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TP Tour Produces Drama With Quickfire Events

In two quickfire events on the TP Tour, former European Tour winner Daniel Brooks marked his return from a wrist injury to shoot a sparkling 64 to win at Sandy Lodge, while veteran Sean Whiffin won a dramatic playoff at Burhill Golf Club. read more ...


2020 Masters to be Played Without Spectators

It's the news that most expected, but Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that this year's delayed Masters Tournament will be played without spectators or guests in attendance, making for an eerie atmosphere down Magnolia Lane.  read more ...


No Need for Rory McIlroy to Press the Panic Button

It's now been six years since Rory McIlroy won a major championship, following a dissappointing showing at the PGA, which continued his poor form since the game restarted. Despite concerns, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the Northern Irishman will return to his best soon - and why majors are in his future. read more ...


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Celtic Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour’s UK Swing heads to Wales for the first of two tournaments at Celtic Manor, kicking off with the Celtic Classic. Belgian star Thomas Pieters makes his first appearance since the shutdown and Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the Ryder Cup player will perform strongly. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Several big names are looking to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs as the PGA Tour's regular season concludes at this week's Wyndham Championship, where the likes of Shane Lowry and Sergio Garcia need to make a move. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event at historic Sedgefield Country Club. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Clinches First Major in Sensational Fashion

Collin Morikawa continued his sensational season by winning a thrilling US PGA Championship at Harding Park thanks to a brilliant eagle two at the par-four 16th hole, establishing himself as a new major star in golf. Derek Clements reflects on a thrilling final round in California. read more ...


Emotional Andy Sullivan Breaks European Tour Scoring Record

An emotional Andy Sullivan won his first tournament for five years - and he did so in style, claiming the English Championship at Hanbury Manor by an astonishing seven shots as he recorded a 72-hole total of 257, 27 under par. It is the lowest winning aggregate total in European Tour history. read more ...


Charley Hull Wins Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit

The Rose Ladies Series was a roaring success during this most unique of seasons, which made its premature curtailment at Wentworth due to wildfires all the more disappointing, but that didn't stop the celebrations for Grand Final champion Alice Hewson and Order of Merit winner Charley Hull. read more ...


Fire Breaks Out at Wentworth During Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

The Rose Ladies Series has been a tremendous showcase and platform for women's golf this summer, but its Grand Final has unfortunately been for the day suspended following the outbreak of a major fire at Wentworth's iconic West Course.  read more ...


How Much Do You Know About The PGA Championship

The PGA Championship has a rich history within the game, crowning many of the finest players in golf, but how much do you know about it? Take on the latest Golfshake Quiz, where you can test your knowledge on the winners, courses, and moments that have defined this historic event. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the US PGA

The 102nd PGA Championship at Harding Park will be a unique major, but there is an opportunity for someone to become part of history, joining the list of storied names on the Wanamaker Trophy. Who is most likely to snatch the crown from Brooks Koepka? We take a look at some key stars to look out for at the PGA. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at the US PGA

There are players who are drifting under the radar at Harding Park, with attention fixed on the likes of Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau, but we look at six nams who may surprise them and feature on the leaderboard at the PGA Championship. read more ...


TP Tour Legend Daniel Gaunt Wins at Prince's Golf Club

TP Tour legend Daniel Gaunt secured his 13th victory on the circuit at the renowned Prince's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, overcoming a strong field that featured players with multiple titles on the Challenge Tour. read more ...


English Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour's UK Swing continues with the English Championship at Hanbury Manor. Lee Westwood headlines the field, but the likes of Sam Horsfield, Justin Harding and Danish sensation Rasmus Hojgaard will be among the contenders in Hertfordshire. read more ...


US PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka is looking to complete a historic treble of PGA Championship victories, but he faces stiff competition at Harding Park in the first major of this unique year, with new world number one Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and two-time winner Rory McIlroy among the favourites to lift the Wanamaker Trophy. read more ...


How Brooks Koepka Won the 2019 US PGA

In 2020, Brooks Koepka is remarkably searching for a third consecutive victory at the PGA Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the American's success last year at Bethpage Black, a major that the former world number one nearly lost before grasping the Wanamaker Trophy. read more ...


The US PGA By Numbers

The US PGA Championship holds a rich place in the history of golf, with the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Walter Hagen, Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Nick Price, Vijay Singh and Rory McIlroy all multiple winners. We take a look at some of the key numbers that define the PGA. read more ...


Brief History of the US PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is uniquely the first major of this exatraordinary year, just the latest chapter in an event that dates back to the First World War. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a brief look at the history and describes what makes this major distinctive. read more ...


Sam Horsfield Secures Maiden European Tour Victory

England's Sam Horsfield overcame Thomas Detry in a thrilling final round to win his first European Tour title at the 2020 Hero Open at the Forest of Arden. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an exciting finish in the Midlands. read more ...


Justin Thomas on Top of the World After WGC Triumph

Justin Thomas has returned to world number one ahead of the US PGA Championship after shooting a final round of 65 to win a dramatic WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, fending off a challenge from the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger and England's Tom Lewis. read more ...


18 Miguel Angel Jimenez Facts & Stats

Celebrating the hugely impressive and enduring career of Miguel Angel Jimenez, we have picked out 18 statistics that serve as a timely reminder of just how good the Spaniard has been for a very long time. read more ...


Georgia Hall Secures Rose Ladies Series Title at The Shire London

2018 Women's Open champion, Georgia Hall secured victory in the Rose Ladies Series at the acclaimed The Shire London, shooting a spectacular 5-under round at the Seve Ballesteros designed course to claim her latest triumph. read more ...


Jimenez Celebrates Record 707th European Tour Start With Magical Round

The remarkable Miguel Angel Jimenez celebrated a record-breaking 707th appearance on the European Tour with an opening round of 64 at the Hero Open at the Forest of Arden. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a special day for the popular Spaniard. read more ...


Looking for the Next Generation of Scottish Winners

From the likes of Old Tom Morris to Willie Anderson, Bernard Gallacher, Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle, Catriona Matthew, Paul Lawrie and Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfers have played a starring role in golf, but in recent times, that production line has slowed. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at where the next champion could emerge from. read more ...


Andrew Johnston Withdrawal Highlights Difficulty of Life in a Bubble

Last week, Andrew "Beef" Johnston withdrew from the British Masters after nine-holes, citing the difficulty of having to exist within the bubble environment on the European Tour, away from his family. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this is understandable, looking at the challenges of this new normal for pro golf. read more ...


Hero Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour’s UK Swing continues with the Hero Open. Originally announced as the English Open, the newly named Hero Open takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club near Birmingham. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ehad to the event. read more ...


WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

Brooks Koepka defends his WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational title at TPC Southwind, Memphis, desperately hoping to rediscover the form that took him to the top of the world rankings. Jon Rahm is now at the summit, making his first appearance as number one, while Rory McIlroy is searching for his best ahead of the PGA Championship. read more ...


Renato Paratore Masters Close House

Kicking off the European Tour's UK Swing, Renato Paratore won the British Masters at Close House, beating teenage sensation Rasmus Hojgaard by three strokes. The Italian shot a final round of 69 to finish the week on 18 under par. Golfshake's Derek Clements relects on the action. read more ...


How Jon Rahm Conquered the World

New world number one Jon Rahm has enjoyed a constant rise to the top since turning professional in 2016. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at how the powerful Spaniard has done it, starting with his stunning amateur career, to his latest memorable success at The Memorial. read more ...


The UK Swing Tees Off in Style

Justin Walters hit the opening tee shot to signal the start of the British Masters at Close House hosted by Lee Westwood, beginning the European Tour's UK Swing. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the different feel to the event, the regulations, featuring insights from players involved. read more ...


Viktor Hovland is Europe's Next Big Thing

Jon Rahm has just been crowned world number one, but Europe has an emerging star right behind him. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the impressive Viktor Hovland, explaining why he believes the Norwegian has all the tools to become great. read more ...


British Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Lee Westwood hosts the British Masters at Close House, signalling another important milestone in the European Tour's return. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and explains why the rejuvenated veteran Englishman could be the man to beat in his own event. read more ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tommy Fleetwood makes his long-awaited return to competitive action at the PGA Tour's 3M Open, where young American star Matt Wolff is the defending champion. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event as the major season approaches. read more ...


Why Tiger's Lack of Competitive Golf is a Problem

Tiger Woods made his return to the PGA Tour at the Memorial, with flashes of brilliance diluted by medicore play. Showing understandable rust, Will Trinkwon believes that the 15-time major champion's light schedule could hold him back in the upcoming season of majors as he chases down records. read more ...


Jon Rahm Becomes New World Number One After Memorial Victory

Completing a career goal at the age of 25, Jon Rahm won The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village to ascend to the top of the game, replacing Rory McIlroy as the world number one. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the weekend and the Spaniard's achievement. read more ...


Oliver Wilson Secures TP Tour Victory at Walton Heath

Former Dunhill Links champion Oliver Wilson defeated a strong field at the revered Walton Health Golf Club to claim victory on the TP Tour, ultimately defeating European Tour star Jordan Smith in a playoff.  read more ...


8 Strange Backgrounds of Tour Pros

Many tour pros follow a standard path into the highest levels of the game, whether it be progressing through college or elite amateur level, but as Will Trinkwon explores, there have been several notable names who took an unusual route into the sport. read more ...


How the 2011 Open Championship Was Won

This week should have been The 149th Open at Royal St George's, but the coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement for the first time since the Second World War. To remind us of what we're missing, Golfshake's Derek Clements relives the most recent edition of golf's oldest major in Kent, 2011, the year when Darren Clarke secured his greatest triumph. read more ...


Winners And Losers Since the PGA Tour Returned

There have now been five tournaments completed since the PGA Tour made its long-awaited return and it seems like the perfect time to take stock and look at the winners and losers to date. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his thoughts on what we've seen so far. read more ...


Shane Lowry Reflects on The Open & New Champion Golfer Series

Starring 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, a new instructional series Lessons with a Champion Golfer has premiered on GOLFPASS, providing an insight behind Shane's game. Reflecting on his historic triumph at Royal Portrush, the Irishman has shared his memories of that unforgettable week and looks ahead to his new series. read more ...


The Memorial Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods makes his return on the PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament, but will face stiff competition from the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to a blockbuster event at the Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village. read more ...


Marc Warren Turns Back the Clock to Win Austrian Open

The European Tour returned at the Austrian Open, a moment crowned by Scotland's Marc Warren, who rolled back the years to secure his fourth victory on the circuit, his first since 2014, rejuvenating the 39-year-old's career. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Produces Sparkling Golf to Beat Justin Thomas in Thriller

Securing his second title in 24 professional starts, Collin Morikawa produced some sparkling golf to beat Justin Thomas in a playoff and win the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on a dramatic Sunday in Ohio. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Continues to Divide Opinion

Bryson DeChambeau has dominated headlines lately, dividing opinion. Golfshake's Derek Clements recently shared his views in an article that drew a considerable number of passionate comments, both in support and against what he said. Now, Derek responds and addresses those directly. read more ...


SMS Chairman Funds £7500 Scholarship for Ladies European Tour Player

Female professional golfers received a boost today as the chairman of the renowned marketing company Sports Marketing Surveys announced a £7,500 scholarship for Ladies European Tour (LET) players. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Officially Postponed Until 2021

It had been widely speculated and predicted for months, but it's now official; the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021. The biennial contest between the United States and Europe had originally been scheduled for 25-27 September, but it will now be pushed back 12 months. read more ...


Women’s British Open to Go Ahead Without Spectators

Confirming the return of major championship golf to the UK, the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open will still be held this year at Royal Troon in Scotland, but without fans, the R&A has confirmed, outlining the safety measures they plan to introduce. read more ...


Simon Lilly Secures Fifth TP Tour Victory at South Staffs

The South Staffordshire Golf Club hosted the latest event on the TP Tour and it took extra holes to determine the outcome. Staverton Park's Simon Lilly claimed his fifth victory on the circuit after overcoming Gian Marco Petrozzi in a playoff. read more ...


Workday Charity Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour arrives at Muirfield Village for the first of two tournaments with the Workday Charity Open, which replaces the John Deere Classic. Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Justin Thoma are among the likely contenders in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


The Many Questions Raised by Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau has been the main talking point in golf for weeks, his radical physical transformation, his stunning power, and his attitude have all generated discussion and controversy. Golfshake's Derek Clements is stunned by what he's acheived, but explains why he doesn't believe the American is good for the game. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Heading Back to America to Resume Season

Following months at home, Tommy Fleetwood is venturing back across the Atlantic to begin two weeks of quarantine, in readiness for his return to action at the 3M Open, ahead of the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational and PGA Championship, insisting that he has no problem with Rory McIlroy, who had been critical of those who had delayed coming over. read more ...


DeChambeau Muscles His Way to Rocket Mortgage Title

Bryson DeChambeau secured his first victory since returning from lockdown, winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three shots after blowing away the field with a final round 65. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on this triumph for the American who has dominated the headlines of late. read more ...


Tour Pros Tackle Longest Par 5 in Professional Golf

What's the longest golf hole you have played? Golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour last week discovered the 773 yard par five 13th at TPC Colorado Championship, which unsurprisingly plays over its par. Will Trinkwon compares it to some other monsters. read more ...


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