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The Evian Championship Preview

This spectacular summer of major golf continues with the return of the Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Southeastern France. In 2019, Jin Young Ko shot a final round of 67 to triumph by two shots ahead of Jennifer Kupcho, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim. With the event being cancelled last year, the defending champion will be looking to overcome the challenge of world number one Nelly Korda, still buoyant after winning the Women's PGA. read more ...


Nelly Korda Claims First Major Title at Women's PGA

Nelly Korda landed the first major of her career and moved to world number one with a three-shot win at the Women's PGA Championship. The 22-year-old started the final day level with Lizette Salas at the top of the leaderboard. However, Korda had two eagles in a four-under final round of 68 as she won on 19 under, with Salas recording a 71. read more ...


KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview

Fresh off a thrilling victory on Sunday at the Meijer LPGA Classic, Nelly Korda heads to Atlanta Athletic Club in search of her first major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, where recent headlines makers Yuka Saso and Patty Tavatanakit will be among those seeking further success. read more ...


Yuka Saso Writes Her Name Into History Books at US Women's Open

Yuka Saso wrote her name into the history books as she became the first golfer from the Philippines to win a major. Saso, who is just 19 years old, defeated Nasa Hataoka of Japan in a sudden death playoff to claim the US Women’s Open after they had finished tied on four under par. read more ...


What Can Golf Do to Support Mental Health of Star Players

Michelle Wie West has called for "more conversations" regarding the mental health of sports personalities in the wake of tennis star Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open, which raises the question of how all sports - including golf - can better support the well-being of players. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Reaches New Global Records

Women's Golf Day (WGD) marked its sixth year on June 1st by kicking off in New Zealand, one of three new countries to join the WGD Community in 2021, and it was a record breaker, with the red and white branding showcased on social media, reaching 72.4M unique users, generating 87M impressions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter read more ...


Major Champions at The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club in San Francisco reaches another milestone in its lengthy history when it hosts the 2021 US Women's Open. We take a look back at the five men's US Opens that have been hosted at this brutally challenging venue. read more ...


The US Women's Open Preview

For its 76th edition, the US Women's Open heads to revered Olympic Club. Fittingly for this championship, the Lake Course at the San Francisco venue is among the most challenging in the United States. A-Lim Kim will defend the title against a list of challengers that includes Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Jin Young Ko, Brooke Henderson and the Korda Sisters. read more ...


The Long Road Back For Paula Creamer

It has been a long road back for Paula Creamer. Once the darling of US women's golf, she has been through hell with injuries, but this week she tees it up in the US Women's Open at The Olympic Club on a special exemption, making her 18th appearance in the championship she memorably won in 2010. read more ...


Lydia Ko Gets Back to Winning Ways

Following Hideki Matsuyama's victory at the Masters, the spotlight was back on the various tours around the world, and they delivered memorable stories of their own, including a long-awaited triumph for Lydia Ko and Stewart Cink's continued rolling back the years.  read more ...


View From The Fairway - Horschel Responds to Monty Criticism

Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where Billy Horschel responds to slow play criticism from Colin Montgomerie, a bizarre poll involving Tiger Woods, and some of the oddities of the Masters Tournament and Augusta National. read more ...


Brilliant Patty Tavatanakit Denies Surging Lydia Ko at ANA Inspiration

Rookie Patty Tavatanakit from Thailand won her first major on Sunday, holding off former champion Lydia Ko, who produced a stunning final round of 62 at the ANA Inspiration. read more ...


ANA Inspiration Preview

The first major on the golf calendar is here, with the best players in the women's game once again gathered at Mission Hills Country Club for the 50th playing of the tournament now entitled the ANA Inspiration. And former champion Inbee Park, one of the all-time greats, returns in ominous form, having just secured a dominant victory on Sunday at the Kia Classic. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time For Ryder Cup to Make Belfry Return

Looking back at the past week of headlines, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he calls for a Ryder Cup return to The Belfry, reflects on another public course closure, and the potential return of spectators at the Women's Open in August. read more ...


Caddies On Tour - Keeping It In The Family

We all know the importance of the relationship between tour professionals and their caddies. They spend a great deal of time together - maybe five hours on the course, an hour or so on the range before every round, perhaps another hour afterwards. Then eat together, they travel together. It’s almost like a marriage. It should come as no surprise then to see an increasing number of golfers turning to friends and family to lug those golf bags around the fairways of the world. read more ...


Annika Sorenstam - The Return of a Legend

It was 13 years ago that Annika Sorenstam retired from the LPGA Tour, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career that ranks alongside the finest in golf history, but this Thursday, the World Golf Hall of Fame member returns to the competitive arena at the Gainbridge LPGA. read more ...


The Amateur Golfers Who Won Professional Tour Events

It has now been 30 years since then-amateur Phil Mickelson won the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson. He remains the most recent amateur golfer to win on the PGA Tour. There has naturally always been a divide between the paid and non-paid ranks, but throughout the history of the game, several amateurs have successfully upstaged their professional rivals on tour and in major championships. read more ...


Titleist & FootJoy to Sponsor Women's Golf Day

Supporting Women's Golf Day (WGD) in 2021, Titleist and FootJoy have been announced as sponsors, joining as the Official Golf Ball and Official Footwear of the engaging annual event that seeks to inspire, empower and support women and girls throughout the sport. read more ...


A Lim Kim Overcomes Five-Shot Deficit to Win US Women's Open

Kim A Lim overcame a five-shot deficit to win the weather-delayed U.S. Women's Open, making her debut in the tournament and securing her first major title with a one-shot victory, tying the record for the biggest comeback in the tournament's history.  read more ...


US Women's Open Preview

A field of 156 will compete for the US Women's Open in the final major of the year, with in-form Sei Young Kim the pre-tournament favourite. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a unique tournament, played across two courses at the Champions Golf Club in Houston. read more ...


European Tour and PGA Tour Alliance Should Be Celebrated

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, looking at Rory McIlroy vs Tom Weiskopf, Emily Pedersen's spectacular results on the LET, and studying the new "alliance" between the European Tour and PGA Tour. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Leopard Creek is Majestic

Taking aim at several topics, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the return of golf in England, praises the exceptional form of Emily Pedersen and Sei Young Kim, glows at the stunning Leopard Creek, and explains why he has an unlikely fondness for Patrick Reed. read more ...


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 ...


Sei Young Kim Breaks Her Major Duck With Sparkling Victory

Sei Young Kim shot a final round of 63 to secure the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, her first women’s major, by five strokes from Inbee Park. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a sparkling triumph for the 11-time LPGA Tour winner. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the Women's PGA Championship

The Women's PGA Championship this week provides a true major test at the immaculately presented Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania, but who will triumph on this challenging layout? We take a closer look at six names who could be a factor on the leaderboard. 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 ...


Interview With Pro Golfer Holly Calvert

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently played the magnificent Hillside Golf Club with LET Access Series player, Holly Calvert, where they discussed life as a professional, how to grow the game for girls, and her experiences of the recent Rose Ladies Series. read more ...


Mirim Lee Produces Magic to Secure Dramatic Major Victory

Mirim Lee of South Korea won the ANA Inspiration after a three-way playoff to land her first major. The 29-year-old beat 54-hole leaders Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first extra hole before taking the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond to celebrate her triumph. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the ANA Inspiration

The LPGA Tour is staging its rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Missions Hills in California, typically the first big event of the season. There are some notable absentees, but there remains formidable group of leading contenders in search of major glory in the sweltering heat of the desert. We take a look at ten players who could be right there on Sunday. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Achieves Record Social Media Reach

The 5th Women's Golf Day has remarkably achieved over 60 million impressions and reached 28 million people worldwide in 2020, with the annual celebratory event overcoming the pandemic and promoting the game to a huge audience. 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 ...


Inspired Sophia Popov Completes Fairytale Story at Royal Troon

Ranked 304th in the world, Sophia Popov hadn't won on either the LPGA or LET, but that spectacularly changed at Royal Troon, where the German stunned the world by playing the tournament of her life, winning the Women's Open by two shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a remarkable story. read more ...


Future Women's Open Venues Confirmed

The 2020 AIG Women's Open is already breaking new ground at Royal Troon, but The R&A has now announced that another notable first will occur in the near future, with the championship in 2022 to be staged at the revered Muirfield. read more ...


Stacy Lewis Deserves Praise for Slow Play Comments

Stacy Lewis made headlines for claiming her first victory in three years at the Scottish Open, but also for publicly addressing the slow play of her fellow golfers. Derek Clements explains why the former Women's Open champion deserves praise for commenting on a subject that ruins for the game for many. read more ...


AIG Women's Open Preview

The Women's Open heads to Royal Troon, welcoming the best of the LPGA and LET for the first major of this unusual season, with former winner Georgia Hall set to lead the British challenge in Ayrshire. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a fascinating week in Scotland. 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 ...


Fire Breaks Out at Wentworth During Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

The Rose Ladies Series has been a tremendous showcase and platform for women's golf this summer, but its Grand Final has unfortunately been for the day suspended following the outbreak of a major fire at Wentworth's iconic West Course.  read more ...


Women’s British Open to Go Ahead Without Spectators

Confirming the return of major championship golf to the UK, the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open will still be held this year at Royal Troon in Scotland, but without fans, the R&A has confirmed, outlining the safety measures they plan to introduce. read more ...


So Yeon Ryu Makes Incredible Philanthropic Gesture

There were a couple of feel-good stories in golf that you may have missed. In America, Chris Kirk completed an emotional victory on the Korn Ferry Tour, following struggles with alcoholism and depression, while in South Korea, major champion So Yeon Ryu donated her entire winning cheque for $206,000 to COVID-19 relief funds. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Shot in Golf

What is the lowest round shot in golf? The first place to check are records on the professional tours. However, if you dig a little deeper, there have been several staggering 18-hole totals compiled beyond the glare of TV cameras. We take a look at the rounds that made history. read more ...


The Tour Events That Have Been Postponed or Cancelled

The Senior Open at Sunningdale is just the latest tour event that has been postponed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with many others cancelled. Golfshake's Derek Clements provides an update on the current situation, and the state of play for professional golf. read more ...


New Date Confirmed for Women's Golf Day

2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Women's Golf Day, but in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the event has adopted a new approach, bringing the industry together for a virtual WGD celebration on June 2nd, with the overall main global showpiece being moved to the 1st of September, providing there is clearance from the WHO and governing bodies. read more ...


What Tour Pros Are REALLY Doing to Fill the Void

Just like the rest of us, professional golfers are struggling to cope with being stuck at home - and are dealing with it in different ways. From Ian Poulter to Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald, many tour stars are coming up with creative methods to fill the void. read more ...


Alice Hewson Provides Light in Dark Times for Golf

We are living in strange times. None of us quite know how coronavirus is going to play out, but we do know that it has already had a huge impact upon all of our lives. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the crisis thus far, but reports on the breakthrough victory of Alice Hewson on the LET. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...



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