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Statistical Performance Leaders on the PGA Tour

Incredibly, the regular PGA Tour season has been completed, and the FedEx Cup Playoffs are under way. We have taken a look at the main statistical categories on the PGA Tour this yearand identified the players who are leading the way. read more ...


Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin with the Northern Trust as the leading golfers on the PGA Tour enter the lucrative final series of events, leading to the Tour Championship and the $10m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this week, and the players hoping to make a significant run for the prize. 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 ...


The Sights and Sounds from Tiger's Run at the PGA

Tiger Woods electrified the huge crowds at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a resurgent and thrilling Sunday charge at the Wanamaker Trophy in the PGA Championship. We relive the sights and sounds from a sensory experience. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview & Picks

Henrik Stenson defends the title at the Wyndham Championship, the final regular PGA Tour event of the season, before the FedEx Cup Playoffs get under way. There are Ryder Cup implications too. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the tournament from Greensboro. 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 ...


Justin Thomas Cruises to Victory at Firestone

Justin Thomas warmed up for his defence at the PGA Championship by winning the final WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, completing an assured and comfortable performance to finish four ahead of the field. Derek Clements has the recap. read more ...


Smylie Kaufman Ends Toughest 18 Months of his Golf Life

Smylie Kaufman was among the new crop of gifted young Americans, winning on the PGA Tour at the age of 23 and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, but after enduring the most difficult of seasons, he has taken a step back due to injury. 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 ...


Tiger's Incredible Record at Firestone

The WGC Bridgestone Invitational is being held at Firestone Country Club for a final time, with eight-time winner Tiger Woods part of the field. We take a look back at his victories at the venue dating back to 1999. read more ...


Ranking Dustin Johnson's Career To Date

The Canadian Open was Dustin Johnson's 19th on the PGA Tour, placing him with exulted company. The world number one has achieved much to date, perhaps more than most realise. We look at where his record to date stands with the biggest names. 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 ...


Canadian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following a missed cut at the Open Championship, Dustin Johnson has headed back across the Atlantic to compete in the Canadian Open, one of the PGA Tour's most historic events. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his Preview & Picks. read more ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the PGA Tour's last stop before the Open Championship, and Bryson DeChambeau defends his title at the John Deere Classic. The unique American is coming of age on the circuit, and is becoming among the most likely winners in the world. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event. 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 ...


Greenbrier Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Phil Mickelson is a late entry into the Greenbrier Classic, and will be hoping to find some form ahead of his upcoming fortnight in Scotland, highlighted by the Open at Carnoustie. Bubba Watson is also a threat. Derek Clements picks out the likely contenders. read more ...


Tiger Woods Comeback - Half-Term Report

Six months into his comeback on the PGA Tour, Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the year of Tiger Woods, and reflects on the results and performances he has produced ahead of the Open at Carnoustie. 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 ...


Quicken Loans National Preview, Picks & Analysis

TIGER WOODS will be the star attraction as Kyle Stanley defends his Quicken Loans National title at TPC Potomac. And while the 14-time major champion’s appearance is bound to create quite a stir, the 42-year-old will not need anybody to tell him that it is about time he got it done this season. 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 ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following missed cuts at the US Open, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will be hoping to recover their form at the Travelers Championship, which the Texan won in dramatic fashion last week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an important event for both, as we count down towards The Open at Carnoustie. read more ...


Four of The Best Tiger Woods PGA Tour Games

The PGA Tour has announced a new video game partnership with HB Studios, ending its long association with EA Sports. Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a nostalgic look back at the Tiger Woods PGA Tour games, and picks his favourites. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


FedEx St Jude Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Ahead of the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour stops at TPC Southwind for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Daniel Berger returns to defend his title, but many will be looking to see the form of Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson before Shinnecock Hills. 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 ...


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 ...


The Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

The US Open fast approaching, a star-studded field has gathered at Muirfield Village for Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament. Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jason Day are just some of the names involved. It promises to be a spectacular week, and Derek Clements has analysed the main contenders and talking points. 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 ...


Fort Worth Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to historic Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth Invitational. Jordan Spieth is a former champion here, and will be looking to secure another victory. But he will have to overcome a strong field. Derek Clements has the Preview. read more ...


Wise Head on Young Shoulders Secures Maiden Title at Byron Nelson

Impressive young star Aaron Wise secured his first victory on the PGA Tour at the Byron Nelson, while Adrian Otaegui won the unique Belgian Knockout on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


The Players Championship Should not be Regarded as a Major Test

The Players Championship is among the most prestigious events on tour, and questions have consistently been asked about whether it should be regarded as a major. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe so, and the reasons for that start with TPC Sawgrass itself. read more ...


Remembering 16-year-old Jordan Spieth's Debut at Byron Nelson

Reigning Open champion, Jordan Spieth made his debut on the PGA Tour aged 16 at the Byron Nelson in 2010. Contending that week, and leaving a major impression, Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the beginning of Spieth's legend. read more ...


Justin Thomas Replaces DJ as World Number One

There were two winners at TPC Sawgrass at the weekend. One of them was, of course, Webb Simpson, who won the Players Championship by four shots, beating a world-class field in the process. The other is Justin Thomas, who finally achieved the World No. 1 status. read more ...


Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Billy Horschel is defending the title at the historic Byron Nelson on the PGA Tour, but the likes of Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar will provide a strong challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club. read more ...


Webb Simpson Dominates Players Championship at Sawgrass

Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson produced a superb and dominant performance to triumph at TPC Sawgras, winning the Players Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the main talking points of the week. read more ...


The Shropshire Scot Who Conquered Sawgrass

Among many achievements, Sandy Lyle was the first European and remains the only British golfer to have won The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the legacy of the Shropshire Scot who conquered the golf world. read more ...


Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Players Championship is one of the prestigious events in the game - with arguably the strongest field of the year - and is played on the now iconic TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what has the potential to be a highlight of the year. read more ...


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