ...


Amazing Grace - South African makes major history with round of 62

BRANDEN GRACE produced the lowest round in major history when he reduced Royal Birkdale to 62 magnificent blows. The South African struggled to hold back the tears after a magnificent round of golf that climaxed with a brilliant up and down from the back of the final green. read more ...


The Open - Day 2 Wrap Up

JORDAN SPIETH takes a two-shot lead into the third round of The Open Championship after adding a 69 to his opening round of 65  read more ...


Henrik Stenson Left Shocked After Rental House Burgled

Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson experienced a shock on Thursday after his opening round at Royal Birkdale, discovering that his rented home for the week had been burgled, with personal items and his clothing being stolen during the afternoon when the house was empty. read more ...


Rejuvenated Ian Poulter Feeling Confident at Open after Fine Start

Last year, Ian Poulter was nursing a foot injury while providing a touch of commentary at Royal Troon for Sky Sports. However, 12 months on, the 41-year-old is back feeling rejuvenated and is in contention for his first major title following an opening-round of 67 at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Overcomes Horror Start with Stunning Recovery at Birkdale

Rory McIlroy overcame a horror start to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale with a thrilling back-nine to keep his hopes of securing the Claret Jug for a second time just about alive. read more ...


The 2017 Open - Day 1 Wrap Up

AMERICAN golfers dominated the opening round of The Open Championship, with US Open champion Brooks Koepka and double major champion Jordan Spieth both overcoming tricky conditions to reduce Royal Birkdale to 65 strokes. read more ...


Bubba Adds Colour to Open with Volvik Golf Balls

Two-time Major Champion Bubba Watson is about to add some additional colour to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale over the coming days, through the use of his brightly tinted Volvik golf balls. read more ...


Record Crowds Confirmed for 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale

Organisers have confirmed that they expected a recorded crowd to descend upon Royal Birkdale for the 146th Open this year, ensuring that the 2017 edition of the game's oldest major championship will be one of the best attended in history. read more ...


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