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59 Shooter Oliver Fisher Made Honorary Member at Victoria Course

Dom Pedro's Victoria Golf Course witnessed a piece of history during the Portugal Masters when Oliver Fisher shot the first round of 59 on the European Tour, and celebrate that achievement, the Englishman has been made an honorary member. read more ...


Identifying Perfect Pairings at the Ryder Cup

For captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk during the week, the challenge is to select the pairings that will give their side the best chance of securing key points ahead of the defning singles on Sunday. Who do you think will be paired up together? Delving into the past and likely trends, here are some strong possibilities. read more ...


The Greatest Comebacks in Sport

Tiger Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in history by winning the Tour Championship, but where does it rank with the greatest in sport? Golfshake's Derek Clements places it alongside a variety of different extraordinary stories and events. read more ...


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Golfshake Podcast #31: Ryder Cup Preview, Tiger's Incredible Comeback

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joins Kieran Clark on the Golfshake Podcast to discuss the incredible scenes as Tiger Woods claimed an incredible comeback victory at the Tour Championship, and they look forward to this week's Ryder Cup. read more ...


Ryder Cup Preview and Prediction

It’s time for the best 12 players from Europe to take on America’s finest at Le Golf National and discover if they are good enough to wrest back the Ryder Cup. Will they succeed? Golfshake's Derek Clements makes his prediction. read more ...


Tiger Completes Fairytale Comeback with Victory in Tour Championship

Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest individual comebacks in sport when he produced a final round of 71 to win The Tour Championship at East Lake, his first victory in five years and surely the most satisfying of his remarkable career. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an incredible weekend. read more ...


How the European Team Shapes Up

Thomas Bjorn has blended experience and youth within his Ryder Cup team as Europe look to regain the Trophy at Le Golf National. We take a look each of the 12 players representing the home side. read more ...


How the American Team Shapes Up

Jim Furyk arrives in France with a strong team at his disposal, looking to become the first American side to win the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993. We take a closer look at each of his 12 players. read more ...


How to Follow the Ryder Cup on TV and Radio

The Ryder Cup will be showcased live across Sky Sports and the BBC, delivering the biggest event in golf through TV and Radio, with comprehensive coverage. Here are the times to take note of. read more ...


Ryder Cup by Numbers

2018 is the 42nd Ryder Cup and is the latest edition of the most popular event in golf. Derek Clements takes a look back at the facts and figures that defined the records of past years, and some key numbers to be aware of this week. read more ...


Guide to Le Golf National

Le Golf National is hosting this year's Ryder Cup. One of the most popular courses and venues on the European Tour, we take a closer look at each of the holes, and the challenge that the players of both teams will face. read more ...


Oli Fisher Shoots First 59 in European Tour History

Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59 in European Tour history on day two of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. The Englishman made 10 birdies and an eagle in his bogey-free 12-under-par effort to at last break the barrier, with 19 players having previously recorded official rounds of 60. read more ...


Social Media Reporter Witnesses History at Portugal Masters

History was made on Friday at the Portugal Masters as England's Oli Fisher shot the first 59 on the European Tour. Golfshake Member Neal Gladwin has been enjoying a magical week as Dom Pedro's Social Media Reporter, and he was able to witness the historic moment in person. We caught up with him to discover what it was like. read more ...


Titleist Ultimate Fit BACK for British Masters

Titleist's The Ultimate Fit makes a welcome return at the Sky Sports British Masters to be hosted at Walton Heath Golf Club, as the revered manufacturer joins forces with the European Tour to provide golfers with the incredible opportunity to enjoy a spectacular experience during the event. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour and FedEx Cup reaches its conclusion at the Tour Championship, with Bryson DeChambeau heading the race for the incredible $10m prize, but knowing that victory at East Lake is the only guarantee of success. Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau also have their fate in their own hands. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National just around the corner, Sergio Garcia finally returns to action at the Portugal Masters and will hope to prove that he has rediscovered his form. The likes of Thorbjorn Olesen, Charl Schwartzel, Matt Wallace and Eddie Pepperell are also in the field looking for success at the Victoria Course. read more ...


Wu Pips Wood to Title as Emotional Stanford Wins Maiden Major

Wu Ashun birdied the 72nd hole to pip England's Chris Wood in a thrilling final day battle and win his third European Tour title at the KLM Open on a weekend that saw 40-year-old Angela Stanford claim her first major title at the Evian Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #30: Assessing Ryder Cup Teams, Rating the Venues

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joining Kieran Clark to discuss handicap improvements over the summer, assessing the European Ryder Cup team and wild card picks selected by captain Thomas Bjorn, while Matt additionally reviews his experiences of staying and playing at several Ryder Cup venues. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Defeat That Changed Everything for the USA

Jim Furyk's American team will arrive at Le Golf National confident of success. But where has this confidence come from? Golfshake's Derek Clements lessons learned from the most recent Ryder Cup on European soil at Gleneagles. read more ...


Justin Rose Misses Out on Title But is on Top of the World

Justin Rose lost the BMW Championship after a playoff with Keegan Bradley but still did enough to overtake Dustin Johnson at the top of the world rankings. The Englishman also moved up to second place in the FedEx rankings with just the Tour Championship to come. read more ...


KLM Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Romain Wattel defends his title at the KLM Open, where the likes of Matt Wallace, Eddie Pepperell, Lee Westwood and Paul Dunne have assembled looking for a strong week. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this historic tournament. read more ...


Brilliant Matt Fitzpatrick Makes Successful Defence in Swiss Mountains

Matt Fitzpatrick produced a brilliant finish to successfully defend the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, securing his fifth title on the tour at the age of 24. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest success for the Englishman, who failed to qualify for the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Why Experience is Overrated for Ryder Cup Wild Card Picks

Experience or form, that is a question that both Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk answered with their Ryder Cup Picks. The debate rages on, however, but here is a chance to delve into the facts to analyse the decisions that were made. read more ...


Bjorn Completes Team with Garcia, Poulter, Casey and Stenson

Thomas Bjorn knew that he was going to upset some fine European golfers when he named the four wild cards that complete his team to take on the United States at Le Golf National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the captain's decision to favour experience with his picks. read more ...


Become Portugal Masters Social Media Reporter with Dom Pedro Golf

In what is the opportunity of a lifetime, Dom Pedro Golf is giving one lucky golf fan the chance to become its social media reporter during the European Tour's Portugal Masters. read more ...


Woods, Mickelson and DeChambeau Given US Ryder Cup Wild Cards

As was widely anticipated, Jim Furyk named Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as three of his four Ryder Cup wild cards, with Tony Finau hotly tipped to claim that final pick before the event in Paris. read more ...


Career Paths for Becoming a Golf Professional

As the opportunities for golfers to improve and develop continually increase, so does the variety of options available for elite golfers to progress into the professional setting. Which path is the right one? College golfer Alex Picken takes a look into each pathway. read more ...


Seve's Best Shot at the European Masters

25 years ago, with a young Billy Foster by his side, the legendary Seve Ballesteros found himself in contention at Crans-sur-Sierre and produced an impossible finish that underlined his genuis. A quarter of a century on, Foster recalls the event. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs are beginning to get serious, with the leading 70 players in the standings heading to the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club. Bryson DeChambeau is looking to continue his amazing run of form, but an elite field will be hoping to claim a victory of their own. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the third Playoff. read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Continues Extraordinary Run of Form in FedEx Cup Playoffs

Bryson DeChambeau continued his extraordinary run of form by winning his second successive FedEx Cup event and tightening his grip at the top of the playoff standings with Ryder Cup wild card picks looming. read more ...


Omega European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Life continues on the European Tour as Matt Fitzpatrick returns to the spectacular Crans Sur Sierre to defend his Omega European Masters title. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an iconic event played at one of the most glorious venues in world golf. read more ...


Matt Wallace Victory Throws a Spanners in the Works for Bjorn

Matt Wallace added to Thomas Bjorn’s already nigh-impossible job when the Englishman won the Made in Denmark, the final counting event for the 2018 team. The Englishman missed out on the eight automatic selections for Bjorn’s European team but but he has now surely staked an irresistible claim for one of the four wild cards. read more ...


The Two Contests That Changed the Ryder Cup Forever

The Ryder Cup has become one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, but there were two particular contests that saw it cross the line and become a spectacle that took proceedings to the edge of infamy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflect on the 1991 and 1999 Ryder Cups. read more ...


Ryder Cup Captains Face Wild-Card Dilemma

Who would want to be in the shoes of Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn when they have to finalise their teams for the much-anticipatated Ryder Cup clash between Europe and the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the difficult choices that both will have to make. read more ...


Made in Denmark Preview, Picks & Analysis

IT’S TIME for all the talking to stop. The Made in Denmark officially brings the curtain down on the qualifying process for Europe’ Ryder Cup team and that is reflected in the strength of the field, with several players just outside the automatic qualifying positions looking to make a late move to convince Thomas Bjorn that they are worthy of one of his four wild cards. read more ...


Dell Technologies Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

AND then there were 100.  Yet another stellar cast head for the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, the second event in the season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs with the top five in the standings having already committed to the tournament. read more ...


Harrington Nearly Gives Bjorn a Ryder Cup Headache

THOMAS BJORN breathed a sigh of relief as Padraig Harrington, one of his Ryder Cup vice-captains, came up two shots short of winning the Czech Masters, the penultimate European Tour qualifying event before the Dane discovers the identities of the eight men who will make his team by right. read more ...


The Best of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf

The Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Match in Las Vegas has inspired memories of the exhibition and challenge matches that have been a huge part of golf history. We remember and share several of the classic encounters captured on the iconic Shell's Wonderful World of Golf series. read more ...


Tiger vs Phil - Does Anybody Really Care?

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will go head to head over 18 holes in Las Vegas with a mind-boggling $9m up for grabs. The match will be played. But does anybody really care? Golfshake's Derek Clements gives his thoughts on The Match. read more ...


Statistical Performance Leaders on the PGA Tour

Incredibly, the regular PGA Tour season has been completed, and the FedEx Cup Playoffs are under way. We have taken a look at the main statistical categories on the PGA Tour this yearand identified the players who are leading the way. read more ...


Czech Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Czech Masters represents the penultimate event in the race for European Ryder Cup qualification, with the likes of Thomas Pieters and Eddie Pepperell looking to impress captain Thomas Bjorn. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the tournament and analyses the likely contenders. read more ...


Northern Trust Preview, Picks & Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin with the Northern Trust as the leading golfers on the PGA Tour enter the lucrative final series of events, leading to the Tour Championship and the $10m bonus. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to this week, and the players hoping to make a significant run for the prize. read more ...


Garcia Gives Bjorn a Ryder Cup Headache as Snedeker Secures Wyndham Title

Sergio Garcia has given Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn a huge headache by failing to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs after a disappointing finish at the Wyndham Championship, while Thorbjorn Olesen moved into position for Europe after his performance at the Nordea Masters. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend. read more ...


Leaving Sergio Out of Ryder Cup Team is Unthinkable

Failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, last year's Masters champion Sergio Garcia will require a captain's pick from Thomas Bjorn in the Spaniard's relationship with the Ryder Cup is to continue at Le Golf National. Does he merit a wild card? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the stalwart must be part of the European team. read more ...


A Guide to Playing the Bunkers at Carnoustie

The Championship Course at Carnoustie is widely regarded as being among the best bunkered in the world. Ahead of the 2018 Open, Golfshake's Owen Davies had the chance to play the course, and has created this guide to demonstrate the challenge of the bunkers and how players will tackle them. read more ...


Walton Heath's David Boote Secures First Pro Title on TP Tour

Former Walker Cup player and Walton Heath touring pro David Boote shot a course record equalling 64 to secure his maiden professional victory at Langley Park on the TP Tour. read more ...


Ryder Cup Teams Begin to Take Shape

The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is merely weeks away, and the teams are taking shape, with the eight automatic qualifiers for the US confirmed, and the race nearly over for Europe, attention will soon turn to the wild card picks. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a look at where everyone stands. read more ...


Elegant Adam Scott Proved His Quality Again at the PGA

Attention has been understandably fixed on eventual victor Brooks Koepka and the thrilling resurgent performance of Tiger Woods, but former world number one Adam Scott enjoyed a welcome renaissance of his own at the PGA Championship, contending throughout on Sunday as he looked to add the year's final major to his Masters title of 2013.  read more ...


The Sights and Sounds from Tiger's Run at the PGA

Tiger Woods electrified the huge crowds at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a resurgent and thrilling Sunday charge at the Wanamaker Trophy in the PGA Championship. We relive the sights and sounds from a sensory experience. read more ...


Placing the Achievements of Brooks Koepka in History

Brooks Koepka won his third major title in 14 months at the PGA on Sunday. It places the 28-year-old American in rare company, joining greats of the game with his achievements. We look at just where they sit with the legends of golf. read more ...


Wyndham Championship Preview & Picks

Henrik Stenson defends the title at the Wyndham Championship, the final regular PGA Tour event of the season, before the FedEx Cup Playoffs get under way. There are Ryder Cup implications too. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the tournament from Greensboro. read more ...


Nordea Masters Preview & Picks

The race to qualify for Team Europe at the Ryder Cup is approaching its conclusion, with crucial points available for players in the Nordea Masters at Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg. With his place in balance, Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen will be hoping for one more solid week to edge up the standings or catch the eye of his compatriot, captain Thomas Bjorn. read more ...


Brooks Koepka Joins the Greats with Third Major Title at Engrossing PGA

Brooks Koepka won his third major title in 18 months - joining the greats of American golf - as he fended off a breathtaking charge from a resurgent Tiger Woods to claim the Wanamaker Trophy at the PGA Championship. read more ...


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