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Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia headlines the field at the Andalucia Masters alongside Jon Rahm at the iconic Valderrama, with the former Masters champion having won the last three editions of this event. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what is a classic stage for the European Tour. read more ...


Andrea Pavan Sees Off Matt Fitzpatrick in Dramatic Finish in Germany

Matthew Fitzpatrick had a putt to win, but it was Andrea Pavan who claimed the BMW International Open in Germany, his second victory on the European Tour, while in America, Chez Reavie won for the first time in a decade. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


What is Strokes Gained and How Can it Improve Your Game?

Strokes Gained has become one of the most influential statistics used to analyse the performance of professional golfers. Alex Picken explains what it means, and crucially how you can take the lessons from it and adopt them into your own game. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

On the European Tour, the BMW International Open in Germany welcomes a strking field of players, headlined by Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and defending champion Matt Wallace. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the main favourites and who could secure the title on Sunday. read more ...


Qualifiers Confirmed for Inaugural EDGA Scottish Open

This year sees the introduction of the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open, a new 36-hole event for Golfers with Disability that will be contested alongside the European Tour's Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, with the field beginning to take shape. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Ever in Golf

Recently, 20-year-old American college player Alex Ross shot a 57 in an amateur tournament. This remarkable score inspired Golfshake's Derek Clements to recount his own experiences and reflect on some of the lowest rounds in golf history. read more ...


Supreme Rory McIlroy Runs Away With Canadian Open

Rory McIlroy prepared for this week’s US Open at Pebble Beach in perfect fashion, shotting a final round of 61 to win the Canadian Open by seven shots from Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a sparkling display from the Northern Irishman. read more ...


Unique Partnership to Drive Sustainability at Scottish Open

Encouraging sustainability and taking steps to minimise impact on the environment, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Scottish Water have joined forces to reduce single-use plastic consumption at the event by 80%, aiming to make the showpiece from North Berwick's Renaissance Club an innovative and groundbreaking experience for all. read more ...


American Golf Experience to Travel Around UK This Summer

American Golf is taking its American Golf Experience to the Royal Cheshire Show and Great Yorkshire Show, before stopping at the European Tour's Scottish Open and BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, inviting people to test their skills on a series of challenges that are designed to get more people swinging a club. read more ...


Kaymer Walks Away From Social Media to Get Career Back on Track

Martin Kaymer was back in form at the Memorial Tournament, finishing third. Part of his recovery was attributed to getting rid of distractions, including social media. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into this new approach. read more ...


GolfSixes Preview, Picks & Analysis

The unique GolfSixes heads to Portugal for the first time, where Ireland's Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan will defend their title against a varied range of international teams, bringing together and men and women players into the one event. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the showpiece. read more ...


Magnificent Cantlay Produces Spectacular Final Round to Win at Jack's Place

Patrick Cantlay shot a spectacular final round of 64 to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, receiving that coveted handshake from Jack Nicklaus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the American's triumph, in addition to recaps of the European Tour and U.S. Women's Open. read more ...


Belgian Knockout Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the innovative Belgian Knockout, where home favourites Thomas Pieters, Thomas Detry and Nicolas Colsaerts will be hoping for success. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this unique event. read more ...


Wiesberger Puts Injury Nightmare Behind Him With Victory in Denmark

Bernd Wiesberger put his injury nightmare behind him when he secured his fifth European Tour title by winning the Made in Denmark after a thrilling battle with Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend's action. read more ...


Made in Denmark Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Wallace returns to the Made in Denmark and will defend his title at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, looking to build on his third place finish at last week's PGA Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the Englishman's chances and picks out some key contenders. read more ...


Sweden's Kinhult Wins Enthralling British Masters at Hillside

Large crowds turned out at Hillside to watch local boy and tournament host Tommy Fleetwood, but it was Sweden's Marcus Kinhult who stole the show, making birdie on the 72nd hole to win his maiden title on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a hugely entertaining event. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Submits European Tour Membership

Following months of doubt, it has been reported that Rory McIlroy has taken up membership of the European Tour, and will make appearances on the circuit this season, including in Scotland, Switzerland, and the BMW PGA at Wentworth. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour comes to home soil for Tommy Fleetwood, who is hosting this week's British Masters at the renowned Hillside Golf Club, bringing together many of the finest British players. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a memorable event. read more ...


Flying Finn Korhonen Comes Storming Back to Win Volvo China Open

Mikko Korhonen overcame a three-shot deficit to win the Volvo China Open after a playoff with Benjamin Hebert, while on the PGA Tour, Max Homa secured his breakthrough victory at the Wells Fargo Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


American Golf to Deliver Fan Experience at European Tour Events

American Golf has partnered with the European Tour to provide Fan Experience Zones at this year's British Masters, BMW PGA Championship and Scottish Open. read more ...


Volvo China Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The British Masters is coming, but before then, the European Tour heads to Chengdu for the Volvo China Open, where the likes of Haotong Li, Nicolas Colsaerts, Ross Fisher, Alex Levy and Paul Dunne will be competing for the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Campillo Secures Maiden Victory at 229th Time of Asking

It has been a long time coming but Jorge Campillo finally ended his wait for a maiden European Tour win at the 229th time of asking with a two-shot victory at the Trophée Hassan II. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


Trophee Hassan II Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco, and the event marks the return of the regular European Tour, which had recently taken a break ahead of the Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves in the field and picks out names who have an opportunity to claim the title. read more ...


The 2019 Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the Masters, but who is going to achieve immortality at Augusta National? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the main storylines, the potential contenders, and what we can expect from this week. read more ...


Kisner Wins Match Play on Day of Comeback Success for Gallacher and McDowell

It was a weekend of comebacks. Kevin Kisner triumphed in the WGC Match Play after suffering a crushing defeat in the final last year, while Stephen Gallacher and Graeme McDowell both rolled back the clock to reignite their careers. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the latest events. read more ...


Paul Casey Maintains European Run of Success on PGA Tour

Paul Casey is certainly ready for Augusta after successfully defending the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour, while Australia's Scott Hend won in Malaysia following a tournament finish that was scarecly believable. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


Maybank Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, defending champion Shubhankar Sharma and the Asian Tour's top ranked golfer Gavin Green head a decent field at the fourth playing of the Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf & Country Club. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this week's tournament on the European Tour. read more ...


Kenyan Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Kenyan Open is an event with a long and proud history, and it joins the European Tour schedule this year, having been a mainstay on the Challenge Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a tournament that presents an opportunity for players seeking a breakthrough victory. read more ...


Francesco Molinari Produces Brilliant Final Round to Win at Bay Hill

Open champion Francesco Molinari continued his dream run when he shot a brilliant final round of 64 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a magical Sunday for the Italian. read more ...


Qatar Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Eddie Pepperell won the Qatar Masters, securing his first victory on the European Tour, which marked the tournament that finally saw him live up to his huge potential. Could we see another breakthrough moment this week? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the event. read more ...


Kitayama Kicks Up a Storm in the Desert

Many of the game's biggest names may have taken the week off, but there was entertainment to be had on the European and PGA Tours, as Kurt Kitayama and Keith Mitchell secured dramatic victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Oman Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Oman, where Joost Luiten defends the title he won in a duel with Chris Wood. Both return this year, in a field that features former Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.  read more ...


Dominant Dustin Johnson Lands 20th PGA Tour Title of Career at WGC

American Dustin Johnson claimed the 20th PGA Tour title of his career with a five-shot victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship, seeing off a determined challenge from Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in the process. Golfshake's Derek Clements on a memorable four days of spectacular golf. read more ...


Criticism of Rory Misses the Point

Scheduling his preparations for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he won't play the Irish Open, the event he rebuilt as host, a decision that drew criticism by some, a situation that Golfshake's Derek Clements believes to be unfair and misses the point widely. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at the WGC Mexico Championship

This week's WGC Mexico Championship could be viewed as an especially difficult event to predict, but despite its frequent venue changes, there are key trends to pay attention to when it comes to identifying a potential winner. read more ...


European Tour Adds Even Greater Riches to Race to Dubai Finale

To keep interest in the Race to Dubai alive until the final putt has been holed, the European Tour has announced that it will be paying golf’s biggest individual prize at the season-ending Dubai World Championship, where the winner will receive a mind-boggling $3m. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the latest changes to the big finale. read more ...


Top Professionals Have Been Saying Sorry Lately

Usually, it's the quality of their golf that makes headlines, but Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar have recently become embroiled in contrasting controversies, with both now apologising. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on each tale of contrition. read more ...


Elementary for JB Holmes as Justin Thomas Falters at Riviera

The former world number one Justin Thomas had looked set to win the weather-affected Genesis Open at Riviera, but his advantage slipped away during the final round, opening the door for J.B Holmes to take advantage. Golfshake's Derke Clements reflects on the weekend's action on the PGA and European Tours. read more ...


ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour remains Down Under for the unique ISPS Handa World Super 6, which features a hybrid stoke play/match play format over shorter distance. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and picks out some of the key names to watch. read more ...


There is Now a Glimmer of Sunlight for Scottish Golf

David Law's victory in Australia was a rare bright moment for Scottish golfers, but could it just be the start of more to come? Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that a fresh generation of players provide reason to feel optimistic. read more ...


Scotland's David Law Claims Maiden European Tour Victory in Australia

Scotland's David Law transformed his career with a spectacular maiden victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, making eagle on the 72nd hole to secure this life-changing triumph in just his fifth event as a European Tour member. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this impressive early season success. read more ...


ISPS Handa Vic Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the Middle East swing, the European Tour ventures further afield to Australia for the ISPA Handa Vic Open, which is an opportunity for someone to emerge and claim a title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament. read more ...


Rickie Fowler Survives Sunday Drama to Claim Phoenix Title

Hugely popular Rickie Fowler finally managed be secure victory in the Phoenix Open, but it was a dramatic, rollercoaster of a Sunday, as he claimed a fifth title on the PGA Tour, hours after former world number one Dustin Johnson triumphed on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's events. read more ...


Will Sergio Garcia Ever Grow Up?

Sergio Garcia was sensationally disqualified at the weekend on the European Tour for misconduct, after damaging several greens on the golf course, but has escaped further punishment. Golfshake's Derek Clements condemns the Spaniard's behaviour, and notes that it's reflective of a pattern that we've seen throughout his career. read more ...


Pelley Applies Voice of Reason Over Li Haotong Penalty

There has been much discussion and controversy surrounding a penalty Haotong Li received at the conclusion of the Dubai Desert Classic, which has led to outrage from players, and statements from both the European Tour and R&A. Golfshake's Derek Clements tries to make sense of it all. read more ...


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