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Tag: ryder cup

What Ryder Cup Futures Do Jon Rahm And Tyrrell Hatton Have

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway column, in which he reviews the comments from new DP World Tour chief Guy Kinnings that addressed the Ryder Cup future of Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton and how the game may look in a few years. read more ...


Was Robert MacIntyre Right to Mock American Ryder Cup Team

Robert MacIntyre had a bit of fun at the Valspar Championship when he chose the result from last year's Ryder Cup as being the wording on his caddie's bib. Golfshake's Derek Clements hopes that the little bit of gentle humour doesn't ultimately backfire on the Scot. read more ...


How You Could Attend Golf's Biggest Events

The calendar is full of professional golf tournaments, but there are some events that are simply greater than the rest. If you would like to experience these special showpieces, including the Masters, Open, Ryder Cup and Players Championship, then our travel partners Golfbreaks have a range of packages that will take you there. read more ...


The 2025 Ryder Cup Will Be WILD

There are many who feel that crowds at the Ryder Cup - on both sides of the Atlantic - have gone too far in recent years. And the worst may be yet to come. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what could be a rowdy Ryder Cup at Bethpage in 2025! read more ...


Luke Donald To Remain European Ryder Cup Captain For 2025

For once, common sense has prevailed. Luke Donald has been confirmed as the man who will once again lead Europe in New York. read more ...


Let's Name Luke Donald as 2025 Ryder Cup Captain Now

Luke Donald, who led Europe to victory at Marco Simone, did not put a foot wrong. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it's time for the Englishman to be named as captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup. read more ...


Golfers Should NOT Be Paid to Play in The Ryder Cup

For this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on whether golfers should be paid to play in the Ryder Cup and explains how the views of everyday golf fans are the same as his own. read more ...


Podcast: How To Cope With Golf During Winter

In this week's Podcast, Ryan and Matt sit down to discuss the pending arrival of winter golf, how long should it take to get used to new irons and Matt provides an update on his recent event win. read more ...


What Americans Need to Learn Before Next Ryder Cup

Now that things have settled down, in his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Ryder Cup and what both teams can learn from the week before 2025. read more ...


How You Can Attend The 2025 Ryder Cup

Many golf fans are in the early stages of considering making a journey across the Atlantic to the 2025 Ryder Cup at Bethpage State Park. If you would like to guarantee your place on that first tee to cheer on Team Europe, then our friends at Golfbreaks can literally confirm your attendance today thanks to their incredible package! read more ...


New Podcast: Ryder Cup Reaction - Revelations & Retributions

In this week's Podcast, Ryan and Matt sit down to reflect on the Ryder Cup, reviewing the winners and losers, what went right for Europe, what went wrong for the USA, and what the future holds for this incredible event. read more ...


Winners And Losers at The 2023 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup brings out the best - and worst - in players. Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out the winners and losers from a memorable week at Marco Simone. read more ...


How Dysfunctional Team USA Lost The Ryder Cup

Following Europe's brilliant victory at the Ryder Cup, much attention will now be focused on what appeared to be a dysfunctional American side led by Zach Johnson. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at where the United States got it wrong in Rome. read more ...


Sensational Europe Regain Ryder Cup in Rome

Europe reduced their captain, Luke Donald, to tears as they regained the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. As expected, there was an American fightback of sorts but it was all too little, too late and the Americans will surely now launch a post mortem. read more ...


How Tony Jacklin Changed The Ryder Cup Forever

Few -  if anyone - have made a greater impact in the Ryder Cup than Tony Jacklin, seven-times a player, four-times captain of Europe, the man who bridged eras and played a transformative role, helping to lay the brickwork of what the Ryder Cup is now today. Speaking to Golfshake from his home in Florida, the 79-year-old reflected on his legacy. read more ...


The Best Ryder Cup Venues You Can Play

The Ryder Cup has visited some of the most influential venues throughout Europe and America. Were you aware that you too can play many of these locations? We provide information on nine previous Ryder Cup venues that you can experience! read more ...


Test Your Ryder Cup Knowledge

The Ryder Cup is here and will dominate conversations among golf fans - and those who would otherwise have little interest in the sport. There are going to be 28 points up for grabs at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome. To mark that, we have put together a Ryder Cup quiz consisting of…28 questions! read more ...


All You Need to Know About The Ryder Cup

Ahead of the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club on the outskirts of Rome, Golfshake's Derek Clements has brought together a range of facts and stats that will get you ready for the showpiece event! read more ...


Marco Simone - Made For The Ryder Cup

Marco Simone is a familiar layout to most of the European team as the host course for the Italian Open. But it has been no overnight story getting it prepared for the Ryder Cup. read more ...


The One Thing You Need to Watch Before The Ryder Cup

If you watch only one piece of content before the Ryder Cup, we recommend that you make it The Captains Dinner, which has been shown on Sky Sports Golf after being commissioned by DP World. read more ...


Training Your Brain Could Improve Putting Under Pressure

Forget 320-yard drives. The Ryder Cup will be won - or lost - on the greens at Marco Simone. We've seen many crucial misses through the years, but that should come as no surprise given the pressure of this environment. A new study has analysed just how the brain influences performance on the greens. read more ...


Luke Donald Makes Big Decision Ahead of Ryder Cup

Luke Donald is hoping that history will repeat itself in Italy this week. Historically, Europe have the upper hand in foursomes so Donald has opted to kick off this year’s contest with that format, hoping it will give his men a fast start. read more ...


Imagine a Ryder Cup at These Venues

Rome's Marco Simone stages the Ryder Cup for the first time this week, but which courses would you most like to see the event visit? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out the places that he thinks would make great Ryder Cup venues. read more ...


2023 Ryder Cup Preview, TV Guide, All You Need to Know

Luke Donald's European team will be thirsting for revenge after that 19-9 Ryder Cup thrashing at the hands of the United States in 2021. There will be huge crowds at Marco Simone and, of course, the vast majority will want to see a home win. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what should be a memorable week in Rome. read more ...


Podcast: Solheim Cup Reaction, Ryder Cup Predictions, Why Get Fitted

Ryan and Matt sit down to discuss all the action from the Solheim Cup and ask whether it should end in a draw? They also look ahead to the forthcoming Ryder Cup, before finally having a chat about the importance of custom fitting and insights into Ryan's recent Callaway APEX Pro fitting at The Belfry. read more ...


Luke Donald Has Got Everything Right Before Ryder Cup

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 2023 Ryder Cup and assesses the performance of both captains coming into the event, Luke Donald and Zach Johnson, and comments on some of the lingering controversies that they have had to overcome. read more ...


Are These Your Favourite Ryder Cup Moments

The Ryder Cup has provided many moments of high drama over the years. Until Continental Europe got on board the USA used to hand out a thrashing every couple of years. But things have changed. Here, we look at some of the best Ryder Cup moments, including a rare close-run thing when the match was still the USA v GB&I. read more ...


How The USA Won The 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

The United States regained the Ryder Cup with a record 19-9 victory over Europe at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin two years ago. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the most crushing loss ever suffered by a European team. read more ...


Are These The Most Shocking Ryder Cup Moments

Over the years we have seen many astonishing shots in the Ryder Cup. We have witnessed remarkable fightbacks that have had us on the edge of our seats. But we have also seen some pretty unedifying incidents and some truly dreadful shots, proving that even the best golfers in the world are human, just like the rest of us. read more ...


Shane Lowry Will NOT Let Europe Down at Ryder Cup

As we get closer to a highly anticipated Ryder Cup clash at Marco Simone in Rome, Golfshake's Derek Clements has singled out Shane Lowry for praise, as the Irishman's performance at The K Club last week underlined that he should be a formidable competitor in Italy. read more ...


This Year's Ryder Cup Could Become a Classic

The Ryder Cup is fast approaching, both teams are completed and eyes are now fixed on Marco Simone in the outskirts of Rome. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he believes that this has all the potential to become a classic between Europe and the United States of America. read more ...


The Most Controversial Ryder Cup Selection Snubs

There is always going to be debate and controversy when it comes to captain’s picks at any Ryder Cup. 2023 is no exception. But there have been many other players over the years who still feel aggrieved at not being chosen. Here, we look at just a few of them. read more ...


Luke Donald Completes His Ryder Cup Team With Eye Catching Picks

Ludvig Aberg, a man who has played just nine tournaments as a professional, was the eye-catching choice when Luke Donald named his Ryder Cup team to face the USA at Marco Simone Golf Club at the end of the month. read more ...


Europe Has NO Reason to Fear This American Ryder Cup Team

Do you think Luke Donald and his European team will be intimidated by the United States side at Marco Simone in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he feels that Europe have nothing to fear from their American counterparts. read more ...


Why Europe Won't Miss LIV Golfers at Ryder Cup

The European Ryder Cup team will look different this year, with Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter among those who won't be part of the event, but Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe their absence is a negative for Luke Donald in Rome. read more ...


The European Ryder Cup Selection Process is Flawed

As the race to qualify for Europe's Ryder Cup team draws to a close, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why he feels the process is flawed and how it could negatively impact the chances of Luke Donald being a successful captain in Rome. read more ...


Are These The Worst Ryder Cup Captains in History

With anticipation growing as the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone looms into view it got us thinking about the role of the non-playing captain. Can a captain who doesn’t hit a shot in anger really make a difference? Without a shadow of doubt. Here we look at some of the best and worst captains on both sides. read more ...


Will These Be The Ryder Cup Teams in September

With The Open behind us, attention for many will turn to the Ryder Cup as both teams now approach being finalised. There is much speculation about who could represent Europe and the USA in Rome, with Golfshake's Derek Clements looking at the facts and projecting which 24 men will be competing in September. read more ...


Why The Canadian Open Was a Huge Boost For Europe's Ryder Cup Team

You may have noticed something about the leaderboard at the Canadian Open - it was dominated by English golfers. Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Aaron Rai and Justin Rose were all in the mix. Luke Donald, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, will have been delighted with what he witnessed. read more ...


Professional Golf Continues to Tear Itself Apart

If you had any doubts that a schism still exists within the world of professional golf, they would have been dispelled by a series of press conferences at Muirfield Village, scene of this week’s Memorial Tournament. read more ...


How Can Zach Johnson Possibly Not Pick Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka has won one major championship this year and finished runner-up in another, so will the LIV Golf star be part of the American Ryder Cup team? Golfshake's Derek Clements can't imagine a reality where Koepka is not part of Zach Johnson's side in Italy. read more ...


Predicting Future Ryder Cup Captains

When Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia resigned from the DP World Tour, it meant that Europe lost three future Ryder Cup captains in the blink of an eye. So who are the men most likely to be asked to step into the fray in future? Here are some serious contenders, and a couple who won’t be asked but really would bring something special to the contest. read more ...


Play 2023 Ryder Cup Course With Argentario Golf Resort Package

The Ryder Cup is coming to Italy in September, and the fabulous Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort has launched a range of special stay-and-play packages to celebrate the occasion, providing golfers with the opportunity to play the host course at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club before or after the event. read more ...


Don't Panic - The European Ryder Cup Team Looks Strong

Much has been made in some circles of what is perceived to be a lack of form by European golfers on the world stage. But Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald has no reason to be losing any sleep over his potential team. read more ...


The Hero Cup Preview

Tommy Fleetwood captains GB&I against a Continental Europe side led by Francesco Molinari in the inaugural Hero Cup this week. It is seen as a dress rehearsal for the Ryder Cup and while some of the 20 players in action in Abu Dhabi will be in Rome, many of them will not. read more ...


The 2023 Ryder Cup Already Looks Ominous For Europe

Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the current state of the Ryder Cup, the impact of possible exclusions for LIV golfers, and how the potential teams are looking with the showpiece event only nine months away. read more ...


Will The Hero Cup Really Help Europe's Ryder Cup Chances?

In his weekly View From The Fairway, sports journalist Derek Clements addresses the new Hero Cup to be staged in January, featuring captains Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, in a team event that is hoped will improve Europe's chances at the Ryder Cup. But Derek is skeptical about its likely impact. read more ...


Public Inquiry Keeps Bolton Ryder Cup Hopes Alive

Hope that the Ryder Cup could be hosted in Bolton has been rekindled after moves to restore the historic Hulton Park Estate were supported by the decision of a Public Inquiry. read more ...


How You Can Attend The Ryder Cup in 2023

European captain Luke Donald will be hoping to maintain a 30-year unbeaten record on home soil when the United States seek to successfully defend the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Italy. And you could be there - as with the showpiece event less than a year away, there remain options to ensure that you can be part of the biggest event in the sport. read more ...


What Does The Presidents Cup Tells Us About Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

The Ryder Cup may still be 12 months away but it is already dominating the thoughts of many pundits. After the USA’s comfortable victory in the Presidents Cup, you can be sure that the events that will unfold in Italy next year are already dominating the thoughts of European captain Luke Donald. read more ...


Donald To Get Six Picks For 2023 Ryder Cup

RYDER  Cup Europe has announced a radical change to the qualification process for the 2023 European Ryder Cup Team at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy, with Luke Donald being given six picks. read more ...


Luke Donald Confirmed as New European Ryder Cup Captain

Luke Donald has been named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, replacing Henrik Stenson, who was sacked after joining the Saudi-back LIV Golf Series. read more ...


LIV Knew What They Were Doing When They Targeted Henrik Stenson

For Golfshake's Derek Clements, it was bad enough that Henrik Stenson is expected to confirm his defection to the Saudi-backed LIV Series. It is now a hundred times worse that he has done so after being named as captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team, a coveted position that the Swede has now lost. read more ...


Whatever Happens - The Ryder Cup Must Be Protected

What was initially a minor inconvenience for the PGA Tour and DP World Tour is now a crisis as LIV Golf continues to attract new players, with speculation mounting that Henrik Stenson, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama are about to take the jump. For Golfshake's Derek Clements, whatever happens, the Ryder Cup must be protected - no matter what it takes to do so. read more ...


The Next Ryder Cup is Going to Look Very Different

The most significant impact of the LIV Series is going to be on the Ryder Cup. With a number of top Europeans reaching the end of their careers, there was always going to be a changing of the guard for European captain Henrik Stenson. But now his hand has been forced and things will look different in 2023. read more ...


Henrik Stenson Named European Ryder Cup Captain

The speculation is over. Henrik Stenson has been named as Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain. His appointment can only mean that he has decided not to throw his lot in with the Saudi-backed Super Golf League and will now lead Europe at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome next year.  read more ...


Zach Johnson Named US Ryder Cup Captain

Zach Johnson has been named as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team against Europe in Rome in 2023 as they look to end a run of 30 years without an away victory. read more ...


Sam Torrance Interview: Bright Future For Professional Golf

Sam Torrance is a legend of the European Tour and Ryder Cup, and the Scot is excited about what the future brings for both. Golfshake's Derek Clements caught up with the hero of The Belfry to hear his thoughts on the DP World Tour, where Europe goes next, and his magical 50-year career. read more ...


Tony Jacklin Interview: Where Golf is Heading

British golf icon and Ryder Cup legend, Tony Jacklin has spoken to Golfshake's Derek Clements and commented on a wide variety of issues in the game, including where Europe got it wrong at Whistling Straits, the impending Saudi-backed Asian Tour events, and how golf has lost the battle with distance. read more ...


Predicting Europe's Next Three Ryder Cup Captains

Much has already been said and written about potential successors to Padraig Harrington as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has gone a step further and predicts the names of the next three European skippers. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Ryder Cup Qualification Needs To Be Changed

Golfshake's Derek Clements comments on the latest headlines in golf and shares his observations, including potential captain Lee Westwood's call for a changed Ryder Cup qualification process, Rory McIlroy's determination to rebound in 2023, and some peculiar handicaps at the Dunhill Links. read more ...


Players Who Could Break Into The 2023 Ryder Cup

Following Europe's heavy defeat to America at Whistling Straits, attention now turns to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. But which players could break in and rejuvenate the team? Golfshake's Liam Moore has picked out new names who he believes will make an impact for both sides. read more ...


Shane Lowry Criticises Minority of Fans at Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry has hit out at the 'idiots' in the crowd at Whistling Straits that soured the experience of his Ryder Cup debut. He stressed that most of the home spectators in Wisconsin were well behaved and courteous as they cheered Steve Stricker's Team USA to a record victory, but there were many who aimed abuse at the Irishman and his wife, Wendy. read more ...


Who Will Be The Next Ryder Cup Captains

Following Europe's crushing loss at Whistling Straits, attention has already turned to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. It won't be long until the next captains are revealed, and there isn't a shortage of candidates. We take a closer look at some of the potential captains we could see leading their teams in Rome. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Lee Westwood Should Captain Europe in Italy

Reflecting on the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Derek Clements states that Lee Westwood MUST be Europe's next captain, while also commenting on the successful leadership of Steve Stricker, the Spanish duo of Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, and his thoughts on Sky's coverage of the event. read more ...


No Mystery to Why Europe Lost Ryder Cup

For once, the world rankings didn’t lie. Europe were simply outclassed and outplayed by the United States at Whistling Straits. This is no time for recriminations. The Americans were sensational and deserve full credit. Padraig Harrington will no doubt reflect on some of his choices but there was very little he could have done to influence the outcome. read more ...


United States Completes Record Ryder Cup Victory

This time there was to be no miracle. It turned out that America’s Ryder Cup team were not only better on paper after all. The world rankings don’t lie. Steve Stricker’s magnificent team duly regained the trophy with a record 19-9 victory at Whistling Straits in front of a passionate gallery. read more ...


The Best Ryder Cup Wildcard Picks

The importance of a Ryder Cup captain has long been debated, but one area where the role has undeniable influence comes when he selects his wildcard picks for the matches. But which wildcard picks have been the most decisive? We have gone through the records and identified some of the most impactful additions that made all the difference to their team. read more ...


Dream Future Ryder Cup Venues

Hosting a Ryder Cup is prestigious and big-business, with considerations given to the ability each venue has to accommodate the infrastructure required. That would rule out many potential hosts, but let's dream for a moment, and consider where you would most love to see a Ryder Cup played at, no matter how unrealistic that prospect would be.  read more ...


Analysing Team USA at The Ryder Cup

When Steve Stricker made his final picks for the impending Ryder Cup, the American team oozed class in every category. Golfshake's Liam Moore analyses the American team and how each one hopes to contribute to a first United States win since 2016 and only the third after the turn of the century. read more ...


Analysing Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

It appears that Europe are underdogs for every Ryder Cup in contemporary times, but it is especially true for the 43rd edition. We take an in-depth look at the team and how they have performed across the season while also predicting their involvement within this year’s competition. read more ...


Golf & Culture: Why Le Golf National & Paris Are a Perfect Match

Europe’s 2018 dominant Ryder Cup victory at Le Golf National epitomised the very spirit of the competition: togetherness and working as a collective. The city of Paris provides an excellent destination for a first-class golf course that poses no difficulty to access either. We describe why the capital of France and golf make the perfect match. read more ...


How Ryder Cup Legends Performed as Captains

What makes a great Ryder Cup captain? Logically, a stellar playing record in this famed event would seem an obvious start, but having the ability to hole a match-winning putt doesn't necessarily mean that same individual will later be able to inspire others to achieve similar. We explore how the most legendary players performed when they were selected to step up as captains. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Preview

This is going to be a very different Ryder Cup. Travel restrictions means that there are going to be very few European fans at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington’s 12 men take on an American side that dominates the world rankings. But is the Irishman concerned? Not a chance. We look ahead to what promises to be a compelling contest. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Appeals to Sports Fans

Unlike any other event in golf, the Ryder Cup draws in regular sports fans to watch every two years, but why is that? Golfshake's Liam Moore explores the factors that make the match between Europe and the United States compelling to millions worldwide. read more ...


Picking The Greatest European Ryder Cup Team

Many players have been defined by the Ryder Cup, but which European stars through the decades would come together and complete the strongest team? We tasked Golfshake's Derek Clements - who has watched each edition since 1969 - to select his ultimate fantasy squad for Europe. read more ...


How to Watch The Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has been home to the Ryder Cup for over a quarter of a century and will once again offer comprehensive coverage throughout the week. But, whether you're unable to watch on Sky or can't be near a TV, then the BBC has televised highlights AND live radio coverage, ensuring that you won't miss a moment from Wisconsin. read more ...


Meet The Ryder Cup Teams

The talking is almost over. The teams have been finalised and now we can look forward to three days of thrilling action at Whistling Straits. Younger and stronger in the world rankings, the Americans look formidable, while Europe is packed with experience. We take a closer look at both sides. read more ...


Can Ian Poulter Deliver Again For Europe?

Now 45, European talisman Ian Poulter was one of Padraig Harrington's wild card picks, but can the Englishman raise his game once more in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the passionate veteran's potential impact. read more ...


American Rookies Will Face The Heat at Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter will be hoping that his words don't come back to haunt him after telling America's six rookies that nothing can possibly prepare them for the intensity of the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Miracle at Medinah

Was there ever a more dramatic Ryder Cup than the one that was staged at Medinah in 2012? Jose Maria Olazabal’s European team went into the final day’s singles trailing 10-6, but somehow responded to claim an unforgettable comeback victory. read more ...


View From The Ryder Cup

Ahead of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From, commenting on the omissions of Justin Rose and Billy Horschel, in addition to proposing a bold way for Steve Stricker to handle the Koepka/DeChambeau question. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Sam Torrance Wins as Captain

The Ryder Cup at Brookline in 1999 left a bad taste in the mouth, and not because of the fact that Europe lost but because of the behaviour of American players, their wives, officials and fans as the US completed an astonishing fightback. In 2002, Sam Torrance and Curtis Strange, the respective Europe and United States captains, were determined to put on a show in the true nature of the competition.  read more ...


How Europe Won The 2018 Ryder Cup

France hosted the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2018 at the magnificent Le Golf National near Paris. It is a course that is well known to European golfers, as host to the French Open. But the Americans made a schoolboy error in the run-up to the event by failing to get to know it ahead of the event. And how they paid for it. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Battle of Brookline

The 1999 Ryder Cup has gone down in history as The Battle of Brookline after astonishing scenes on the 17th green in the crucial singles match between Justin Leonard and Jose Maria Olazabal. read more ...


Why Brooks Koepka's Comments Should Worry Steve Stricker

Ahead of the Ryder Cup, the United States has the benefit of home advantage and a team that dominates the world rankings, but Brooks Koepka's recent comments perhaps highlight an individualism that may be their undoing. Golfshake's Liam Moore believes that managing that will be Steve Stricker's biggest challenge.  read more ...


Tony Jacklin: My Ryder Cup Journey Book Review

When you think of the Ryder Cup, few have been more connected with that event than Tony Jacklin, a stalwart player who later transformed Europe's fortunes as captain. Now, his story is recorded in a new book written with renowned journalist Tony Jimenez. Golfshake's Derek Clements reviews this new publication that's a must for golf fans. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Intriguing Ryder Cup Ahead

With the Ryder Cup approaching, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on the strength of the teams, in addition to reflecting on Europe's achievement at the Solheim Cup, the journey of Patrick Cantlay, and The Open's return to Royal Portrush. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Completes Ryder Cup Team With Wildcard Picks

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington confirmed the worst-kept secret in golf when he named Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter as two of his wild cards, with the third one going to 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry. read more ...


Steve Stricker Names US Ryder Cup Team

Scottie Scheffler was the surprise name when Steve Stricker finally announced his six Ryder Cup wildcards - and there was another big surprise when he failed to pick Patrick Reed. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Europe Finally Win on American Soil in 1987

Europe had finally brought American domination of the Ryder Cup to an end at The Belfry in 1985 but they had yet to win on US soil. They had come within a whisker of doing so in 1983 but that all changed in 1987. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: American Domination Ends in 1985

We had waited a long time to see it but when Sam Torrance holed a 20-foot putt on the 18th green at The Belfry and raised his arms in triumph, tears rolling down his cheeks, Europe had delivered a first Ryder Cup defeat upon the United States since 1957  read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Europe Come Within Whisker of Creating History in 1983

By the 1980s, players from continental Europe were now part of the Ryder Cup, and their inclusion contributed to a dramatic impact at PGA National in 1983, where Tony Jacklin's team almost secured a momentous victory. However, the influence of Seve Ballesteros would be the difference in years to come. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Concession in 1969

In the second part of our Ryder Cup countdown we look back at Royal Birkdale in 1969, famously remembered for 'The Concession' as Jack Nicklaus conceded a short putt to Tony Jacklin, ensuring that the match ended in a tie. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: How GB&I Enjoyed a Rare Victory in 1957

Ahead of this year's Ryder Cup, we are looking back at past matches, reflecting on some of the most special moments. Starting with the 1957 edition at Lindrick, it would prove to be a momentous occasion for Great Britain & Ireland. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Open Returns With Crowds

Ahead of the 149th Open, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he comments on the return of crowds at Royal St George's, the change of strategy for Rory McIlroy, and Paul Casey's excitement at representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games. read more ...


Steve Stricker Left to Ponder Ryder Cup Picks

Steve Stricker has given the broadest indication that his captaincy at Whistling Straits in September will be an inclusive affair by saying that he plans to ask for advice from the players who earn automatic spots on the US Ryder Cup team on how he should use his six captain's picks. read more ...


Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell Named as Ryder Cup Vice-Captains

In a sure and certain sign that the baton in European golf is being passed on to a new generation, Padraig Harrington has named two men who holed winning Ryder Cup putts as vice-captains for the encounter against the USA in September.  read more ...


Kiawah Island Brings Back Memories of Unforgettable Ryder Cup

The PGA Championship at Kiawah Island brought back vivid memories of a vitriolic Ryder Cup known as The War on the Shore which was widely regarded as the three days that changed the event for ever. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Rules Himself Out of Ryder Cup Selection

Rolling back the years, Padraig Harrington finished joint fourth at the PGA Championship but immediately ruled out the possibility of naming himself as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup, despite his best major finish since 2012.  read more ...


New Book Captures Essence of Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros was taken from us far too soon. He should never be forgotten. And thanks to renowned sports photographer David Cannon and his wonderful book Seve: His Life Through The Lens, he never will be. Published to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, it is a picture-led book that captures the very essence of the man. read more ...


Ryder Cup Legend Bernard Gallacher Becomes PGA Captain

Ryder Cup hero Bernard Gallacher has begun his year as PGA Captain and in doing so becomes just the eighth person to lead the Association and captain either Great Britain, Great Britain and Ireland, or Team Europe. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time For Ryder Cup to Make Belfry Return

Looking back at the past week of headlines, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he calls for a Ryder Cup return to The Belfry, reflects on another public course closure, and the potential return of spectators at the Women's Open in August. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Golfers You May Have Forgotten

Players like Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo and Sergio Garcia are considered Ryder Cup legends, stalwarts, but there are many golfers who qualified for just one team and didn't manage to return for a second appearance. We take a look at some of those names who enjoyed a brief moment in the sun. read more ...


Who Will Qualify For The Ryder Cup

Three years after Europe completed a dominant victory at Le Golf National, captain Padraig Harrington is looking forward to taking on the USA at Whistling Straits and he will surely believe that his team is going to look very different from that of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements has studied the contenders and predicts who will qualify for both sides in September. read more ...


Golf Quiz - How Much Do You Know About Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Palmer's legacy within golf remains unsurpassed. He was a transformative individual who elevated the sport during the early television age, he was enduringly popular, and he was one of the finest and most thrilling players to watch in history. In the latest Golfshake Quiz, it's time to test your knowledge on the legend, and see how many of our 12 questions you can answer correctly! read more ...


The Golfers Who Should Have Been Ryder Cup Captain

The Ryder Cup has developed into a seismic sporting event, one that draws the eyes of millions. That scrutiny brings added focus onto those chosen to captain Europe and the United States. But there are only so many Ryder Cups and more than enough candidates, an oversubscription of talent that has seen numerous storied names being passed over for the role. We have picked out 16 notable golfers - eight Europeans, eight Americans - who never became a Ryder Cup captain. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Ryder Cup Race Resumes

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the headlines from the past week in golf and shares his View From The Fairway, discussing Ralph Lauren dropping Justin Thomas, The Open staying away from Turnberry, and the resumption of Ryder Cup Qualifying for Padraig Harrington's European Team. read more ...


When Are The Men's Majors in 2021

WE look ahead to what we can expect in 2021 when, hopefully, we will see fans allowed back in to cheer on their favourites. As good as the majors were in 2020, without spectators there was a crucial element missing, with glorious shots greeted in absolute silence.  Below we round up when the Majors are and what we hope to see. read more ...


Peter Alliss, the Voice of Golf, Dies at 89

Peter Alliss, the voice of golf to millions of people around the world, has died at the age of 89. A fine player, he won 31 tournaments and played in eight Ryder Cup matches but it was as a commentator and analyst that he became a household name. 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 ...


The Ryder Cup Officially Postponed Until 2021

It had been widely speculated and predicted for months, but it's now official; the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021. The biennial contest between the United States and Europe had originally been scheduled for 25-27 September, but it will now be pushed back 12 months. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Looks Set To Be Postponed

It has been widely reported that the Ryder Cup is expected to be called off, potentially as soon as this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the complexities behind the decision and why it's not as straightforward as some may think. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Faces Ryder Cup Headache

It didn't seem likely a few weeks ago, but there are now signs that the Ryder Cup may go ahead in September, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, considering the lack of qualifying events for many European golfers, Padraig Harrington faces a headache with regard to forming a competitive team. read more ...


How to Pick the Ultimate European Ryder Cup Team

The revelation that American captain Steve Stricker will have six wild card picks at the Ryder Cup got us thinking about how we would embark on hand-picking a side, looking at key factors like form, experience and compatibility. However, we wanted to experiment and go a little further, using historical stats to select the Ultimate European Ryder Cup Team. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Must Be Postponed

As the game prepares for the return of professional golf without spectators, the debate continues to rage about the fate of this year's Ryder Cup. Leading stars Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those calling for the event to be postponed, should fans not be in attendance at Whistling Straits. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes they are correct. read more ...


Golf at The Belfry to Return in June

Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry has confirmed that it intends to reopen its acclaimed Brabazon and PGA National courses for play on Monday 1st June, with bookings available to be made from 9am on Monday 25th May, news that will be welcomed by golfers in the Midlands. read more ...


Golf Quiz #2 - How Much Do You Know About the Ryder Cup?

Golfshake is back with a new Golf Quiz, looking specifically at the Ryder Cup, the biennial team contest that has captivated golf fans for generations. Covering the captains who led their sides to victory, the players who dominated the matches, and the venues that have hosted the revered event, any Ryder Cup fan should find this a fun challenge. read more ...


The Only 3 Golf Events You Must Attend

Watching sport on TV is one thing, it's undoubtedly the best way to witness the unfolding drama of a final day, but there is nothing else that can replicate being there live. There are hundreds of events in golf each year, but we wanted to identify the ones that you must experience above the rest, putting the question to the masses on social media to find a consensus. read more ...


New Major Championship Dates Confirmed

Beginning what was scheduled to be the week of The Masters, it's been a significant day of news in golf, as the various governing bodies and organisations have revealed a newly revised plan of dates for this season's majors.  read more ...


The Irish Open Could Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Among many events postponed on the European Tour, could the Irish Open go ahead later this year behind closed doors? Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley beleives that is a strong possibility for the tournament at Mount Juliet. read more ...


The K Club Makes Facilities Available in Pandemic Battle

Society is coming together in the fight against COVID-19, and The K Club is no exception, with Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken encouraged to see the acclaimed venue make its facilities available to the government and health service in Ireland. read more ...


What Should Happen if the Ryder Cup is Postponed?

With major championships and events being cancelled or postponed, questions are now being asked of the Ryder Cup's status, which will be in a challenging position for scheduling amid an uncertain qualification window. Opinion is divided between players and captain. Golfshake's Derek Clements asks; what should happen? read more ...


Want to Experience The Ryder Cup in 2020?

The Ryder Cup has become a sporting occasion unlike any other, dramatic and atmospheric, a rich spectacle that all golfers should experience. And you could there at Whistling Straits in September, backing Team Europe, thanks to incredible packages available from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


Meeting Former Ryder Cup Star Peter Dawson

Who was the first left-hander to play in the Ryder Cup? That distinction goes to England's Peter Dawson, who represented Great Britain & Ireland in 1977. Having now released a fascinating new book, which is designed to benefit the senior golfer, Golfshake's Kevin Paver met the PGA Master Professional to learn more. read more ...


Who Could Make Their Ryder Cup Debut in 2020

The 2020 Ryder Cup us now under a year away, but who could make their debuts for Padraig Harrington's Europe? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has picked out some potential contenders to secure a place on the team at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Reign of Spain Helped to Transform the Ryder Cup

During the BMW PGA Championship, Jose Maria Olazabal made his final appearance in the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth. Golfshake's Derek Clements pays tribute to the two-time Masters champion and the many Spanish golfers who helped to transform the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Getting Inside the Fascinating Mind of Thomas Bjorn

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken recently had the opportunity to meet and pose questions to 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn. Reflecting on the experience and the many topics discussed, Andy reflects on his time spent with one of the most fascinating minds in golf. read more ...


Mind Game: The Secrets of Golf's Winners Book Review

Mind Game is a collaboration between sports journalist Michael Calvin and 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn, which provides an insight behind the mental challenges facing golfers at the elite level. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken has read the book and shares his review. 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 ...


Adare Manor Feature Review

Adare Manor has been confirmed as the 2026 Ryder Cup venue. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to visit this spectacular location in Ireland, sampling the facilities and playing the beautifully manicured golf course. read more ...


Steve Stricker Backed to Succeed as Ryder Cup Captain

Steve Stricker was named America's new Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a largely expected move, and one that has proven popular with key names, including Tiger Woods, who have backed the man from Wisconsin to succeed at Whistling Straits. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Could Return to The Belfry

The Ryder Cup could be set for a return to England for the first time in 24 years as iconic venue The Belfry is under consideration to host the matches in 2026. Derek Clements reports on potentially exciting news for the most reviewed golf course on Golfshake. 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 ...


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 ...


Golfshake Podcast #35: Yearly Stats, Captain Harrington, European Tour Preview

The Golfshake Podcast returns for the New Year with Kieran Clark joined by Matt Holbrook for a reaction to Padraig Harrington being named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a review of the staggering Golfshake Score Tracker stats from 2018, and a look ahead to the resumption of the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi Championship. read more ...


Harrington Succeeds Bjorn as Europe's Ryder Cup Captain

The worst-kept secret in golf is out - three-time major winner Padraig Harrington has been named Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Golf Unlikely to Feature in BBC's End-of-Year Sporting Celebration

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year showpiece will be broadcast on Sunday, but is golf likely to make a significant appearance? From Georgia Hall's Women's British Open triumph to Europe's Ryder Cup success, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes the game should be recognised at the celebration. 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 ...


Galvin Green Enjoys Record Ryder Cup

Galvin Green, the Official Supplier of Weatherwear to Europe's successful team in Paris, has reported that it experienced a record Ryder Cup with sales of the exclusive garments greatly surpassing those seen at Gleneagles in 2014. read more ...


An Englishman in North Carolina: Ryder Cup Reflections

One week after Europe's triumphant victory in the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Alex Picken - a student at North Carolina - has given his reflections on the events at Le Golf National from the perspective of an Englishman in America. read more ...


Europe Win the Ryder Cup in Sensational Fashion

Europe regained the Ryder Cup in spectacular fashion, thrashing the USA 17½-10½ at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris. Relive an incredible Sunday, as Thomas Bjorn's team defeated what was billed as the strongest American side in generations. read more ...


Ryder Cup Then & Now

The Ryder Cup was first staged in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in America. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the opportunity to take a look at the course, and see how that event compares with the 2018 edition from Le Golf National. read more ...


Identifying Perfect Pairings at the Ryder Cup

For captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk during the week, the challenge is to select the pairings that will give their side the best chance of securing key points ahead of the defning singles on Sunday. Who do you think will be paired up together? Delving into the past and likely trends, here are some strong possibilities. 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 ...


Ryder Cup Preview and Prediction

It’s time for the best 12 players from Europe to take on America’s finest at Le Golf National and discover if they are good enough to wrest back the Ryder Cup. Will they succeed? Golfshake's Derek Clements makes his prediction. read more ...


How the European Team Shapes Up

Thomas Bjorn has blended experience and youth within his Ryder Cup team as Europe look to regain the Trophy at Le Golf National. We take a look each of the 12 players representing the home side. read more ...


How the American Team Shapes Up

Jim Furyk arrives in France with a strong team at his disposal, looking to become the first American side to win the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993. We take a closer look at each of his 12 players. read more ...


How to Follow the Ryder Cup on TV and Radio

The Ryder Cup will be showcased live across Sky Sports and the BBC, delivering the biggest event in golf through TV and Radio, with comprehensive coverage. Here are the times to take note of. read more ...


Ryder Cup by Numbers

2018 is the 42nd Ryder Cup and is the latest edition of the most popular event in golf. Derek Clements takes a look back at the facts and figures that defined the records of past years, and some key numbers to be aware of this week. read more ...


Guide to Le Golf National

Le Golf National is hosting this year's Ryder Cup. One of the most popular courses and venues on the European Tour, we take a closer look at each of the holes, and the challenge that the players of both teams will face. read more ...


Which Venue to Choose for a Ryder Cup Stay & Play?

Le Golf National is hosting this year's Ryder Cup, with Europe having been victorious in each home match since 1993. We take a closer look at each of those venues, tapping into the knowledge and experience of our ambassadors, to provide this guide to these famous courses and resorts, helping you identify the best for a stay & play golf break. read more ...


Take on American Golf Ryder Cup Challenge

The Ryder Cup is nearly here, and you can experience a small taste of that pressure by taking on the American Golf Challenge, facing the spectacular par three 11th hole of Le Golf National on a Foresight Sports simulator in store. read more ...


European Ryder Cup Jackets Pass Extreme Testing Process

Highly regarded brand Galvin Green is supplying Team Europe with their waterproof and windproof jackets at the Ryder Cup, but to ensure that the best quality has been provided, the products have undergone the most extreme of testing processes. read more ...


Ryder Cup FanZone Created in Downtown Paris

The Ryder Cup from Le Golf National is fast approaching, and to enhance the visitor experience of bringing this major spectacle to Paris, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) have created a FanZone in the city. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #30: Assessing Ryder Cup Teams, Rating the Venues

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joining Kieran Clark to discuss handicap improvements over the summer, assessing the European Ryder Cup team and wild card picks selected by captain Thomas Bjorn, while Matt additionally reviews his experiences of staying and playing at several Ryder Cup venues. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Defeat That Changed Everything for the USA

Jim Furyk's American team will arrive at Le Golf National confident of success. But where has this confidence come from? Golfshake's Derek Clements lessons learned from the most recent Ryder Cup on European soil at Gleneagles. read more ...


Why Experience is Overrated for Ryder Cup Wild Card Picks

Experience or form, that is a question that both Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk answered with their Ryder Cup Picks. The debate rages on, however, but here is a chance to delve into the facts to analyse the decisions that were made. read more ...


Bjorn Completes Team with Garcia, Poulter, Casey and Stenson

Thomas Bjorn knew that he was going to upset some fine European golfers when he named the four wild cards that complete his team to take on the United States at Le Golf National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the captain's decision to favour experience with his picks. read more ...


The Belfry Celebrates Ryder Cup Heritage

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is celebrating its deep history with the Ryder Cup by unveiling a series of activities for guests and golfers and enjoy, including the famous Brabazon Course. read more ...


Woods, Mickelson and DeChambeau Given US Ryder Cup Wild Cards

As was widely anticipated, Jim Furyk named Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as three of his four Ryder Cup wild cards, with Tony Finau hotly tipped to claim that final pick before the event in Paris. read more ...


The Two Contests That Changed the Ryder Cup Forever

The Ryder Cup has become one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, but there were two particular contests that saw it cross the line and become a spectacle that took proceedings to the edge of infamy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflect on the 1991 and 1999 Ryder Cups. read more ...


Galvin Green Makes Ryder Cup Garments Available to Regular Golfers

Galvin Green is providing this year's European Ryder Cup Team with advanced and acclaimed waterproof and windproof garments, and the brand is making those available to regular golfers. read more ...


Chance to Win 2018 European Ryder Cup Outfit with Peter Millar

The hotly anticipated 2018 Ryder Cup at the spectacular Le Golf National is fast approaching, and to mark that fact, the luxury golf lifestyle brand Peter Millar has laid out the chance to for one person to win a full European team outfit, including polo shirt, mid-layer, belt and trousers. read more ...


Ryder Cup Captains Face Wild-Card Dilemma

Who would want to be in the shoes of Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn when they have to finalise their teams for the much-anticipatated Ryder Cup clash between Europe and the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the difficult choices that both will have to make. read more ...


Leaving Sergio Out of Ryder Cup Team is Unthinkable

Failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, last year's Masters champion Sergio Garcia will require a captain's pick from Thomas Bjorn in the Spaniard's relationship with the Ryder Cup is to continue at Le Golf National. Does he merit a wild card? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the stalwart must be part of the European team. read more ...


Ryder Cup Teams Begin to Take Shape

The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is merely weeks away, and the teams are taking shape, with the eight automatic qualifiers for the US confirmed, and the race nearly over for Europe, attention will soon turn to the wild card picks. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a look at where everyone stands. read more ...


Peter Millar Unveils Official Ryder Cup Garments

The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is approaching, and golfers looking to showcase their support for Team Europe through their wardrobe, can now take full advantage of the bespoke range of stylish men's and women's logoed garments from Official Licensee Peter Millar. read more ...


Newfound Ryder Cup Optimism for Europe after Open

Despite the leaderboard having been dominated by players from the United States, it turned out to be a great Open Championship for Europe, with Francesco Molinari taking the title. Derek Clements has newfound optimism for their chances in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Le Golf National is the Star of the Show

This year's Ryder Cup venue Le Golf National was showcased during the Open de France, won by Alex Noren. Challenging but spectacular, this course has long been a star on the European Tour and will be again this September.  read more ...


End of a Ryder Cup Era for Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood has been a mainstay for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup for two decades, but now ranked outside the Top 100, and just named a vice-captain for 2018, those playing days seem behind him. Derek Clements pays tribute to one of Europe's best golfers. read more ...


Bjorn Reveals Four New Ryder Cup Vice Captains

It was billed as a "Big Announcement" and Thomas Bjorn delivered on that promise with the unveiling of four new Vice Captains for the Ryder Cup. The European Captain presented veterans Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell as his new supporting team, joining Robert Karlsson who had been announced last year. read more ...


Ryder Cup Fever Strikes with Months Still to Go

It seems that everybody is talking about the Ryder Cup. Given that there are four majors and just about an entire season to get out of the way before the first shot is hit in anger at Le Golf National on Friday, September 28, that comes as something of a surprise. Derek Clements reports on the buildup. read more ...


Bjorn licking his lips at prospect of Ryder Cup

THOMAS BJORN can't quite believe his luck. With the Ryder Cup in Paris now less than a year away and the qualification process for the European team now well under way, the Dane is rubbing his hands together at the way his team is shaping up read more ...


The Future Looks Bright for Europe in the Ryder Cup

The 2016 Ryder Cup saw Europe's most crushing defeat in over 30 years, but Alex Picken believes there are positive signs ahead of next year's showpiece at Le Golf National. He looks at several of the impressive and emerging players who could have a huge impact for Thomas Bjorn in 2018. read more ...


Paul Casey to Rejoin European Tour in Ryder Cup Boost

It's been a decade since Paul Casey last represented Europe in the Ryder Cup, but the Englishman looks set to end that long-standing hiatus after confirming that he will take up membership on the European Tour in 2018, opening the door to become part of Thomas Bjorn's team for the showpiece at Le Golf National next year.  read more ...


Ryder Cup Adventure Golf Course Installed on Eiffel Tower

Marking the 'Year to Go' celebrations for the 2018 Ryder Cup, and in conjunction with the French Golf Federation, Provision Events (PVE) has installed an adventure golf course placed on the viewing platform of the Eiffel Tower. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown Begins in Earnest

The next Ryder Cup match doesn't get under way until September 28, 2018, but the build-up to the encounter at Le Golf National, near Paris, has already begun, with American captain Jim Furyk saying that his team have 25 years of scars to overcome if they are to retain the trophy they won is such spectacular fashion at Hazeltine in 2016. read more ...


Thomas Bjorn Nominates 2018 Ryder Cup Official Charity

European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn has announced that the European Tour Foundation will be the official charity of the 2018 Ryder Cup. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #15 New Irons and Le Golf National

Host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to talk new irons, The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National and some of great escapes for this Autumn.  read more ...


Europe Should Be Glad Ryder Cup is Not Played on Paper

Ryder Cup qualification has begun, and Thomas Bjorn can now look forward to players jostling to make his team. But as Derek Clements describes, on paper at least, the Americans seem likely to be a formiddable opponent next year in France. read more ...


Will Furyk Succeed as America's Ryder Cup Captain?

Jim Furyk has been named captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team for 2018, with the former major champion set to lead his players against Thomas Bjorn's Europe at Le Golf National. Was it the right appointment? Derek Clements has his say. read more ...


Thomas Bjorn Named Ryder Cup Captain

Thomas Bjorn has been confirmed as Europe's next Ryder Cup captain for the matches at Le Golf National in 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks closer at the appointment and raises questions. read more ...


What Next for Europe after Ryder Cup Defeat?

Now a few weeks removed from the Ryder Cup, what next for Europe after their defeat at Hazeltine? Derek Clements reflects on suggested changes to qualification criteria, and who should succeed Darren Clarke as captain. read more ...


Miguel's the Man to Make French Connection for Europe

The smart money is on his peers at the European Tour appointing Thomas Bjorn as the man to captain his continent at the 2018 Ryder Cup but is there a case for Miguel Angel Jimenez ? read more ...


Martin Kaymer Reflects on Disappointing Ryder Cup

Martin Kaymer is playing in this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but the two-time major champion has stopped to reflect on what was an extremely disappointing Ryder Cup for Team Europe. read more ...


Thomas Pieters Looks Forward After Ryder Cup Experience

Europe's brightest spark at the Ryder Cup, Thomas Pieters has reflected on his experiences at Hazeltine, that partnership with Rory, and what the future holds. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reports on the impressive Belgian. read more ...


2016 Ryder Cup Review

The 2016 Ryder Cup is now resigned to history. How will it be remembered, and where do both sides go from here? Derek Clements anaylses the performances and mistakes of the players and captains at Hazeltine. read more ...


Fiji International and Challenge Tour Preview

Brandt Snedeker makes the journey from Hazeltine to Fiji, playing in this week's PGA Tour of Australasia event, alongside Vijay Singh, Steven Bowditch and Boo Weekley. Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


The USA Triumphs at Hazeltine

Derek Clements reports on the final day of the Ryder Cup, which saw both teams produce an immense standard of golf, with Europe ultimately coming up short to the brilliant Americans, who have triumphed for the first time since 2008. read more ...


The Epic Between Reed and McIlroy

It was one of the most anticipated matches in history, and the front-nine lived up to all expectations, with both McIlroy and Reed cancelling each other out with huge putts on the eighth, before sportingly sharing a brief acknowledgement. read more ...


Mickelson and Garcia's Birdie Barrage at Hazeltine

When reflecting on this year's matches, few will soon forget the astonishing Sunday encounter between Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, who traded 19 birdies in a remarkable contest that was fittingly halved on the last hole. read more ...


Ryder Cup Day 2 Wrap Up

DARREN CLARKE'S European team will need to invoke the spirit of Medinah if they are to win the Ryder Cup for a fourth successive time at Hazeltine today. Despite stellar golf played by Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters, the Americans go into the 12 singles matches leading 9.5-6.5. read more ...


Greatest Ryder Cup Singles Moments

There have been some astonishing moments and encounters in Singles at the Ryder Cup. From hole-in-ones to long putts under pressure, we've seen it all. And there will certainly be more to savour at Hazeltine today. read more ...


Ryder Cup Day 1 Wrap Up

HENRIK STENSON and Justin Rose led a brilliant fightback in the fourballs as Europe, having lost all four morning foursomes matches, finished the first day of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine trailing the USA by 5-3. read more ...


Rory Has His Poulter at Medinah Moment

Rory McIlroy produced a stunning finish to complete a brilliant comeback for a crushed Europe in the four balls on Friday. With the exuberant celebration, was this his very own Poulter at Medinah moment? read more ...


Team Mates with Ryder Cup Europe

Who are the funniest, most intelligent, and worst dressed members of Team Europe? Well, thanks to Rory, Sergio, Andy, Matt, Justin, and Henrik, we have some of those answers. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Signs Long-Term Apparel and Footwear Deal with adidas Golf

The world number two and U.S. Open champion, Dustin Johnson has signed what has been described as a "multi-year" apparel and footwear contract with adidas Golf. read more ...


The Belfry Launches VIP Ryder Cup Experience Competition

The Belfry has launched an eye-catching VIP Ryder Cup Experience Competition to celebrate the resort's revered history and heritage with the biennial contest between Europe and the USA. read more ...


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