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Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Open champion Shane Lowry joins home favourite Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey and Justin Rose in a star-studded field at the Italian Open – the fifth Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai – in Rome. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a tournament rich with history. read more ...


Rahm Reigns in Spain Again and Overtakes Seve

Jon Rahm returned to his homeland and successfully defended his Spanish Open title by five shots, in doing so beating the legendary Seve Ballesteros to a particular record. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's tour action. read more ...


Mutuactivos Open de Espana Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm defends his title at the Open de Espana, with Spanish greats past and present, including Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez competing in the historic event. read more ...


Victor Perez Secures Maiden European Tour Victory at Dunhill Links

Frenchman Victor Perez is based near St Andrews in the city of Dundee, and those home comforts must have contributed something, as he secured his first title on the European Tour at the lucrative Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Says European Tour Courses Are Too Easy

Rory McIlroy launched a blistering attack on the standards and difficulty of courses used on the European Tour after shooting a final round of 67 to finish in a tie for 26th place at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. read more ...


Who Could Make Their Ryder Cup Debut in 2020

The 2020 Ryder Cup us now under a year away, but who could make their debuts for Padraig Harrington's Europe? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has picked out some potential contenders to secure a place on the team at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Why the Dunhill Links Deserves a Bigger Profile

The European Tour has gathered at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which has attracted a hugely impressive field. But does this unique event receive the hype and status that it deserves? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon makes the case that it doesn't. read more ...


5 to Watch at the Dunhill Links

An impressive field has gathered in Scotland, but who is going to succeed Lucas Bjerregaard as champion of the Dunhill Links? Here are some names to look out for this week under the grey skies of the Home of Golf. read more ...


10 Major Shocks in Golf

In Golf, like any sport, there are shocks. Players who seemingly have no right to do so, who have no pedigree, come from absolutely nowhere to win a major. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picked out ten of the biggest. read more ...


Alfred Dunhill Links Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the Home of Golf for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood will compete alongside amateur partners at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.  read more ...


Danny Back on Top of the World After Stunning Win at Wentworth

Missing the cut at Wentworth last year, Danny Willett had slumped to 462nd in the World. Now, remarkably, he is back to his best, producing a stunning performance to win the BMW PGA Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on what has been an incredible comeback story. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at the BMW PGA Championship

The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth is an event rich with history and prestige, long considered the premier tournament on the European Tour. But how do you pick a winner? There are some key trends to identify that could identify a champion. read more ...


Interesting Hobbies of Professional Golfers

What occupies the time of your favourite golfer away from the course? You may be surprised to hear that many of them have dedicated hobbies. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a look at some of the most notable examples. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at Wentworth

Switching the date of the BMW PGA Championship has only benefited British golf fans, who will see the strongest gathering of the game's best that has been assembled for many a year. But who is going to add their name to the prestigious list of winners at Wentworth? Here are five to watch out for. read more ...


The Smartest Professional Golfers

Do you need to be a genius to be a champion in golf? That's a lengthy debate, but there's no doubt that there are several extremely smart players on tour. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon picks out some of the most intelligent and witty. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Defending champion Francesco Molinari and Rory McIlroy headline a wonderful field that has gathered at Wentworth for the BMW PGA, which takes its new place on the schedule in September. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what has the potential to be a late season classic. read more ...


Sergio Garcia Claims Hard Fought Victory in the Netherlands

It had been a season of troubled headlines for Sergio Garcia, but the positive side of the Spainiard shone through as he won the 100th KLM Open in Amsterdam, while on the PGA Tour, a 20-year-old became one of the youngest players to win in modern history. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


The Inspiration of Attending Your First Golf Tournament

What was the first golf event that you saw live? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon reflects on his memories of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in 2009 and the formative experience that it left in his mind. read more ...


10 of the Best (or Worst) Golf Crowd Shouts

Shouts from the crowd have become increasingly common during golf tournaments, much to the chagrin of many. But what are the origins of these chants, and which are the most imaginative? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon delves beyond the noise. read more ...


Getting Inside the Fascinating Mind of Thomas Bjorn

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken recently had the opportunity to meet and pose questions to 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn. Reflecting on the experience and the many topics discussed, Andy reflects on his time spent with one of the most fascinating minds in golf. read more ...


KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the Netherlands for the KLM Open, where home favourite Joost Luiten will be attempting to win for a third time. But he faces a strong field that includes Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed and Lee Westwood. read more ...


Paul Casey Wins European Open After Thrilling Final Day in Hamburg

Paul Casey began the week by saying that he would love to win the European Open and he did precisely that after a thrilling final day in Hamburg to deny Scotland’s Robert McIntyre his maiden European Tour title. read more ...


The Best Birth Years for Golfers

Throughout the history of the game, the greatest players have been united by their immense ability and considerable success, but it may come as a surprise when you look closer and notice how many were born in the same year. Here are some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The 10 Longest Putts Ever Holed

Length is something in golf that we usually associate with drives, not putts, but there have been many ridiculously long effort holed on the greens. Just to prove what is possible, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has discovered ten of the longest in history. read more ...


Porsche European Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Richard McEvoy's victory in last year's European Open was among the stories of the season, but the Englishman faces a strong test to defend his title, with the likes of Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Marathon Man Soderberg Holds His Nerve to Win Five-Man Playoff

Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg came through a nerve-wracking five-man playoff that included newly crowned FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy to win the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the event. read more ...


Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect

It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


Omega European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the breathtaking Crans-sur-Sierre, where FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy headlines an impressive field that includes Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood and defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the most iconic events on the circuit. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Completes Sparkling PGA Tour Season With FedEx Cup Win

Rory McIlroy completed his PGA Tour season in lucrative style by seeing off Brooks Koepka to shoot a final round of 66 and win the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup and its $15m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's latest achievement. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...


PGA Tour Must Get a Move on to Stamp Out Slow Play

The European Tour has revealed its new plan to tackle slow play, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is unconvinced by some of it. He takes a closer look at the issue and demands that the PGA Tour do more to address the subject. read more ...


European Tour Reveals New Plan to Address Slow Play

Slow play is a perennial hot topic at golf clubs and on tour, but now the European Tour has jumped ahead of the game and revealed a new 'four point plan' that will be fully introduced for next season. read more ...


Scandinavian Invitation Preview, Picks & Analysis

Henrik Stenson turned down the FedEx Cup to headline the Scandinavian Invitation. The former Open champion is making his 16th appearance on the home soil, and the allure of that opportunity was more rewarding to the popular Swede than the riches of the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


No Doubting Thomas as Medinah Wins Puts Him in Driving Seat

Justin Thomas secured his 10th PGA Tour title - and his first of 2019 - with a final round of 68 at the BMW Championship at Medinah to finish at 25 under par. But it places the American at the summit of the FedEx Cup standings, giving him an advantage for this week's lucrative finale. read more ...


The 10 Longest Drives of All Time

Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.    read more ...


10 of the Worst Missed Putts in Golf History

If you're squeamish about cataclysmically poor putting, look away now. If you think you can handle it, Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the worst missed putts of all time, moments that these players would love to forget. read more ...


10 of the Biggest Putts in Golf History

Could hole a ten footer with everything on the line? Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the biggest putts in golf history, moments that demanded immense strength and will under pressure, each with magnified importance, often the difference between winning and losing. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns following a four-week long hiatus, but there are many notable names in the field at the Czech Masters, including Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


How You Compare to the Best Putters on Tour

How good are you on the greens? We have taken a closer look at putting stats on the PGA, European, LPGA and Champions Tours, comparing with the tracking data of regular golfers on Golfshake, to see how each group matches up across various levels. read more ...


12 of the Most Impressive Rounds in Golf

There have been many great rounds of golf played in the history of the sport – some because of the lowness of the scores, some because of the circumstances in which they were played in: all of them exceptional. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at 12 of the most impressive. read more ...


Ouch! That Hurt. A Lot.

Being hit by a golf ball is really painful. Just ask Golfshake's Derek Clements. He shares two agonising tales from his life playing the game, demonstrating the importance of shouting fore, something not always adhered to from players on tour. read more ...


Koepka Delivers Knockout Blow to McIlroy's Hopes of Victory

It was billed as a heavyweight clash between the two best golfers on the planet, but it was Brooks Koepka who underlined why he is the world number one, brushing aside the challenge of Rory McIlroy and winning the World Golf Championship by three. read more ...


WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the Open Championship, most of the game's leading players are competing in Memphis at the WGC FedEx St Jude, which is an opportunity for many disappointed names to bounce back from Portrush. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and picks out those to watch. read more ...


Bernd Wiesberger Survives Playoff to Claim Scottish Open Title

Bernd Wiesberger's remarkable comeback from injury continued with a playoff victory in the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, his first Rolex Series title, launching the Austrian to the summit of the European Tour's Race to Dubai. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the main stories from East Lothian. read more ...


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