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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 ...


2018 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

This year's US Open at Shinnecock Hills promises to be compelling, with many of the game's top names arriving in form and ready to be contenders. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the second major of the year, and picks out several players who could challenge for the trophy. read more ...


7 Players to Watch at the US Open

It's hard to look beyond the major favourites ahead of this year's US Open, with so many of them arriving at Shinnecock Hills. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out seven - and one sentimental player - to keep an eye on during the week. read more ...


The Rules and Traditions of Shinnecock Hills

The 2018 US Open venue Shinnecock Hills is a tradtional golf club that boasts an extraordinary and famous course. Derek Clements takes a look at some of the more archaic rules that define this institution on Long Island. read more ...


The Golf Course Shouldn't Make Headlines at the US Open

The US Open has infamously courted controversy through the years, including at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the efforts being made to ensure that is not the case in 2018. read more ...


US Open BY NUMBERS

The US Open Championship has a long and rich history, dating back to 1895. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the facts and figures, the looking at the numbers behind the past and present of this great event. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to Shinnecock Hills

Explore all 18 testing holes at Shinnecock Hills, this year's US Open venue. Regarded as being among the finest courses in the United States, take a look through flyovers and insight to learn more about the challenge of the layout. read more ...


Will Shinnecock Hills Get the US Open Back on Track?

Will the US Open's return to Shinnecock Hills restore the championship's reputation for providing the most difficult test in golf? That's the question Golfshake's Joe Hughes explores ahead of the year's second men's major. read more ...


Adam Scott Qualifies for US Open to Maintain Remarkable Major Appearance Run

Adam Scott, Andrew "Beef" Johnston, Thorbjorn Olesen and Steve Stricker were among the players who made it through U.S. Open Qualifying on Monday, with the Australian maintaining a stunning record of playing in every major since the 2001 Open. read more ...


Chronicling the Unique and Determined Career Path of Brooks Koepka

From the peaks of Aviemore to the highs of Erin Hills, Sunday in Wisconsin was the major culmination in what has been a unique career progression for Brooks Koepka, whose professional life began on Europe’s uncompromising second circuit, before impressively ascending through the ranks to the upper echelons of the game within four years. Challenge Tour to the U.S. Open. read more ...


Formidable Brooks Koepka Dominates US Open at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka, a golfer who many said would be a future major champion, fulfilled that promise with an imperious and dominant triumph in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. read more ...


Thomas Makes Major History on a day of Sensational Scoring

On a day the like of which the US Open has never seen before, Tommy Fleetwood kept his head, hit fairways and holed the putts that mattered to maintain his challenge in the US Open at Erin Hills.  Thomas, one of America’s most talented young stars, shot a sensational and record-breaking round of 63, nine under par. read more ...


US Open 2017 - Some can't cut it

With the cut falling at one over par, the entire field was separated by just eight shots – but for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 1986, none of the world’s top three will be around for the weekend.  Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Confident Rory Dismisses Critics of Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has dismisses critics of the thick, fescue rough that has been widely documented at this weeks U.S. Open, after the USGA had decided to cut back much of the long grass on four holes at Erin Hills. read more ...


Ten of the Most Difficult US Opens

Renowned as the most unrelentingly punishing test in the game, we take a look back through the archives to discover which U.S. Open have been the most difficult and resulted in the highest scores. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #9 - US Open Preview

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the 2017 US Open which is taking place at Erin Hills. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Praises US Open Venue

Rory McIlroy returns from injury at the US Open this week, and has been quick to praise the contentious venue Erin Hills, which has drawn a wide variety of responses. However, the 2011 champion is viewing the challenge positively. read more ...


Kevin Na Demonstrates Unplayable Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

This year's US Open venue Erin Hills has drawn a wide range of responses, with its significant fescue rough grabbing most attention. Kevin Na demonstrated just how unplayable this long grass will be, likely reducing the game's best players into hackers should they miss a fairway. read more ...


6 Questions for the 2017 US Open

There are numerous questions waiting to be answered at the US Open - will the USGA get the setup right, and will Phil Mickelson turn up on Thursday? Derek Clements picks out some of the pressing issues waiting to be settled at Erin Hills. read more ...


2017 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the second major of the year, as the game's best players venture to Wisconsin to face the ominous challenge of Erin Hills, which is hosting the US Open for the first time. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week, and picks out a surprise name as a potential champion. read more ...


5 Players to Follow at the 2017 US Open

It's time for the US Open, with the world's best players assembling at Erin Hills looking to secure America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out five players who could take the title at this year's second major. read more ...


Erin Hills - Hole by Hole Guide

Erin Hills is the venue for this week's 117th US Open, making its debut as a major championship layout. Take a look through all 18 holes of this long and punishing course, which is set to test the game's best players in Wisconsin. read more ...


The Daunting Challenge of Erin Hills

The US Open heads to Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the first time in its 117-year history. Erin Hills, located just northwest of Milwaukee, is certain to provide the world's best golfers with a terrific test but there are already concerns that it might turn out to be another Chambers Bay. read more ...


US Open Records and Stats

This year is the 117th U.S. Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the numbers and picks out some of the most notable records and stats to be aware of ahead of the second men's major of the year. read more ...


Beef Leads Qualifiers at US Open

Much of the field at the US Open have come through qualifying, including the likes of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston at Walton Heath, who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michael Campbell who was victorious from that route in 2005. read more ...


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