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Money Doesn't Make the World Go Around for McIlroy

Despite being offered almost £2m, Rory Mcilroy has joined Tiger Woods in boycotting the Saudi International, explaining his decision in the face of criticism directed towards Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson for competing in the controversial event. read more ...


Hojgaard Offers Bright View of Future With Thrilling Win in Mauritius

We saw a glimpse of the future at the Mauritius Open as 18-year-old Rasmus Hojgaard secured victory in a playoff at the stunning Heritage Golf Club, courtesy of an eagle on the third extra hole. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable breakthrough for the Dane. read more ...


Mauritius Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Thomas Pieters attempts to get his 2019-20 season off to the perfect start at the Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club.  There will also be a strong South African challenge, led by George Coetzee, Justin Harding and Brandon Stone. read more ...


Larrazabal Walking On Air After Blisters Nearly Derail Win at Leopard Creek

Pablo Larrazabal produced one of the most heart-stopping victories in European Tour history when he won the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek by a single shot from Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm. read more ...


Season May be Over, But There is Still Much Gold to be Won

The PGA Tour has gone into hibernation for December, while the European Tour season has just ended. But don't be fooled into thinking that's the golf done for the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at what is to come in the next few weeks. read more ...


Rahm Lands Jackpot With Dramatic Last-Gasp Victory in Dubai

Jon Rahm birdied the 72nd hole to snatch a dramatic last-gasp victory from the jaws of defeat at the DP World Tour Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an enthralling conclusion to the European Tour season in Dubai. read more ...


Poke Heads Qualifiers in Dramatic Conclusion to Q-School Marathon

Denmark's Benjamin Poke ran away with Qualifying School Final Stage to secure his European Tour card alongside 27 other players. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a marathon week of drama and pressured golf. read more ...


Rested Rahm Ready to Finish Season on a High

Jon Rahm will tee off in the DP World Tour Championship in third place in the Race to Dubai, with a chance to take it all, despite having taken a break from competing to reflect on his success and stunning rise in the game. read more ...


European Tour Postpones Hong Kong Open

With political protests continuing, the European Tour has taken the decision to postpone next week’s Hong Kong Open, scheduled for the Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling from November 28 to December 1. An attempt will be made to reschedule the tournament next year. read more ...


Wiesberger in Pole Position to Win Race to Dubai

Bernd Wiesberger leads the Race to Dubai going into the final event, but Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Matt Fitpatrick and Jon Rahm still have a chance to claim the main and lucrative prize. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the possible scenarios. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview & Picks

And so it all comes down to this. After a season that began almost 12 months ago, Europe’s elite gather to compete in the DP World Tour Championship, at the end of which the Race to Dubai winner will finally be crowned. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the grand finale of a memorable year. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Breaks the Bank With $2.5m Win at Sun City

Tommy Fleetwood moved into Race to Dubai contention after securing his first title of 2019 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, beating Marcus Kinhult in a playoff to claim a record European Tour prize of $2.5. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic Sunday in South Africa. read more ...


Why is the 18th Hole So Hard?

Whether it be the pressure, stamina, or difficulty, there is something about 18th holes that many golfers find troublesome. We have studied thousands of tracked rounds, looked back at major disasters, and shared our own personal stories, to reflect on the mystery that is the final hole of the round. read more ...


Craziest Mistakes That Golfers Make

Eddie Pepperell was disqualified at the Turkish Airlines Open after literally running out of golf balls during his third round. Such a bizarre scenario got us thinking about some of the most unusual incidents, daft mistakes and mishaps that we have seen on tour. read more ...


Meet the 2019 Challenge Tour Graduates

It was a day of gut-wrenching drama, but Francesco Laporta won the Challenge Tour Grand Final and in doing so ended the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca Number One. He will now join the European Tour, along with 14 other hopefuls who now have the opportunity to live out their dreams. read more ...


Nedbank Golf Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Lee Westwood rolled back the years to win the Nedbank Challenge 12 months ago, but will face a tough defence against the likes of Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Wallace. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the penultimate event of the European Tour season. read more ...


Hatton Keeps His Cool to Land Jackpot in Turkey

England's Tyrrell Hatton won the Turkish Airlines Open in a thrilling six-man playoff under the lights to secure his fourth European Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic Sunday. read more ...


Turkish Airlines Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose is back at the Turkish Airlines Open, searching for a remarkable third consecutive victory. With the European Tour season nearing its conclusion, this is an opportunity for the likes of Matt Wallace, Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed to make an impact. read more ...


McIlroy Wins Fourth Title of the Year in China

Rory McIlroy secured his fourth title of 2019 in dramatic fashion when he defeated defending champion Xander Schauffele in a playoff in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China. read more ...


WGC-HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

China hosts the final World Golf Championship of the year, where Rory McIlroy is set to continue his chase of Brooks Koepka at the summit of the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the WGC HSBC Champions. read more ...


Brown Pulls Rabbit From the Hat to Secure Card in Portugal

England's Steven Brown started his week in Portugal in 150th place on the Race to Dubai, knowing that an unlikely victory was all that he had left to secure his card for next season. And that's exactly what he did, incredibly, winning the final regular event of the campaign. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Portugal Masters is the final regular event of the European Tour season, meaning there is huge pressure on players looking to secure their cards for next year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a pivotal tournament in a beautiful setting. read more ...


Colsaerts Ends Title Drought And Secures Future With Dramatic Win

Nicolas Colsaerts won his first tournament in seven years at Le Golf National, securing his playing rights and, more importantly, his future, with a dramatic victory in the French Open. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this precious triumph for the popular Belgian. read more ...


McIlroy vs Koepka: Who Will Win More Majors?

There has been much said about whether Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have an emerging rivalry, but if that was the case, who would come out the victor? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the dynamic between the two and makes his judgement. read more ...


Open de France Preview, Picks & Analysis

A year on from the Ryder Cup, the spotlight returns to Le Golf National for the historic Open de France. Most of Europe's stars are absent, but Alex Noren is back to defend his title. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this classic event. read more ...


Wonderful Wiesberger Completes Italian Job for Third Win of the Year

Bernd Wiesberger stunning resurgence from injury has continued with a brilliant victory at the Italian Open, his third win of the season on the European Tour, and second Rolex Series event. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's play. read more ...


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 ...


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