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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 ...


Lee Westwood Rolls Back the Years to Win at Sun City

Former world number one Lee Westwood has rejuvenated his career with a spectacular performance in South Africa. He produced a brilliant final round of 64 to overhaul Sergio Garcia and win the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City. It was his first victory in four years. read more ...


Keith Pelley Vows to Keep Growing European Tour

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists he has no intention of reducing the number of tournaments in the schedule, even though he faces the challenge of competing against the PGA Tour to attract the world’s best golfers. Derek Clements reports on a wide ranging press conference with the CEO. read more ...


Nedbank Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's Final Series continues at the Nedbak Challenge in South Africa, with the finale in Dubai fast approaching. Branden Grace is defending his title, while Rory McIlroy is looking for his first victory on the circuit since 2016.  read more ...


Sweet Smell of Success for Justin Rose after Title Defence in Turkey

Justin Rose reclaimed his position at the top of the world rankings when he successfully defended the Turkish Airlines Open. He defeated China’s Li Haotong in a playoff. While over on the PGA Tour, Bryson DeChambeau won for the fourth time this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood to Host 2019 British Masters at Hillside

The event's immediate future had been in significant doubt following the ending of a sponsorship partnership with Sky Sports, but the British Masters has been confirmed as being part of the European Tour Schedule for 2019, with Tommy Fleetwood serving as host in his hometown of Southport at the celebrated Hillside Golf Club. read more ...


Turkish Airlines Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Race to Dubai continues with the Turkish Airlines Open, where Justin Rose is set to defend his title. Francesco Molinari leads the money list, but last year's champion Tommy Fleetwood could close the gap on his friend this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an intriguing tournament. read more ...


Super Sergio Reigns in Spain for the Third Time

Sergio Garcia carried on his impressive form at the Ryder Cup to complete a four-stroke victory in a weather-affected Andalucia Masters from Valderrama, on a dramatic Monday finish for those looking to secure their cards for next season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the events from Spain. read more ...


WGC HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose's incredible year began 12 months ago when he triumphed in the WGC HSBC Champions, taking advantage of Dustin Johnson's collapse. Now back to defend the title, the Englishman faces most of the game's elite, as the Race to Dubai finale approaches. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the last World Golf Championship of the year. read more ...


Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018. read more ...


British Masters Faces Uncertain Future

It has become established as one of the biggest and best tournaments on the European Tour schedule, but the future of the British Masters is in serious doubt as the search for a new sponsor continues - so far, without success. read more ...


Andalucía Valderrama Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia hosts and defends the Andalucia Valderrama Masters as he looks to build on his performance at the Ryder Cup, but it's a stressful week for those looking to retain their cards, as the regular European Tour season concludes. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week. read more ...


Pepperell is the Master of all he Surveys at Walton Heath

Two years after losing his tour card, Eddie Pepperell's breakthrough season continues in sparkling fashion on the European Tour, after the Englishman won the British Masters at Walton Heath. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this latest success for the 27-year-old. read more ...


Strange Twist of Events Readied Eddie's Equipment for Success

Eddie Pepperell has enjoyed a tremendous, breakthrough season - most recently winning the British Masters - but that triumph at Walton Heath was assisted by a strange turn of events, beginning with a broken iron shaft a week ago in St Andrews. read more ...


Discovering the British Masters Venues

Walton Heath is the latest venue to host the British Masters, an event that dates back to 1946. We take a look through the incredible courses of the tournament's past, including a depth of features and reviews. read more ...


The Youngsters with Stars in their Eyes and the Guys Who Wish they Still Did

The new season on the PGA Tour is here, while the European Tour's campaign is approaching its end. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the contrasting fresh names on the American circuit, and those battling to save their cards in Europe. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Onw of the best fields of the year assembles at Walton Heath as Paul Dunne begins the defence of his British Masters title. Justin Rose is the tournament host, welcoming a field that includes Ryder Cup heroes Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Oliver Wilson Back on Road to European Tour after Victory in Ireland

Four years ago, Oliver Wilson produced one of the unlikeliest professional victories in recent memory by securing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews when ranked 792nd in the world. Now, he is on the road to complete another remarkable career resurgence after claiming his second Challenge Tour victory of the season in Ireland. read more ...


Lucas Bjerregard Takes Advantage of Hatton’s Slip to Win at St Andrews

Tyrrell Hatton came up a shot short in his attempt to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for an unprecedented third year on the trot as Lucas Bjerregaard produced a brilliant round of 67 on the Old Course at St Andrews to win his second European Tour title. read more ...


Breezy Dunhill Links Presented the Best of Seaside Golf

That widely quoted adage states that if there's "nae wind, nae rain, it's nae golf". We had the breeze during the opening round of the Dunhill Links across St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie, showcasing the challenge of seaside golf as it was intended to be. read more ...


Ryder Cup Stars Looking Forward to Perfect Week at Dunhill Links

Ryder Cup players Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, and defending champion Tyrrell Hatton are the marquee names competing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship from St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, and they are all excited about the week ahead at the Home of Golf. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's that time of year again, when many of the world's finest golfers join forces with famous amateurs at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, playing the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Tommy Fleetwood is among the Ryder Cup heroes taking part. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the showpiece in Scotland. read more ...


59 Shooter Oliver Fisher Made Honorary Member at Victoria Course

Dom Pedro's Victoria Golf Course witnessed a piece of history during the Portugal Masters when Oliver Fisher shot the first round of 59 on the European Tour, and celebrate that achievement, the Englishman has been made an honorary member. read more ...


Oli Fisher Shoots First 59 in European Tour History

Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59 in European Tour history on day two of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. The Englishman made 10 birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free 12-under-par effort to at last break the barrier, with 19 players having previously recorded official rounds of 60. read more ...


Social Media Reporter Witnesses History at Portugal Masters

History was made on Friday at the Portugal Masters as England's Oli Fisher shot the first 59 on the European Tour. Golfshake Member Neal Gladwin has been enjoying a magical week as Dom Pedro's Social Media Reporter, and he was able to witness the historic moment in person. We caught up with him to discover what it was like. read more ...


Algarve's Dom Pedro Ready to Host Portugal Masters

Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection in The Algarve is ready to host this week's Portugal Masters on the Victoria Golf Course, with a host of major champions, including Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Charl Schwartzel, Angel Cabrera, Jose Maria Olazabal and Danny Willett bringing a touch of star quality to this spectacular destination. read more ...


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