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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


WGC Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

With just two weeks until the Masters, the world's best golfers have gathered in Austin for the WGC Match Play, where Billy Horschel is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a unique event on the calendar. 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 ...


Henrik Stenson Named European Ryder Cup Captain

The speculation is over. Henrik Stenson has been named as Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain. His appointment can only mean that he has decided not to throw his lot in with the Saudi-backed Super Golf League and will now lead Europe at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome next year.  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 ...


Golfers Who Should Be in The World Golf Hall of Fame

15-time major champion Tiger Woods is among the latest figures to join the World Golf Hall of Fame, but who should be in that hasn't yet been recognised? We have picked out several golfers who are deserving of the recognition that the Hall provides. 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 ...


Scottie Scheffler Survives Brutal Bay Hill Sunday to Win Again

They usually make birdies and eagles for fun on the PGA Tour. But not at Bay Hill. The final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was all about survival, with Scottie Scheffler shooting a final round of 72 to win on one of the most challenging courses in America. 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 ...


Zach Johnson Named US Ryder Cup Captain

Zach Johnson has been named as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team against Europe in Rome in 2023 as they look to end a run of 30 years without an away victory. 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 ...


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 ...



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