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Callaway Becomes Official Partner of European Tour

In a major announcement, the European Tour has revealed that legendary golf brand Callaway will become an Official Partner of the professional circuit for the next five years, beginning an exciting partnership for both. read more ...


Have the Rule Makers Dropped a Clanger?

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


European Tour Star Jordan Smith Joins adidas Golf


European Tour star Jordan Smith has signed with adidas Golf on a multi-year contract to wear the brand's apparel and footwear, as the 26-year-old looks to push on and secure further titles on the circuit throughout 2019.
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Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

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


Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood leads a stellar cast at the Abu Dhabi Championship as the European Tour resumes for 2019, with the likes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson ready to challenge in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the year's opening event. read more ...


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

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


What do the Statistics Tell us About Rory McIlroy?

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


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 ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

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


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

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


Rory McIlroy Declares Primary Focus on America Over European Tour

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


Tiger's Successful Comeback Leads to Jump in Wealth

Thanks in no small part to his incredible comeback season, during which he won his 80th PGA Tour title, seriously contended in two majors and forced his way onto America’s Ryder Cup team, Tiger Woods saw his personal fortune increase by $50m in 2018 according to Forbes. read more ...


Sentry Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

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


10 Players to Watch on the European Tour in 2019

What does 2019 hold in store on the European Tour? Here, Golfshake's Derek Clements gazes into his crystal ball and picks out at ten golfers he believes are worth keeping an eye on during the coming season. read more ...


10 Players to Watch on the PGA Tour in 2019

What can we expect to witness on the PGA Tour in 2019? The likes of Cameron Champ have offered a glimpse into the future, while veterans and established names will looking for better times. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten players to follow. read more ...


Notable World Golf Ranking Rises and Falls of 2018

We have looked through the latest Official World Golf Ranking – 16th December – and compared it to the final list of 2017 to pick out some of the most notable players who have ascended and slumped throughout this year. read more ...


Lipsky Finally Wins Second Title as Justin Rose Fails to Reclaim Number One

The European Tour completed its 2018 in South Africa at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, where David Lipsky rebounded from a disappointing season to win his second title on the circuit, while over in Indonesia, Justin Rose came up just short on his bid to restore himself to the summit of the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


10 of the Best from the European Tour in 2018

Winning The Open, Wentworth and the Race to Dubai, Francesco Molinari grabbed the headlines on the European Tour, but there were magnificent stories throughout the season, particularly for golfers from England. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some of the best. read more ...


10 of the Best from the PGA Tour in 2018

It was quite a season on the PGA Tour. From the comeback of Tiger Woods, the major dominance of Brooks Koepka, and the continued success of Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the best from the past year. read more ...


9 Disappointments from 2018 in Golf

It's been a year packed with great performances and achievements on tour, but there have been disappointments too. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at golfers who could have done better in 2018. read more ...


Youngest Golfers to Play in Professional Tournaments

The story of 14-year-old Chinese golfer Kuang Yang qualifying for the Volvo China Open has rekindled memories of past teenagers who emerged onto the professional stage at a remarkably young age. We take a look back at some of the most notable examples of kids playing on tour. read more ...


14-Year-Old Secures Place in Volvo China Open

14-year-old Kuang Yang will become one of the youngest players to compete in a European Tour-sanctioned event after his success in the Volvo China Junior Match Play Championship secured his place in May's Volvo China Open. 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 ...


Alfred Dunhill Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour draws the 2018 calendar to a close with the Alfred Dunhill Championship from the spectacular Leopard Creek in South Africa. Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Ernie Els and Brandon Stone are among the home players looking for success. read more ...


Laidback Louis Crowned King of South Africa

Having lifted the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 2010, Louis Oosthuizen has achieved much in his career, but there have rarely been more emotional triumphs than his success at the South African Open on Sunday. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a meaningful victory. read more ...


Tiger's Double-hit Push Shot Leaves a Bad Taste in the Mouth

Golf writer Derek Clements reports on the recent Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where he feels there is one set of rule for the likes of Tiger Woods and another set for the rest of us. What do you think? read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview, Picks & Analysis

24 golfers have been paired together for the QBE Shootout, including a team of Tony Finau and Lexi Thompson, which is a fun and lucrative exhibition to complete the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the partnerships. read more ...


South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to South Africa, where England's Chris Paisley is defending the title that he won in January, and will face a strong home challenge led by the likes of Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Tiger Reflects on Comeback Year as he Plans to Reduce Playing Schedule

Tiger Woods has reflected on a remarkable 12 months that saw him return to the game, win again on the PGA Tour, contend in majors, and play in the Ryder Cup, but also note his plans for 2019 will be different to this past year. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Rahm Leaves Woods in the Shade as Rose Fails to Reclaim World No 1 Spot

Jon Rahm finished his year in style by cruising to victory in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, while there were victories across the planet for Cameron Smith and Kurt Kitayama. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the action. read more ...


What Could Brexit Mean for Golf in the UK?

Brexit is a subject that people don't wish to discuss, but can't be avoided. However, there is a question about what impact the United Kingdom leaving the European Union could have on golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at some possible areas of interest. read more ...


The Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

A year since he made this return to the game, Tiger Woods hosts the Hero World Challenge, bringing together a select field of impressive names in The Bahamas, including Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Tommy Fleetwood. Who is going to end the year on a high? Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Mauritius Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour have combined for the Mauritius Open hosted by Ernie Els, where Bernd Wiesberger makes his return from injury in a spectacular part of the world. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Breakthrough for Rai, Success for Van Dam, and World Cup Triumph for Belgium

Christmas lights have been switched in high streets across the country, but that hasn't curbed the weekly anthology of professional golf, with a series of events concluding during the weekend. From the World Cup of Golf in Australia, the European Tour season-opener in Hong Kong, the LET finale in Spain, and yes, 'The Match' between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, there was surprisingly a lot going on. read more ...


David Law Joins Wilson Staff's Group of European Tour Players

There's a strong group of Scottish golfers on the European Tour for this new season, including David Law, who has been signed up by Wilson Golf to join their stable of players. read more ...


Heartwarming Comeback Stories in Golf Lead to Tears of Joy

We have seen a series of heartwarming comeback victories in recent weeks across the professional game, with emotional triumphs for Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Danny Willett, Charles Howell III and Lexi Thompson. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look the significance of each of them. read more ...


Golf Legend Laura Davies Named European Vice Captain for 2019 Solheim Cup

Through a record number of appearances and leading points total, Dame Laura Davies already holds an indelible place within the history of the Solheim Cup, a legacy that will continue next year with the news that European captain Catriona Matthew has named the English golf icon as her third vice-captain for the 2019 matches. read more ...


Spectacular Lumine Praised During European Tour Qualifying School

The tense Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying School was held last week at the spectacular Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, showcasing the venue and its golf courses, with the players competing widely praising the Costa Daurada resort. read more ...


World Cup of Golf Preview, Picks & Analysis

28 nations have been brought together for the World Cup of Golf in Australia. The home team - represented by Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith - are the top seeds but will face a strong challenge from England's Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this showpiece event. read more ...


End-of-Term Report on Another Incredible European Tour Season

Another season on the European Tour has come to an end, following a memorable 12 months of stories and achievements. Golfshake's Derek Clements has produced an end-of-term report, looking at the players who have grabbed the headlines and one or two who may feel that they could have done better.  read more ...


Emotional Charles Howell Secures First Title in 11 Years

IF Danny Willett thought that his 31-month wait for a victory was excruciating, then he might want to spare a thought for Charles Howell III, whose triumph at the RSM Classic at Sea Island was his first in 11 years. Derek Clements reports on another memorable and inspiring story in professional golf. read more ...


Danny Boy puts 2 years pain behind him with Dubai victory

WHAT a story! Danny Willett, who only just sneaked into the field for the Dubai World Tour championship and had actually entered the RSM Classic on the PGA Tour, put more than two years of misery behind him to fend off the challenge of 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed and claim his first title since that famous April day in 2016 when he won the Green Jacket. read more ...


Stars Old and New Secure European Tour Cards at Qualifying School

There was a mixture of joy and relief for 27 players who survived the gruelling examination of Qualifying School to claim their cards on the European Tour for next season. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at some of the names who made it through, and notable ones who didn't and now face a different path for 2019. read more ...


Titleist Pro V1 Golf Ball Achieves Historic Milestone

It has been 18 years since the launch of Titleist's Pro V1 golf ball, and the brand is celebrating after it reached an historic milestone, with Lee Westwood's triumph at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City this past weekend marking the 3,000th win since the franchise was introduced. read more ...


When Caddying Becomes a Family Affair

Lee Westwood secured his first victory in four years with his partner, Helen Storey, caddying, having recently had his son Sam on the bag. There have been many examples of professionals employing a friend or family member. We take a look at some of the most notable golfers to have done so. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood head the field at the DP World Tour Championship and, at the end of it, one of them will be crowned Race to Dubai winner. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the European Tour's finale. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to beautiful Sea Island for the RSM Classic, which is the last event on the schedule this year. Austin Cook defends the title, but this is a great chance for lesser known names to secure an early season victory. read more ...


Lee Westwood Rolls Back the Years to Win at Sun City

Former world number one Lee Westwood has rejuvenated his career with a spectacular performance in South Africa. He produced a brilliant final round of 64 to overhaul Sergio Garcia and win the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City. It was his first victory in four years. read more ...


Friday Update - 9/11/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a look at some of golf's biggest talking points from the past week, including a major rules controversy, a possible change of equipment brand for the world number one, and Brandon Stone's quest to make a hole-in-one. read more ...


When it Pays to Know the Rules

Golf prides Itself on its unwritten code of ethics, which is why there is always such a furore when a professional is caught breaking the rules. The story of Doris Chen in LPGA Qualifying School is just the latest example. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at a few of the controversies that have made the headlines. read more ...


Players Set for Drama of European Tour Qualifying School at Lumine

It's always one of the most dramatic events of the year, and for the second consecutive time, the Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying is being staged at the Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, with players from over 30 countries, including established tour winners, set to compete over the gruelling 108 holes of golf. read more ...


Keith Pelley Vows to Keep Growing European Tour

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists he has no intention of reducing the number of tournaments in the schedule, even though he faces the challenge of competing against the PGA Tour to attract the world’s best golfers. Derek Clements reports on a wide ranging press conference with the CEO. read more ...


Nedbank Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's Final Series continues at the Nedbak Challenge in South Africa, with the finale in Dubai fast approaching. Branden Grace is defending his title, while Rory McIlroy is looking for his first victory on the circuit since 2016.  read more ...


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