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The Greatest Masters Tournaments in History

The Masters has become one of the world's most recognisable sporting events, defining generations of golf greats, but which of these memorable tournaments stand out from the rest? We have gone through the history of the Masters, picking out two editions from each decade that best tell its story. read more ...


What Do Golf Stats Mean?

Golf is ideal for producing various performance stats to break your game down, but with the various acronyms and jargon, you could become a little lost as to what half of the stats actually mean. So, we have put together this quick explainer that should provide greater understanding and insight behind tracking and benchmarking your golf game. read more ...


It's Time to Make Things Tougher for Tour Pros

When it comes to the condition of golf courses, tour professionals are spoilt, the fairways are immaculate, the greens pristine, the bunkers perfectly raked. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that making things rougher, tougher and harsher is the answer to many complaints that viewers have. read more ...


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The Enforced Break Is Timely For Some Tour Professionals

Tournament golf around the world is paused, putting weekly events and the majors on limbo, but while that is bad timing for the majority of players and fans, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why some PGA Tour stars may not be entirely disappointed by the extended break. read more ...


What Your Favourite Golfers Might Be Doing During Their Enforced Break

We are living in strange times with much of the world in lockdown, but to lighten the mood, we started wondering what the world’s top tour professionals might be doing to keep themselves busy at a time when they are not able to play competitive golf. read more ...


Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm Join Rory McIlroy in Rejecting Premier Golf League

The proposed Premier Golf League drew headlines for several weeks, but tide quickly turned against this controversial circuit following dismissive comments by Rory McIlroy. Now, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm have joined the world number one in declaring their loyalty to the PGA Tour. read more ...


Scheduling Crisis Impacting European Tour Players

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a scheduling crisis for the entirety of professional golf, but specifically for the European Tour, which already struggles to provide its players with tournaments at this time of year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the impact. read more ...


Alice Hewson Provides Light in Dark Times for Golf

We are living in strange times. None of us quite know how coronavirus is going to play out, but we do know that it has already had a huge impact upon all of our lives. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the crisis thus far, but reports on the breakthrough victory of Alice Hewson on the LET. read more ...


The 2020 Masters Postponed

As worldwide reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic deepens, following the announcement from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour that scheduled events- were immediately cancelled, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that the 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at The Players

Attention will be on the main grouping of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka, but could we see an unfancied name surge through the field and shock the favourites at The Players? Here are some of the most likely outside winners. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Players

Rory McIlroy is defending at The Players, but remarkably, no one has successfully retained the trophy. There have been many notable winners through the decades, but will we see a marquee name triumph this time? We take a closer look at several of the key favourites, who are likely contenders in Florida. read more ...


The Potential Impact of Coronavirus on Golf

With more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus recorded worldwide - a figure that is sure to increase dramatically - it might be time to consider how it is going to impact on the world of golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the continuing situation. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to iconic TPC Sawgrass for the defence of his Players Championship title, where he faces the deepest field of the year in the PGA Tour's flagship tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that is always a highlight on the calendar. read more ...


Hatton the Last Man Standing After Gruelling Week at Bay Hill

Tyrrell Hatton became the first Englishman to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill at the end of a tournament that placed a premium on pars, delivering a major championship level test of the world's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a week that won't be forgotten soon. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Finally Misses Cut After Incredible Run

Tommy Fleetwood hadn't missed a cut anywhere since the 2018 Open de France, but that run finally came to an end at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, when the popular Englishman failed to make the weekend following two years of remarkable international consistency. read more ...


The Future of European Golf is in Safe Hands

With the Ryder Cup only months away, several of Europe's most revered stalwarts are beginning to slide down the rankings, but despite that, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the future is in a good place, considering the young talent that is emerging. read more ...


Rory Still Has Augusta On His Mind

Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters to become only the sixth man in history to secure all four of golf's majors, but despite his best efforts, Augusta National has proven elusive. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, the Northern Irishman has adopted a different preparation strategy this time. read more ...


Why Is Tiger Not Playing At Bay Hill?

It has historically been one of his favourite playgrounds, but Tiger Woods is not competing at Bay Hill this week. The 15-time major champion has skipped the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won on eight occasions, underlining that at 44, his schedule will continue be fluid and comparatively light. read more ...


Paul Azinger Puts His Foot in it With European Tour Comments

NBC golf commentator Paul Azinger caused a mighty stir on Sunday at the Honda Classic, when he appeared to dismiss the achievements of Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood, downplaying their European Tour victories. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the reaction to what the former Ryder Cup captain said. read more ...


Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

12 months ago, Francesco Molinari was riding the crest of a wave, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but has struggled to find his best form since losing the Masters to Tiger Woods. However, now he's back at Bay Hill, where Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are set to compete. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews an iconic PGA Tour event. read more ...


Qatar Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Qatar Masters has switched to a new venue - the Education City Golf Club - for this year's event, where the likes of Thomas Pieters, Robert MacIntyre, Martin Kaymer and Eddie Pepperell are in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament. read more ...


What Does Tommy Fleetwood Have to Do to Win on American Soil?

Tommy Fleetwood continues to show remarkable consistency worldwide, but he came up just short in securing his maiden PGA Tour victory - a career milestone at the Honda Classic. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, it's only a matter of time until the Englishman triumphs in America. read more ...


Why You SHOULDN'T Be Excited About The Premier Golf League

Continuing the debate around the proposed Premier Golf League, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook responds with the perspective of an avid golf fan, explaining why he doesn't believe that it would be a positive route for the game. read more ...


Why You Should Be Excited About The Premier Golf League

The much talked about elite Premier Golf League has been a major topic of discussion in recent weeks, drawing a variety of responses. Despite concerns about its funding and unanswered questions, Golfshake's Will Trinkwon believes there are reasons to be excited by this proposed new circuit.  read more ...


Patrick Reed Brushes Aside Critics to Have Last Laugh

Patrick Reed continues to be dogged by controversy, facing comments made by Brooks Koepka and former CBS golf commentator Peter Kostis during the WGC Mexico Championship, placing more attention on accusations of cheating. Nonetheless, as Derek Clements reflects, the American has managed to brush that aside and win. read more ...


Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Having skipped the WGC in Mexico, Brooks Koepka is playing in the Honda Classic in search of his best form ahead of the Masters, but he faces a formidable field that includes Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


Oman Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The regular European Tour is back on the schedule at the Oman Open, where the likes of former world number one Martin Kaymer, Eddie Pepperell and Thomas Pieters are competing to boost their chances of a surge up the rankings. read more ...


A Star is Born as Viktor Hovland Claims First PGA Tour Title

Norway's Viktor Hovland showcased why he's a rising star in the game by winning the Puerto Rico Open in thrilling fashion, raising the possibility that the former U.S. Amateur champion could be a contender for Padraig Harrington's Ryder Cup Team. Derek Clements explains why the 22-year-old is so highly rated. read more ...


Patrick Reed Defies Controversies to Win WGC Mexico Championship

Controveries surrounding Patrick Reed refuse to go away, but that hasn't stopped the former Masters champion on the golf course, with the American overtaking Bryson DeChambeau to win the WGC Mexico Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on a dramatic finale. read more ...


The 6 Weirdest Places Tour Players Have Hit Golf Balls

At last week’s Genesis Open, Tiger Woods endured an unusual situation. On the third hole of the final round he blazed his tee shot well wide of the fairway and into…a rubbish bin. The bizarre spectacle got us thinking: what are the oddest places pro golfers have hit golf balls during a tournament round? read more ...


Remembering Golf Legend Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, winner of 13 major championships and 82 titles on the LPGA Tour, has died at the age of 85. We take a look back at the remarkable career of a players who stands regarded as being the finest female golfer in history. read more ...


WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson returns to defend the WGC Mexico Championship, but will face a strong challenge from the likes of world number one Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, and Jordan Spieth. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that kicks off the countdown to the Masters. read more ...


Adam Scott Ends American Title Drought in Style at Riviera

Former world number one Adam Scott became the third Australian to win on the PGA Tour this season when he held off a world-class field to secure the Genesis Invitational at Riviera. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on this continued resurgence from the 2013 Masters champion. read more ...


Want to Experience The Ryder Cup in 2020?

The Ryder Cup has become a sporting occasion unlike any other, dramatic and atmospheric, a rich spectacle that all golfers should experience. And you could there at Whistling Straits in September, backing Team Europe, thanks to incredible packages available from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


The Solution to Golf's Distance Issue

Following the publishing of the R&A and USGA's Distance Report, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a light-hearted view of the debate, coming up with his own unique solution to an issue that is set to envelop the game during the months and years ahead. read more ...


10 Things Only Tour Pros Use

There are many differences between a tour pro and the average amateur, not just in ability, but also in the equipment and gadgets that they use. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has picked out ten things that you will typically only see leading professionals deploy. read more ...


Genesis Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

New world number one Rory McIlroy heads a stunning field at Riveria for the Genesis Open, including Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm, who could secure that top ranking for themselves. Tiger Woods is also competing that this historic venue. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for a highlight of the PGA Tour schedule. read more ...


Taylor Becomes First Canadian to Nick Title at Pebble Beach

Nick Taylor became the first Canadian to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - and he did it in style, beating American Kevin Streelman into second place by four shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


How Far Should You Hit Your Driver?

Tour players are hitting the ball further than before, but is that the same for the average golfer? It has been hot topic of discussion since the R&A published their Distance Insights Project Report, and we have studied data to see just how far everyday golfers are driving across a range of handicap categories. read more ...


Rory McIlroy World Ranking Journey

Rory McIlroy returns as world number one, eight years on from when he first reached that status, and a decade since he broke into the top ten. We take a look through his career journey in the World Ranking, including the many ups and downs, but reflecting his brilliant consistency. read more ...


Governing Bodies to Finally Address Increasing Distance in Golf

Tour professionals are hitting the ball further than they used to. Much further. And now the R&A and USGA have finally decided that something that must be done to tackle the issue and preserve the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on a huge story in the future of golf. read more ...


Oman Open Commissions Environmentally Sustainable Bamboo Golf Tees

Pursuing environmental sustainability, OCEAN TEE, a creator of biodegradable golf tees, has been commissioned by the Oman Open to produce bespoke branded tees in time for the event, which will be made available to European Tour players at the tournament, packaged in recyclable, custom branded matchboxes. read more ...


Golf Pong With Adrian Otaegui

Golfshake's Ryan Rastall had the chance to meet two-time European Tour winner Adrian Otaegui, who has signed up with striking apparal company TravisMathew, testing both his golf skills and depth of knowledge in a unique game of Golf Pong. read more ...


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

Approaching his 50th birthday, Phil Mickelson returns to one of his favourite playgrounds for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. There is a strong field gathered at this iconic venue - among the most revered in golf - with a victory on this course rated a career highlight for anyone. read more ...


ISPS Handa Vic Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads Down Under for the ISPS Handa Vic Open, where Scotland's David Law defends the title that he secured 12 months ago. Bringing together the men's and women's games in tournaments played concurrently, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a unique event on the schedule. read more ...


Resurgent McDowell Kicks Up a Storm in the Desert With Victory

Graeme McDowell is celebrating his first European Tour victory in six years, continuing a career resurgence that has now seen the Northern Irishman move back into the top 50 in the world rankings. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable weekend for the 40-year-old. read more ...


The Biggest Crowds in Golf History

Each year, the Waste Mangement Phoenix Open draws a staggering number of people to TPC Scottsdale, a record 719,179 for the week in 2018. But how does this compare to other events in the game? We take a look at the biggest crowds in golf history. read more ...


Amy Boulden Wins LET Qualifying School at La Manga

Welsh star Amy Boulden has confirmed her return to the Ladies European Tour for the 2020 season after topping the leaderboard at LET Qualifying School, winning the event at Spain's La Manga Club by three shots from Magdalena Simmermacher and Alison Muirhead. read more ...


The Fastest Rounds of Golf

On Sunday at the Dubai Desert Classic, Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg astonishingly completed his final round in just 96 minutes, having ran between shots, a time that the European Tour has now reported to be a record. We took a look back at previous blink and you'll miss it rounds. read more ...


Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rickie Fowler is back in Arizona to defend his title at the unique and atmospheric Waste Management Phoenix Open, where massive crowds will cheer on - and sometimes boo - the field. It's an event that divides opinion, but there is always drama. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets the scene for us. read more ...


Saudi International Preview

Dustin Johnson defends his title at the Saudi International against a strong field, which includes Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, and Phil Mickelson. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Herbert and Leishman Make it Australia Day With Brilliant Victories

What a weekend that was for Australian golf. Lucas Herbert won the Dubai Desert Classic and Marc Leishman claimed the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. And both men did it the hard way, producing fabulous final rounds to storm through their respective fields. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the two triumphs. read more ...


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