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Jon Rahm Was Destined To Win A Major - And There Will Be More To Come

There were many who questioned whether Jon Rahm would ever win a major. This has nothing to do with his ability but plenty to do with his temperament. But this is a man who was born to greatness. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the Spaniard's journey to glory and what could happen next. read more ...


Golf Legends Praise Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm's dramatic victory at the US Open at Torrey Pines touched the hearts of many in the golfing world, with legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player leading the tributes to the Spaniard as he landed the first of what will surely be many major victories. read more ...


The Clubs Jon Rahm Used to Win the US Open

Jon Rahm claimed his maiden major title in spectacular fashion on Sunday at Torrey Pines, winning the US Open and reclaiming the World No.1 spot in the process. It's also a significant moment after the Spaniard joined Callaway. Take a look at the equipment that carried him to victory. read more ...


Jon Rahm Secures First Major Victory at the US Open

Jon Rahm loves Torrey Pines. It was where he won his first PGA Tour event, it was where his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal and now it is the venue for his first major victory, following a typically electrifying finish at the US Open. read more ...


Golfers With The Most Second Place Finishes in Majors

Everyone knows that Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles, with Tiger Woods on 15. We know that Nick Faldo is on six and that Rory McIlroy has four. But who has the most runner-up finishes in the four events that have now long been considered the majors in golf? We take a look at 20 figures who have been second at least five times in the biggest championships. read more ...


Take on Torrey Pines in Topgolf's 9-Shot Challenge

Thousands of golfers worldwide will be celebrating the U.S. Open by taking part in Topgolf's 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament, where players can take on Torrey Pines at either participating Topgolf and Toptracer Range venues, or from home via the popular World Golf Tour (WGT) game. read more ...


How You Can Play Torrey Pines

Enjoying a spectacular location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Torrey Pines is considered to be one of America's premier municipal venues. What makes this a special place is that it's accessible to all, open to everyone. While many intensely private clubs can boast stunning layouts with history, playing them is a remote, distant chance for most of us. But at Torrey Pines, you can take in the vistas and walk in the footsteps of many a great champion. read more ...


The US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bryson DeChambeau defends the US Open at Torrey Pines, where many eyes will be on record breaking local boy Phil Mickelson as he seeks more history. However, the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa will be keen to claim America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 121st US Open. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the US Open

Always an exacting challenge, the US Open has been dominated by home players in recent years, but international stars have often etched their name into the history of America's national championship. Who will be that man this time? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten names, a mixture of leading favourites and relative outsiders, who we should be watching. read more ...


How Bryson DeChambeau Brought Winged Foot to its Knees

Bryson DeChambeau produced a wonderful final-round display to win the US Open by six shots and claim the first major title of his career last year. The 27-year-old was the only player to break par at the notoriously difficult Winged Foot in New York. We take a look back at a stunning performance. read more ...


Phil Mickelson's Six Near Misses at the US Open

Phil Mickelson has endured more than his fair share of misery at the US Open. His quest to win his national title has been one of the most compelling stories of the past 25 years. Incredibly, he has finished runner-up six times. Here, we look back at Mickelson’s six near misses. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to Torrey Pines

The South Course at Torrey Pines is a familiar layout, being one of the two courses used for the Farmers Insurance Open. But it will be a very different beast for the US Open. When the tournament was last played here in 2008 the average score was just over 74. read more ...


Spectators Will Return to the US Open

Spectators are to be allowed to attend this year’s US Open and US Women’s Open but they will have to be vaccinated against coronavirus or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test, while the PGA Tour announces key changes to its testing policy for later this season. 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 ...


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 ...


The US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The US Open returns to the fearsome Winged Foot - and it promises to be a cracker. World number one Dustin Johnson is searching for his second major victory, while the likes of Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele are hoping to claim their first. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the championship and analyses the venue and the main contenders. read more ...


9 Players to Watch at the US Open

The West Course at Winged Foot is ranked among the most difficult venues in the United States, a fitting stage for the US Open. Gary Woodland defends the title, but who could etch their name into history this week? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out a group of players you should be looking out for. read more ...


The US Open By Numbers

First held 125 years ago in 1895, America's national golf championship, the US Open, has been a prominent part of the calender and defined many great moments through generations in the game. Picking out key numbers from that rich history, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his US Open By Numbers.  read more ...


Winged Foot 2006 - The US Open Nobody Wanted to Win

The US Open returns to Winged Foot, but it will be hard to surpass the drama of its last visit in 2006. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a truly remarkable major, one that saw Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie, Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington spurn an opportunity to grasp glory. read more ...


US Open Reveals New Exemption Categories

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Open was forced to switch from its original date to September at the fearsome Winged Foot Golf Club. But without normal qualifying in place, confirming the makeup of America's national championship, the USGA has revealed new exemption categories, designed to create a field of 144 golfers. read more ...


Golf Quiz #6 - How Much Do You Know About The US Open?

In the 125 years since it began, the US Open has become a distinctive part of the golf calendar, renowned for the exacting test that the organisers present to challenge the world's best -  examining both the skill and mental strength of the competitors - to identify a fitting champion. Likewise, it will be a stringent assessment of your golf knowledge to see how you navigate our latest quiz! 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 ...


Gary Woodland Denies History Chasing Koepka to Win US Open

Gary Woodland held off a charge from Brooks Koepka to secure his first major title at the US Open, shooting all four rounds in the 60s at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a memorable week on the Monterey Peninsula. read more ...


Koepka Lurks Ominously Behind Woodland and Rose at US Open

Justin Rose produced one of the best battling rounds of his career to go into the final round of the US Open at Pebble Beach just one shot behind American Gary Woodland. Ominously, however, Brooks Koepka, looking to win the tournament for the third year on the trot, lurks just four adrift. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets you up for Sunday. read more ...


Gary Woodland Leads Ahead of Major Champions at Pebble

Justin Rose remains in contention to win a second US Open after a round of 70 left him two shots behind the halfway leader Gary Woodland at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action from Friday. read more ...


Justin Rose Shoots Sparkling 65 to Lead US Open at Pebble Beach

A vintage display of putting kept Tiger Woods in the hunt for a 16th major title, but it was playing his partner Justin Rose who led the way after the first round of the US Open at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the opening round in California. read more ...


How to Pick a US Open Winner

With its small greens and modest yardage, Pebble is a different beast to many of the power paradises of today, which should make for an intriguing championship with a wider array of potential contenders. But what trends are there to look out for? read more ...


8 Outsiders to Track at the US Open

Attention has rightly been placed upon two-time defending Brooks Koepka, who is seeking history, former winner Dustin Johnson, the great Tiger Woods, returning to the site of his most dominant triumph, and the in-form Rory McIlroy. However, beyond the favourites, who could secure the title and join the legends of Pebble?  read more ...


6 Reasons Why The US Open Will Be An Event For The Ages

This year's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is greatly anticipated for a variety of reasons. From the spectacular venue itself to the storylines entering the week, Will Trinkwon picks out key factors that should make this championship hugely compelling. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at the 2019 US Open

This year's U.S. Open has the potential to be a classic. Tiger Woods is back at Pebble Beach, Brooks Koepka is chasing history, and Rory McIlroy arrives in winning form. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a close look at five of the main contenders, the players he believes that we will see at the summit of the leaderboard on Sunday. read more ...


2019 US Open Preview, Picks and Analysis

Brooks Koepka is seeking history by winning the US Open for a third successive time, while Tiger Woods returns to Pebble Beach, site of his most dominant triumph. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the third major of the year, analysing the main contenders, which has the ingredients to be a compelling week. read more ...


How to Follow the US Open

There are storylines aplenty at the US Open, and you'll be able to follow them closely. Being a west coast major, this is a week for the night owls and insomniacs, with those staying up late able to watch on Sky Sports or listen on BBC Radio 5 Live.  read more ...


The US Open By Numbers

The US Open returns to Pebble Beach for a sixth time. Boasting a rich and prestigious history, this event has defined many a career. With many compelling stories heading into this week, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look back at the key numbers that set the scene for the year's third major. read more ...


Pebble Beach Hole by Hole Guide

The U.S. Open returns to iconic Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula, California. It's the sixth occasion that America's national championship has come to this spectacular venue. Known for its breathtaking seaside views and small greens, we take a look at each hole that will challenge the best players in the world. read more ...


Phil Mickelson Apologises for US Open Controversy

Following major controversy at the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson has apologised days later in a text message sent to an exclusive mailing list of reporters and writers. read more ...


The US Open Should Be a Spectacle Not a Debacle

It's fair to say that the 2018 US Open was not without controversy, and much of that was due to the course setup at Shinnecock Hills, which was heavily criticised by many players on Saturday. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it's time to stop the farce and make the Championship a level playing field. read more ...


Koepka Defies the Odds to Successfully Defend US Open

Brooks Koepka became the first man since Curtis Strange in 1989 to successfully defend the US Open on a day of high drama and extraordinary scoring at Shinnecock Hills. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a memorable Sunday, including a remarkable finish by Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


What on earth were you thinking, Phil?

Do you agree with Derek Clements?  What he did was a flagrant breach of the rules. He should have been disqualified. Period. read more ...


Six US Open Venues That You Can Play

This year's beautifully fearsome US Open venue Shinnecock Hills is a notoriously private golf club in a famously exclusive part of Long Island, New York, but there are several courses on the rotation of America's National Championship that are easily accessible for golfers looking to walk in the footsteps of history.  read more ...


It's Time to Draw a Line Under Marquee Groups at Majors

Organisers and TV companies love them, but is it time for marquee groupings at majors to end, adopting a truly random draw? Rory McIlroy spoke on the subject recently. And Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that a line should be drawn under them. read more ...


5 Outsiders to Watch at the US Open

It's hard to look beyond the favourites at the US Open, but we have picked out five golfers who are moving somewhat under the radar with the bookmakers. These potential winners are all at least 60/1 on the latest betting and may spring a surprise on Sunday. read more ...


Severity of Greens at Shinnecock Hills Cause Stir

Organisers famously lost control of the greens at Shinnecock Hills in 2004, but while changes have been made to the course, the severity of the surfaces remains, particularly the dramatic 18th.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #28: US Open, Shinnecock & Bethpage Memories, Long Island Golf

In a Special US Open Edition of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran Clark is joined Long Island golf radio show host Anthony Scorcia to preview the 2018 US Open Championship. They also look at the rich history and culture of golf on New York’s Long Island, while Anthony shares his memories of playing Shinnecock Hills, and reflections on past US Opens held at Bethpage Black. The guys take the opportunity to gaze ahead to the 2019 PGA and 2024 Ryder Cup to be held in the area, sharing a unique and local perspective into the second major of the year and golf as a whole. read more ...



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