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WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

After competing in the Olympics, Justin Thomas now defends his title at the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, where both Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa have a chance to overtake Jon Rahm and become world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from TPC Southwind. read more ...


The Hero Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Fife and the legendary town of St Andrews for the Hero Open, which will be contested at the stunning Fairmont St Andrews just a few miles outside the spiritual home of the game. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Spotlight on Mental Wellbeing of Elite Golfers

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the latest headlines in golf, including the Olympic Games. Following recent stories involving Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and Ben Stokes, Derek also comments on the mental wellbeing of elite golfers, who faces similar pressures to those other stars. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Revels in Olympic Experience

Rory McIlroy had previously questioned his motivation for the event, but his perception of the Olympic Games has changed after missing out on a medal in the men's golf tournament in Tokyo. read more ...


Daniel Gavins Claims Maiden Title at Galgorm Castle

Daniel Gavins carded a magnificent 65 to come from seven shots back and win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. read more ...


Schauffele Wins Gold as Casey and McIlroy Miss Out in Playoff

Xander Schauffele won gold for Team USA in the men's Olympic golf competition, as Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey narrowly missed out on a medal in the most dramatic fashion. They finished third with five other players after regulation play but CT Pan emerged triumphant to claim the bronze medal. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood is Buzzing For Olympic Games

With the headlines dominated by high-profile failed Covid-19 tests and many of golf’s leading players choosing to give it a miss, it is good to hear Tommy Fleetwood talking about how he cannot wait to represent Great Britain alongside Paul Casey at the Tokyo Olympics. read more ...


Men's Golf at The Olympics Preview

The Olympic Games golf tournament finally gets under way in Japan this week, starting with the men's competition. Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed are representing the US, with Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey wearing Team GB colours, while Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry will be carrying Irish hopes in Tokyo. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: How GB&I Enjoyed a Rare Victory in 1957

Ahead of this year's Ryder Cup, we are looking back at past matches, reflecting on some of the most special moments. Starting with the 1957 edition at Lindrick, it would prove to be a momentous occasion for Great Britain & Ireland. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Jordan Spieth's Resurgence is Inspiring

Golfshake's Derek Clements takes aim at the latest headlines in golf through his View From The Fairway, describing why Jordan Spieth is an inspiration, the Olympic disappointment for Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, and how the 150th Open at St Andrews will be one for the ages. read more ...


Tears of Joy & Frustration After Incredible Sunday of Golf

There were tears of joy and frustration on an astonishing final day at the Cazoo Open and Evian Championship, while Welshman Stephen Dodd birdied the 72nd hole to win a dramatic Senior Open at Sunningdale, before Cameron Champ rediscovered his form on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour is back at the Celtic Manor Resort for the Wales Open, this year entitled the Cazoo Open supported by Gareth Bale. England's Matt Wallace is probably the pick of the leading contenders at the Twenty Ten Course, made famous for the Ryder Cup in 2010. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Brooks & Bryson Feud is Becoming Tiresome

Reflecting on the 149th Open, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he describes his love for Sky Sports' coverage of the championship, the joy of seeing crowds back at Royal St George's, and why Brooks vs Bryson is becoming increasingly tiresome. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Creates Major History at Royal St George's

24-year-old American Collin Morikawa created major history at Royal St George's as he celebrated his Open debut with a magnificent two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth, becoming the first player to win two different majors at the first attempt. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Open Returns With Crowds

Ahead of the 149th Open, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he comments on the return of crowds at Royal St George's, the change of strategy for Rory McIlroy, and Paul Casey's excitement at representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games. read more ...


Inspired Min Woo Lee Wins Scottish Open

Min Woo Lee says that a 90-minute weather delay and the chance to watch Novak Djokovic clinch a sixth Wimbledon singles title inspired him to secure the Scottish Open after a play-off at the Renaissance Club. read more ...


Why The Open is Golf's Best Major

There’s no denying that major championship golf is extra special. These are the events that provide the sternest of challenges for the world’s very best players. With The Open on the horizon, it got us thinking: what is the best major of them all? We explain why The Open is the greatest major in golf. read more ...


Steve Stricker Left to Ponder Ryder Cup Picks

Steve Stricker has given the broadest indication that his captaincy at Whistling Straits in September will be an inclusive affair by saying that he plans to ask for advice from the players who earn automatic spots on the US Ryder Cup team on how he should use his six captain's picks. read more ...


The Open Champions Who Played in the Scottish Open

The Scottish Open has typically been scheduled immediately before the Open Championship, where many of the world's best players compete for a prestigious title while preparing for the game's oldest major. However, does playing in the Scottish Open serve as the perfect prelude to the Open? We take a look at those Champion Golfers who did compete at the Scottish Open - and those who did not. read more ...


How Scottish Open Champions Performed at The Open

For decades, the Scottish Open has typically enjoyed a prime spot on the schedule in July, immediately preceding the Open Championship, but a winner following that moment up with a strong week in the Open has been rare. We take a look at each of the previous Scottish Open champions and describe how they then performed at the biggest championship of them all. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues

From Haggs Castle to St Andrews, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane, the chosen venues for the Scottish Open have been diverse, but typically of an extremely high quality, as you would expect from the Home of Golf. Taking a closer look at each of the 11 hosts, we direct you towards some truly unforgettable experiences in Scotland. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm headlines a stunning field at The Renaissance Club for the Scottish Open, which includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. England's Aaron Rai is the defending champion at the event where many of the world's best are honing their games ahead of The Open at Royal St George's. read more ...


When Monty Made Scottish Fans Roar at Loch Lomond

As many of the world’s leading golfers head towards The Renaissance Club there is one thing that home fans want to see more than anything else - a Scottish winner of the Scottish Open. The last time it happened was in 1999 when Colin Montgomerie took the title. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Shane Lowry Prepares to Hand Back Claret Jug

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at how Shane Lowry will finally have the chance to defend the Claret Jug, the brilliance of Nelly Korda, the rise of Viktor Hovland, and why Padraig Harrington is destined to be a successful Ryder Cup captain. read more ...


Cameron Davis Completes Triumphant Day For Australian Golf

Following Lucas Herbert's victory at the Irish Open, Cameron Davis secured his maiden PGA Tour title, winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic after a five-hole playoff, completing a victorious day for Australian golfers. read more ...


The Best Irish Open Venues

The Island of Ireland boasts a remarkably strong collection of golf courses, which for some represents the finest offering on the planet. Since it was first played in 1927, the Irish Open has been a fine showcase for these stunning layouts. We share their unique Golfshake Rating and featued commentary from regular golfers submitted in reviews by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


The Greatest Irish Open Champions

First played in 1927, the Irish Open has long been a standout tournament in Europe, presenting leading golfers with the opportunity to compete on some of the world's finest courses, and setting the tone for generations of notable winners. We take a closer look at the 11 multiple champions of the Irish Open. read more ...


The Longest Playoffs in Golf History

Harris English survived an eight-hole playoff to finally overcome Kramer Hickok and win the Travelers Championship, but it wasn't unprecedented, or indeed even a record. We take a look back at some of the longest playoffs in professional golf history. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Olympic Confusion

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses the headlines in his View From The Fairway, commenting on golf withdrawals from the Olympic Games, the encouraging form of Rory McIlroy, the return of crowds at the Open Championship, and why Martin Kaymer could still play in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to home soil for what he hopes will be a triumphant return to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet. And he will do so in front of a limited number of fans. McIlroy will be joined in the field by fellow major champions Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Becomes First Norwegian Winner on European Tour

Viktor Hovland confirmed his status as one of the best young golfers on the planet by becoming the first Norwegian winner in European Tour history as he completed a two shot victory at the BMW International Open. read more ...


Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell Named as Ryder Cup Vice-Captains

In a sure and certain sign that the baton in European golf is being passed on to a new generation, Padraig Harrington has named two men who holed winning Ryder Cup putts as vice-captains for the encounter against the USA in September.  read more ...


10 Players Who Will Contend at The Open

Shane Lowry has possessed the Claret Jug for two years, but finally, this summer, the Open Championship returns. But who is likely to contend at Royal St George's in July? Golfshake's Liam Moore has identified ten players he expects to make a run for glory and potentially etch their name as the Champion Golfer of 2021. read more ...


Jon Rahm Was Destined To Win A Major - And There Will Be More To Come

There were many who questioned whether Jon Rahm would ever win a major. This has nothing to do with his ability but plenty to do with his temperament. But this is a man who was born to greatness. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the Spaniard's journey to glory and what could happen next. read more ...


Golf Legends Praise Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm's dramatic victory at the US Open at Torrey Pines touched the hearts of many in the golfing world, with legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player leading the tributes to the Spaniard as he landed the first of what will surely be many major victories. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The BMW International Open was postponed last year because of the pandemic. When it was last played two years ago, Andrea Pavan won in dramatic fashion. Viktor Hovland, Sergio Garcia, and home favourite Martin Kaymer are part of the field in Germany this week. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory Supports Ban of Green Reading Books

Golfshake's Derek Clements comments on headlines from the past week in golf, including Rory McIlroy declaring his support for banning green reading books, the ongoing Koepka and DeChambeau story, and the calls from Scottish Golf's chair for clubs to become less intimidating for new players. read more ...


The Clubs Jon Rahm Used to Win the US Open

Jon Rahm claimed his maiden major title in spectacular fashion on Sunday at Torrey Pines, winning the US Open and reclaiming the World No.1 spot in the process. It's also a significant moment after the Spaniard joined Callaway. Take a look at the equipment that carried him to victory. read more ...


Jon Rahm Secures First Major Victory at the US Open

Jon Rahm loves Torrey Pines. It was where he won his first PGA Tour event, it was where his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal and now it is the venue for his first major victory, following a typically electrifying finish at the US Open. read more ...


Golfers With The Most Second Place Finishes in Majors

Everyone knows that Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles, with Tiger Woods on 15. We know that Nick Faldo is on six and that Rory McIlroy has four. But who has the most runner-up finishes in the four events that have now long been considered the majors in golf? We take a look at 20 figures who have been second at least five times in the biggest championships. read more ...


Golfing Feuds Are Nothing New

There has been much attention on the continuing feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, but these sorts of bitter rivalries aren't especially rare in the game, as Derek Clements reflects on several of the most high-profile differences of opinion on tour. read more ...


The US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bryson DeChambeau defends the US Open at Torrey Pines, where many eyes will be on record breaking local boy Phil Mickelson as he seeks more history. However, the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa will be keen to claim America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 121st US Open. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the US Open

Always an exacting challenge, the US Open has been dominated by home players in recent years, but international stars have often etched their name into the history of America's national championship. Who will be that man this time? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten names, a mixture of leading favourites and relative outsiders, who we should be watching. read more ...


How Bryson DeChambeau Brought Winged Foot to its Knees

Bryson DeChambeau produced a wonderful final-round display to win the US Open by six shots and claim the first major title of his career last year. The 27-year-old was the only player to break par at the notoriously difficult Winged Foot in New York. We take a look back at a stunning performance. read more ...


Phil Mickelson's Six Near Misses at the US Open

Phil Mickelson has endured more than his fair share of misery at the US Open. His quest to win his national title has been one of the most compelling stories of the past 25 years. Incredibly, he has finished runner-up six times. Here, we look back at Mickelson’s six near misses. read more ...



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