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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 ...


What You Need to Know About Robert MacIntyre

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 - WITB, Profile, Stats

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 - Everything You Need to Know

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 ...


Who is Alexander Knappe - 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 ...


EDGA Announce 2022 RSM European Play-off Series

The EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association), have announced details of the 2022 RSM European Play-off Series, that will see 16 qualifying players from the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD), tee it up in a three-day match-play knockout tournament at Stratford-on-Avon Golf Club in September. 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 - WITB, Stats, Profile

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 ...


Get to Know DP World Tour Winner Ewen Ferguson

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 - WITB, Stats, Profile

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 ...


Everything You Need to Know About Adrian Meronk

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 ...


Who is Haotong Li - Stats & WITB

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 ...


US Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick - All You Need to Know

Matt Fitzpatrick became just the third Englishman in 52 years after Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose to win the US Open, and he did it in style, holding off a world class field at The Country Club, Brookline. read more ...


5 Reasons Why We Love The US Open

The US Open can always be relied upon to offer a delectable slice of drama with the occasional seasoning of madness, but it all contributes to an event that is arguably the toughest of them all to win. It can be an acquired taste, but we certainly love the US Open - and here's why. read more ...


What Have Been The Toughest US Opens

From its earliest beginnings, the US Open has long been defined by the brutal examination that it presents to the world's most skilled golfers. But what have been the toughest editions of the event? Well, it's rare to find one that hasn't been difficult, but there are some through the generations that were strikingly testing for a variety of reasons. read more ...


2022 US Open Preview

Jon Rahm will arrive at the fearsome Brookline Country Club looking to successfully defend his US Open title, but will face contenders in hot form, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is sure to be a fascinating week at a venue rich with history. read more ...


10 Picks to Win The 2022 US Open

The US Open returns to The Country Club, Brookline, where Jon Rahm defends America's national title. But who will lift the famous trophy at this most historic of venues? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out ten potential winners, ranging from pre-tournament favourites to surprise contenders. read more ...


The Country Club at Brookline - What You Need to Know

The Country Club, Brookline, will host the US Open for the fourth time but the course will see some changes from when Curtis Strange defeated Nick Faldo in 1988. read more ...



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