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Tag: The Open

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 ...



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