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Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Bernd Wiesberger defends his Italian Open title in somewhat different conditions, with the historic tournament no longer being a Rolex Series event. However, that hasn't stopped the likes of Matt Wallace and Lee Westwood from making the journey to Chevro Golf Club. read more ...


Zozo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods returns to action for his defence of the Zozo Championship, but the legendary American faces a star-studded field at Sherwood Country Club, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Frustration of Unrepaired Pitchmarks

Golfshake's Derek Clements has penned another View From The Fairway, taking aim at a variety of topics, including Bryson DeChambeau, hoodies, the BBC, divots and pitchmarks, all of which have drawn his considered attention. read more ...


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Adrian Otaegui Wins in Scotland With Final Round of 63

Adrian Otaegui, of Spain, who began the week with a spectacular round of 62, won the inaugural Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews by four shots from England’s Matt Wallace, while over on the PGA Tour, it was finally Jason Kokrak's time, shooting 64 to win the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek thanks to a magnificent performance on the greens. read more ...


COVID Reality Check for PGA Tour Before The Masters

Dustin Johnson's positive test for COVID-19 brings home for PGA Tour players just how perilous these times are, especially with The Masters near. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it should lead to a reassessment from both golfers and organisers as the game continues to best navigate through the pandemic. read more ...


James Heath Wins TP Tour Event at The Addington

The Addington was the magnificent stage for the TP Tour's latest event on 12th October, the Surrey classic widely considered to be among the finest layouts in England, and it was home star James Heath who dominated proceedings, shooting a peerless 64 without a bogey on the card. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Tests Positive for COVID-19

Dustin Johnson has become the highest-profile golfer to test positive for COVID-19, forcing his withdrawal from this week's CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. And they don't really come much higher profile than the sport's World No 1. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Credit to Keith Pelley & The European Tour

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, showcasing key thoughts on the game from the past week, including praise for Keith Pelley and the European Tour, who have managed to pull together an entertaining schedule of events in the face of the pandemic. read more ...


Scottish Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour moves onto the Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews, where Lee Westwood, Aaron Rai, Matt Wallace and Robert MacIntyre are among those competing. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


CJ Cup Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas heads a star-studded cast as he defends his title at the CJ Cup. Joining him in the field will be FedExCup champion Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy. They will be joined by Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth. read more ...


Dream Comes True for Tyrrell Hatton at Wentworth

Inspired as a child by watching golf at Wentworth, Tyrrell Hatton climbed into the top 10 in the world after winning the BMW PGA Championship, achieving a lifelong goal, while over in the US, Scotland's Martin Laird rolled back the years to secure his fourth title on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Sei Young Kim Breaks Her Major Duck With Sparkling Victory

Sei Young Kim shot a final round of 63 to secure the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, her first women’s major, by five strokes from Inbee Park. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a sparkling triumph for the 11-time LPGA Tour winner. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the Women's PGA Championship

The Women's PGA Championship this week provides a true major test at the immaculately presented Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania, but who will triumph on this challenging layout? We take a closer look at six names who could be a factor on the leaderboard. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's flagship event returns to Wentworth this week, with former Masters champion Danny Willett defending his title, while the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Rose and Patrick Reed are looking to secure a victory of their own at the BMW PGA. read more ...


Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Kevin Na defends his title at TPC Summerlin, but eyes will be on this year's major champions, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa, who are both in the field this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahad to what promises to be an intriguing event. read more ...


Mel Reid's Breakthrough on LPGA Completes Stunning Weekend for European Golf

What a weekend for European golf! Aaron Rai won the Scottish Open, Sergio Garcia returned to the winners’ circle in America for the first time since his 2017 Masters victory and Mel Reid landed the Shoprite Classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Why Geography Holds Back English Golfers in Majors

When recalling Englishmen who have won majors in the last 20 years, despite many great contenders, only Justin Rose and Danny Willett have tasted that glory in the men's game. Will Trinkwon believes that geography and the nature of the golf calendar is the main factor that prevents further success. read more ...


Interview With Pro Golfer Holly Calvert

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently played the magnificent Hillside Golf Club with LET Access Series player, Holly Calvert, where they discussed life as a professional, how to grow the game for girls, and her experiences of the recent Rose Ladies Series. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's strongest field of the year to date will assemble at the Renaissance Club as Bernd Wiesberger defends his Scottish Open title. And he will be joined by Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter in the season’s second Rolex Series event. read more ...


Sanderson Farms Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sebastian Munoz defends his title at the Sanderson Farms Championship against a field of major champions, including Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson, while Scottie Scheffler is looking to continue his wonderful recent form with a victory. read more ...


John Catlin Wins Irish Open to Claim Second Victory in a Month

John Catlin produced a brilliant closing 64 to win the Irish Open, his second European Tour title in a month, while over on the PGA Tour, Hudson Swafford won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship after holing an eight-foot putt on the final green. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. 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 ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Shane Lowry headlines the field at the Irish Open, returning to competitive action in Northern Ireland for the first time since his memorable Open Championship success at Royal Portrush last year. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Galgorm Castle. 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 ...


When Graeme McDowell Finally Won Again

When Graeme McDowell arrived in the Dominican Republic last year he was on the crest of a slump, tumbling down the world rankings and wondering where his next win was going to come from. He would have taken any win and everything finally fell back into place on that week. 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 ...


Stewart Cink Rolls Back the Years to Win Again on PGA Tour

Stewart Cink had an emotional victory at the Safeway Open for his first win since the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry, while George Coetzee won his fifth European Tour title at the Portugal Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action from the weekend. read more ...


Mirim Lee Produces Magic to Secure Dramatic Major Victory

Mirim Lee of South Korea won the ANA Inspiration after a three-way playoff to land her first major. The 29-year-old beat 54-hole leaders Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first extra hole before taking the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond to celebrate her triumph. 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 ...


10 Players to Watch at the ANA Inspiration

The LPGA Tour is staging its rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Missions Hills in California, typically the first big event of the season. There are some notable absentees, but there remains formidable group of leading contenders in search of major glory in the sweltering heat of the desert. We take a look at ten players who could be right there on Sunday. read more ...


Safeway Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last season may have just ended, but a new one immediately begins on the PGA Tour at the Safeway Open in California, where Phil Mickelson is among the field preparing for his return to the US Open at Winged Foot. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for the event. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Hits the Jackpot and Wins FedEx Cup

World number one Dustin Johnson survived a front-nine stumble to see off the challenge of Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele and win the FedEx Cup and the small matter of $15m. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at a lucractive triumph for the American. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour continues with the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura, where England's Steven Brown defends the title against a field that includes late entrant Tommy Fleetwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a popular event. read more ...


John Catlin Edges Out Martin Kaymer at Brutal Valderrama

There were two winners at the Andalucia Masters - American John Catlin and the fearsome Valderrama. Catlin defeated Germany’s Martin Kaymer by a shot as the two-time major champion dropped a stroke at the final hole at the end of four brutal days in which not a single player finished the week under par. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson leads the FedEx Cup and holds the advantage at the Tour Championship, where the elite field of 30 will be competing for the lucrative, $15m prize bonus. However, BMW winner Jon Rahm will provide a formidable challenge to the world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the PGA Tour's season finale. read more ...


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

After six weeks in the UK, the European Tour heads to Spain for the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama. The likes of Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Robert MacIntyre are in the field at the iconic former Ryder Cup venue. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Jon Rahm Holes Monster Putt to Win Dramatic BMW Championship

In an extraordinary finish, Jon Rahm holed a huge putt at the first playoff hole to win the BMW Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a second successive victory in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, capping an unforgettable Sunday at Olympia Fields, one of the most dramatic final days on the PGA Tour in many a year. read more ...


Great Dane Hojgaard Lands Second Title of Season at The Belfry

Rasmus Hojgaard won the UK Championship at The Belfry, defeating Justin Walters in a playoff, becoming only the second player to have won twice on the European Tour as a teenager. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a thrilling finish to the UK Swing. read more ...


The European Tour Adds New Scottish Championship to Schedule

Concluding at The Belfry, the European Tour's UK Swing has been considered a success, and golf fans who have enjoyed that summer schedule will be delighted to hear that another is coming in the autumn, with the reshaped calendar featuring a new Scottish Championship in October.  read more ...


10 of the Strangest Golf Swings

Much is made of the search for the perfect golf swing. But there are, of course, many ways to get the job done and the world of golf is full of players who have achieved huge success by throwing away the rule book and doing it their own way. We take a closer look at ten of the most idiosyncratic techniques. read more ...


Phil Mickelson Makes Instant Impact on Champions Tour

Now 50, Phil Mickelson has managed to win on his first Champions Tour start. He not only won the Charles Schwab Series but, in the process, he equalled the scoring record for a 54-hole tournament with an astonishing total of 191. But as Derek Clements explains, Lefty is by no means the first golfer to win on his senior debut. read more ...


Field Overcomes Tough Conditions at TP Tour London Pairs

The London Pairs is one of the oldest and most popular events on the TP Tour, but this year's field battled the additional challenge of high winds and heavy rain that provided a stern test, however, that did not diminish the quality of play at Ealing Golf Club, where the staff delivered a course that was immaculate with smooth greens that rolled true. read more ...


Brendan Lawlor to Make European Tour Debut Using TaylorMade Equipment

Brendan Lawlor has made a name for himself in recent years, securing victories on the EDGA Tour, and currently sits at 4th in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability, but the pursuit of his dreams will progress to another level this week when he makes his European Tour debut at the UK Championship. read more ...


UK Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's UK Swing reaches its conclusion at The Belfry, with the strongest field gathering for the UK Championship, including Danny Willett, Matt Wallace, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes the former Masters champion is ready to win again. read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Coaches

Behind many a great player is a celebrated golf coach, those swing and short game masters who guide their pupils and help them succeed at the highest level. And some of them have become household names, able to command vast sums of money for their services. Here we look at ten of the very best. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Justin Thomas defends the title at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields, the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, with players looking to secure their place in the Tour Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a big week for many star names in the game. read more ...


Inspired Sophia Popov Completes Fairytale Story at Royal Troon

Ranked 304th in the world, Sophia Popov hadn't won on either the LPGA or LET, but that spectacularly changed at Royal Troon, where the German stunned the world by playing the tournament of her life, winning the Women's Open by two shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a remarkable story. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Produces Masterclass to Secure Dominant Victory

Dustin Johnson regained the world number one ranking after completing a dominant victory at the Northern Trust, the first FedEx Cup Playoff, winning by an astonishing 11 shots after shooting 30-under par, a blistering total that is the second lowest in PGA Tour history. read more ...


Future Women's Open Venues Confirmed

The 2020 AIG Women's Open is already breaking new ground at Royal Troon, but The R&A has now announced that another notable first will occur in the near future, with the championship in 2022 to be staged at the revered Muirfield. read more ...


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