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Tag: The Open

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 ...



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