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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 ...


Ricoh Women's British Open Preview

Charley Hull heads the home challenge as a world-class field prepares to tackle Royal Lytham with the Women's British Open tile at stake, including Ladies Scottish Open winner Ariya Jutanugarn. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead fo the event at Royal Lytham & St Annes. read more ...


Sei Young Kim Destroys LPGA Tour Scoring Record with Nine-Shot Victory

Sei Young Kim destroyed the LPGA Tour scoring record when she won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic with a staggering total of 257 - 31 under par. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps an extraordinary, historic performance. read more ...


Maguire Sisters Turn Pro and Sign with Niall Horan's Modest! Golf

The talented Maguire sisters from Ireland - Leona and Lisa - have turned professional under the banner of Modest! Golf, the management company established by Niall Horan and the Modest! Management Group. read more ...


Brittany Lincicome Invited to Compete in PGA Tour Event

Two-time major champion Brittany Lincicome has accepted an invitation to compete in the PGA Tour's upcoming Barbasol Championship, becoming just the fifth female golfer in history to appear on the circuit, following in the footsteps of Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie. read more ...


Ariya Jutanugarn Wins Dramatic US Women's Open

The 73rd U.S. Women's Open had appeared to be a procession of brilliance from Ariya Jutanugarn, who was seven shots clear of the field during the final round at Shoal Creek, only to collapse down the stretch, before rebounding from that with a thrilling victory in a playoff over Hyo Joo Kim to win the oldest and most lucrative major on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


10 Major Contenders at the U.S. Women's Open

The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest and most lucrative of the majors on the LPGA Tour, and will be played at Shoal Creek in Alabama. But who is going to secure this historic title? Here are ten major contenders to look out for. read more ...


Lydia Ko Secures Emotional First LPGA Title in Two Years

It was a 21st birthday to celebrate, as Lydia Ko carried on the positive vibes of that milestone to secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour since 2016 at the Mediheal Championship in California. read more ...


Great Moments at the ANA Inspiration

The ANA Inspiration is the first major on the golf calendar, and it retains a unique place within the history of the women's golf. We take a look back some of the greatest moments, as the best of the LPGA return to Mission Hills for the showpiece. read more ...


Dame Laura Davies Turns Back the Clock on LPGA Tour

Dame Laura Davies is deservedly regarded as being among the finest golfers that Britain has produced, and it was thrilling to watch her recapture that form at the Founders Cup, where she was battling to become the oldest winner on the LPGA Tour. read more ...


Greatest Women's Major Golf Champions in History

Golfers are immortalised and defined by their success in major championships, the events with the strongest fields and most historical significance. We look back at the most prolific major champions in the history of women's golf. read more ...


Anna Nordqvist Secures Second Major Title at Evian

Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist secured her second major title at the weather-shortened Evian Championship, overcoming the largely unheralded American Brittany Altomare in a playoff. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Milks the Applause after Second Title of Season

Lexi Thompson has had a memorable season - from the crushing disappointment of a rules violation at the ANA Inspiration, to Solheim Cup success. She has now become the first American to claim multiple titles ths year after a four-shot victory. read more ...


Remarkable Stacy Lewis Donates Prize Money to Houston Relief Fund

Stacy Lewis picked up her first LPGA Tour victory in three years at the Portland Classic, but that fact was overshadowed by the American’s remarkable gesture of donating her entire prize money – all $195,000 of it – to the relief fund for victims of Storm Harvey in her hometown of Houston. read more ...


Dame Laura Davies Qualifies for 37th Women's British Open

Dame Laura Davies secured her place in the Women's British Open for a record 37th occasion following a dramatic day of final qualifying at the Castle Course, St. Andrews. The 1986 champion survived a remarkable 14-player playoff, with 11 remaining places available into the season's final major at the spectacular Kingsbarns Golf Links read more ...


Lee Keeps Her Cool as Webb Throws Away Two-Shot Lead at Dundonald

Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea shot a six-under-par 66 to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open by a stroke from Australian Karrie Webb and compatriot Mi Jung Hur on a dramatic final day at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire. read more ...


Twitter Vote Determines LPGA Tour Exemption

The LPGA's upcoming ShopRite Classic has sought to generate interest in the event by opening up its final sponsor exemption to a public vote on Twitter, with Susana Benavides, Sharmila Nicollet, Blair O'Neal and Scotland's Carly Booth the four contenders in the poll that will complete the field in next month's tournament. read more ...


Lexi Thompson Rules Controversy Defines LPGA Major

The first LPGA major of the season - the ANA Inspiration - was clouded by controversy after leader Lexi Thompson was retrospectively handed a four-stroke penalty midway through the final round, after an incident from the previous day had been raised by a viewer at home. read more ...


Germany's Caroline Masson Secures Maiden LPGA Title Wearing Galvin Green

Germany's Caroline Masson secured her maiden LPGA Tour victory at the weekend, with the 27-year-old Team Galvin Green player claiming the Manulife LPGA Classic title by one-shot at Whistle Bear Golf Club, Ontario, Canada. read more ...


Rolex Continues to Promote Excellence with Evian Championship

Lydia Ko is set to make her return to the Evian Championship, and the New Zealander is proud of her connection with Rolex, who are continuing their partnership with the year's final major. read more ...


Tour Wrap-Up: Tiger turns the corner

It was yet another eventful week in the world of professional golf. Tiger eventually made a cut, Inbee Park turned it on at Turnberry, Troy Merritt won in the US and Aphibarnrat held firm to win in Scotland.  read more ...


Lydia KO world no.1 a just seventeen years old!

When the women's world rankings were published on Monday morning, the player at the top of the pile was Lydia Ko, the South Korean-born New Zealander.  read more ...


Kim Claims Evian Championship Title with Final Hole Birdie

19 year old Korean Hyo-Joo Kim secured the 5th and final Major of the year in the Evian Championship with a nerve tingling putt on the 18th to record a birdie and put the pressure on Australia's Karrie Webb who needed a par to force a play-off. read more ...


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