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Analysing The Confirmed Hero Cup Teams

In his latest View From The Fairway opinion article, Derek Clements takes a closer look at the two teams announced for the Hero Cup in January and analyses whether the event can make a difference for Europe at September's Ryder Cup. read more ...


2022 Alfred Dunhill Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Alfred Dunhill Championship returns to Leopard Creek for the first time in two years with Christiaan Bezuidenhout back to defend his title on home soil. The tournament marks the end of the DP World Tour’s South Africa Swing and once again boasts a strong field, dominated by home players. read more ...


Thriston Lawrence Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Thriston Lawrence nearly threw away the South African Open but held on to win by a single shot from Clement Sordet of France. Lawrence had a five-shot lead early on the back nine at Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate but was reeled in by his playing partner before getting over the line by one stroke at 16 under par. read more ...


Adrian Meronk Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Poland's Adrian Meronk shot a closing 66 to beat home favourite Adam Scott to the Australian Open title by five shots. The 29-year-old became the first Pole to win on the European Tour at July's Irish Open and added a second title in Melbourne. read more ...


2022 South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The South African Open returns this week at Blair Atholl Golf Club in Johannesburg. As you would expect, there is a strong home presence, led by the likes of Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Dean Burmester, Dylan Frittelli, JC Ritchie, Thriston Lawrence, Wilco Nienaber, Erik van Rooyen and Darren Fichardt. read more ...


2022 Australian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

A significant piece of history will be created this week at the first mixed gender Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club and Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. With men, women and disabled players all competing on the same stages at the same time, the Australian Open will return for the first time since 2019. read more ...


Dan Bradbury Player Profile

Dan Bradbury, a 23-year-old Englishman, is in wonderland after his wire-to-wire victory in the Joburg Open. Bradbury, who only turned professional in the summer, came into the tournament with no status on any tour but made the most of a sponsor’s invite, clinching a magnificent three-shot win as the 2023 season got off to a start that he will never forget. read more ...


12 Golfers Who Have Done Things Their Own Way

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


10 of The Most Memorable Feuds in Golf

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


5 Things For Golfers To Be Excited About

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


2022 Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

With no time to draw breath, one season on the DP World Tour ends and another one begins. And South Africa’s Thriston Lawrence will defend the Joburg Open title he won 12 months ago in a tournament reduced to 36 holes because of the weather. read more ...


2022 Australian PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Open champion Cameron Smith is the star attraction and red-hot favourite to win the Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane this week, a tournament co-sanctioned with the DP World Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia. read more ...


The World Golf Rankings Truly Are Laughable

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


All You Need to Know About DP World Tour Championship Winner Jon Rahm

The DP World Tour Championship was won for the third time by Jon Rahm, of Spain, who finished with a 67 and a 72-hole total of 268, 20 under par, to beat Alex Noren and Tyrrell Hatton by two shots. read more ...


How Prize Money Compares Between Major Golf Tours

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


Will The Hero Cup Really Help Europe's Ryder Cup Chances?

In his weekly View From The Fairway, sports journalist Derek Clements addresses the new Hero Cup to be staged in January, featuring captains Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, in a team event that is hoped will improve Europe's chances at the Ryder Cup. But Derek is skeptical about its likely impact. read more ...


2022 DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy arrives in Dubai for what he hopes will be his coronation as Europe’s number one when he tees it up at the DP World Tour Championship. The Northern Irishman leads the DP World Tour rankings ahead of Ryan Fox and US Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick before the showpiece finale. read more ...


Bonus Announced for Journeymen of Golf

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


2022 Nedbank Golf Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Gary Player Country Club in South Africa hosts the penultimate event of the 2021-22 DP World Tour schedule, with the curtain coming down at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai next week. The event, which is widely regarded as South Africa’s major, makes a welcome return to the calendar, boasting a tremendously strong field. read more ...


7 DP World Tour Events That Should Be Elevated

The PGA Tour has made dramatic enhancements to several of its events, but what about this side of the pond? It got us thinking about tournaments on the DP World Tour that we believe could perhaps do with a review - and a boost in prize money and status. read more ...


The Golfers Who Lost Their DP World Tour Cards

A number of high-profile professionals have lost their DP World Tour cards. They include tournament winners such as Joost Luiten, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, David Horsey, Brandon Stone and Lucas Bjerregaard. But none had a more agonising finish than Italy's Renato Paratore. read more ...


Public Inquiry Keeps Bolton Ryder Cup Hopes Alive

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


Dom Pedro Victoria Course Ready to Host Portugal Masters

It's set to be another great week at the Portugal Masters as the DP World Tour makes its return to the acclaimed Dom Pedro Victoria, which is looking in great shape for the tournament. read more ...


2022 Portugal Masters Preview

The Portugal Masters represents the last-chance saloon for number of players on the DP World Tour. It is the final regular tournament of the 2021-22 season and offers the final chance to secure playing privileges for the year ahead. read more ...


Yannik Paul Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Yannik Paul secured his maiden DP World Tour title after a dramatic finish to the Mallorca Golf Open. Paul birdied the last to post a one-over 72 at Son Muntaner Golf Club and end the week on 15 under, a shot ahead of fellow German Nicolai von Dellinghausen and England's Paul Waring. read more ...


How Much Did The Best Golfers Earn This Year

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


What It's Like to Cover a Golf Tournament

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a sports journalist covering a golf tournament, especially a major championship? Golfshake's Derek Clements has decades of experience and he offers a behind the scenes view of what that week looks like for members of the press. read more ...


2022 Mallorca Golf Open Preview

The DP World Tour completes its Spanish Swing at the Mallorca Open at Son Muntaner Golf Club in Palma. The field include Ryan Fox, Ewen Ferguson, Rafa Cabrera Bello, the Hojgaard twins, Nicolai and Rasmus, Erik Van Rooyen and Daniel Gavins. read more ...


Adrian Otaegui Player Profile

Adrian Otaegui stormed to a six-shot victory with an astonishing display of stroke-making to win the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama. He reduced the course to 265 strokes, 19 under par, as he beat Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren. Min Woo Lee was third, a further three shots adrift. read more ...


How You Can Attend The Ryder Cup in 2023

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


DP World Tour Qualifying School Returns to Las Colinas

Stage Two of DP World Tour Qualifying School will make a welcome return to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club this autumn, with the upgraded venue ready to showcase its outstanding Cabell B. Robinson designed layout that is renowned for its condition, wide fairways and undulating greens. read more ...


2022 Andalucia Masters Preview

US Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick defends his Andalucia Masters title at Valderrama this week as the DP World Tour remains in Spain for the second of three events. read more ...


Jon Rahm Player Profile And What's In The Bag

The DP World Tour Championship was won for the third time by Jon Rahm, of Spain, who finished with a 67 and a 72-hole total of 268, 20 under par, to beat Alex Noren and Tyrrell Hatton by two shots. read more ...


2022 Open de Espana Preview

Jon Rahm leads a star-studded field at the Open de Espana, and has his sights on a third success to add to his victories in 2018 and 2019. He is determined to emulate legendary fellow Spaniard Seve Ballesteros, who won this tournament in 1981, 1985 and 1995. read more ...


Should The Dunhill Links Championship Move to Summer

It was a memorable week at the Dunhill Links, perhaps most so for the horrendous weather conditions on Friday that have Golfshake's Derek Clements wondering whether this long-standing autumn tradition at the Home of Golf would be better served moving to summer. read more ...


Ryan Fox Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Ryan Fox produced a final round of 68 to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and then paid tribute to Shane Warne, the legendary Australian cricketer who died earlier this year. read more ...


How Professional Golfers Make Their Way to The Main Tours

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


Sam Bairstow to Make Pro Debut at Alfred Dunhill Links

Britain's leading men's amateur, Sam Bairstow has turned professional and will make his debut among the paid ranks at this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the DP World Tour. read more ...


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

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


2022 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview

Rory McIlroy returns to Europe for the third time in four weeks when he plays in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He finished second at the BMW PGA Championship and fourth at the Italian Open to extend his lead at the top of the DP World Tour rankings, and he can more or less sew things up with a victory at St Andrews this week. read more ...


Guido Migliozzi Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Guido Migliozzi won the Open de France at Le Golf National thanks to a sensational final round of 62, which was good enough to pip Rasmus Hojgaard by a single shot. read more ...


2022 Open de France Preview

A strong field has assembled at Le Golf National this week for the Open de France, which is being played for the first time since 2019. Three years ago the tournament was won by Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Robert MacIntyre Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre put a miserable season behind him as he saw off U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick in a play-off to win the Italian Open. read more ...


Has Sergio Garcia Destroyed His Reputation in Europe?

Last week's BMW PGA Championship will not be forgotten in a hurry. Among the many stories from the week was that of Sergio Garcia, who withdrew after the opening round without a word of apology or explanation, instead attending a college football game in America. Derek Clements wonders just how much damage this has done to the Spaniard's reputation. read more ...


2022 Italian Open Preview

This week's Italian Open takes on special significance as it will be hosted at Marco Simone Golf Club which, in 12 months' time, will host the Ryder Cup, with Europe thirsting for revenge after suffering a humiliating defeat at Whistling Straits last year. read more ...


Shane Lowry Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Shane Lowry produced a flawless final round of 65 to win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He finished the tournament - reduced to 54 holes after the death of The Queen - on 199, 17 under par. read more ...


2022 BMW PGA Championship Preview

A stellar cast gathers at Wentworth this week for the BMW PGA Championship, with huge excitement surrounding the appearance of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. read more ...


7 Players to Follow at The BMW PGA Championship

Boasting a field that includes Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Matt Fitzpatrick, this year's BMW PGA Championship was already blockbuster enough. Throw in the added dynamic of the start of Ryder Cup qualification AND the inclusion of 18 LIV Golf players and you have a powder keg of storylines. However, at the heart of it all is a prestigious title with a rich history. We have picked out a range of potential contenders at Wentworth. read more ...


Oliver Wilson Player Profile

After a gap of eight years, England’s Oliver Wilson finally landed his second DP World Tour title at the Made in Himmerland in Denmark. read more ...


Alexander Knappe Player Profile - The Challenge Tour Number One

Alexander Knappe moved to the top of the Road to Mallorca Rankings as a four under par round of 68 was enough to secure a fourth Challenge Tour title at the B-NL Challenge Trophy by Hulencourt. In the process, he secured his return to the DP World Tour. read more ...


2022 Made in Himmerland Preview

THE DP World Tour heads to Denmark this week for the Made in Himmerand, a tournament won last year by Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger. 2022 will see a new champion and there will be a great deal of attention on a strong home presence, led by Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Bjorn, Soren Kjeldsen and Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard. read more ...


2022 Omega European Masters Preview

The DP World Tour heads to the Swiss Alps for the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, one of the most spectacular venues on the planet. Unsurprisingly, this stunning golf course has attracted a strong field. read more ...


Max Kieffer Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Max Kieffer of Germany won his first DP World Tour title at the 249th attempt following a dramatic finish to the Czech Masters. We take a closer look at his career to date, profiling the player and looking at the clubs that he uses. read more ...


The Schism in Professional Golf Grows Ever Wider

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


2022 Czech Masters Preview

The D+D Real Czech Masters has become something of a personal benefit for Thomas Pieters and the Belgian will be looking to win the tournament for a third time this week.  read more ...


Ewen Ferguson Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Ewen shot a final-round 69 to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle Golf Club - his second win of the year. read more ...


New World Golf Ranking System Hasn't Pleased Everyone

There have been some changes made to the Official World Golf Rankings, but it's fair to say that they haven't been received positively by everyone, with some DP World Tour players expressing concerning that they are being short-changed when compared to the PGA Tour. read more ...


2022 ISPS HANDA World Invitational Preview

Daniel Gavins returns to Galgorm Castle to defend his title at the ISPS HANDA World Invitational, while Irish star Leona Maguire headlines the women's section of this unique event where the DP World Tour and Ladies European Tour stage tournaments simultaneously. read more ...


Callum Shinkwin Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Big-hitting Englishman Callum Shinkwin claimed a four-shot victory over Scotland's Connor Syme at the Cazoo Open at Celtic Manor. It was his second DP World Tour success but his first, in 2020, was when there were no crowds because of the pandemic. This was different. read more ...


Luke Donald Confirmed as New European Ryder Cup Captain

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


2022 Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale Preview

The Cazoo Open returns to the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor, representing the fifth of six successive tournaments being staged in the UK, with the run coming to an end with the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle next week. read more ...


Getting to Know Hero Open Winner Sean Crocker

American Sean Crocker landed his maiden DP World Tour title as he took the Hero Open by a single shot but boy did England’s Eddie Pepperell give him a fright. read more ...


2022 Hero Open Preview

RYAN FOX will be looking to continue his astonishing DP World Tour season when he tees it up at the Hero Open at Fairmont St Andrews as many of Europe’s finest golfers return to the home of golf. read more ...


LIV Knew What They Were Doing When They Targeted Henrik Stenson

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


Whatever Happens - The Ryder Cup Must Be Protected

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


2022 Cazoo Classic Preview

The magnificent Hillside Golf Club hosts the DP World Tour at the Cazoo Classic, where the likes of Robert MacIntyre, Marcus Armitage and Eddie Pepperell will be hoping to produce a strong performance. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Loyalty in Golf - What Does That Actually Mean?

There has been a great deal of talk about loyalty in recent weeks. LIV golfers Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia have been quick to criticise the DP World Tour for fining and suspending them and have all talked about their years of loyal service to the tour. But what can be considered loyal these days? read more ...


Can of Worms Opened After Ian Poulter Cleared to Play in Scottish Open

A can of worms has been opened with the news that Ian Poulter will be allowed to play in the Scottish Open after an appeal against his ban was upheld. Adrian Otaegui and Justin Harding have also been cleared to play after taking legal action against the DP World Tour, whose chief executive Keith Pelley said: “We are disappointed by the outcome of today’s hearing.” read more ...


2022 Scottish Open Preview

The Scottish Open boasts the strongest field of the year to date as many of the world’s best golfers use it as an opportunity to get their games in shape for The Open Championship at St Andrews next week. read more ...


Why Professional Golf Does Need to Embrace Some Changes

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


LIV Golf European Legends Still Expect to Compete in Ryder Cup

Lee Westwood says that he doesn’t think his defection to the LIV Golf series should affect his chances of playing for Europe in the Ryder Cup next year, with record points scorer Sergio Garcia holding a similar view about his future participation in the event. read more ...


Adrian Meronk Player Profile

Adrian Meronk wrote a piece of golfing history as the first Polish winner on the DP World Tour after producing some wonderful golf on the back nine to win the Irish Open by three shots. read more ...


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

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


2022 Irish Open Preview

The entry list for the Irish Open at Mount Juliet reads like a who’s who of European golf. With The Open Championship just a couple of weeks away, it is little surprise that so many leading lights should choose to head to Ireland in order to tune up for St Andrews. read more ...


Haotong Li Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Haotong Li ended a four-year wait for a DP World Tour title in style as he beat Thomas Pieters in a play-off with a gigantic birdie putt to complete a stunning wire-to-wire victory at the BMW International Open in Munich. read more ...


LIV Golfers Fined And Banned From Scottish Open

The DP World Tour put itself on collision course with the players who took part in the LIV Series tournament at Centurion. The tour stopped short of suspending them but the likes of Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Richard Bland will each be fined £100,000 - with the threat of further fines if they take part in other LIV events. read more ...


The World's Best Are Coming to Scotland's Golf Coast

Many of the world's top ranked men's golfers will soon be arriving in East Lothian for the Genesis Scottish Open, with the Renaissance Club hosting the prestigious event on Scotland's Golf Coast. read more ...


The Next Ryder Cup is Going to Look Very Different

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


2022 BMW International Open Preview

Billy Horschel fresh from his victory in The Memorial at Muirfield Village, is the star attraction as he makes his debut at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried in Germany. read more ...


Linn Grant Player Profile - The History Maker

Sweden's Linn Grant wrote herself into the history books with a stunning nine-shot victory at the Scandinavian Mixed to become the first female winner on the DP World Tour. read more ...


18 of The Toughest Holes in Golf

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


2022 Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Preview

Home favourites Alex Noren, Linn Grant and Ingrid Lindblad will join defending champion Jonathan Caldwell at the Volvo Scandinavian Mixed, which features a field of 78 men and 78 women playing for one prize fund and one trophy and is hosted by Swedish golf legends Annika Sorenstam and Henrik Stenson. read more ...


LIV Golf Sums Just Don't Add Up For Saudis

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


Kalle Samooja Player Profile And What's In The Bag

New European Open champion Kalle Samooja overcame a brutally testing golf course to claim his maiden DP World Tour victory. It has been a long time in the making for the 34-year-old. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the Finn, profiling his career and looking at what clubs he uses. read more ...


The First LIV Golf Field Has Finally Been Revealed

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


2022 Porsche European Open Preview

Tommy Fleetwood showed a welcome return to form at Southern Hills, where finished in a tie for fifth place. And he will start the week at the Porsche European Open as a warm favourite to claim Marcus Armitage's title from last year. read more ...


Magical Putting Secures Dutch Open Win For Victor Perez

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


2022 Dutch Open Preview

Kristoffer Broberg returns to Bernardus Golf in Cromvoirt for the Dutch Open, a tournament he won in highly emotional circumstances last year. And the Swede will be looking to draw on some positive memories  as he looks to successfully defend the title. read more ...


Absent Phil Mickelson Was Sad Loss to PGA Championship

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


Justin Thomas Wins PGA Championship in Dramatic Finish

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


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

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


Which Golfer Will Next Complete The Career Grand Slam

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


5 Outsiders to Follow at The PGA Championship

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


Interview With 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem

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


2022 PGA Championship Preview

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


10 Picks to Win The PGA Championship

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


6 Surprise Winners of The PGA Championship

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


Detailed Guide to Southern Hills Country Club

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


When Phil Mickelson Proved That Age is Just a Number

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


Sam Horsfield Wins Inaugural Soudal Open in Belgium

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


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

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


How The Home Nations Stand in Golf's World Rankings

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


2022 Soudal Open Preview

Home favourites Thomas Pieters, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry are part of the field as the DP World Tour returns to Belgium for the inaugural Soudal Open at Rinkven Golf Club. read more ...


Saudi Cash Sets Top Golfers Against One Another

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


Inspirational Kipp Popert Triumphs at The Belfry

Kipp Popert, who has cerebral palsy, became the inaugural winner on the G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour after defeating Kurtis Barkley and Chris Biggins in a play-off at The Belfry. read more ...


Thorbjorn Olesen Produces Stunning Finish to Win British Masters

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


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

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


What It's Like to Play The Iconic 10th Hole at The Belfry

Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry remains one of the most popular golf destinations in England as visitors just love walking in the footsteps of legends on the Brabazon. Some years ago, a group of Golfshake Ambassadors had their very own experience of the iconic 10th, adopting their own approaches to see who could walk off with the best score. read more ...


The DP World Tour Faces Collision Course With Players

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


Collin Morikawa Knows What His Priorities Are

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


British Masters Preview 2022

Richard Bland returns to The Belfry to defend the Betfred British Masters title he won in such dramatic fashion 12 months ago.  The Betfred British Masters is the first of a four-tournament mini-series, which also includes the Soudal Open, Dutch Open and Porsche European Open. read more ...


Arnaus Secures First Win & Seventh For Rahm on PGA Tour

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


EDGA Tour Expands With More Events For Golfers With Disability

Now featuring over 50 events on the schedule for 2022 across member countries, the EDGA is offering competitive tournaments for even more golfers with a disability, while the EDGA Tour itself is also bigger than ever before. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy Remains The Most Brilliantly Frustrating Golfer

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


Catalunya Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour visits Spain for a second successive week with the inaugural Catalunya Championship at the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya, and once again there will be a strong home presence. read more ...


Sensational Pablo Larrazabal Wins on Home Soil

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


The Craziest Things We Have Seen on The Golf Course

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


The World Number One Golfers Who Fell Away

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


ISPS Handa Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

THE DP World Tour returns for the first of two weeks in Spain with the ISPS Handa Championship at the Lakes Course in Tarragona. read more ...


Qatar Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour heads back to the Middle East for the Qatar Masters, where Antoine Rozner defends his title. The Frenchman will be hoping to recapture that form against a field that includes Adri Arnaus, Justin Harding and Callum Shinkwin. read more ...


Sam Burns Continues Rise After Latest PGA Tour Victory

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


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

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


Steyn City Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Club at Steyn City, north of Johannesburg, hosts its first major international tournament with the new $1.5 million Steyn City Championship, which makes its debut on the Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour schedule. read more ...


Solheim Cup Star Nanna Koerstz Madsen Makes LPGA History

Nanna Koerstz Madsen secured her maiden LPGA Tour victory with a dramatic play-off win at the Honda LPGA Thailand, becoming the first Danish golfer to triumph on the leading circuit. read more ...


Pecanwood Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Pecanwood Classic will make its debut as a co-sanctioned tournament between the Sunshine Tour and DP World Tour. Bernd Wiesberger and Richard Bland are among the European stars hoping to triumph in South Africa. read more ...


Exciting News For Europe's Best Disabled Golfers

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, commenting on the exciting and timely announcement that the DP World Tour is helping to launch the G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour. read more ...


Magical Kenya Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour returns after a three-week break, with Justin Harding defending his Magical Kenya Open title. He faces faces some pretty stiff competition, not least from fellow South Africans Dean Burmester, Thriston Lawrence and Daniel Van Tonder. India’s Shubhankar Sharma is also looking to continue his recent good form.  read more ...


INFINITUM to Host DP World Tour Event in Spain

Spain's INFINITUM will host the DP World Tour this season with the ISPS Handa Championship from 21-24 April, which will showcase the award-winning Lakes Course in Tarragona. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Get Ready For Solheim Cup Fireworks

Golfshake's Derek Clements glances across the golf headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including the announcement that Stacy Lewis will captain the United States against Suzann Pettersen's Europe in next year's Solheim Cup. read more ...


Scottie Scheffler Claims Maiden Victory at Phoenix Open

Scottie Scheffler birdied the third hole of a sudden-death playoff against Patrick Cantlay to win the WM Phoenix Open, thus securing his maiden victory on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Golf Fans React to Saudi Golf League Proposals

Professional golf is facing a revolution, the likes of which the sport has never seen before. Unsurprisingly, the Saudi involvement and proposals have exercised the minds of golf fans, with dozens of you reacting on Golfshake. We take a closer look at what the viewers think of the situation. read more ...


Ras Al Khaimah Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour’s Middle East Swing continues with the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Classic at Al Hamra Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Richard Bland missed out on the Dubai Desert Classic in a playoff, but he's competing here and will be looking to beat the talented Hojgaard twins. read more ...


Nicolai Hojgaard Continues Rise Through Game

The sensational Nicolai Hojgaard claimed his second DP World Tour title after holding off Jordan Smith in a roller-coaster final round at the 2022 Ras al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital to win by four shots. read more ...


Professional Golf Is About To Be Shaken To Its Core

Phil Mickelson claims that every member of the top 100 in the world rankings has been approached by LIV Golf Investments to sign up for Saudi Arabia’s breakaway golf league. It seems that professional golf is about to be shaken to the core in a way that no sport has seen since Kerry Packer launched Word Series Cricket in the 1970s. read more ...


The Best & Worst Rory McIlroy Moments

Rory McIlroy is, in equal parts, the most thrilling and most frustrating golfer on the planet. At his very best there is no more naturally gifted golfer, smashing huge drives, producing stunning iron shots and holing putts for fun, but when it goes wrong his shoulders slump and he reminds us that he is all too human. We look at the very best and very worst of the Northern Irishman. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory McIlroy Plans Life After Golf

Ahead of what is destined to be a contentious week in the game, Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including Rory McIlroy's admission that he has no intention to play senior golf later in his career. read more ...


Ras al Khaimah Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

While many of the world’s best golfers are chasing vast sums of money in Jeddah, Danny Willett, Bernd Wiesberger and the Hojgaard twins Nicolai and Rasmus will lead the field at the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Championship, which heralds a new chapter on the DP World Tour. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Celebrates Dubai Desert Classic Victory

Rory McIlroy will be heading home to Florida wondering how on earth he failed to win the Dubai Desert Classic. Viktor Hovland celebrated his sixth tournament win in under two years after beating Richard Bland in a playoff but the Norwegian will know he should not have been raising the trophy aloft. read more ...


10 Golfers We Want to See Win Again in 2022

With so many impressive players on tour, not everyone can win, but there are several notable figures who really could do with a victory in 2022. We take a closer look at stars who didn't win last year - but who we'd love to see triumph once again. read more ...


Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

For the second successive week, Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy head another all-star cast as the DP World Tour heads to the Emirates Golf Club for the Dubai Desert Classic, with Paul Casey defending his title.  read more ...


View From The Fairway - Can Moliwood Find Their Form Again?

From the struggles of Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, to the Masters retirement of former champion Ian Woosnam, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the past week in the game in his View From The Fairway. read more ...


Thomas Pieters Secures Most Significant Career Victory at Abu Dhabi

Thomas Pieters became the first Belgian to win a Rolex Series event as he shot a 72 in difficult conditions to win the Abu Dhabi Championship by a shot. Pieters held off a strong field to secure his sixth DP World Tour title and move back into the top 50 in the world rankings, ensuring that he will be teeing it up in The Masters at Augusta in April. read more ...


The Golfers Who Could Roll Back The Years in 2022

Last year, Phil Mickelson effortlessly demonstrated that age was in fact just a number. But who could turn back the clock this season? Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out seven golfers currently in their forties who may just restore their glory days in 2022. read more ...


Yas Island is Ready to Host First Abu Dhabi Championship

The stunning Yas Island is set to host many of the world's best golfers at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, when the internationally renowned destination welcomes the DP World Tour for the first time. read more ...


8 Major Golf Predictions For 2022

2022 is destined to be an intriguing year in the men's game. Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa are competing at the summit of the world rankings, Rory McIlroy is seeking that fifth major, and many golf fans are simply wondering just when Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour. Considering what may happen and gazing into the future, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes on Digital Editor Kieran Clark in a battle of predictions. read more ...


The Most Exciting DP World Tour Events to Watch in 2022

As we begin the year of 2022, we say goodbye to the European Tour and hello to the DP World Tour. A new year provides new opportunity, and there are some marvellous events scheduled. Golfshake's Liam Moore picks out ten that you will definitely want to pencil into your diary. read more ...


Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The DP World Tour resumes in style with a star-studded field headed by Collin Morikawa and Rory McIlroy taking part in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links. It is the first Rolex Series event of 2022 and boasts an impressive prize fund of $8m. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory, Tiger, Morikawa and the Prize Pots Get Bigger

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway this weekend focusing on coverage across social media of Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy, the drive shown by Collin Morikawa and the staggering prizes funds now being played for on the global tours. read more ...


South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The tournament is one of the oldest open golf championships in the world, having first been played in 1903.  However, with South Africa at the centre of a new strain of Covid, the tournament has been removed from the DP World Tour schedule and will now go ahead as a Sunshine Tour event. read more ...


Lawrence Wins Shortened Joburg Open as Weather and Covid Take Their Toll

JUST when you thought it was all over…the Joburg Open ended in chaos, with Thriston Lawrence becoming the first winner on the DP World Tour, being handed the title after just 36 holes. read more ...



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