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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 ...


Remembering Golf Legend Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, winner of 13 major championships and 82 titles on the LPGA Tour, has died at the age of 85. We take a look back at the remarkable career of a players who stands regarded as being the finest female golfer in history. read more ...


Ladies European Tour Announces Partnership With LPGA

Following years of uncertainty and a hugely challenging environment for women professionals in Europe, optimism has been restored after the long discussed joint venture partnership between the Ladies European Tour and LPGA was announced, furthering a shared vision to deliver improved opportunities in the game. read more ...


Hull Pipped by Kim After Brilliant Finish to LPGA Tour Championship

Charley Hull produced a brilliant final day charge to come within a whisker of winning the LPGA Tour Championship, finishing one shot behind Kim Sei-young, who holed a 25-foot putt on the 18th to secure the title and $1.5m first prize. read more ...


Pro Golfer Penalised 58 Strokes in Senior Event

It pays to know the rules. Such was the fate of Lee Ann Walker during the Senior LPGA Championship, who was penalised a staggering 58 strokes over two rounds after being found unaware of a key change made to the laws of the game.  read more ...


The Best Birth Years for Golfers

Throughout the history of the game, the greatest players have been united by their immense ability and considerable success, but it may come as a surprise when you look closer and notice how many were born in the same year. Here are some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...


10 of the Worst Missed Putts in Golf History

If you're squeamish about cataclysmically poor putting, look away now. If you think you can handle it, Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the worst missed putts of all time, moments that these players would love to forget. read more ...


10 of the Biggest Putts in Golf History

Could hole a ten footer with everything on the line? Will Trinkwon has picked out ten of the biggest putts in golf history, moments that demanded immense strength and will under pressure, each with magnified importance, often the difference between winning and losing. read more ...


How You Compare to the Best Putters on Tour

How good are you on the greens? We have taken a closer look at putting stats on the PGA, European, LPGA and Champions Tours, comparing with the tracking data of regular golfers on Golfshake, to see how each group matches up across various levels. read more ...


12 of the Most Impressive Rounds in Golf

There have been many great rounds of golf played in the history of the sport – some because of the lowness of the scores, some because of the circumstances in which they were played in: all of them exceptional. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at 12 of the most impressive. read more ...


Japan's Hinako Shibuno Completes Spectacular Tale at Woburn

Known as the 'Smiling Cinderella' back home, Japan's Hinako Shibuno produced the most stunning of fairytales to birdie the final hole and win the Women's British Open at Woburn. read more ...


5 Reasons Why You Should Watch More Women’s Golf

The Women’s British Open has been gracing TV screens and offered a top-quality golf viewing experience. But, across the board, female golf still gets less traffic than its male counterpart. But Will Trinkwon explains what you are missing, and why you should be watching more. read more ...


The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake

From legendary championship links courses to heathland classics and resort gems, the Women's British Open has been played at a rich variety of venues. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Five to Watch at the Women's British Open

144 players are in the field at the Women's British Open with many notable names hitting their peak in time for the championship. We have picked out five that you should pay attention to this week at Woburn. read more ...


Women's British Open Preview

The Women's British Open returns to Woburn's acclaimed Marquees' Course for an 11th occasion, marking a fresh new era for the championship in its 43rd year under the banner of AIG, following a successful tenure with Ricoh, concluding a hectic season of majors in golf.  read more ...


Jin Young Ko Secures Second Major Title of Season at Evian

Poor weather was a factor at the Evian Championships, as were questions about the condition of the golf course, but that didn't stop Jin Young Ko from winning her second major title of the season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the South Korean's latest victory. read more ...


Australia's Hannah Green Wins Women's PGA Championship

During its lengthy connection with major golf, Hazeltine National has crowned many a seemingly unlikely breakthrough winner, from Sandra Spuzich at the 1966 U.S Women's Open to Rich Beem and Y.E. Yang, but Hannah Green's emotional and brilliant triumph in the Women's PGA Championship may have been the most unexpected of them all.  read more ...


Women's PGA Championship Preview

Hazeltine National Golf Club has played host to many of the game's most prestigious events, from the Ryder Cup to the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, with a new chapter being etched this week in Minnesota as the Women's PGA Championship comes to town. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to the third women's major of the season. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Eagles Final Hole to Win LPGA Tour Event

Last week, Lexi Thompson was a joint-runner up behind Jeongeun Lee6 in the US. Women's Open, but seven days later the roles were reversed, with the American holing a 20-foot putt for eagle on the last to secure her 11th LPGA Tour victory. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back on a dramatic finish. read more ...


Magnificent Cantlay Produces Spectacular Final Round to Win at Jack's Place

Patrick Cantlay shot a spectacular final round of 64 to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, receiving that coveted handshake from Jack Nicklaus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the American's triumph, in addition to recaps of the European Tour and U.S. Women's Open. read more ...


Charley Hull Joins TaylorMade's Tour Staff

Ahead of the U.S. Women's Open, TaylorMade Golf has confirmed that English Solheim Cup star Charley Hull has signed with the brand and will feature much of their latest equipment in her bag. read more ...


U.S. Women's Open Preview

The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest and arguably most prestigious of the LPGA Tour's major championships. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the potential contenders for this significant title and record prize fund. read more ...


Conners Proves Dreams Can Come True as Kupcho Wows Augusta

It was a memorable weekend across the game. Corey Conners made it through Monday Qualifying to astonishingly win the Valero Texas Open, while Jennifer Kupcho wowed the gallery and made history at Augusta National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable few days in golf. read more ...


Ko Jin-young is the First Major Champion of 2019

Ko Jin-young won the ANA Inspiration to become the first major champion of 2019, joining a rich group of players from South Korea who have tasted success in the biggest events. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on an emotional triumph at Mission Hills in California. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Founder Comments on Buzz Around Women's Game

The spotlight is on women's golf this week with three exciting tournaments making headlines, and the founder of Women's Golf Day (WGD) Elisa Gaudet believes this can be a pivotal moment for the game. read more ...


Spotlight on a Major Week for Women's Golf

Golf is looking ahead to The Masters, but the spotlight is being shone on the women's game this week, with the ANA Inspiration, Jordan Mixed Open, and inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur set to make headlines. Emma Ballard explains why we should pay attention to these events. read more ...


ANA Inspiration Preview

It's time for the year's first major championship, the ANA Inspiration. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the event from Mission Hills in California, picking out some of the main contenders to keep an eye on throughout the week. read more ...


HSBC Women's Championship Showcases Sentosa Golf Club

This week's HSBC Women's Championship boasts a spectacular field on the LPGA Tour, and showcases the impressive and widely acclaimed Sentosa Golf Club, a venue that is drawing many visitors to Singapore. read more ...


All Men's and Women's Majors to be Broadcast on Sky Sports in 2019

GOLFTV may threaten Sky Sports Golf in future, but for now the satellite broadcaster has regained its grip on the game's most prestigious events, following the announcement that all four men's majors will be shown in 2019. read more ...


Scotland's David Law Claims Maiden European Tour Victory in Australia

Scotland's David Law transformed his career with a spectacular maiden victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, making eagle on the 72nd hole to secure this life-changing triumph in just his fifth event as a European Tour member. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this impressive early season success. read more ...


Youngest Golfers to Play in Professional Tournaments

The story of 14-year-old Chinese golfer Kuang Yang qualifying for the Volvo China Open has rekindled memories of past teenagers who emerged onto the professional stage at a remarkably young age. We take a look back at some of the most notable examples of kids playing on tour. read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview, Picks & Analysis

24 golfers have been paired together for the QBE Shootout, including a team of Tony Finau and Lexi Thompson, which is a fun and lucrative exhibition to complete the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the partnerships. read more ...


Heartwarming Comeback Stories in Golf Lead to Tears of Joy

We have seen a series of heartwarming comeback victories in recent weeks across the professional game, with emotional triumphs for Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Danny Willett, Charles Howell III and Lexi Thompson. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look the significance of each of them. read more ...


When Caddying Becomes a Family Affair

Lee Westwood secured his first victory in four years with his partner, Helen Storey, caddying, having recently had his son Sam on the bag. There have been many examples of professionals employing a friend or family member. We take a look at some of the most notable golfers to have done so. read more ...


How Mind Games Can Threaten Lives and Careers

Lexi Thompson has recently shared her struggles with mental health and body image issues. It's the latest example of an elite sportsperson facing these difficulties. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at some of the stories across professional golf and other sports that have highlighted the subject. read more ...


Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018. 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 ...