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Paul Lawrie Adds Major Class to European Legends Championship at Trevose

The Staysure (European Senior) Tour heads to Trevose Golf & Country Club this summer for the inaugural Farmfoods European Links Championship, and the event has been boosted by the news that former Open champion Paul Lawrie will be part of the field in Cornwall. read more ...


Rory in a Hurry to Speed Things Up

Rory McIlroy - renowned for his brisk pace - took the opportunity to have his say on the topic of slow play, and why so many of his fellow players on tour are taking so long to complete rounds, with many at The Players Championship taking over five hours. read more ...


Maybank Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, defending champion Shubhankar Sharma and the Asian Tour's top ranked golfer Gavin Green head a decent field at the fourth playing of the Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf & Country Club. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this week's tournament on the European Tour. read more ...


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Valspar Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Paul Casey won the Valspar Championship ahead of a resurgent Tiger Woods, ending a long title drought on the PGA Tour. 12 months on, the Englishman returns to defend against a formidable field that includes Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Innisbrook. read more ...


McIlroy Stages Big Finish to Land Players Championship

Following a season of near-misses, Rory McIlroy secured his biggest victory in years at TPC Sawgrass, producing a strong finish to win The Players Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a thrilling Sunday, and what it could mean for the Northern Irishman ahead of The Masters. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at The Players Championship

The Players Championship boasts arguably the strongest field in golf, features the highest prize fund, and is presented on an iconic venue in TPC Sawgrass. There is a new date for this year, however, with the event switching to March from May, which could alter the nature of the course and potentially the likely contenders, but there are some worthy trends to pay attention to when it comes to identifying a winner. read more ...


10 to Watch at The Players

The Players Championship is one of the year's highlights, a strong field on what has become an iconic golf course, but identifying potential winners at Sawgrass is a challenge. Golfshake's Kieran Clark picks out ten names - some obvious, others less so - to keep an eye on this week. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The world's finest golfers have assembled at TPC Sawgrass for The Players Championship, which kicks off an exciting series of significant tournaments each month through to the summer. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the event's status, many of the thrilling finishes of the past, and which of the major names we can expect to contend this week. read more ...


Kenyan Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Kenyan Open is an event with a long and proud history, and it joins the European Tour schedule this year, having been a mainstay on the Challenge Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a tournament that presents an opportunity for players seeking a breakthrough victory. read more ...


Francesco Molinari Produces Brilliant Final Round to Win at Bay Hill

Open champion Francesco Molinari continued his dream run when he shot a brilliant final round of 64 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a magical Sunday for the Italian. read more ...


Golf Fans Transported in Arnold Palmer Experience at Bay Hill

Golf fans attending the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill have been engaging themselves with the life and experiences of the tournament's eponymous icon at the Arnold Palmer Experience, which has been created to celebrate his legacy. read more ...


Tour Players Turn Against Governing Bodies Over New Rules

We now be in March, but the debate around the news of golf rumbles on, with Justin Thomas being the most outspoken of the leading players against the changes, leading to an embarrassing exchange with the USGA on Twitter. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the controversy. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy defends the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, a year removed from his spectacular final round of 64 that secured the title at this event, which always draws a striking field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's tournament. read more ...


Qatar Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last year, Eddie Pepperell won the Qatar Masters, securing his first victory on the European Tour, which marked the tournament that finally saw him live up to his huge potential. Could we see another breakthrough moment this week? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the event. read more ...


Kitayama Kicks Up a Storm in the Desert

Many of the game's biggest names may have taken the week off, but there was entertainment to be had on the European and PGA Tours, as Kurt Kitayama and Keith Mitchell secured dramatic victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Slumbers Raises Brexit Concerns for Portrush Open

This year's Open Championship is hotly anticipated due to the return of Royal Portrush as a venue, but the preparations for the event may prove complicated due to the impact Brexit, concerns raised by R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers.  read more ...


HSBC Women's Championship Showcases Sentosa Golf Club

This week's HSBC Women's Championship boasts a spectacular field on the LPGA Tour, and showcases the impressive and widely acclaimed Sentosa Golf Club, a venue that is drawing many visitors to Singapore. read more ...


New Rule is Driving Top Professionals to Distraction

Much has been said about golf's new rules, but one in particular - dropping the ball from knee height - has been a been frequently criticised by the game's best players, many of whom are forgetting to adapt during these early stages.  read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour kicks off the Florida Swing at the Honda Classic, where Justin Thomas defends the title, once again facing the dreaded Bear Trap. Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott are featured in the field and look set to contend. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the chances of those big names. read more ...


Oman Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Oman, where Joost Luiten defends the title he won in a duel with Chris Wood. Both return this year, in a field that features former Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.  read more ...


Dominant Dustin Johnson Lands 20th PGA Tour Title of Career at WGC

American Dustin Johnson claimed the 20th PGA Tour title of his career with a five-shot victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship, seeing off a determined challenge from Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in the process. Golfshake's Derek Clements on a memorable four days of spectacular golf. read more ...


Steve Stricker Backed to Succeed as Ryder Cup Captain

Steve Stricker was named America's new Ryder Cup captain for 2020, a largely expected move, and one that has proven popular with key names, including Tiger Woods, who have backed the man from Wisconsin to succeed at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Criticism of Rory Misses the Point

Scheduling his preparations for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he won't play the Irish Open, the event he rebuilt as host, a decision that drew criticism by some, a situation that Golfshake's Derek Clements believes to be unfair and misses the point widely. read more ...


Slow Play Rules Exist on the PGA Tour

JB Holmes' winning performance at the Genesis Open at Riviera drew widespread criticism due to his pace of play, which has led to debate about what can be done. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements explains, slow play guidlines and rules already exist on the PGA Tour but are not enforced. read more ...


LET Adds La Reserva de Sotogrande to Schedule

The Ladies European Tour has added the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational to its schedule for 2019, to be played from 16 to 19 May, representing the first of three events in Spain this year, showcasing the resort and its Cabell B. Robinson golf course design. read more ...


What Has Happened to Jordan Spieth?

Jordan Spieth has shown flashes of his best form, but has struggled during the weekends, most recently shooting 81 at Riviera. It's a worrying trend, but what is behind it? Journalist Josh Lees takes a closer look at the facts. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at the WGC Mexico Championship

This week's WGC Mexico Championship could be viewed as an especially difficult event to predict, but despite its frequent venue changes, there are key trends to pay attention to when it comes to identifying a potential winner. read more ...


Players Like JB Holmes Are Killing Golf

JB Holmes won the Genesis Open at Riviera, but the main talking point emerging was the pace of his play, which contributed to the final group taking two hours and 45 minutes to play nine holes. Golfshake's Derek Clements is scathing about Holmes and other slow play offenders on tour, declaring that action is needed otherwise golf will become unwatchable. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Resurgent veteran Phil Mickelson defends the first World Golf Championship of the year in Mexico at Chapultepec Golf Club, which is a venue that has delivered exciting finishes in recent years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the biggest event of the season to date. read more ...


European Tour Adds Even Greater Riches to Race to Dubai Finale

To keep interest in the Race to Dubai alive until the final putt has been holed, the European Tour has announced that it will be paying golf’s biggest individual prize at the season-ending Dubai World Championship, where the winner will receive a mind-boggling $3m. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the latest changes to the big finale. read more ...


Top Professionals Have Been Saying Sorry Lately

Usually, it's the quality of their golf that makes headlines, but Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar have recently become embroiled in contrasting controversies, with both now apologising. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on each tale of contrition. read more ...


Elementary for JB Holmes as Justin Thomas Falters at Riviera

The former world number one Justin Thomas had looked set to win the weather-affected Genesis Open at Riviera, but his advantage slipped away during the final round, opening the door for J.B Holmes to take advantage. Golfshake's Derke Clements reflects on the weekend's action on the PGA and European Tours. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Could Return to The Belfry

The Ryder Cup could be set for a return to England for the first time in 24 years as iconic venue The Belfry is under consideration to host the matches in 2026. Derek Clements reports on potentially exciting news for the most reviewed golf course on Golfshake. read more ...


All Men's and Women's Majors to be Broadcast on Sky Sports in 2019

GOLFTV may threaten Sky Sports Golf in future, but for now the satellite broadcaster has regained its grip on the game's most prestigious events, following the announcement that all four men's majors will be shown in 2019. read more ...


10 Best PGA Tour Events to Watch

There so many tournaments on TV, but some do stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons. Excluding the Majors and World Golf Championships, Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has picked out ten tournaments from the game’s most lucrative tour that he always looks forward to. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Career By Numbers

Approaching his 30th birthday, Rory McIlroy has now been a professional for over a decade. We delved into the numbers to review Rory's key statistics on the PGA Tour since his first season, to see what has changed, where he stands, and how that has correlated with success. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to revered Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open, where an impressive field has gathered. Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and Tiger Woods are just some of the names in attendance. How good is that? Golfshake's Derek Clements tells you more about it. read more ...


ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour remains Down Under for the unique ISPS Handa World Super 6, which features a hybrid stoke play/match play format over shorter distance. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and picks out some of the key names to watch. read more ...


There is Now a Glimmer of Sunlight for Scottish Golf

David Law's victory in Australia was a rare bright moment for Scottish golfers, but could it just be the start of more to come? Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that a fresh generation of players provide reason to feel optimistic. read more ...


Scotland's David Law Claims Maiden European Tour Victory in Australia

Scotland's David Law transformed his career with a spectacular maiden victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, making eagle on the 72nd hole to secure this life-changing triumph in just his fifth event as a European Tour member. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this impressive early season success. read more ...


Patrick Reed Apologised to Ryder Cup Teammates

Brooks Koepka has been tackling some difficult questions, including the aftermath of the Ryder Cup, which saw a reported fight with close friend Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed's apparent comments causing controversy. The three-time major championa addressed both subjects. read more ...


ISPS Handa Vic Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the Middle East swing, the European Tour ventures further afield to Australia for the ISPA Handa Vic Open, which is an opportunity for someone to emerge and claim a title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament. read more ...


AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson has jetted back across to the United States for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he joins a field that includes Tommy Fleetwood and Phil Mickelson. It's a unique event in striking surrounds, and will showcase the famous course before June's US Open. read more ...


Rickie Fowler Survives Sunday Drama to Claim Phoenix Title

Hugely popular Rickie Fowler finally managed be secure victory in the Phoenix Open, but it was a dramatic, rollercoaster of a Sunday, as he claimed a fifth title on the PGA Tour, hours after former world number one Dustin Johnson triumphed on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's events. read more ...


Will Sergio Garcia Ever Grow Up?

Sergio Garcia was sensationally disqualified at the weekend on the European Tour for misconduct, after damaging several greens on the golf course, but has escaped further punishment. Golfshake's Derek Clements condemns the Spaniard's behaviour, and notes that it's reflective of a pattern that we've seen throughout his career. read more ...


Slow Play is the Rules Issue that Needs Addressing on Tour

Despite the new Rules of Golf creating debate, for Golfshake's Derek Clements, slow play remains the main issue that hasn't been effectively tackled on tour. He reports on the contrasting perspectives of Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. read more ...


Holes in One on the 16th Hole at the Phoenix Open

The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open is a unique, atmospheric and raucus setting, placing added pressure on the players, but it's a scene that has been electrified by holes-in-one through the years. We take a look back at them. read more ...


Pelley Applies Voice of Reason Over Li Haotong Penalty

There has been much discussion and controversy surrounding a penalty Haotong Li received at the conclusion of the Dubai Desert Classic, which has led to outrage from players, and statements from both the European Tour and R&A. Golfshake's Derek Clements tries to make sense of it all. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Loud and brash, there is nothing else in golf quite like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where hundreds of thousands of spectators will create a lively atmosphere. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that features names like Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson. read more ...


Saudi International Preview, Picks & Analysis

A brad new tournament takes its place on the European Tour schedule with the first staging of the Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club and, there is a truly star-studded field in attendance. read more ...


Justin Rose Enjoys Sweet Smell of Success at Torrey Pines

World number one Justin Rose held off the challenge of Adam Scott to win the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, while Bryson DeChambeau dominated in Dubai to continue his spectacular run of form. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on victories for two of the game's most accomplished players. read more ...


Magic Monty in Dubai

To mark this 30th anniversary year for the tournament, we have reflected back on the 1996 triumph of Colin Montgomerie, who produced what is perhaps the most famous and memorable shot in the history of the Dubai Desert Classic. read more ...


Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the 30th anniversary of the Dubai Desert Classic, and a strong field has gathered for the showpiece event. Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, and Lee Westwood are featured among the potential contenders. read more ...


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