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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 ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National just around the corner, Sergio Garcia finally returns to action at the Portugal Masters and will hope to prove that he has rediscovered his form. The likes of Thorbjorn Olesen, Charl Schwartzel, Matt Wallace and Eddie Pepperell are also in the field looking for success at the Victoria Course. read more ...


Wu Pips Wood to Title as Emotional Stanford Wins Maiden Major

Wu Ashun birdied the 72nd hole to pip England's Chris Wood in a thrilling final day battle and win his third European Tour title at the KLM Open on a weekend that saw 40-year-old Angela Stanford claim her first major title at the Evian Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Romain Wattel defends his title at the KLM Open, where the likes of Matt Wallace, Eddie Pepperell, Lee Westwood and Paul Dunne have assembled looking for a strong week. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this historic tournament. read more ...


Brilliant Matt Fitzpatrick Makes Successful Defence in Swiss Mountains

Matt Fitzpatrick produced a brilliant finish to successfully defend the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, securing his fifth title on the tour at the age of 24. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest success for the Englishman, who failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Become Portugal Masters Social Media Reporter with Dom Pedro Golf

In what is the opportunity of a lifetime, Dom Pedro Golf is giving one lucky golf fan the chance to become its social media reporter during the European Tour's Portugal Masters. read more ...


Seve's Best Shot at the European Masters

25 years ago, with a young Billy Foster by his side, the legendary Seve Ballesteros found himself in contention at Crans-sur-Sierre and produced an impossible finish that underlined his genuis. A quarter of a century on, Foster recalls the event. read more ...


Omega European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Life continues on the European Tour as Matt Fitzpatrick returns to the spectacular Crans Sur Sierre to defend his Omega European Masters title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an iconic event played at one of the most glorious venues in world golf. read more ...


Matt Wallace Victory Throws a Spanners in the Works for Bjorn

Matt Wallace added to Thomas Bjorn’s already nigh-impossible job when the Englishman won the Made in Denmark, the final counting event for the 2018 team. The Englishman missed out on the eight automatic selections for Bjorn’s European team but but he has now surely staked an irresistible claim for one of the four wild cards. read more ...


Made in Denmark Preview, Picks & Analysis

IT’S TIME for all the talking to stop. The Made in Denmark officially brings the curtain down on the qualifying process for Europe’ Ryder Cup team and that is reflected in the strength of the field, with several players just outside the automatic qualifying positions looking to make a late move to convince Thomas Bjorn that they are worthy of one of his four wild cards. read more ...


The Best of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf

The Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Match in Las Vegas has inspired memories of the exhibition and challenge matches that have been a huge part of golf history. We remember and share several of the classic encounters captured on the iconic Shell's Wonderful World of Golf series. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Czech Masters represents the penultimate event in the race for European Ryder Cup qualification, with the likes of Thomas Pieters and Eddie Pepperell looking to impress captain Thomas Bjorn. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the tournament and analyses the likely contenders. read more ...


Garcia Gives Bjorn a Ryder Cup Headache as Snedeker Secures Wyndham Title

Sergio Garcia has given Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn a huge headache by failing to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs after a disappointing finish at the Wyndham Championship, while Thorbjorn Olesen moved into position for Europe after his performance at the Nordea Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


Nordea Masters Preview & Picks

The race to qualify for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup is approaching its conclusion, with crucial points available for players in the Nordea Masters at Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg. With his place in balance, Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen will be hoping for one more solid week to edge up the standings or catch the eye of his compatriot, captain Thomas Bjorn. read more ...


Reflecting on 2018 Links Golf Season

Beginning with the Irish Open at Ballyliffin, we have witnessed a series of events played across seaside courses, culminating in Georgia Hall's spectacular victory in the Women's British Open at Royal Lytham. We take a look back at this celebration of the purest form of the game, and the venues we have seen. read more ...


Golfers Who Held Back the Hands of Time

With all the success currently being enjoyed by twentysomethings it is easy to think that professional golf is a young man’s game. But that doesn’t mean that they always have things their own way. We look at 10 players who have defied the years read more ...


WGC Bridgestone Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

The WGC Bridgestone Invitational heads to Firestone Country Club for one last time, and eight-time champion Tiger Woods has qualified, seeking a final triumph at a favoured venue. However, he is up against the game's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


285th Time Lucky for Richard McEvoy at European Open

After 17 years on the European Tour, six successful trips to qualifying school and 284 tournaments. England’s Richard McEvoy proved that dreams really can come true when he birdied the 72nd hole to win the Porsche European Open by a single shot. read more ...


Porsche European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau have swapped Scotland for Germany, as they compete in the Porsche European Open, which also includes Paul Casey. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a strong tournament. read more ...


Brandon Sets His Name in Stone with Brilliant Scottish Open Victory

Brandon Stone came within a whisker of finally becoming the first man to record a 59 on the European Tour as he won the Scottish Open at Gullane in sensational fashion. In the process, he also claimed one of three available places in the field for this week’s Open Championship at Carnoustie. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Gullane Golf Club is welcoming a spectacular field for the Scottish Open, as many of the game's best players are seeking competitive links action before the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is always a memorable week on the European Tour. read more ...


Scotland's Knox Enjoys Luck of Irish with Brilliant Putts to Win at Ballyliffin

Scotland's Russell Knox holed a huge putt on the first hole of a playoff to defeat New Zealand’s Ryan Fox and claim the Irish Open in dramatic fashion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable week at Ballyliffin Golf Club in County Donegal. read more ...


Seven Magical Moments that Sealed the Deal

There are ways of winning a golf tournament, and then there are the magical moments that clinched victory for these players. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at some of the incredible hole-outs and finishes that won't be forgotten. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's Rolex Series continues at the Irish Open, hosted by Rory McIlroy and the Rory Foundation. It's the beginning of a run of links courses, with the magnificent Ballyliffin serving as the stage for many of the world's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a special week. read more ...


Europe Rules on Both Sides of the Atlantic

It was a spectacular weekend for European golfers on both sides of the Atlantic, as Sweden's Alex Noren triumphed after a day of drama at Le Golf National, and Francesco Molinari produced an astonishing dominant victory on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the action. read more ...


HNA Open de France Preview, Picks & Analysis

THE HNA Open de France takes on an added significance this year for two reasons - it is the latest in the European Tour’s Rolex Series, which means there is a huge amount of prize money and Race to Dubai points on offer, and it is being played at Golf National, near Paris, which will host the Ryder Cup in September. read more ...


Weekend Wrap up - Ws for Wallace & Watson

Wallace saw off the challenge of two time major champion, Martin Kaymer and others, to take home the trophy at the BMW International Open in Germany, whilst Watson put in a brilliant final round to finish three-shots clear and pick up his third Travelers Championship. read more ...


5 Golfers Who Struggled at Shinnecock But Could Contend at the Open

Following a controversial US Open, several of golf's biggest names will be hoping to rebound from missed cuts at Shinnecock in the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Joe Hughes has picked out a few potential Claret Jug contenders from this group. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Germany for the BMW International Open, where both Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer will be hoping to ignite following disappointing results. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the European Tour event, celebrating its 30th year. read more ...


Strong Winds Destroy Tournament Structure at Gullane Golf Club

Gullane Golf Club has been battered by strong winds, but few could have anticipated seeing part of the tournament structure for the Scottish Open being literally blown apart. However, that's what happened, it was captured in an incredible video. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Makes Bold Winning Statement Ahead of US Open

Before the US Open, Dustin Johnson produced a dominant display at the FedEx St Jude Classic, winning the tournament and returning to world number one, while Mikko Korhonen won the European Tour's Shot Clock Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the action. read more ...


Golfers Ranked Inside 2018 Forbes Sport Rich List

The 2018 Forbes Sport Rich List has been unveiled, looking at the highest paid athletes of the past year, and several golfers feature on the ranking. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at where they stand in relation to other stars. read more ...


5 Golfers Chasing Major History

The US Open, Open and PGA Championships are coming up this summer, and there are five main contenders who are looking to each achieve something historic. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at those golfers who are looking to complete sporting immortality. read more ...


Shot Clock Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It should be a fascinating week on the European Tour at the Shot Clock Masters, where players will be on the clock for all 72 holes. Could this pave the way to the future for golf? Derek Clements has the Preview! read more ...


Olesen Breaks Molinari's Heart by Completing Italian Job

Thorbjorn Olesen became the most unpopular man in Italy when he held off local hero Francesco Molinari to win the Italian Open, while Bryson DeChambeau fulfiled his potential by winning the Memorial Tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


It's Time to Give Rory McIlroy a Break

Disappointing Sundays at the Masters and BMW PGA, Rory McIlroy's had a year that most golfers would be delighted with, but he has nonetheless faced scrutiny for his game and consistency. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that we should step back and give the four-time major champion a break.  read more ...


Bettinardi Putter Switch Pays Off for Francesco Molinari

Italy's Francesco Molinari produced a spectacular weekend display at the BMW PGA Championship to secure the European Tour's flagship tournament in brilliant fashion, with the aid of a new Bettinardi putter that he recently began using. read more ...


Golfers Who Are Similar to Their World Cup Team

The World Cup is approaching, with countries hoping for glory in Russia. But when it comes to golfers from these nations, you would be surprised at many similarities there are between certain stars on tour and their country. read more ...


Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the Italian Open, where Francesco Molinari will be hoping to secure a third victory in his home tournament, following his success at Wentworth. But the likes of Ian Poulter will be out to stop him. Here is Golfshake's Derek Clements' Preview. read more ...


Rose Blooms in Fort Worth as Molinari Denies McIlroy at Wentworth

Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari capped yet another amazing weekend for European golf with stunning victories on either side of the Atlantic. Rose’s win at the Fort Worth Invitational takes him to third in the world rankings, while for Molinari it was a success that almost certainly secures his place in Europe’s Ryder Cup team. read more ...


World Golf Circuit Could Happen According to PGA Tour Boss

The idea of a world golf tour has reared its head once again, with Jay Monahan, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, suggesting that it could happen. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe it would be a positive move for the game. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #27: Golfing Odyssey, Playing Carnoustie, BMW PGA

On this episode of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran and Owen reflect upon the recent Golfing Odyssey to St. Andrews with three Golfshake prize winners. They look back at playing the famous Championship Course at Carnoustie, discussing the challenges of that iconic layout. The guys then chat about the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy heads the field at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship. This marquee event is always a highlight on the British sporting calendar, and it promises to be a fantastic showpiece for the game. Derek Clements looks forward to the tournament, and picks out the likely contenders. read more ...


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