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Charles Schwab Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Rose returns to the magnificent Colonial Country Club to defend the newly titled Charles Schwab Challenge, facing a strong field that includes Jon Rahm, Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth and Ian Poulter. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to one of the PGA Tour's classic tournaments. read more ...


Sweden's Kinhult Wins Enthralling British Masters at Hillside

Large crowds turned out at Hillside to watch local boy and tournament host Tommy Fleetwood, but it was Sweden's Marcus Kinhult who stole the show, making birdie on the 72nd hole to win his maiden title on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a hugely entertaining event. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Submits European Tour Membership

Following months of doubt, it has been reported that Rory McIlroy has taken up membership of the European Tour, and will make appearances on the circuit this season, including in Scotland, Switzerland, and the BMW PGA at Wentworth. read more ...


AT&T Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka has headed to Texas before his defence of the PGA Championship, leading the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson, where Aaron Wise is defending the title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and analyses the main contenders. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jason Day defends the Wells Fargo Championship at the highly regarded Quail Hollow, but it's a favourite of many players, including twice-champion Rory McIlroy who is hoping to claim victory as he prepares to turn 30. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look through the strong field and analyses the main contenders. read more ...


Campillo Secures Maiden Victory at 229th Time of Asking

It has been a long time coming but Jorge Campillo finally ended his wait for a maiden European Tour win at the 229th time of asking with a two-shot victory at the Trophée Hassan II. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


Dustin Johnson's Struggle at Harbour Town Showcases Challenge of Winning

World number one Dustin Johnson struggled miserably on the back-nine of Harbour Town to lose the RBC Heritage, underlining that even the best have bad days at the worst moments. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the challenge of winning. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia have teamed up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where a collection of formidable partnerships will aim to take down defending champions Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this unique event on the PGA Tour schedule. read more ...


C.T. Pan Secures First PGA Tour Victory at Harbour Town

Chinese Taipei's C.T. Pan secured his first PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage at the magnificent Harbour Town, overcoming a formidable field to complete a remarkabke journey that now sees many other doors opened. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the triumph. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

Post Masters, the PGA Tour heads to stunning Hilton Head for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, one of the most renowned venues on the circuit. Always an enjoyable week, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this iconic and intriguing event. read more ...


Can the Modern Golf Swing Cause Injuries?

Does golf's modern, powerful swing cause back injuries? It's a subject that has generated much debate, but golf chiropractor Shane Lawlor has delved into the topic and explained why he doesn't believe the swing itself is to blame. read more ...


The 2019 Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the Masters, but who is going to achieve immortality at Augusta National? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the main storylines, the potential contenders, and what we can expect from this week. 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 ...


Opinion Divided Over Garcia and Kuchar Match Play Controversy

Perhaps the biggest story emerging from the WGC Match Play was the controversy between Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar, which has divided the game, but for Golfshake's Derek Clements, the responsibility ultimately rests with the Spaniard. read more ...


Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The clock is ticking down to The Masters, and many potential contenders for Augusta are playing this week in the Texas Open, including Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the final event before the showpiece down Magnolia Lane. read more ...


Kisner Wins Match Play on Day of Comeback Success for Gallacher and McDowell

It was a weekend of comebacks. Kevin Kisner triumphed in the WGC Match Play after suffering a crushing defeat in the final last year, while Stephen Gallacher and Graeme McDowell both rolled back the clock to reignite their careers. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the latest events. read more ...


Spectator Behaviour on PGA Tour is Getting Out of Hand

Spectator behaviour has long been a topic of conversation on the PGA Tour, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has reflected on recent incidents involving Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm which have illustrated that it remains a significant problem to be addressed. read more ...


European Challenge Looks Strong Ahead of Masters

With the Masters just around the corner, there is reason to be optimistic for potential European success at Augusta. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the form of Europe's Ryder Cup players, and contrasts that with the apparent slump of American stars. read more ...


WGC Dell Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bubba Watson defends the WGC Dell Match Play, where most of the game's biggest names will be making their final competitive appearances before the Masters. It's always an intriguing, difficult to predict week, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken a closer look at some of the main contenders. read more ...


Paul Casey Maintains European Run of Success on PGA Tour

Paul Casey is certainly ready for Augusta after successfully defending the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour, while Australia's Scott Hend won in Malaysia following a tournament finish that was scarecly believable. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


Rory in a Hurry to Speed Things Up

Rory McIlroy - renowned for his brisk pace - took the opportunity to have his say on the topic of slow play, and why so many of his fellow players on tour are taking so long to complete rounds, with many at The Players Championship taking over five hours. read more ...


Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Paul Casey won the Valspar Championship ahead of a resurgent Tiger Woods, ending a long title drought on the PGA Tour. 12 months on, the Englishman returns to defend against a formidable field that includes Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Innisbrook. read more ...


McIlroy Stages Big Finish to Land Players Championship

Following a season of near-misses, Rory McIlroy secured his biggest victory in years at TPC Sawgrass, producing a strong finish to win The Players Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thrilling Sunday, and what it could mean for the Northern Irishman ahead of The Masters. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at The Players Championship

The Players Championship boasts arguably the strongest field in golf, features the highest prize fund, and is presented on an iconic venue in TPC Sawgrass. There is a new date for this year, however, with the event switching to March from May, which could alter the nature of the course and potentially the likely contenders, but there are some worthy trends to pay attention to when it comes to identifying a winner. read more ...


10 to Watch at The Players

The Players Championship is one of the year's highlights, a strong field on what has become an iconic golf course, but identifying potential winners at Sawgrass is a challenge. Golfshake's Kieran Clark picks out ten names - some obvious, others less so - to keep an eye on this week. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The world's finest golfers have assembled at TPC Sawgrass for The Players Championship, which kicks off an exciting series of significant tournaments each month through to the summer. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the event's status, many of the thrilling finishes of the past, and which of the major names we can expect to contend this week. read more ...


Francesco Molinari Produces Brilliant Final Round to Win at Bay Hill

Open champion Francesco Molinari continued his dream run when he shot a brilliant final round of 64 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a magical Sunday for the Italian. read more ...


Golf Fans Transported in Arnold Palmer Experience at Bay Hill

Golf fans attending the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill have been engaging themselves with the life and experiences of the tournament's eponymous icon at the Arnold Palmer Experience, which has been created to celebrate his legacy. read more ...


Tour Players Turn Against Governing Bodies Over New Rules

We now be in March, but the debate around the news of golf rumbles on, with Justin Thomas being the most outspoken of the leading players against the changes, leading to an embarrassing exchange with the USGA on Twitter. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the controversy. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy defends the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, a year removed from his spectacular final round of 64 that secured the title at this event, which always draws a striking field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's tournament. read more ...


Kitayama Kicks Up a Storm in the Desert

Many of the game's biggest names may have taken the week off, but there was entertainment to be had on the European and PGA Tours, as Kurt Kitayama and Keith Mitchell secured dramatic victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


New Rule is Driving Top Professionals to Distraction

Much has been said about golf's new rules, but one in particular - dropping the ball from knee height - has been a been frequently criticised by the game's best players, many of whom are forgetting to adapt during these early stages.  read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour kicks off the Florida Swing at the Honda Classic, where Justin Thomas defends the title, once again facing the dreaded Bear Trap. Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott are featured in the field and look set to contend. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the chances of those big names. read more ...


Dominant Dustin Johnson Lands 20th PGA Tour Title of Career at WGC

American Dustin Johnson claimed the 20th PGA Tour title of his career with a five-shot victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship, seeing off a determined challenge from Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in the process. Golfshake's Derek Clements on a memorable four days of spectacular golf. read more ...


Criticism of Rory Misses the Point

Scheduling his preparations for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he won't play the Irish Open, the event he rebuilt as host, a decision that drew criticism by some, a situation that Golfshake's Derek Clements believes to be unfair and misses the point widely. read more ...


Slow Play Rules Exist on the PGA Tour

JB Holmes' winning performance at the Genesis Open at Riviera drew widespread criticism due to his pace of play, which has led to debate about what can be done. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, slow play guidlines and rules already exist on the PGA Tour but are not enforced. read more ...


What Has Happened to Jordan Spieth?

Jordan Spieth has shown flashes of his best form, but has struggled during the weekends, most recently shooting 81 at Riviera. It's a worrying trend, but what is behind it? Journalist Josh Lees takes a closer look at the facts. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at the WGC Mexico Championship

This week's WGC Mexico Championship could be viewed as an especially difficult event to predict, but despite its frequent venue changes, there are key trends to pay attention to when it comes to identifying a potential winner. read more ...


Players Like JB Holmes Are Killing Golf

JB Holmes won the Genesis Open at Riviera, but the main talking point emerging was the pace of his play, which contributed to the final group taking two hours and 45 minutes to play nine holes. Golfshake's Derek Clements is scathing about Holmes and other slow play offenders on tour, declaring that action is needed otherwise golf will become unwatchable. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Resurgent veteran Phil Mickelson defends the first World Golf Championship of the year in Mexico at Chapultepec Golf Club, which is a venue that has delivered exciting finishes in recent years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the biggest event of the season to date. read more ...


Top Professionals Have Been Saying Sorry Lately

Usually, it's the quality of their golf that makes headlines, but Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar have recently become embroiled in contrasting controversies, with both now apologising. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on each tale of contrition. read more ...


Elementary for JB Holmes as Justin Thomas Falters at Riviera

The former world number one Justin Thomas had looked set to win the weather-affected Genesis Open at Riviera, but his advantage slipped away during the final round, opening the door for J.B Holmes to take advantage. Golfshake's Derke Clements reflects on the weekend's action on the PGA and European Tours. 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 ...


10 Best PGA Tour Events to Watch

There so many tournaments on TV, but some do stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons. Excluding the Majors and World Golf Championships, Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has picked out ten tournaments from the game’s most lucrative tour that he always looks forward to. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Career By Numbers

Approaching his 30th birthday, Rory McIlroy has now been a professional for over a decade. We delved into the numbers to review Rory's key statistics on the PGA Tour since his first season, to see what has changed, where he stands, and how that has correlated with success. read more ...


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