Tag: european tour

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 ...


Saudi International Preview, Picks & Analysis

A brad new tournament takes its place on the European Tour schedule with the first staging of the Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club and, there is a truly star-studded field in attendance. read more ...


Justin Rose Enjoys Sweet Smell of Success at Torrey Pines

World number one Justin Rose held off the challenge of Adam Scott to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, while Bryson DeChambeau dominated in Dubai to continue his spectacular run of form. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on victories for two of the game's most accomplished players. read more ...


Magic Monty in Dubai

To mark this 30th anniversary year for the tournament, we have reflected back on the 1996 triumph of Colin Montgomerie, who produced what is perhaps the most famous and memorable shot in the history of the Dubai Desert Classic. read more ...


Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the 30th anniversary of the Dubai Desert Classic, and a strong field has gathered for the showpiece event. Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, and Lee Westwood are featured among the potential contenders. read more ...


10 Feuds, Spats and Petty Disagreements on Tour

Golf is generally regarded as being a sport that is played by people of both sexes who know how to behave themselves. However, there have been notable exceptions when petty spats and disagreements took over. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten of them. read more ...


Shane Lowry Battles Back to Claim First Title Since 2015

Shane Lowry won his first European Tour title for almost four years when he secured Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in dramatic fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thrilling and unpredictable finish, which is a huge boost for the Irishman. read more ...


Callaway Becomes Official Partner of European Tour

In a major announcement, the European Tour has revealed that legendary golf brand Callaway will become an Official Partner of the professional circuit for the next five years, beginning an exciting partnership for both. read more ...


Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood leads a stellar cast at the Abu Dhabi Championship as the European Tour resumes for 2019, with the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson ready to challenge in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the year's opening event. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #35: Yearly Stats, Captain Harrington, European Tour Preview

The Golfshake Podcast returns for the New Year with Kieran Clark joined by Matt Holbrook for a reaction to Padraig Harrington being named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a review of the staggering Golfshake Score Tracker stats from 2018, and a look ahead to the resumption of the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi Championship. read more ...


Harrington Succeeds Bjorn as Europe's Ryder Cup Captain

The worst-kept secret in golf is out - three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has been named Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Declares Primary Focus on America Over European Tour

Rory McIlroy is beginning his 2019 season at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, but the former world number one has caused a stir by confirming his intention to focus primarily on the PGA Tour this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the Northern Irishman's comments, and doesn't believe it quite adds up. read more ...


10 Players to Watch on the European Tour in 2019

What does 2019 hold in store on the European Tour? Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements gazes into his crystal ball and picks out at ten golfers he believes are worth keeping an eye on during the coming season. read more ...


Notable World Golf Ranking Rises and Falls of 2018

We have looked through the latest Official World Golf Ranking – 16th December – and compared it to the final list of 2017 to pick out some of the most notable players who have ascended and slumped throughout this year. read more ...


Lipsky Finally Wins Second Title as Justin Rose Fails to Reclaim Number One

The European Tour completed its 2018 in South Africa at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, where David Lipsky rebounded from a disappointing season to win his second title on the circuit, while over in Indonesia, Justin Rose came up just short on his bid to restore himself to the summit of the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


10 of the Best from the European Tour in 2018

Winning The Open, Wentworth and the Race to Dubai, Francesco Molinari grabbed the headlines on the European Tour, but there were magnificent stories throughout the season, particularly for golfers from England. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some of the best. read more ...


9 Disappointments from 2018 in Golf

It's been a year packed with great performances and achievements on tour, but there have been disappointments too. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at golfers who could have done better in 2018. read more ...


Youngest Golfers to Play in Professional Tournaments

The story of 14-year-old Chinese golfer Kuang Yang qualifying for the Volvo China Open has rekindled memories of past teenagers who emerged onto the professional stage at a remarkably young age. We take a look back at some of the most notable examples of kids playing on tour. read more ...


14-Year-Old Secures Place in Volvo China Open

14-year-old Kuang Yang will become one of the youngest players to compete in a European Tour-sanctioned event after his success in the Volvo China Junior Match Play Championship secured his place in May's Volvo China Open. read more ...


Eddie Pepperell Joins Bettinardi Golf as Staff Player

Eddie Pepperell is reflecting on the greatest season of his career, and there has been more positive news for the 27-year-old, who has been officially signed up as a staff player for Bettinardi Golf, a move coming 20 months after he purchased the brand's Studio Stock8 putter an Oxfordshire stockist. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour draws the 2018 calendar to a close with the Alfred Dunhill Championship from the spectacular Leopard Creek in South Africa. Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els and Brandon Stone are among the home players looking for success. read more ...


Laidback Louis Crowned King of South Africa

Having lifted the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 2010, Louis Oosthuizen has achieved much in his career, but there have rarely been more emotional triumphs than his success at the South African Open on Sunday. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a meaningful victory. read more ...


South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to South Africa, where England's Chris Paisley is defending the title that he won in January, and will face a strong home challenge led by the likes of Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Rahm Leaves Woods in the Shade as Rose Fails to Reclaim World No 1 Spot

Jon Rahm finished his year in style by cruising to victory in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, while there were victories across the planet for Cameron Smith and Kurt Kitayama. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


What Could Brexit Mean for Golf in the UK?

Brexit is a subject that people don't wish to discuss, but can't be avoided. However, there is a question about what impact the United Kingdom leaving the European Union could have on golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at some possible areas of interest. read more ...


Mauritius Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour have combined for the Mauritius Open hosted by Ernie Els, where Bernd Wiesberger makes his return from injury in a spectacular part of the world. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Breakthrough for Rai, Success for Van Dam, and World Cup Triumph for Belgium

Christmas lights have been switched in high streets across the country, but that hasn't curbed the weekly anthology of professional golf, with a series of events concluding during the weekend. From the World Cup of Golf in Australia, the European Tour season-opener in Hong Kong, the LET finale in Spain, and yes, 'The Match' between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, there was surprisingly a lot going on. read more ...


David Law Joins Wilson Staff's Group of European Tour Players

There's a strong group of Scottish golfers on the European Tour for this new season, including David Law, who has been signed up by Wilson Golf to join their stable of players. read more ...


Heartwarming Comeback Stories in Golf Lead to Tears of Joy

We have seen a series of heartwarming comeback victories in recent weeks across the professional game, with emotional triumphs for Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Danny Willett, Charles Howell III and Lexi Thompson. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look the significance of each of them. read more ...


World Cup of Golf Preview, Picks & Analysis

28 nations have been brought together for the World Cup of Golf in Australia. The home team - represented by Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith - are the top seeds but will face a strong challenge from England's Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this showpiece event. read more ...


End-of-Term Report on Another Incredible European Tour Season

Another season on the European Tour has come to an end, following a memorable 12 months of stories and achievements. Golfshake's Derek Clements has produced an end-of-term report, looking at the players who have grabbed the headlines and one or two who may feel that they could have done better.  read more ...


Danny Boy puts 2 years pain behind him with Dubai victory

WHAT a story! Danny Willett, who only just sneaked into the field for the Dubai World Tour championship and had actually entered the RSM Classic on the PGA Tour, put more than two years of misery behind him to fend off the challenge of 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and claim his first title since that famous April day in 2016 when he won the Green Jacket. read more ...


Stars Old and New Secure European Tour Cards at Qualifying School

There was a mixture of joy and relief for 27 players who survived the gruelling examination of Qualifying School to claim their cards on the European Tour for next season. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at some of the names who made it through, and notable ones who didn't and now face a different path for 2019. read more ...


When Caddying Becomes a Family Affair

Lee Westwood secured his first victory in four years with his partner, Helen Storey, caddying, having recently had his son Sam on the bag. There have been many examples of professionals employing a friend or family member. We take a look at some of the most notable golfers to have done so. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood head the field at the DP World Tour Championship and, at the end of it, one of them will be crowned Race to Dubai winner. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the European Tour's finale. read more ...


Algarve

Prostate Cancer UK

 

Scroll to top