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80 Remarkable Jack Nicklaus Facts & Stats

The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus remains the ultimate benchmark for golf's emerging champions. Now 80, we felt it was a timely moment to pick out 80 Facts & Stats that underline the greatness of a career that rewrote the history books. read more ...


Players to Watch at the Dubai Desert Classic

The Dubai Desert Classic is among the European Tour's most iconic stops. Ahead of the event, we have taken a closer look at several of the likely contenders, noting their pre-tournament thoughts. read more ...


Golfers Prove That Life Really Does Begin at 40

Lee Westwood rolled back the years in Abu Dhabi to win at the age of 46. The Englishman is just the latest example of golfers tasting glory later in their careers, many of whom have enjoyed incredible success. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on ten stars who defied the clock. read more ...


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Lee Westwood’s Win Could Herald Even Bigger Things for 2020

Lee Westwood's resurgent triumph in Abu Dhabi was the latest highlight in a career littered with glorious days, continuing a revival in his 40s. But could this success be the signal that more is coming; potentially an elusive major or Ryder Cup return? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon speculates. read more ...


Golfers With the Most Appearances on the European Tour

When Soren Kjeldsen recently played in the Abu Dhabi Championship, the Dane became just the 12th golfer to have played in at least 600 European Tour events. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look back at the other names who have enjoyed a lengthy career on the circuit, read more ...


Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to one of its most iconic events, the Dubai Desert Classic. Boasting a field that includes names like Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau, Lee Westwood and Matt Wallace, the next chapter of this event is sure to be a memorable one. read more ...


Farmers Insurance Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Tiger Woods is attempting to overtake Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour victories, returning to one of his favourite playgrounds, Torrey Pines. However, the Masters champion faces a strong field that includes Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what could be a blockbuster. read more ...


Westwood Rolls Back the Years to Storm to Victory in the Desert

Lee Westwood continues to defy the years, producing a magnificent final round of 67 to win the Abu Dhabi Championship by two shots and revive hopes of an once seemingly unlikely Ryder Cup appearance for the 46-year-old. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a magnificent triumph for the Englishman. read more ...


Abu Dhabi Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Shane Lowry returns to defend his title at the Abu Dhabi Championship, but will be challenged by a formidable field that includes Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Bryson DeChambeau and Sergio Garcia. Golfshake's Derek Clements breaks down the main contenders in his tournament preview. read more ...


The American Express Preview, Picks & Analysis

The likes of Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey and Francesco Molinari are in California for the old Bob Hope Classic, which now goes by the name of the American Express. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event with a rich history. read more ...


Inspired Branden Grace Fires Round of 62 to Win South African Open

Ona  day of high emotion, Branden Grace shot a sensational final round of 62 to win the South African Open, while Australia's Cameron Smith, with his attention on struggles faced by his home country, held his nerve to triumph in Hawaii. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the weekend's action. read more ...


Hopes, Resolutions and Dreams for 2020 Vision

And so, a new year begins. Most of us will have made resolutions, many of which will have already been broken. And our guess is that the world’s best golfers will have done the same thing. Here, Derek Clements takes a look at a few of their hopes and aspirations and wonder who will end up discovering that they have 2020 vision. read more ...


South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel will be hoping to bring their major champion class to the historic South African Open, which is this year a tri-sanctioned event between the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews a standout championship on the calendar. read more ...


Sony Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Kuchar returns to Hawaii to defend his Sony Open title, where Justin Thomas will be hoping to make it a double in paradise after his victory at the Tournament of Champions. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the first full-field PGA Tour event of 2020, played at Waialae Country Club. read more ...


Justin Thomas Puts on a Champion Display in Hawaii

Beginning his year in style, Justin Thomas overcame Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele in a playoff to win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, securing his 12th victory on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic start to the new decade. read more ...


Who Will Win a Major in 2020?

A new year is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: a new crop of majors. 2019 delivered top-tier thrills, from Tiger Woods winning his first major in ten years at the Masters, to Shane Lowry putting a leprechaun in the claret jug at Royal Portrush.  Here’s Golfshake’s Will Trinkwon's predictions for who will win a major championship in 2020. read more ...


Tournament of Champions Preview, Picks & Analysis

WHILE most of us are still digesting our Christmas turkey and mince pies and nursing New Year hangovers, there is no rest for the PGA Tour, with the 2019-20 season continuing in Kapalua with the Tournament of Champions, an event reserved purely for winners from the past 12 months. read more ...


PGA Tour Players of the Decade

There have been a plethora of memorable performances during the past decade, and the emergence of a host of world-class players who have thrilled us since 2010.  In the first part of our 'look back at the decade' series, Golfshake writer Derek Clements reviews the top players on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Great Scott ends title drought on home soil

Adam Scott ended a near four-year title drought as he held off the challenge of New Zealand’s Michael Hendry in a thrilling finish to win the Australian PGA Championship for a second time. read more ...


Notable World Golf Ranking Rises and Falls of 2019

Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, and Brooks Koepka were the stars of this year. However, behind them, there have been many tales of growth and decline. Emerging stars made a name for themselves with the future to come, but for others, there are deep questions to answer going into the new decade. read more ...


Tiger Woods Steals Show in Year to Remember

Brooks Koepka finishes 2019 as the world number one and Rory McIlroy was crowned PGA Tour Player of the Year after his victories in the Players Championship, Tour Championship and Canadian Open, but the year belongs to Tiger Woods. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on an unforgettable PGA Tour season. read more ...


Australian PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The decade of golf concludes in style at the Australian PGA Championship, where Presidents Cup star Cameron Smith is looking to complete the rare achievement of winning three titles in a row. But Adam Scott has hopes of his own at Royal Pines Resort on the Golf Coast. read more ...


USA Complete Stunning Comeback to Clinch Presidents Cup

Inspired by playing captain Tiger Woods, the United States claimed eight of the possible 12 points in the singles to win the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne yet again, denying International captain Ernie Els victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable event in Australia. read more ...


Patrick, What Were You Thinking?

Former Masters champion Patrick Reed was engulfed in controversy last week at the Hero Challenge, when he was penalised for improving his lie in a bunker, raising questions about his character and ethics. Will Trinkwon weighs in on the situation, speculating the potential impact at the Presidents Cup. read more ...


Money Doesn't Make the World Go Around for McIlroy

Despite being offered almost £2m, Rory Mcilroy has joined Tiger Woods in boycotting the Saudi International, explaining his decision in the face of criticism directed towards Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson for competing in the controversial event. read more ...


2019 Presidents Cup Preview

Tiger Woods leads the United States as playing captain in their defence of the Presidents Cup against Ernie Els' Internationals at the magnificent Royal Melbourne in Australia, showcasing team match play at its best. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and rates the chances of a surprise home triumph. read more ...


Stenson Proves to be the Hero as he Ends Drought

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson ended a two-year title drought when he posted a final round of 66 to win the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas by a shot from Spain’s Jon Rahm, declaring major ambitions for the coming year. read more ...


Hojgaard Offers Bright View of Future With Thrilling Win in Mauritius

We saw a glimpse of the future at the Mauritius Open as 18-year-old Rasmus Hojgaard secured victory in a playoff at the stunning Heritage Golf Club, courtesy of an eagle on the third extra hole. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a memorable breakthrough for the Dane. read more ...


New Gender Equal Tour Launched in North of England

The 2020protour has been officially launched for 2020, making history as the UK's first gender equal pro circuit with an equitable policy. Established by European Tour player Chris Hanson and fellow pro Adam Walker, this new tour is set to make waves across the North of England next year.  read more ...


Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Jon Rahm will arrive in The Bahamas as the red-hot favourite to successfully defend the Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods. He is one of an elite field of 18.  The field in The Bahamas comprises Reavie, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas,  Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Kevin Kisner. read more ...


Mauritius Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Thomas Pieters attempts to get his 2019-20 season off to the perfect start at the Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club.  There will also be a strong South African challenge, led by George Coetzee, Justin Harding and Brandon Stone. read more ...


Larrazabal Walking On Air After Blisters Nearly Derail Win at Leopard Creek

Pablo Larrazabal produced one of the most heart-stopping victories in European Tour history when he won the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek by a single shot from Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm. read more ...


Ladies European Tour Announces Partnership With LPGA

Following years of uncertainty and a hugely challenging environment for women professionals in Europe, optimism has been restored after the long discussed joint venture partnership between the Ladies European Tour and LPGA was announced, furthering a shared vision to deliver improved opportunities in the game. read more ...


Season May be Over, But There is Still Much Gold to be Won

The PGA Tour has gone into hibernation for December, while the European Tour season has just ended. But don't be fooled into thinking that's the golf done for the year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at what is to come in the next few weeks. read more ...


Rahm Lands Jackpot With Dramatic Last-Gasp Victory in Dubai

Jon Rahm birdied the 72nd hole to snatch a dramatic last-gasp victory from the jaws of defeat at the DP World Tour Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an enthralling conclusion to the European Tour season in Dubai. read more ...


Hull Pipped by Kim After Brilliant Finish to LPGA Tour Championship

Charley Hull produced a brilliant final day charge to come within a whisker of winning the LPGA Tour Championship, finishing one shot behind Kim Sei-young, who holed a 25-foot putt on the 18th to secure the title and $1.5m first prize. read more ...


Poke Heads Qualifiers in Dramatic Conclusion to Q-School Marathon

Denmark's Benjamin Poke ran away with Qualifying School Final Stage to secure his European Tour card alongside 27 other players. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a marathon week of drama and pressured golf. read more ...


Rested Rahm Ready to Finish Season on a High

Jon Rahm will tee off in the DP World Tour Championship in third place in the Race to Dubai, with a chance to take it all, despite having taken a break from competing to reflect on his success and stunning rise in the game. read more ...


European Tour Postpones Hong Kong Open

With political protests continuing, the European Tour has taken the decision to postpone next week’s Hong Kong Open, scheduled for the Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling from November 28 to December 1. An attempt will be made to reschedule the tournament next year. read more ...


Sky Sports Secures Exclusive Live Coverage of The Masters

Sky Sports has announced that its dedicated golf channel will be the exclusive live coverage home of The Masters in 2020. For UK viewers, the subscription broadcaster will be the only place to watch all four days of the iconic event unfold as it happens. read more ...


Wiesberger in Pole Position to Win Race to Dubai

Bernd Wiesberger leads the Race to Dubai going into the final event, but Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Matt Fitpatrick and Jon Rahm still have a chance to claim the main and lucrative prize. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the possible scenarios. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview & Picks

And so it all comes down to this. After a season that began almost 12 months ago, Europe’s elite gather to compete in the DP World Tour Championship, at the end of which the Race to Dubai winner will finally be crowned. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the grand finale of a memorable year. read more ...


RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The regular PGA Tour schedule concludes for this year at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, a beautiful part of the world, where Charles Howell III defends the title he emotionally won 12 months ago. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Todd Doubles Up in Mexico to Complete Dream Comeback

Brendon Todd did not earn a single FedEx Cup point in 2018. But 12 months later he leads the standings after winning his second tournament of the new season. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a remarkable comeback story. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Breaks the Bank With $2.5m Win at Sun City

Tommy Fleetwood moved into Race to Dubai contention after securing his first title of 2019 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, beating Marcus Kinhult in a playoff to claim a record European Tour prize of $2.5. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic Sunday in South Africa. read more ...


Why is the 18th Hole So Hard?

Whether it be the pressure, stamina, or difficulty, there is something about 18th holes that many golfers find troublesome. We have studied thousands of tracked rounds, looked back at major disasters, and shared our own personal stories, to reflect on the mystery that is the final hole of the round. read more ...


Craziest Mistakes That Golfers Make

Eddie Pepperell was disqualified at the Turkish Airlines Open after literally running out of golf balls during his third round. Such a bizarre scenario got us thinking about some of the most unusual incidents, daft mistakes and mishaps that we have seen on tour. read more ...


Is There Any Point to the Presidents Cup?

This year's Presidents Cup is being played at the magnificent Royal Melbourne, with Ernie Els leading the International team against the United States led by playing captain Tiger Woods. Those ingredients sound exciting, but Golfshake's Derek Clements is not impressed by the event. read more ...


Meet the 2019 Challenge Tour Graduates

It was a day of gut-wrenching drama, but Francesco Laporta won the Challenge Tour Grand Final and in doing so ended the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca Number One. He will now join the European Tour, along with 14 other hopefuls who now have the opportunity to live out their dreams. read more ...


Nedbank Golf Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

Lee Westwood rolled back the years to win the Nedbank Challenge 12 months ago, but will face a tough defence against the likes of Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Louis Oosthuizen and Matt Wallace. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to the penultimate event of the European Tour season. read more ...


Mayakoba Golf Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Matt Kuchar returns to defend his title at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, where home favourite Abraham Ancer and Australia's Jason Day will be among the main contenders. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Hatton Keeps His Cool to Land Jackpot in Turkey

England's Tyrrell Hatton won the Turkish Airlines Open in a thrilling six-man playoff under the lights to secure his fourth European Tour victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a dramatic Sunday. read more ...


Meeting Former Ryder Cup Star Peter Dawson

Who was the first left-hander to play in the Ryder Cup? That distinction goes to England's Peter Dawson, who represented Great Britain & Ireland in 1977. Having now released a fascinating new book, which is designed to benefit the senior golfer, Golfshake's Kevin Paver met the PGA Master Professional to learn more. read more ...


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