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Brandon Sets His Name in Stone with Brilliant Scottish Open Victory

Brandon Stone came within a whisker of finally becoming the first man to record a 59 on the European Tour as he won the Scottish Open at Gullane in sensational fashion. In the process, he also claimed one of three available places in the field for this week’s Open Championship at Carnoustie. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Gullane Golf Club is welcoming a spectacular field for the Scottish Open, as many of the game's best players are seeking competitive links action before the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always a memorable week on the European Tour. read more ...


Scotland's Knox Enjoys Luck of Irish with Brilliant Putts to Win at Ballyliffin

Scotland's Russell Knox holed a huge putt on the first hole of a playoff to defeat New Zealand’s Ryan Fox and claim the Irish Open in dramatic fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable week at Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal. read more ...


Seven Magical Moments that Sealed the Deal

There are ways of winning a golf tournament, and then there are the magical moments that clinched victory for these players. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at some of the incredible hole-outs and finishes that won't be forgotten. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's Rolex Series continues at the Irish Open, hosted by Rory McIlroy and the Rory Foundation. It's the beginning of a run of links courses, with the magnificent Ballyliffin serving as the stage for many of the world's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a special week. read more ...


Europe Rules on Both Sides of the Atlantic

It was a spectacular weekend for European golfers on both sides of the Atlantic, as Sweden's Alex Noren triumphed after a day of drama at Le Golf National, and Francesco Molinari produced an astonishing dominant victory on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the action. read more ...


HNA Open de France Preview, Picks & Analysis

THE HNA Open de France takes on an added significance this year for two reasons - it is the latest in the European Tour’s Rolex Series, which means there is a huge amount of prize money and Race to Dubai points on offer, and it is being played at Golf National, near Paris, which will host the Ryder Cup in September. read more ...


Weekend Wrap up - Ws for Wallace & Watson

Wallace saw off the challenge of two time major champion, Martin Kaymer and others, to take home the trophy at the BMW International Open in Germany, whilst Watson put in a brilliant final round to finish three-shots clear and pick up his third Travelers Championship. read more ...


5 Golfers Who Struggled at Shinnecock But Could Contend at the Open

Following a controversial US Open, several of golf's biggest names will be hoping to rebound from missed cuts at Shinnecock in the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Joe Hughes has picked out a few potential Claret Jug contenders from this group. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Germany for the BMW International Open, where both Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer will be hoping to ignite following disappointing results. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the European Tour event, celebrating its 30th year. read more ...


Strong Winds Destroy Tournament Structure at Gullane Golf Club

Gullane Golf Club has been battered by strong winds, but few could have anticipated seeing part of the tournament structure for the Scottish Open being literally blown apart. However, that's what happened, it was captured in an incredible video. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Makes Bold Winning Statement Ahead of US Open

Before the US Open, Dustin Johnson produced a dominant display at the FedEx St Jude Classic, winning the tournament and returning to world number one, while Mikko Korhonen won the European Tour's Shot Clock Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the action. read more ...


Golfers Ranked Inside 2018 Forbes Sport Rich List

The 2018 Forbes Sport Rich List has been unveiled, looking at the highest paid athletes of the past year, and several golfers feature on the ranking. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at where they stand in relation to other stars. read more ...


5 Golfers Chasing Major History

The US Open, Open and PGA Championships are coming up this summer, and there are five main contenders who are looking to each achieve something historic. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at those golfers who are looking to complete sporting immortality. read more ...


Shot Clock Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It should be a fascinating week on the European Tour at the Shot Clock Masters, where players will be on the clock for all 72 holes. Could this pave the way to the future for golf? Derek Clements has the Preview! read more ...


Olesen Breaks Molinari's Heart by Completing Italian Job

Thorbjorn Olesen became the most unpopular man in Italy when he held off local hero Francesco Molinari to win the Italian Open, while Bryson DeChambeau fulfiled his potential by winning the Memorial Tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


It's Time to Give Rory McIlroy a Break

Disappointing Sundays at the Masters and BMW PGA, Rory McIlroy's had a year that most golfers would be delighted with, but he has nonetheless faced scrutiny for his game and consistency. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that we should step back and give the four-time major champion a break.  read more ...


Bettinardi Putter Switch Pays Off for Francesco Molinari

Italy's Francesco Molinari produced a spectacular weekend display at the BMW PGA Championship to secure the European Tour's flagship tournament in brilliant fashion, with the aid of a new Bettinardi putter that he recently began using. read more ...


Golfers Who Are Similar to Their World Cup Team

The World Cup is approaching, with countries hoping for glory in Russia. But when it comes to golfers from these nations, you would be surprised at many similarities there are between certain stars on tour and their country. read more ...


Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the Italian Open, where Francesco Molinari will be hoping to secure a third victory in his home tournament, following his success at Wentworth. But the likes of Ian Poulter will be out to stop him. Here is Golfshake's Derek Clements' Preview. read more ...


Rose Blooms in Fort Worth as Molinari Denies McIlroy at Wentworth

Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari capped yet another amazing weekend for European golf with stunning victories on either side of the Atlantic. Rose’s win at the Fort Worth Invitational takes him to third in the world rankings, while for Molinari it was a success that almost certainly secures his place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team. read more ...


World Golf Circuit Could Happen According to PGA Tour Boss

The idea of a world golf tour has reared its head once again, with Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, suggesting that it could happen. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe it would be a positive move for the game. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #27: Golfing Odyssey, Playing Carnoustie, BMW PGA

On this episode of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran and Owen reflect upon the recent Golfing Odyssey to St. Andrews with three Golfshake prize winners. They look back at playing the famous Championship Course at Carnoustie, discussing the challenges of that iconic layout. The guys then chat about the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy heads the field at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship. This marquee event is always a highlight on the British sporting calendar, and it promises to be a fantastic showpiece for the game. Derek Clements looks forward to the tournament, and picks out the likely contenders. read more ...


Belgian Knockout Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour unveils another innovative format with the Belgian Knockout, which features nine-hole strokeplay matches. Thomas Pieters, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry lead the home challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews what should be an intriguing event. read more ...


Rocco Forte Sicilian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the spectacular Verdura Resort for the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open. Italian players will be hoping to triumph, but the likes of Andy Sullivan and Eddie Pepperell lead the British challenge. Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Team Ireland Triumphs after Memorable Weekend at GolfSixes

GolfSixes was a tremendous spectacle in the sunshine over Centurion Club, and it was Team Ireland of Paul Dunne and Favin Moynihan who triumped, while former world number one Jason Day won the Wells Fargo on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend's action. read more ...


GolfSixes - Meet the Teams

GolfSixes is returning for a second year, presenting a fun showcase for both the European and LET Tours, with a collection of paired teams competing. Featuring national duos, and for the first time women pairings, not to mention a mixed partnership of Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew. We take a closer look at each of the teams. read more ...


GolfSixes Preview

Following the success of last year's debut, GolfSixes back at the Centurion Club with even more innovations, including women and mixed teams. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an entertaining weekend in St Albans. read more ...


Lydia Ko Secures Emotional First LPGA Title in Two Years

It was a 21st birthday to celebrate, as Lydia Ko carried on the positive vibes of that milestone to secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour since 2016 at the Mediheal Championship in California. read more ...


Everybody Wants to Get Into the Mind of Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's disappointing final day at the Masters raised questions about his future chances to be victorious at Augusta National, and now a leading sports psychologist has delved into the discussion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Volvo China Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following his victory at the Trophee Hasson II, mercurial French golfer Alex Levy attempts to win the Volvo China Open for the third time when the tournament gets under way at the Topwin Golf & Country Club. Derek Clements has the preview. read more ...


Alexander Levy in Ryder Cup Mix after Victory at Trophee Hassan II

Alexander Levy served warning that he fully intends to be a part of Europe’s Ryder Cup team in September with a sparkling performance to win the Trophée Hassan II, his fifth European Tour title. read more ...


10 Young Guns to Watch in the Future

Many young golfers seem destined to make it at the top, but often they fall short of those lofty expectations. But nonetheless, Golfshake's Derek Clements has gazed into his crystal ball to pick out ten rising stars who are worth watching in future. read more ...


10 Notable One Hit Wonders on Tour

Winning on tour is the hardest achievement of them all, and many talented golfers fail to do so once. There are others who have tasted success one time. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten of the most notable. read more ...


Where Are They Now?

In 2013, Golfshake picked out ten golfers to watch on tour. Looking back, half a decade on, several of those included progressed to achieve great succes, while others failed to reach that level. We ask: Where Are They Now? read more ...


Trophee Hassan II Preview, Picks & Analysis

Paul Dunne will be hoping to go one better at the Trophee Hassan II, which he came close to winning last year. But a strong field has assembled, including former Ryder Cup players Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood and Danny Willett. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements has tipped a certain interesting Englishman to be triumphant in Morocco. read more ...


Jon Rahm Toasts Victorious Homecoming at Open de Espana

Jon Rahm, fresh from finishing fourth at The Masters, produced a superb final round of 67 to win the Open de Espana in front of a massive and hugely partisan crowd in Madrid. Derek Clements on a victorious homecoming for the Spaniard. read more ...


Rising Stars to Watch on the European Tour in 2018

This season, in a similar way to every other thrilling season on the European Tour, features many golfers with incredible potential. Of course, not all of these guys will go on to become a multiple major winner, but there are definitely several players who are looking to emerge from the golfing shadows into the professional spotlight. read more ...


Spanish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Madrid for the Spanish Open, where Andrew "Beef" Johnston will be defending the title he won in 2016. Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera Bello have traveled from Augusta to compete in the event, and will be looking for home success. read more ...


Excited Rory Adds BMW PGA to 2018 Schedule

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will be playing in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, from May 24-27. It is the first of eight money-spinning Rolex Series events on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai in 2018 – with McIlroy joining a star-studded field that also includes Paul Casey and 2017 Race to Dubai Champion Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Being on Top of the World Matters to the Best

During the WGC Match Play, Justin Thomas had a chance to become World Number One, and confessed that the thought was on his mind and negatively affected his performance. Derek Clements looks at the history of the Ranking, and some of the names who have reached the top. read more ...


Bubba Watson Set for Masters and Ryder Cup after Dominant WGC Match Play Victory

Bubba Watson’s extraordinary resurgence continued as he thrashed fellow American Kevin Kisner 7&6 to win the WGC Dell Technologies World Match Play Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a stunning victory that places the American among the favourites at the Masters. read more ...


Dell WGC Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

Most of the World's Top 64 are in Austin, Texas for the WGC Dell Match Play. For many of the game's best players, it's the last event before heading to Augusta for the Masters, so it's always an intriguing change of pace. Derek Clements looks through the field and picks some names to keep an eye on. read more ...


Staggeringly Rich Rewards Remain for Golfers at the Top

Many believe that golf is declining, but earnings for the game's best players haven't diminished. In fact, they may even be increasing. Derek Clements takes a look at the money on offer for golfers at the top in 2018. read more ...


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