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View From The Fairway - Wilco Nienaber is a Future Star

Golfshake's Derek Clements believes he may have seen the future in this week's View From The Fairway in the shape of 20-year-old South African golfer Wilco Nienaber. Derek also has some reflections from the Masters and what those stories mean for the game going forward. read more ...


Hansen Claims Maiden Victory to Deny Nienaber in South Africa

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the weekend's action from both the PGA Tour and European Tour, where Robert Streb defeated Kevin Kisner in a playoff, and Joachim B Hansen secured his maiden victory by edging the sensational Wilco Nienaber. read more ...


No Need To Panic Over Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

Off the back of the 2020 golf season and 2020 Masters, Golfshake writer and sports journalist Derek Clements looks ahead to the 2021 Ryder Cup assessing how the European team may stack up and compare against their US counterparts. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

A strong field that includes Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Jason Day has assembled at the majestic Sea Island for the RSM Classic, where Tyler Duncan is the defending champion. We look ahead to what is always a competitive event in a beautiful part of the United States. read more ...


Reflecting on the 2020 Masters

Before the 84th Masters, all the talk was about Bryson DeChambeau, but Dustin Johnson made the headlines with his dominant victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the week, from the exploits of Bernhard Langer to frustrations for Rory McIlroy, and what Augusta National was like without the atmosphere. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Sprinkles Stardust Over Augusta National

The November Masters was a historic event, so fittingly Dustin Johnson produced a stunning performance to go with it, setting a new tournament record to secure his second major title and first Green Jacket by five shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a sheer exhibition from the world number one at Augusta National. read more ...


Bernhard Langer Becomes Oldest Player to Make Cut at Masters

Bringing Augusta National to its knees by hitting 340-yard drives, wedges to three feet and holing birdie putts for fun? Or there is the Bernhard Langer way, who began the 84th Masters with a round of 68 before following that up with a 73 to become the oldest player to ever make the cut. read more ...


View From The Augusta Fairways

As the 84th Masters Tournament gets under way, Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps some of the main talking points and his observations from the week so far, setting the scene for what promises to be a highly intriguing event. read more ...


DeChambeau is NOT the Only Show in Town at Augusta

If you read the papers or tune in to the TV coverage you could be forgiven for thinking that Bryson DeChambeau is the only person taking part in the 84th Masters at Augusta National. His obsessive search for distance is dominating everything to do with the final major of the season. But Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't necessarily believe that the hype will lead to success. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at the Masters

This year's Masters is set for a contest between the likes of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, the tournament favourites, while eyes will also be on Rory McIlroy and defending champion Tiger Woods. However, looking beyond the world's top 20 players, we have picked out six names who could upset the odds and triumphantly place their arms inside that iconic Green Jacket on Sunday. read more ...


Predicting the 2020 Masters

Typically the most predictable of the majors, this year's Masters is something of a wildcard and raises unique questions. Going head-to-head with their picks for the 84th Masters, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes on Editor Kieran Clark in a battle of the minds, making selections on a series of key categories. read more ...


The Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods returns to Augusta National for his defence of the Masters, but the great man has been overshadowed by other storylines, including Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. This will be a unique event, but it promises to be a captivating one. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 84th Masters Tournament. read more ...


Where to Watch The 2020 Masters

The Masters in November is set to be a unique viewing experience. However, for the first time since coverage began in the 1960s, there won't be any live TV pictures of this year's Tournament on the BBC, but there are alternatives that should ensure that everyone gets their taste of Augusta National. read more ...


How a November Masters Will Look

The Masters normally takes place in April, with the azaleas in full bloom. For the first time in its history, the tournament will be staged at Augusta in November. How different is it going to be? Several knowing minds have explained what will have changed at this time of the season. read more ...


10 of the Best Masters Tournaments

Over the years Augusta National has witnessed some incredible drama. Birdies and eagles at critical moments. Golf balls being swallowed up by Rae’s Creek and bringing the world’s greatest players to their knees. Derek Clements has picked out ten of his favourite Masters Tournaments. read more ...


9 Players to Watch at The Masters

This year's Masters Tournament will be unlike any other we have witnessed, played in November and without the magical soundtrack of the gathered patrons at Augusta National. However, it's going to be undeniably compelling. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out nine competitors he thinks could be right there in contention on Sunday. read more ...


Reliving Tiger's Incredible Masters Triumph in 2019

It was the sporting comeback to end all sporting comebacks. Tiger Woods wasn't meant to win another major. But he did. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the unforgettable Masters Tournament of 2019, one that will forever be remembered as one of the most special. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Masters Won't Be The Same

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, explaining why he doesn't feel his usual enthusiasm for the Masters, while taking aim at new government restrictions on golf in England, and wondering what has happened to Francesco Molinari. read more ...


Robert MacIntyre Secures Maiden European Tour Victory

Scotland's Robert MacIntyre overcame a rain delay and produced a birdie-birdie finish to secure his maiden European Title thanks to a closing round of 64 at the Cyprus Showdown, while over on the PGA Tour, Carlos Ortiz won the Vivint Houston Open at Memorial Park. read more ...


The Best Players Never to Win The Masters

Augusta National has been the stage for many crowning achievements and unforgettable moments, but it's also the site of crushed dreams, shattered hopes, and squandered potential. We take a look at those players who never won the Masters, but who consistently played well and contended. read more ...


Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Before the Masters, the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson are in the field at the Houston Open, where 2,000 spectators will be in attendance each day. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the final event before the world's best drive down Magnolia Lane. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Inclusivity is Vital for Golf

Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway, reflecting on Black History Month and the issue of race in golf, in addition to taking a closer look at the likes of Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer. read more ...


Callum Shinkwin Claims Breakthrough Victory at Aphrodite Hills

Big-hitting Englishman Callum Shinkwin birdied the 17th and then holed an outrageous putt for an eagle on the final hole as he covered the back nine in 29 shots on his way to a sensational closing round of 63 at Aphrodite Hills, placing him in a playoff with Finland's Kalle Samooja, which he ultimately won for his maiden European Tour title. read more ...


Rory Admits He Has to Eliminate the Mistakes

Rory McIlroy recorded 29 birdies in 72 holes at the Zozo Championship, but his challenge was ended by numerous mistakes and dropped shots. Now, ahead of the Masters, the Northern Irishman knows that he must eliminate those errors to have any chance of claiming the Green Jacket. read more ...


Bermuda Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Bermuda Championship sees the return of spectators on the PGA Tour, with 500 people per day set to attend the event at Port Royal Golf Course, where American Brendon Todd defends against a field that includes former Masters champion Danny Willett. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time to Embrace the WHS

Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway, where he takes a closer inspection at the World Handicap System, winter golf, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, TV golf commentary, and makes a pick to win the Masters. read more ...


Ross McGowan Completes Italian Job for First Win in 11 Years

Ross McGowan birdied two of the final three holes to win the Italian Open - 11 years after his last victory on the European Tour, while Patrick Cantlay produced a final round of 65 to overhaul Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm and win the Zozo Championship, setting himself up for the Masters. read more ...


Zozo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods returns to action for his defence of the Zozo Championship, but the legendary American faces a star-studded field at Sherwood Country Club, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Frustration of Unrepaired Pitchmarks

Golfshake's Derek Clements has penned another View From The Fairway, taking aim at a variety of topics, including Bryson DeChambeau, hoodies, the BBC, divots and pitchmarks, all of which have drawn his considered attention. read more ...


Adrian Otaegui Wins in Scotland With Final Round of 63

Adrian Otaegui, of Spain, who began the week with a spectacular round of 62, won the inaugural Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews by four shots from England’s Matt Wallace, while over on the PGA Tour, it was finally Jason Kokrak's time, shooting 64 to win the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek thanks to a magnificent performance on the greens. read more ...


COVID Reality Check for PGA Tour Before The Masters

Dustin Johnson's positive test for COVID-19 brings home for PGA Tour players just how perilous these times are, especially with The Masters near. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it should lead to a reassessment from both golfers and organisers as the game continues to best navigate through the pandemic. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Dustin Johnson has become the highest-profile golfer to test positive for COVID-19, forcing his withdrawal from this week's CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. And they don't really come much higher profile than the sport's World No 1. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Credit to Keith Pelley & The European Tour

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, showcasing key thoughts on the game from the past week, including praise for Keith Pelley and the European Tour, who have managed to pull together an entertaining schedule of events in the face of the pandemic. read more ...


CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas heads a star-studded cast as he defends his title at the CJ Cup. Joining him in the field will be FedExCup champion Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy. They will be joined by Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth. read more ...


Dream Comes True for Tyrrell Hatton at Wentworth

Inspired as a child by watching golf at Wentworth, Tyrrell Hatton climbed into the top 10 in the world after winning the BMW PGA Championship, achieving a lifelong goal, while over in the US, Scotland's Martin Laird rolled back the years to secure his fourth title on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Kevin Na defends his title at TPC Summerlin, but eyes will be on this year's major champions, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa, who are both in the field this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahad to what promises to be an intriguing event. read more ...


Mel Reid's Breakthrough on LPGA Completes Stunning Weekend for European Golf

What a weekend for European golf! Aaron Rai won the Scottish Open, Sergio Garcia returned to the winners’ circle in America for the first time since his 2017 Masters victory and Mel Reid landed the Shoprite Classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Why Geography Holds Back English Golfers in Majors

When recalling Englishmen who have won majors in the last 20 years, despite many great contenders, only Justin Rose and Danny Willett have tasted that glory in the men's game. Will Trinkwon believes that geography and the nature of the golf calendar is the main factor that prevents further success. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sebastian Munoz defends his title at the Sanderson Farms Championship against a field of major champions, including Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson, while Scottie Scheffler is looking to continue his wonderful recent form with a victory. read more ...


John Catlin Wins Irish Open to Claim Second Victory in a Month

John Catlin produced a brilliant closing 64 to win the Irish Open, his second European Tour title in a month, while over on the PGA Tour, Hudson Swafford won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship after holing an eight-foot putt on the final green. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Bryson is Long, But Distance Has Always Been Key to Success

Bryson DeChambeau's dominant victory at the US Open has led to deep analysis on what his style of golf means for the game, but as Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains, the American is not unique and distance has always been key to success at the highest level. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Silences Critics With Dominant US Open Victory

They said it couldn’t be done. They said that Winged Foot would bring Bryson DeChambeau to his knees. He proved them all wrong with a wonderful final round of 67 to see off Matt Wolff and win the US Open by six shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dominant triumph. read more ...


When Graeme McDowell Finally Won Again

When Graeme McDowell arrived in the Dominican Republic last year he was on the crest of a slump, tumbling down the world rankings and wondering where his next win was going to come from. He would have taken any win and everything finally fell back into place on that week. read more ...


Winged Foot Will Provide a Psychological Test Like No Other

Collin Morikawa describes it as the most difficult golf course he has ever seen and Rory McIlroy has warned the USGA about avoiding what he described as “goofy golf”. Yes, it must be the week of the US Open, which this week is being staged at Winged Foot, a course that has a history for bringing the world’s best players to their knees. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at the US Open

The likes of Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa are among the favourites at the US Open, but that doesn't mean we couldn't see an outsider surprise them. Looking at players currently placed outside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, here are some of those possible contenders. read more ...