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Why is the 18th Hole So Hard?

Whether it be the pressure, stamina, or difficulty, there is something about 18th holes that many golfers find troublesome. We have studied thousands of tracked rounds, looked back at major disasters, and shared our own personal stories, to reflect on the mystery that is the final hole of the round. read more ...


Craziest Mistakes That Golfers Make

Eddie Pepperell was disqualified at the Turkish Airlines Open after literally running out of golf balls during his third round. Such a bizarre scenario got us thinking about some of the most unusual incidents, daft mistakes and mishaps that we have seen on tour. read more ...


Is There Any Point to the Presidents Cup?

This year's Presidents Cup is being played at the magnificent Royal Melbourne, with Ernie Els leading the International team against the United States led by playing captain Tiger Woods. Those ingredients sound exciting, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is not impressed by the event. read more ...


Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Kuchar returns to defend his title at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, where home favourite Abraham Ancer and Australia's Jason Day will be among the main contenders. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


McIlroy Wins Fourth Title of the Year in China

Rory McIlroy secured his fourth title of 2019 in dramatic fashion when he defeated defending champion Xander Schauffele in a playoff in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China. read more ...


PGA Tour Players Hate Slow Play And Are Still Intimidated by Tiger Woods

Anonymous surveys can often be a window into the minds of people. PGA Tour players were recently surveyed on a variety of topics, some more contentious than others. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the most interesting responses. read more ...


WGC-HSBC Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

China hosts the final World Golf Championship of the year, where Rory McIlroy is set to continue his chase of Brooks Koepka at the summit of the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the WGC HSBC Champions. read more ...


Wonderful Tiger Woods Writes Another Piece of History

Tiger Woods made history in Japan by winning the inaugural Zozo Championship, tying the 82 win record of Sam Snead on the PGA Tour, on his competitive return after knee surgery. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on yet another incredible achievement for the legendary American. read more ...


ZOZO Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour visits Japan for the first time at the inaugural ZOZO Championship, where Tiger Woods makes his return to competitive action alongside Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Shane Lowry, and Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clement look ahead to a star-studded event. read more ...


Matt Every Suspended From PGA Tour Due to Cannabis Use

Matt Every has become the seventh player on the PGA Tour to be banned for drug abuse. But Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why there is more to this story than meets the eye and the questions it raises. read more ...


Colsaerts Ends Title Drought And Secures Future With Dramatic Win

Nicolas Colsaerts won his first tournament in seven years at Le Golf National, securing his playing rights and, more importantly, his future, with a dramatic victory in the French Open. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this precious triumph for the popular Belgian. read more ...


Is Brooks Koepka Getting Too Big For His Boots?

World number one Brooks Koepka is becoming known for his candid remarks as much as he is for his great golf. This outspoken trend may divide opinion, but for Golfshake's Will Trinkwon, the American can still fit in his boots. Just about. read more ...


Koepka is Fast Becoming the Most Quotable Golfer on the Planet

Brooks Koepka is fearless on the golf course and with his comments to the press. Potential rival Rory McIlroy was just the latest target. While it may not be for everyone, Golfshake's Derek Clements is a fan of the outspoken nature of the world number one. read more ...


McIlroy vs Koepka: Who Will Win More Majors?

There has been much said about whether Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have an emerging rivalry, but if that was the case, who would come out the victor? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the dynamic between the two and makes his judgement. read more ...


CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour makes its annual stop in South Korea, where a formidable field has assembled, including Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Wonderful Wiesberger Completes Italian Job for Third Win of the Year

Bernd Wiesberger stunning resurgence from injury has continued with a brilliant victory at the Italian Open, his third win of the season on the European Tour, and second Rolex Series event. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's play. read more ...


Get Ready for DeChambeau to Become the Incredible Bulk

There has been a huge response to Bryson DeChambeau’s announcement that he plans to bulk up - modern parlance for putting on weight with a little help from an extensive work-out routine. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his unique take on the subject. read more ...


Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Ian Poulter secured a remarkable, dramatic victory, but now the Houston Open returns with a new place on the schedule, with the PGA Tour's new season continuing apace. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Rahm Reigns in Spain Again and Overtakes Seve

Jon Rahm returned to his homeland and successfully defended his Spanish Open title by five shots, in doing so beating the legendary Seve Ballesteros to a particular record. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's tour action. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

World number one Brooks Koepka makes his return to PGA Tour action at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Bryson DeChambeau defends his title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Emotional Champ Wins Safeway Open For His Dying Grandfather

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Cameron Champ completed his second PGA Tour victory at the Safeway Open. His grandfather, Mack, watched the win unfold from a hospice, knowing that he probably only has days to live. Derek Clements reflects on an emotional story in California. read more ...


10 Major Shocks in Golf

In Golf, like any sport, there are shocks. Players who seemingly have no right to do so, who have no pedigree, come from absolutely nowhere to win a major. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picked out ten of the biggest. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas leads the strongest field in the history of the Safeway Open, joined by the likes of Patrick Cantlay, Bryson Dechambeau, Francesco Molinari and Adam Scott, as well as Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Interesting Hobbies of Professional Golfers

What occupies the time of your favourite golfer away from the course? You may be surprised to hear that many of them have dedicated hobbies. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a look at some of the most notable examples. read more ...


The Smartest Professional Golfers

Do you need to be a genius to be a champion in golf? That's a lengthy debate, but there's no doubt that there are several extremely smart players on tour. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon picks out some of the most intelligent and witty. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new PGA Tour season continues with the Sanderson Farms Championship, where the big-hitting Cameron Champ defends his title. With many of the rookies on the circuit playing, this event is a great opportunity for a new player to make a breakthrough. read more ...


Sergio Garcia Claims Hard Fought Victory in the Netherlands

It had been a season of troubled headlines for Sergio Garcia, but the positive side of the Spainiard shone through as he won the 100th KLM Open in Amsterdam, while on the PGA Tour, a 20-year-old became one of the youngest players to win in modern history. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


10 of the Best (or Worst) Golf Crowd Shouts

Shouts from the crowd have become increasingly common during golf tournaments, much to the chagrin of many. But what are the origins of these chants, and which are the most imaginative? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon delves beyond the noise. read more ...


The Greenbrier Preview, Picks & Analysis

Believe it or not, but the new PGA Tour season begins this week at The Greenbrier, where Kevin Na defends the title. Included among an exciting group of rookies on the circuit, England's Tom Lewis will be hoping to build a second career in the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. 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 10 Longest Putts Ever Holed

Length is something in golf that we usually associate with drives, not putts, but there have been many ridiculously long effort holed on the greens. Just to prove what is possible, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has discovered ten of the longest in history. read more ...


Reviewing the 2019 PGA Tour Season

Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, competing a PGA Tour season packed with stories. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they lucked out with several of them, as he explains in his review as the dust settles on the past campaign. read more ...


Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect

It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. 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 ...


Rory McIlroy Completes Sparkling PGA Tour Season With FedEx Cup Win

Rory McIlroy completed his PGA Tour season in lucrative style by seeing off Brooks Koepka to shoot a final round of 66 and win the Tour Championship to claim the FedEx Cup and its $15m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's latest achievement. read more ...


What Do You Make of it So Far?

Thirty of the world's leading players are competing in the Tour Championship at East Lake, battling for the FedEx Cup and $15m bonus, but the new format has been the story, something that Golfshake's Derek Clements is struggling with. 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 ...


PGA Tour Must Get a Move on to Stamp Out Slow Play

The European Tour has revealed its new plan to tackle slow play, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is unconvinced by some of it. He takes a closer look at the issue and demands that the PGA Tour do more to address the subject. read more ...


The Best Putters on the PGA Tour

Strokes Gained Putting is a useful method to determine the consistent success of a golfer on the greens. We have looked at the existing statistical data that goes back to 2004 on the PGA Tour to see which players are the best performers with the putter in hand. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following his spectacular victory at Medinah, Justin Thomas leads the FedEx Cup and holds the critical advantage over the other 29 players in the field, at the Tour Championship at East Lake. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the finale and the new, unique format that is set to divide opinion this week. read more ...


Stephanie Meadow is Perfect Winner of Historic Event at Galgorm Castle

It was a dramatic and historic final day at Galgorm Castle Golf Club with local favourite Stephanie Meadow and England's Jack Senior winning the respective women's and men's titles at the inaugural ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management. read more ...


No Doubting Thomas as Medinah Wins Puts Him in Driving Seat

Justin Thomas secured his 10th PGA Tour title - and his first of 2019 - with a final round of 68 at the BMW Championship at Medinah to finish at 25 under par. But it places the American at the summit of the FedEx Cup standings, giving him an advantage for this week's lucrative finale. read more ...


The 10 Longest Drives of All Time

Every golfer knows the satisfaction that comes from launching a really HUGE drive. Whatever the length of your longest hit, however, we’re willing to bet that it comes short of the following long drives. Will Trinkwon picks out ten of the longest of all-time.    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 ...


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