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View From The Fairway - Credit to Keith Pelley & The European Tour

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, showcasing key thoughts on the game from the past week, including praise for Keith Pelley and the European Tour, who have managed to pull together an entertaining schedule of events in the face of the pandemic. read more ...


Scottish Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews, where Lee Westwood, Aaron Rai, Matt Wallace and Robert MacIntyre are among those competing. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Dream Comes True for Tyrrell Hatton at Wentworth

Inspired as a child by watching golf at Wentworth, Tyrrell Hatton climbed into the top 10 in the world after winning the BMW PGA Championship, achieving a lifelong goal, while over in the US, Scotland's Martin Laird rolled back the years to secure his fourth title on the PGA Tour. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's flagship event returns to Wentworth this week, with former Masters champion Danny Willett defending his title, while the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Rose and Patrick Reed are looking to secure a victory of their own at the BMW PGA. read more ...


Mel Reid's Breakthrough on LPGA Completes Stunning Weekend for European Golf

What a weekend for European golf! Aaron Rai won the Scottish Open, Sergio Garcia returned to the winners’ circle in America for the first time since his 2017 Masters victory and Mel Reid landed the Shoprite Classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Why Geography Holds Back English Golfers in Majors

When recalling Englishmen who have won majors in the last 20 years, despite many great contenders, only Justin Rose and Danny Willett have tasted that glory in the men's game. Will Trinkwon believes that geography and the nature of the golf calendar is the main factor that prevents further success. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's strongest field of the year to date will assemble at the Renaissance Club as Bernd Wiesberger defends his Scottish Open title. And he will be joined by Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter in the season’s second Rolex Series event. read more ...


John Catlin Wins Irish Open to Claim Second Victory in a Month

John Catlin produced a brilliant closing 64 to win the Irish Open, his second European Tour title in a month, while over on the PGA Tour, Hudson Swafford won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship after holing an eight-foot putt on the final green. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Shane Lowry headlines the field at the Irish Open, returning to competitive action in Northern Ireland for the first time since his memorable Open Championship success at Royal Portrush last year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Galgorm Castle. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Silences Critics With Dominant US Open Victory

They said it couldn’t be done. They said that Winged Foot would bring Bryson DeChambeau to his knees. He proved them all wrong with a wonderful final round of 67 to see off Matt Wolff and win the US Open by six shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dominant triumph. read more ...


Winged Foot Will Provide a Psychological Test Like No Other

Collin Morikawa describes it as the most difficult golf course he has ever seen and Rory McIlroy has warned the USGA about avoiding what he described as “goofy golf”. Yes, it must be the week of the US Open, which this week is being staged at Winged Foot, a course that has a history for bringing the world’s best players to their knees. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at the US Open

The likes of Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa are among the favourites at the US Open, but that doesn't mean we couldn't see an outsider surprise them. Looking at players currently placed outside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, here are some of those possible contenders. read more ...


The US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The US Open returns to the fearsome Winged Foot - and it promises to be a cracker. World number one Dustin Johnson is searching for his second major victory, while the likes of Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele are hoping to claim their first. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the championship and analyses the venue and the main contenders. read more ...


9 Players to Watch at the US Open

The West Course at Winged Foot is ranked among the most difficult venues in the United States, a fitting stage for the US Open. Gary Woodland defends the title, but who could etch their name into history this week? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out a group of players you should be looking out for. read more ...


The US Open By Numbers

First held 125 years ago in 1895, America's national golf championship, the US Open, has been a prominent part of the calender and defined many great moments through generations in the game. Picking out key numbers from that rich history, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his US Open By Numbers.  read more ...


Stewart Cink Rolls Back the Years to Win Again on PGA Tour

Stewart Cink had an emotional victory at the Safeway Open for his first win since the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, while George Coetzee won his fifth European Tour title at the Portugal Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action from the weekend. read more ...


Winged Foot 2006 - The US Open Nobody Wanted to Win

The US Open returns to Winged Foot, but it will be hard to surpass the drama of its last visit in 2006. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a truly remarkable major, one that saw Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie, Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington spurn an opportunity to grasp glory. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour continues with the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura, where England's Steven Brown defends the title against a field that includes late entrant Tommy Fleetwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a popular event. read more ...


John Catlin Edges Out Martin Kaymer at Brutal Valderrama

There were two winners at the Andalucia Masters - American John Catlin and the fearsome Valderrama. Catlin defeated Germany’s Martin Kaymer by a shot as the two-time major champion dropped a stroke at the final hole at the end of four brutal days in which not a single player finished the week under par. read more ...


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

After six weeks in the UK, the European Tour heads to Spain for the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama. The likes of Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Robert MacIntyre are in the field at the iconic former Ryder Cup venue. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Great Dane Hojgaard Lands Second Title of Season at The Belfry

Rasmus Hojgaard won the UK Championship at The Belfry, defeating Justin Walters in a playoff, becoming only the second player to have won twice on the European Tour as a teenager. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a thrilling finish to the UK Swing. read more ...


The European Tour Adds New Scottish Championship to Schedule

Concluding at The Belfry, the European Tour's UK Swing has been considered a success, and golf fans who have enjoyed that summer schedule will be delighted to hear that another is coming in the autumn, with the reshaped calendar featuring a new Scottish Championship in October.  read more ...


Brendan Lawlor to Make European Tour Debut Using TaylorMade Equipment

Brendan Lawlor has made a name for himself in recent years, securing victories on the EDGA Tour, and currently sits at 4th in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability, but the pursuit of his dreams will progress to another level this week when he makes his European Tour debut at the UK Championship. read more ...


UK Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's UK Swing reaches its conclusion at The Belfry, with the strongest field gathering for the UK Championship, including Danny Willett, Matt Wallace, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes the former Masters champion is ready to win again. read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Coaches

Behind many a great player is a celebrated golf coach, those swing and short game masters who guide their pupils and help them succeed at the highest level. And some of them have become household names, able to command vast sums of money for their services. Here we look at ten of the very best. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Produces Masterclass to Secure Dominant Victory

Dustin Johnson regained the world number one ranking after completing a dominant victory at the Northern Trust, the first FedEx Cup Playoff, winning by an astonishing 11 shots after shooting 30-under par, a blistering total that is the second lowest in PGA Tour history. read more ...


Wales Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour continues its two-week residency at Celtic Manor for the Wales Open, where Sam Horsfield will be attempting to maintain his month of victories, but the likes of Thomas Pieters and Eddie Pepperell will be searching for success of their own. read more ...


Sam Horsfield Continues Incredible Summer Season

Sam Horsfield’s incredible season continued at the Celtic Classic, where he shot a final round of 67 to secure his second European Tour victory in a fortnight, while over in the States, Jim Herman claimed an unlikely triumph on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


The Worst Shots Played by the Best Golfers

We marvel at what the world's top golfers can do, massive drives, fairway woods that finish three feet from the hole, stunning wedges, miraculous recoveries, glorious bunker shots and 60-foot birdie putts. But it does go wrong more often than you might believe, and sometimes in the most spectacular fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at ten shots that these big names would rather forget. read more ...


Celtic Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour’s UK Swing heads to Wales for the first of two tournaments at Celtic Manor, kicking off with the Celtic Classic. Belgian star Thomas Pieters makes his first appearance since the shutdown and Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the Ryder Cup player will perform strongly. read more ...


Emotional Andy Sullivan Breaks European Tour Scoring Record

An emotional Andy Sullivan won his first tournament for five years - and he did so in style, claiming the English Championship at Hanbury Manor by an astonishing seven shots as he recorded a 72-hole total of 257, 27 under par. It is the lowest winning aggregate total in European Tour history. read more ...


English Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's UK Swing continues with the English Championship at Hanbury Manor. Lee Westwood headlines the field, but the likes of Sam Horsfield, Justin Harding and Danish sensation Rasmus Hojgaard will be among the contenders in Hertfordshire. read more ...


Sam Horsfield Secures Maiden European Tour Victory

England's Sam Horsfield overcame Thomas Detry in a thrilling final round to win his first European Tour title at the 2020 Hero Open at the Forest of Arden. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an exciting finish in the Midlands. read more ...


Justin Thomas on Top of the World After WGC Triumph

Justin Thomas has returned to world number one ahead of the US PGA Championship after shooting a final round of 65 to win a dramatic WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, fending off a challenge from the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and England's Tom Lewis. read more ...


18 Miguel Angel Jimenez Facts & Stats

Celebrating the hugely impressive and enduring career of Miguel Angel Jimenez, we have picked out 18 statistics that serve as a timely reminder of just how good the Spaniard has been for a very long time. read more ...


Jimenez Celebrates Record 707th European Tour Start With Magical Round

The remarkable Miguel Angel Jimenez celebrated a record-breaking 707th appearance on the European Tour with an opening round of 64 at the Hero Open at the Forest of Arden. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a special day for the popular Spaniard. read more ...


Looking for the Next Generation of Scottish Winners

From the likes of Old Tom Morris to Willie Anderson, Bernard Gallacher, Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle, Catriona Matthew, Paul Lawrie and Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfers have played a starring role in golf, but in recent times, that production line has slowed. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at where the next champion could emerge from. read more ...


Andrew Johnston Withdrawal Highlights Difficulty of Life in a Bubble

Last week, Andrew "Beef" Johnston withdrew from the British Masters after nine-holes, citing the difficulty of having to exist within the bubble environment on the European Tour, away from his family. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this is understandable, looking at the challenges of this new normal for pro golf. read more ...


Hero Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour’s UK Swing continues with the Hero Open. Originally announced as the English Open, the newly named Hero Open takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club near Birmingham. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ehad to the event. read more ...


Renato Paratore Masters Close House

Kicking off the European Tour's UK Swing, Renato Paratore won the British Masters at Close House, beating teenage sensation Rasmus Hojgaard by three strokes. The Italian shot a final round of 69 to finish the week on 18 under par. Golfshake's Derek Clements relects on the action. read more ...


European Tour to Reward Everyday Heroes With New #GolfForGood Initiative

The European Tour has revealed a new initiative to reward the ‘everyday heroes’ of the Covid-19 pandemic with exclusive golfing experiences. The #GolfForGood initiative, which runs during all six events in the Tour's UK Swing, begins at this week’s British Masters at Close House and asks fans to nominate unsung people who have had a positive impact on their communities during coronavirus. read more ...


How Jon Rahm Conquered the World

New world number one Jon Rahm has enjoyed a constant rise to the top since turning professional in 2016. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at how the powerful Spaniard has done it, starting with his stunning amateur career, to his latest memorable success at The Memorial. read more ...


The UK Swing Tees Off in Style

Justin Walters hit the opening tee shot to signal the start of the British Masters at Close House hosted by Lee Westwood, beginning the European Tour's UK Swing. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the different feel to the event, the regulations, featuring insights from players involved. read more ...


Viktor Hovland is Europe's Next Big Thing

Jon Rahm has just been crowned world number one, but Europe has an emerging star right behind him. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the impressive Viktor Hovland, explaining why he believes the Norwegian has all the tools to become great. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Lee Westwood hosts the British Masters at Close House, signalling another important milestone in the European Tour's return. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and explains why the rejuvenated veteran Englishman could be the man to beat in his own event. read more ...


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