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View From The Fairway - Rory's Fascinating Comments

Commenting on the stories you may have missed, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, including Rory McIlroy's intriguing post-victory remarks, the field taking shape at Tiger's Hero World Challenge, and the European Tour's upcoming South African Swing. read more ...


Hideki Matsuyama Cruises to Victory on Home Soil

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama cruised to a five-shot victory at the Zozo Championship, thrilling an enthusiastic home gallery by sealing the deal with an eagle at the final hole. read more ...


What Makes a Golfer Great

Ultimately, what factor separates the good from the very best? Is it the skill they inherit or the fact that they have the most recent equipment? It could be their caddie’s desirable knowledge or that their coach is one of the greatest throughout the circuit. We look at the key factors that make a golfer great. read more ...


The Brand of Tiger Woods Remains Untouchable

Remarkably, a certain golfer has been tipped to inherit the largest sum from the PGA Tour's Player Impact Program money, an estimated $8 million - and he hasn’t struck a golf ball all season. That, of course, would be Tiger Woods. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why Tiger's brand remains bigger than anything else. read more ...


What's In The Bag - Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew Fitzpatrick secured the seventh professional win of his career after a three-stroke victory at the Andalucia Masters. We take a closer look at his career to date and what's in the Englishman's bag. read more ...


Tremendous Field Prepares to Compete at Portugal Masters

Two former champions of the Portugal Masters - Andy Sullivan and Steven Brown - will be present for this year’s tournament, as the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course prepares to host the event for the 15th edition. There are further former champions too, with George Coetzee - last year’s winner - Lucas Bjerregaard and Alex Levy all scheduled to tee it up in the Portuguese sun. read more ...


High Profile Player-Coach Splits in Golf

Rory McIlroy's recent victory and comments at the CJ Cup brought into question the future of his relationship with Pete Cowen and lifelong coach Michael Bannon. Of course, McIlroy would not be the first golfer to decide to part company with a coach. We look at some of the most high-profile splits. read more ...


Yas Links Chosen to Host 2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Troon-managed Yas Links Abu Dhabi will host the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the first time in the tournament’s history from 20-23 January 2022, kicking off the Rolex Series and the European Tour in style next year. read more ...


Mallorca Golf Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns to Mallorca this week for the first time in ten years, with Golf Santa Ponsa hosting the Mallorca Golf Open, where the Spanish contingent within the field will be especially hopeful of claiming victory on home soil. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Flexible Members Are Spending More at Golf Clubs

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses several key topics and headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including insight behind the spending habits of flexible members, a new era for The Belfry, and the sad passing of golf broadcasting great Renton Laidlaw. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Backs Up Words to Win CJ Cup

Days after saying that he still believed he is the best golfer on the planet, Rory McIlroy went some way towards proving the point by winning the CJ Cup in Las Vegas with a final round of 66 to complete an astonishing weekend for European golf as Matt Fitzpatrick landed the Andalucia Masters and Charley Hull secured the individual title at the Aramco Team Series in New York. read more ...


The Most Underrated Players in Golf Today

Despite their lack of major success, there are plenty of professionals who clearly exhibit the talent to win one of golf’s grandest prizes. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of five players that we feel are not only underrated but who also have bright futures ahead. read more ...


High Profile Player-Caddie Splits in Golf

Justin Thomas has surprised the golf world by announcing that he and long-time caddie Jimmy Johnson had split. It came hot on the heels of the news that Bubba Watson and Ted Scott had decided to part company. But it is not unusual for tour pros to sack their caddies. We look back at some high-profile splits in the game. read more ...


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

World Number One and U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm returns to Valderrama this week to compete in the Andalucia Masters. Two of the 26-year-old’s seven European Tour victories have come on Spanish soil, and Rahm now has his sights on capturing another home title after coming up short last week. read more ...


Remembering Tiger's First PGA Tour Victory

25 years ago, Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour title, marking the start of a legendary professional career. Golfshake's Derek Clements turns back the clock and reflects on Tiger's playoff victory over Davis Love III in Las Vegas a quarter of a century ago. read more ...


View From The Fairway - New Seve Film is Magnificent

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his commentary on the latest headlines and hot topics in golf, including a review of the new film about Seve Ballesteros, his cynicism about The Match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, and thoughts on revamping the European Tour's membership requirements. read more ...


Rafa Cabrera Bello Ends Long Wait For Victory on Home Soil

Rafa Cabrera Bello put months of misery behind him as he won a playoff against fellow Spaniard Adri Arnaus to claim the Spanish Open in front of a boisterous home gallery, ending a long wait for another European Tour victory. read more ...


The Golf Grudge Matches We Want To See

Sport needs rivalries. And a bit of spice between them only adds to the appeal in the eyes of the public. There is now anticipation ahead of the forthcoming Match between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka. It got us thinking about other golf grudge matches the public would like to see. read more ...


Predicting Europe's Next Three Ryder Cup Captains

Much has already been said and written about potential successors to Padraig Harrington as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has gone a step further and predicts the names of the next three European skippers. read more ...


Open de Espana Preview, Picks & Analysis

World number one Jon Rahm returns to the European Tour as he attempts to win a third successive Open de Espana. Two years ago he became the first player in 66 years to successfully defend the title with a five-shot victory at Club de Campo in Madrid. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Ryder Cup Qualification Needs To Be Changed

Golfshake's Derek Clements comments on the latest headlines in golf and shares his observations, including potential captain Lee Westwood's call for a changed Ryder Cup qualification process, Rory McIlroy's determination to rebound in 2023, and some peculiar handicaps at the Dunhill Links. read more ...


Danny Willett Celebrates Birthday by Winning Dunhill Links

Danny Willett celebrated his 34th birthday by winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, for his eighth European Tour title. The 2016 Masters champion went into the final round at St Andrews with a three-shot lead and carded a four-under 68 to win by two on 18 under par. read more ...


Players Who Could Break Into The 2023 Ryder Cup

Following Europe's heavy defeat to America at Whistling Straits, attention now turns to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. But which players could break in and rejuvenate the team? Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out new names who he believes will make an impact for both sides. read more ...


Shane Lowry Criticises Minority of Fans at Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry has hit out at the 'idiots' in the crowd at Whistling Straits that soured the experience of his Ryder Cup debut. He stressed that most of the home spectators in Wisconsin were well behaved and courteous as they cheered Steve Stricker's Team USA to a record victory, but there were many who aimed abuse at the Irishman and his wife, Wendy. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Billy Horschel returns to British shores for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as he attempts win the Race to Dubai. Ryder Cup stars Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and European captain Padraig Harrington have also made the journey to Scotland for this celebration of links golf. read more ...


Who Will Be The Next Ryder Cup Captains

Following Europe's crushing loss at Whistling Straits, attention has already turned to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. It won't be long until the next captains are revealed, and there isn't a shortage of candidates. We take a closer look at some of the potential captains we could see leading their teams in Rome. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Lee Westwood Should Captain Europe in Italy

Reflecting on the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Derek Clements states that Lee Westwood MUST be Europe's next captain, while also commenting on the successful leadership of Steve Stricker, the Spanish duo of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, and his thoughts on Sky's coverage of the event. read more ...


No Mystery to Why Europe Lost Ryder Cup

For once, the world rankings didn’t lie. Europe were simply outclassed and outplayed by the United States at Whistling Straits. This is no time for recriminations. The Americans were sensational and deserve full credit. Padraig Harrington will no doubt reflect on some of his choices but there was very little he could have done to influence the outcome. read more ...


United States Completes Record Ryder Cup Victory

This time there was to be no miracle. It turned out that America’s Ryder Cup team were not only better on paper after all. The world rankings don’t lie. Steve Stricker’s magnificent team duly regained the trophy with a record 19-9 victory at Whistling Straits in front of a passionate gallery. read more ...


The Best Ryder Cup Wildcard Picks

The importance of a Ryder Cup captain has long been debated, but one area where the role has undeniable influence comes when he selects his wildcard picks for the matches. But which wildcard picks have been the most decisive? We have gone through the records and identified some of the most impactful additions that made all the difference to their team. read more ...


Dream Future Ryder Cup Venues

Hosting a Ryder Cup is prestigious and big-business, with considerations given to the ability each venue has to accommodate the infrastructure required. That would rule out many potential hosts, but let's dream for a moment, and consider where you would most love to see a Ryder Cup played at, no matter how unrealistic that prospect would be.  read more ...


Analysing Team USA at The Ryder Cup

When Steve Stricker made his final picks for the impending Ryder Cup, the American team oozed class in every category. Golfshake's Liam Moore analyses the American team and how each one hopes to contribute to a first United States win since 2016 and only the third after the turn of the century. read more ...


Analysing Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

It appears that Europe are underdogs for every Ryder Cup in contemporary times, but it is especially true for the 43rd edition. We take an in-depth look at the team and how they have performed across the season while also predicting their involvement within this year’s competition. read more ...


How Ryder Cup Legends Performed as Captains

What makes a great Ryder Cup captain? Logically, a stellar playing record in this famed event would seem an obvious start, but having the ability to hole a match-winning putt doesn't necessarily mean that same individual will later be able to inspire others to achieve similar. We explore how the most legendary players performed when they were selected to step up as captains. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Preview

This is going to be a very different Ryder Cup. Travel restrictions means that there are going to be very few European fans at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington’s 12 men take on an American side that dominates the world rankings. But is the Irishman concerned? Not a chance. We look ahead to what promises to be a compelling contest. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Appeals to Sports Fans

Unlike any other event in golf, the Ryder Cup draws in regular sports fans to watch every two years, but why is that? Golfshake's Liam Moore explores the factors that make the match between Europe and the United States compelling to millions worldwide. read more ...


Picking The Greatest European Ryder Cup Team

Many players have been defined by the Ryder Cup, but which European stars through the decades would come together and complete the strongest team? We tasked Golfshake's Derek Clements - who has watched each edition since 1969 - to select his ultimate fantasy squad for Europe. read more ...


How to Watch The Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has been home to the Ryder Cup for over a quarter of a century and will once again offer comprehensive coverage throughout the week. But, whether you're unable to watch on Sky or can't be near a TV, then the BBC has televised highlights AND live radio coverage, ensuring that you won't miss a moment from Wisconsin. read more ...


Meet The Ryder Cup Teams

The talking is almost over. The teams have been finalised and now we can look forward to three days of thrilling action at Whistling Straits. Younger and stronger in the world rankings, the Americans look formidable, while Europe is packed with experience. We take a closer look at both sides. read more ...


Can Ian Poulter Deliver Again For Europe?

Now 45, European talisman Ian Poulter was one of Padraig Harrington's wild card picks, but can the Englishman raise his game once more in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the passionate veteran's potential impact. read more ...


American Rookies Will Face The Heat at Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter will be hoping that his words don't come back to haunt him after telling America's six rookies that nothing can possibly prepare them for the intensity of the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Miracle at Medinah

Was there ever a more dramatic Ryder Cup than the one that was staged at Medinah in 2012? Jose Maria Olazabal’s European team went into the final day’s singles trailing 10-6, but somehow responded to claim an unforgettable comeback victory. read more ...


View From The Ryder Cup

Ahead of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From, commenting on the omissions of Justin Rose and Billy Horschel, in addition to proposing a bold way for Steve Stricker to handle the Koepka/DeChambeau question. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Sam Torrance Wins as Captain

The Ryder Cup at Brookline in 1999 left a bad taste in the mouth, and not because of the fact that Europe lost but because of the behaviour of American players, their wives, officials and fans as the US completed an astonishing fightback. In 2002, Sam Torrance and Curtis Strange, the respective Europe and United States captains, were determined to put on a show in the true nature of the competition.  read more ...


How Europe Won The 2018 Ryder Cup

France hosted the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2018 at the magnificent Le Golf National near Paris. It is a course that is well known to European golfers, as host to the French Open. But the Americans made a schoolboy error in the run-up to the event by failing to get to know it ahead of the event. And how they paid for it. read more ...



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