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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 ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to revered Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, where an impressive field has gathered. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and Tiger Woods are just some of the names in attendance. How good is that? Golfshake's Derek Clements tells you more about it. read more ...


Patrick Reed Apologised to Ryder Cup Teammates

Brooks Koepka has been tackling some difficult questions, including the aftermath of the Ryder Cup, which saw a reported fight with close friend Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed's apparent comments causing controversy. The three-time major championa addressed both subjects. read more ...


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson has jetted back across to the United States for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he joins a field that includes Tommy Fleetwood and Phil Mickelson. It's a unique event in striking surrounds, and will showcase the famous course before June's US Open. read more ...


Rickie Fowler Survives Sunday Drama to Claim Phoenix Title

Hugely popular Rickie Fowler finally managed be secure victory in the Phoenix Open, but it was a dramatic, rollercoaster of a Sunday, as he claimed a fifth title on the PGA Tour, hours after former world number one Dustin Johnson triumphed on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's events. read more ...


Slow Play is the Rules Issue that Needs Addressing on Tour

Despite the new Rules of Golf creating debate, for Golfshake's Derek Clements, slow play remains the main issue that hasn't been effectively tackled on tour. He reports on the contrasting perspectives of Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. read more ...


Holes in One on the 16th Hole at the Phoenix Open

The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open is a unique, atmospheric and raucus setting, placing added pressure on the players, but it's a scene that has been electrified by holes-in-one through the years. We take a look back at them. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Loud and brash, there is nothing else in golf quite like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where hundreds of thousands of spectators will create a lively atmosphere. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that features names like Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson. read more ...


Justin Rose Enjoys Sweet Smell of Success at Torrey Pines

World number one Justin Rose held off the challenge of Adam Scott to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, while Bryson DeChambeau dominated in Dubai to continue his spectacular run of form. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on victories for two of the game's most accomplished players. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods will make his first appearance of the year, alongside a field that includes Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Jason Day. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a blockbuster event. read more ...


Tour Rookie Adam Long Upsets Mickelson to Secure Life Changing Victory

Attention was on Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin as they battled for the Desert Classic title, but it was rookie Adam Long who held his nerve under the pressure to shock the favourites at claim an unexpected and life changing victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a remarkable triumph. read more ...


10 Feuds, Spats and Petty Disagreements on Tour

Golf is generally regarded as being a sport that is played by people of both sexes who know how to behave themselves. However, there have been notable exceptions when petty spats and disagreements took over. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten of them. read more ...


Have the Rule Makers Dropped a Clanger?

Golf's new rules weren't going to please everyone, and one in particularly has many top professionals talking, specifically the fact that the drops will have to be taken from knee height. Golfshake's Derek Clements asks, have the rule makers dropped a clanger? read more ...


Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm is back to defend the Desert Classic - the old Bob Hope tournament - on the PGA Tour, as he embarks on the next stage of what he hopes to be a spectacular year, while veteran Phil Mickelson will be hoping that his golf makes the headlines in California. Derek Clements looks ahead to an event with considerable history. read more ...


All of a Sudden Matt Kuchar Can't Stop Winning Again

Matt Kuchar has continued his resurgence in form after securing his second victory of the PGA Tour season at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this triumph and the 40-year-old's ambitions going forward. read more ...


What do the Statistics Tell us About Rory McIlroy?

Rory McIlroy turns 30 in 2019. It is almost five years since the most recent of his four major championship victories, but has anything changed in his game? Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken a look through the Northern Irishman's key stats on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour moves onto Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open, where Patton Kizzire defends the title. Former champion Justin Thomas is playing, as is three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, who is seeking an improved year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Brilliant Schauffele Wins in Hawaii but it's More Sunday Disappointment for Rory

Xander Schauffele shot a remarkable final round of 62 to pip Gary Woodland to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Hawaii, but it was a disappointing Sunday for Rory McIlroy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the first event of the year. read more ...


Titleist to Sponsor PGA Tour Coverage on Sky Sports Golf in 2019

The PGA Tour has just resumed for 2019 on Sky Sports Golf, ushering a fresh era of sponsorship from Titleist, who have backed the channel's coverage of those regular season tournaments and the prestigious World Golf Championships. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Declares Primary Focus on America Over European Tour

Rory McIlroy is beginning his 2019 season at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, but the former world number one has caused a stir by confirming his intention to focus primarily on the PGA Tour this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the Northern Irishman's comments, and doesn't believe it quite adds up. read more ...


Sentry Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

THEY say that there is no rest for the wicked and it certainly seems like the elite of the PGA Tour have hardly had time to draw breath before they return to action at the Tournament of Champions, an event exclusively for men who won in 2018. read more ...


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