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Strange Things That Golf Commentators Say

Golf commentators and analysts are employed to paint pictures. When they are good, they are really good. But sometimes, even the best stray into cliche, leaving viewers groaning at the screen. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some odd phrases that perplex him when watching tournaments on TV.  read more ...


Chris Kirk's Inspiring Story of Recovery

There was a story of redemption at the Sony Open. The headlines may have been made by Kevin Na as he secured his fifth PGA Tour victory, but the feel-good story centred around Chris Kirk. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains. 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 ...


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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour is back at the Abu Dhabi Championship, where Lee Westwood defends the title he claimed last year. Former champions Tommy Fleetwood, Martin Kaymer and Shane Lowry are in the field, with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas also competing in the Rolex Series event. Get ready for a blockbuster! read more ...


The American Express Preview, Picks & Analysis

A strong field at The American Express includes Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay and Matthew Wolff. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Na Snatches Victory to Keep Ryder Cup Dream Alive

Kevin Na nearly withdrew from the Sony Open in Hawaii when he felt pain in his ribs on Wednesday, but he made it to the first tee and ultimately holed a birdie putt on the last to secure his fifth PGA Tour success, raising hopes of a potential Ryder Cup debut. read more ...


The Amateur Golfers Who Won Professional Tour Events

It has now been 30 years since then-amateur Phil Mickelson won the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson. He remains the most recent amateur golfer to win on the PGA Tour. There has naturally always been a divide between the paid and non-paid ranks, but throughout the history of the game, several amateurs have successfully upstaged their professional rivals on tour and in major championships. read more ...


The Open Will Not Return to Turnberry for Foreseeable Future

Following news overnight that the PGA of America had taken the 2022 PGA Championship away from Trump National Bedminster, the R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers has confirmed that the Donald Trump-owned Turnberry Resort will not be hosting The Open Championship (or indeed any R&A events) anytime soon. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Talented Australian Cameron Smith defends his Sony Open title in Hawaii as the PGA Tour presents its first full-field event of 2021, where the likes of Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa and Abraham Ancer will provide a formidable challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament. read more ...


View From The Fairway - PGA of America Distances Itself From Trump

Back for 2021, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, in which he reflects on the latest lockdown and the impact on golfers, and the news that the PGA of America has distanced itself away from President Donald Trump. read more ...


Harris English Triumphs at The Tournament of Champions

In the first event of 2021, Harris English claimed his third PGA Tour title in a playoff over Joaquin Niemann at the Plantation Course at Kapalua to secure the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Lee Westwood Voted AGW Golfer of the Year

Following a season that saw him clinch the Race to Dubai and European Tour No 1 crown a third time, Lee Westwood has been voted the "Golfer of the Year" by the Association of Golf Writers (AGW). read more ...


Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas returns to Kapalua looking to successfully defend the Sentry Tournament of Champions title he won in dramatic fashion 12 months ago.  We look ahead to a tournament that Thomas clearly loves having won in 2020 and back in 2017. read more ...


Looking Back at the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season

As 2021 kicks off with the Sentry Tournament of Champions, what better time to look back on the 2019-20 PGA Tour season, a year that was devastated by Covid-19.  Golfshake writer Derek Clements picks out the highlights. read more ...


10 Golfers in Need of a Big Season in 2021

Dustin Johnson finished 2020 as the world’s undisputed number one. But it wasn’t plain sailing for everybody. Golf can be a cruel game. One minute you are on top of the world, and then you get up the next morning and can’t hit a barn door. Here, we look at 10 players who are in desperate need of a big year in 2021. 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 ...


PNC Championship Round up - Charlie is a chip off the old block

Justin Thomas and his father, Mike, won the PNC Championship but it was an 11-year-old boy who stole everybody’s hearts. Charlie Woods, the son of 15-time major champion Tiger turns out to be a chip off the old block. read more ...


European Tour Announces 42-Tournament Schedule for 2021

The European Tour has announced its 2021 schedule, featuring 42 tournaments in 24 countries. Running from January to November, the schedule features 18 tournaments which were postponed or cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but there are some notable changes and misses from next year. read more ...


Lee Westwood Proves There is No Substitute for Experience

After 26 years and 567 appearances on the European Tour, Lee Westwood's Race to Dubai triumph is right up there in his list of achievements. Golfshake's Derek Clements pays tribute to the Englishman, who is enjoying a sparkling autumn in his exceptional career. read more ...


Reflecting on the PGA Tour's Fall Season

Viktor Hovland’s 12-foot birdie putt to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic brought the curtain down on the PGA Tour’s Fall Season, which covered Bryson DeChambeau winning the US Open and Dustin Johnson dominating the Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on what we've seen in recent months. read more ...


A Lim Kim Overcomes Five-Shot Deficit to Win US Women's Open

Kim A Lim overcame a five-shot deficit to win the weather-delayed U.S. Women's Open, making her debut in the tournament and securing her first major title with a one-shot victory, tying the record for the biggest comeback in the tournament's history.  read more ...


European Tour Deserves Credit For Completing Season in Style

It was the most challenging of years, but somehow, the European Tour scrambled together a schedule of tournaments despite the coronavirus pandemic. From the UK Swing to Valderrama and the DP World Tour Championship, Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that Keith Pelley and his team deserve enormous credit for putting on an entertaining show. read more ...


Fitzpatrick Wins But Westwood Finishes Season as King of Europe

Matthew Fitzpatrick won the DP World Tour Championship, but it was Lee Westwood who secured the Race to Dubai title at the age of 47, finishing second behind his fellow Englishman to claim the Harry Vardon Trophy for a third time, topping the rankings on the European Tour in 2020. read more ...


US Women's Open Preview

A field of 156 will compete for the US Women's Open in the final major of the year, with in-form Sei Young Kim the pre-tournament favourite. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a unique tournament, played across two courses at the Champions Golf Club in Houston. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

This extraordinary European Tour season finally reaches its climax this week with an all-star cast at DP World Tour Championship, where Patrick Reed hopes to become the first American to be crowned European Tour No 1. But he will face a challenge from the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Collin Morikawa and Lee Westwood. read more ...


QBE Shootout Preview

Greg Norman hosts the QBE Shootout, which features 12 pairings in a popular team event. Included within the field are 16 of the top 50 players in the world, led by Daniel Berger, U.S. Open runner-up Matthew Wolff, Tony Finau, and Louis Oosthuizen, a first-time participant. read more ...


Sensational Hovland Wins Second PGA Tour Title

The hugely impressive Viktor Hovland hit a nine iron to 12 feet to birdie the final hole and secure the Mayakoba Classic, his second PGA Tour title, by one shot from Aaron Wise at El Camaleon GC, carding a Sunday six-under 65 – including three birdies in his final six holes – to finish the tournament on 20-under. read more ...


Christiaan Bezuidenhout Does the Double in South Africa

Christiaan Bezuidenhout secured back to back European Tour wins on home soil with a five-shot cruise to victory at the South African Open, while Antoine Rozner overcame a four-shot deficit to record his maiden victory at the Golf In Dubai Championship. He finished the week on an incredible 25 under par to win by two shots after a glorious final round of 64. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the two events. 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 ...


European Tour and PGA Tour Alliance Should Be Celebrated

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, looking at Rory McIlroy vs Tom Weiskopf, Emily Pedersen's spectacular results on the LET, and studying the new "alliance" between the European Tour and PGA Tour. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Leopard Creek is Majestic

Taking aim at several topics, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the return of golf in England, praises the exceptional form of Emily Pedersen and Sei Young Kim, glows at the stunning Leopard Creek, and explains why he has an unlikely fondness for Patrick Reed. read more ...


South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour’s South African Swing will be completed by the South African Open Championship, which will be played the same week as the new Golf in Dubai Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at the iconic Gary Player Country Club in Sun City. read more ...


Mayakoba Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Home player Abraham Ancer will be desperate to finally secure his maiden victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, but he faces a stiff challenge from major champions Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, who are both looking to end their year on the PGA Tour in style. read more ...


Golf in Dubai Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

In a week where we see a double header on the European Tour, an all-star cast will be heading to Dubai to take part in the inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship at the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, including Danny Willett and Martin Kaymer. read more ...


Briliant Bezuidenhout Wins Second Title on Home Soil

Christiaan Bezuidenhout won the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the magnificent Leopard Creek by four shots as all his rivals crumbled on the back nine. It was the South African’s second European title and he achieved it thanks to a brilliant back nine of 34. read more ...


Who Is The Longest And Most Accurate On Tour?

The incredible distance of Bryson DeChambeau dominated headlines this season, with South African sensation Wilco Neinaber recently causing a stir with his long hitting. But what does it mean, and how do the longest drivers compare with the straightest? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks into the stats to find out. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Wilco Nienaber is a Future Star

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


Alfred Dunhill Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

A strong home field will be looking to prevent Pablo Larrazabal from making a successful defence of his Alfred Dunhill Championship title when they tee it up at the magnificent Leopard Creek, the second of three tournaments on the South Africa Swing. read more ...


Hansen Claims Maiden Victory to Deny Nienaber in South Africa

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


No Need To Panic Over Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

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


Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to South Africa for three tournaments, starting with the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club. At the end of this South Africa Swing the top 60 in the Race to Dubai will head to Dubai for the season-ending DP World Championship, so there is all to play for. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

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


Reflecting on the 2020 Masters

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


Dustin Johnson Sprinkles Stardust Over Augusta National

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


Bernhard Langer Becomes Oldest Player to Make Cut at Masters

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


View From The Augusta Fairways

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


DeChambeau is NOT the Only Show in Town at Augusta

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


6 Outsiders to Follow at the Masters

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


Predicting the 2020 Masters

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


The Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

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


Where to Watch The 2020 Masters

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


How a November Masters Will Look

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


10 of the Best Masters Tournaments

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



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