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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 ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to beautiful Sea Island for the RSM Classic, which is the last event on the schedule this year. Austin Cook defends the title, but this is a great chance for lesser known names to secure an early season victory. read more ...


Lee Westwood Rolls Back the Years to Win at Sun City

Former world number one Lee Westwood has rejuvenated his career with a spectacular performance in South Africa. He produced a brilliant final round of 64 to overhaul Sergio Garcia and win the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City. It was his first victory in four years. read more ...


Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads down south to Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic, with Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler in the field looking to secure their first victories of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses their chances. read more ...


Sweet Smell of Success for Justin Rose after Title Defence in Turkey

Justin Rose reclaimed his position at the top of the world rankings when he successfully defended the Turkish Airlines Open. He defeated China’s Li Haotong in a playoff. While over on the PGA Tour, Bryson DeChambeau won for the fourth time this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend. 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 ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Patrick Cantlay is defending his title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with Jordan Spieth making a notable appearance in the field as he looks to secure his first victory of the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Finau Pipped at the Post by Schauffele in China as Champ Secures First Win

Impressive Xander Schauffele held off Tony Finau to win the WGC HSBC Champions in China, while widely touted Cameron Champ lived up to his name by securing his maiden PGA Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on an impressive weekend for American players. read more ...


WGC HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose's incredible year began 12 months ago when he triumphed in the WGC HSBC Champions, taking advantage of Dustin Johnson's collapse. Now back to defend the title, the Englishman faces most of the game's elite, as the Race to Dubai finale approaches. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the last World Golf Championship of the year. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The world's elite golfers are in China for the World Golf Championship, but the regular PGA Tour returns to America for the Sanderson Farms Championship, where Ryan Armour defends, as several names are looking to reboot their careers in the early season.  read more ...


Koepka on Top of the World after Victory in Korea

Brooks Koepka capped an unbelievable season when he recorded a final round of 64 to win the CJ Cup in South Korea - in the process, he became the new World No 1. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest stunning achievement from the American. read more ...


Tiger Wants to be Playing Captain at Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods has surpassed expectations in his comeback by contending in majors, playing in the Ryder Cup, and winning the Tour Championship. As captain of the USA at the Presidents Cup in 2019, he is intrigued by the possibility of combining that role with playing, emulating Hale Irwin in 1994. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Johnny Miller to Hand Over the Microphone to Paul Azinger

Johnny Miller, the two-time major champion who redefined golf commentary on American television, is to retire early next year, and is expected to be replaced by Paul Azinger. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this ending of an era. read more ...


CJ Cup at Nine Bridges Preview, Picks & Analysis

A stellar field assembles in South Korea for the $9.5m CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, where Justin Thomas will be defending his title. It is only the second staging of the tournament and features an elite field of 78, with no halfway cut, including the likes of Brooks Koepka and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to it. read more ...


Pepperell is the Master of all he Surveys at Walton Heath

Two years after losing his tour card, Eddie Pepperell's breakthrough season continues in sparkling fashion on the European Tour, after the Englishman won the British Masters at Walton Heath. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this latest success for the 27-year-old. read more ...


Don't Blame the Golf Course Phil

Following his disappointing performance at the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson took aim at the setup of Le Golf National, bemoaning the apparently narrow fairways and thick rough that didn't suit his game. Golfshake's Derek Clements responds to the five-time major champion's critique. read more ...


The Youngsters with Stars in their Eyes and the Guys Who Wish they Still Did

The new season on the PGA Tour is here, while the European Tour's campaign is approaching its end. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the contrasting fresh names on the American circuit, and those battling to save their cards in Europe. read more ...


CIMB Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour has headed overseas for the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Justin Thomas has won this event twice, and his back looking for a third triumph after his impressive display at the Ryder Cup. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the limited field event. read more ...


Lucas Bjerregard Takes Advantage of Hatton’s Slip to Win at St Andrews

Tyrrell Hatton came up a shot short in his attempt to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for an unprecedented third year on the trot as Lucas Bjerregaard produced a brilliant round of 67 on the Old Course at St Andrews to win his second European Tour title. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Believe it or not, the new PGA Tour season begins this week at the Safeway Open. Brendan Steele has won this event during the past two years, and will be hoping to complete a unique treble. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the 2018/19 opener. read more ...


The Greatest Comebacks in Sport

Tiger Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in history by winning the Tour Championship, but where does it rank with the greatest in sport? Golfshake's Derek Clements places it alongside a variety of different extraordinary stories and events. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #31: Ryder Cup Preview, Tiger's Incredible Comeback

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joins Kieran Clark on the Golfshake Podcast to discuss the incredible scenes as Tiger Woods claimed an incredible comeback victory at the Tour Championship, and they look forward to this week's Ryder Cup. read more ...


Tiger Completes Fairytale Comeback with Victory in Tour Championship

Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest individual comebacks in sport when he produced a final round of 71 to win The Tour Championship at East Lake, his first victory in five years and surely the most satisfying of his remarkable career. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an incredible weekend. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour and FedEx Cup reaches its conclusion at the Tour Championship, with Bryson DeChambeau heading the race for the incredible $10m prize, but knowing that victory at East Lake is the only guarantee of success. Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau also have their fate in their own hands. read more ...


Justin Rose Misses Out on Title But is on Top of the World

Justin Rose lost the BMW Championship after a playoff with Keegan Bradley but still did enough to overtake Dustin Johnson at the top of the world rankings. The Englishman also moved up to second place in the FedEx rankings with just the Tour Championship to come. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs are beginning to get serious, with the leading 70 players in the standings heading to the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club. Bryson DeChambeau is looking to continue his amazing run of form, but an elite field will be hoping to claim a victory of their own. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the third Playoff. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Continues Extraordinary Run of Form in FedEx Cup Playoffs

Bryson DeChambeau continued his extraordinary run of form by winning his second successive FedEx Cup event and tightening his grip at the top of the playoff standings with Ryder Cup wild card picks looming. read more ...


Dell Technologies Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

AND then there were 100.  Yet another stellar cast head for the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, the second event in the season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs with the top five in the standings having already committed to the tournament. read more ...


The Best of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf

The Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Match in Las Vegas has inspired memories of the exhibition and challenge matches that have been a huge part of golf history. We remember and share several of the classic encounters captured on the iconic Shell's Wonderful World of Golf series. read more ...


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 ...


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