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Pettersen Succeeds Matthew as Solheim Cup Captain

THERE were no surprises when Suzann  Pettersen was named as Solheim Cup captain as Europe attempts to win the trophy for an unprecedented third time on the trot.  The 40-year-old Norwegian succeeds Catriona Matthew after serving as vice-captain to the Scot for last September's epic 15-13 triumph in Toledo. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory, Tiger, Morikawa and the Prize Pots Get Bigger

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway this weekend focusing on coverage across social media of Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy, the drive shown by Collin Morikawa and the staggering prizes funds now being played for on the global tours. read more ...


Hero World Challenge Preview, Picks & Analysis

IT MAY be a limited-field invitation-only tournament but the Hero World Challenge will see most of the world’s best players in action at Albany in The Bahamas.  The tournament is hosted by Tiger Woods and although he will not be competing as he recovers from the injuries sustained in a car crash in February, he is expected to be at the tournament, and will be under huge pressure to give the world an update on his rehabilitation. read more ...


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South African Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The tournament is one of the oldest open golf championships in the world, having first been played in 1903.  However, with South Africa at the centre of a new strain of Covid, the tournament has been removed from the DP World Tour schedule and will now go ahead as a Sunshine Tour event. read more ...


Lawrence Wins Shortened Joburg Open as Weather and Covid Take Their Toll

JUST when you thought it was all over…the Joburg Open ended in chaos, with Thriston Lawrence becoming the first winner on the DP World Tour, being handed the title after just 36 holes. read more ...


Who Will Be Golf's Next First Time Major Winner

Professional golf is in a good place. The sport is awash with both established and up-and-coming young stars. But tour pros are judged by what they achieve in the majors. Here, we gaze into our crystal ball and pick out some young - and not so young - men who could well join the major club in the not-too-distant future. read more ...


Do Race to Dubai Winners Support The Tour?

Addressing Collin Morikawa's Race to Dubai triumph, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook analyses the American's success and explains how the number of events the Open Champion played isn't too much of an anomaly when compared to other winners from the past decade. read more ...


What's In The Bag - Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa treated the world of golf with yet another exhibition of his generational talent, as the 24-year-old produced one of the greatest final rounds of his career to date. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at the American and what's in his bag. read more ...


Joburg Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new DP World Tour season begins in South Africa at the Joburg Open, the first of three tournaments to be held in the country, where many players will be hoping to secure their status on the circuit before the year ends. read more ...


Reviewing The 2021 European Tour Season

And so the European Tour season comes to an end and, with it, an era is concluded. Without any time to draw breath, it starts all over again in South Africa and we look forward to what is now going to be called the DP World Tour. But first, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the highlights from the past campaign. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Dundonald Links Moves to Another Level

Admiring the newly opened clubhouse at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, an emotional tale on the PGA Tour, and yet another case of a golfer not shouting fore, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway. read more ...


Collin Morikawa Produces Big Finish to Claim Race to Dubai Title

Collin Morikawa shot a final round of 66 to win the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai. For much of the final round it looked like Rory McIlroy was going to win the tournament, but he suffered an astonishing piece of bad luck at the 14th, which led to a disappointing finish for the Northern Irishman. read more ...


Sam Torrance Interview: Bright Future For Professional Golf

Sam Torrance is a legend of the European Tour and Ryder Cup, and the Scot is excited about what the future brings for both. Golfshake's Derek Clements caught up with the hero of The Belfry to hear his thoughts on the DP World Tour, where Europe goes next, and his magical 50-year career. read more ...


The Team Behind a Pro - Removing Individuality From Golf

We often look at golfers as being individual warriors who rely solely on themselves and thus, success is self-dependent, but there is a team behind the best of them, from caddies to coaches and family. Golfshake's Liam Moore met professional golfer Jack South to hear about the invaluable support he receives from others. read more ...


DP World Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy is hoping to end his year on a high at the DP World Tour Championship, where Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel will be attempting to become the first American winners of the Race to Dubai. But defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick could be the man to beat on the Earth Course. read more ...


The RSM Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the final regular PGA Tour event of the calendar year, with Robert Streb defending the RSM Classic at the beautiful Sea Island Resort. Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Webb Simpson are among the fancied runners in the event hosted by two-time Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. read more ...


View From The Fairway - European Tour Prepares For New Era

Ahead of the DP World Tour Championship, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he addresses the new era for the European Tour, the longevity of Stephen Gallacher, and the apparent split between Rory McIlroy and coach Pete Cowen. read more ...


Bernhard Langer Defies Years to Claim Season Title on Champions Tour

Fresh from becoming the oldest man to win a tournament on the PGA Tour Champions, Germany’s Bernhard Langer claimed the season-ending Schwab Cup for the sixth time as Phil Mickelson held on to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. read more ...


Joachim B Hansen Seals Thrilling Victory in Dubai

Denmark's Joachim B Hansen sealed his place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship by winning the AVIV Dubai Championship. It is his second European Tour victory. read more ...


The American Dream: Daniel O'Loughlin And The College Golf System

Golfshake's Liam Moore meets young English professional golfer Daniel O’Loughlin, who is embarking on his career following a record-breaking tenure at the University of Colorado. Daniel describes his journey to date and his experience of the American college system. read more ...


PGA EuroPro Tour - 2021 Season Review

The PGA EuroPro Tour concluded on October 22nd after a splendid finale at Northumberland’s Slaley Hall determined which five players will be progressing to the Challenge Tour in 2022. Golfshake's Liam Moore reflects on the latest 15-event season that took the tour throughout the United Kingdom and to some magnificent venues. read more ...


European Tour to Become DP World Tour

It's the end of an era for the European Tour, following the major announcement of a new partnership with DP World that will see the golf institution rebranded as the DP World Tour from 2022. read more ...


Houston Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

In-form Sam Burns and Brooks Koepka are among the favourites at the Houston Open, where European Ryder Cup legends Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood will also be hoping to roll back the years. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event from Memorial Park Golf Course. read more ...


Dubai Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's crunch time for many players as the European Tour season nears its conclusion in Dubai. Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey headline the field on the Fire Course at Jumeriah Golf Estates ahead of next week's big finale at the DP World Tour Championship. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Most Memorable Golf Shots

Describing his most memorable shots, the secured future of an Irish classic, and the work that senior golfers put into competing on the Champions Tour, Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Successfully Defends Title at Mayakoba

The incredible rise of Viktor Hovland continues as the young Norwegian successfully defended his title at the Mayakoba Championship in Mexico on Sunday, winning by four shots to secure his third PGA Tour victory. read more ...


Thomas Pieters Triumphs at Portugal Masters

Thomas Pieters secured his first European Tour title for more than two years with a two-shot victory at the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura, qualifying for the lucrative season-ending DP World Tour Championship in the process. read more ...


Tony Jacklin Interview: Where Golf is Heading

British golf icon and Ryder Cup legend, Tony Jacklin has spoken to Golfshake's Derek Clements and commented on a wide variety of issues in the game, including where Europe got it wrong at Whistling Straits, the impending Saudi-backed Asian Tour events, and how golf has lost the battle with distance. read more ...


How a European Tour Golf Course is Made Tournament Ready

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has long been considered a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, a stunning design that is renowned for hosting the Portugal Masters. Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro, described the process involved to provide the grandest stage possible to both visiting holidaymakers and leading stars of the European Tour. read more ...


Mayakoba Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Viktor Hovland will attempt to become the first player to successfully defend his title at Mayakoba when he competes against a 132-player field that includes names like Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Matt Fitzpatrick. read more ...


Portugal Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Vilamoura for the Portugal Masters, where the likes of Min Woo Lee, Laurie Canter, Victor Perez and Rasmus Hojgaard will be hoping to claim a precious victory ahead of the lucrative finale in Dubai. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Bernhard Langer is Remarkable

Golfshake's Derek Clements reveals his latest View From The Fairway, where he praises the remarkable career of Bernhard Langer, who continues to win tournaments on the Champions Tour, setting a benchmark of longevity and success that will be hard to match in the future. read more ...


The Saudi Backed Golf League Just Won't Go Away

Money talks. Much has been said and written about the proposed Saudi-backed Super Golf League. And it's not going away anytime soon. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the next steps for all parties and why it could potentially lead to the courtroom. read more ...


Lucas Herbert Secures PGA Tour Card With Victory in Bermuda

Lucas Herbert saw his life change forever with victory in the Bermuda Championship at the Princess Hamilton and Port Royal Golf Course, his first victory on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Lukas Michel Wins TP Tour Title at Calcot Park

Bringing down the curtain on the TP Tour's 11th season, a strong field gathered at the revered Calcot Park in Reading, where past tour winners, a European Tour champion, and leading PGA professionals competed on the Harry Colt classic. read more ...


The Best Golf Shots We Never Saw

Television has immortalised many of the greatest moments in sport, creating timeless highlights that can be viewed forever. But what of those pieces of magic that weren't captured on film? We have looked back at just some of the greatest shots played that we never had the chance to see. read more ...


Bermuda Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Last season on the PGA Tour was all about the comebacks. It started with 48-year-old Brian Gay winning the Bermuda Championship. And now, he's back to defend against a field that includes Matt Fitzpatrick and former Masters champion Patrick Reed. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Rory's Fascinating Comments

Commenting on the stories you may have missed, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, including Rory McIlroy's intriguing post-victory remarks, the field taking shape at Tiger's Hero World Challenge, and the European Tour's upcoming South African Swing. read more ...


Hideki Matsuyama Cruises to Victory on Home Soil

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama cruised to a five-shot victory at the Zozo Championship, thrilling an enthusiastic home gallery by sealing the deal with an eagle at the final hole. read more ...


Jamie Rutherford Triumphs in Dramatic Fashion at EuroPro Tour Championship

In a dramatic finish at Slaley Hall, Jamie Rutherford survived a last hole bogey to not only win the EuroPro Tour Championship but top the Order of Merit too. The weather threatened to dampen the party but the action on display was nothing short of remarkable as Golfshake's Liam Moore describes. read more ...


What Makes a Golfer Great

Ultimately, what factor separates the good from the very best? Is it the skill they inherit or the fact that they have the most recent equipment? It could be their caddie’s desirable knowledge or that their coach is one of the greatest throughout the circuit. We look at the key factors that make a golfer great. read more ...


The Brand of Tiger Woods Remains Untouchable

Remarkably, a certain golfer has been tipped to inherit the largest sum from the PGA Tour's Player Impact Program money, an estimated $8 million - and he hasn’t struck a golf ball all season. That, of course, would be Tiger Woods. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why Tiger's brand remains bigger than anything else. read more ...


What's In The Bag - Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew Fitzpatrick secured the seventh professional win of his career after a three-stroke victory at the Andalucia Masters. We take a closer look at his career to date and what's in the Englishman's bag. read more ...


Tremendous Field Prepares to Compete at Portugal Masters

Two former champions of the Portugal Masters - Andy Sullivan and Steven Brown - will be present for this year’s tournament, as the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course prepares to host the event for the 15th edition. There are further former champions too, with George Coetzee - last year’s winner - Lucas Bjerregaard and Alex Levy all scheduled to tee it up in the Portuguese sun. read more ...


William Harrold Takes Second Round Lead at Slaley Hall

William Harrold will take a narrow, one-shot lead heading into the final round of the EuroPro season. Harrold, representing Sheringham Golf Club, shot a battling two-under 70 during what was a chilling day in Northumberland. read more ...


Jack McDonald Leads After Day 1 at Matchroom Tour Championship

Jack McDonald has taken the lead after the opening round of the EuroPro Tour Championship, producing a splendid 67 to edge ahead of the pack by a single stroke. read more ...


High Profile Player-Coach Splits in Golf

Rory McIlroy's recent victory and comments at the CJ Cup brought into question the future of his relationship with Pete Cowen and lifelong coach Michael Bannon. Of course, McIlroy would not be the first golfer to decide to part company with a coach. We look at some of the most high-profile splits. read more ...


Yas Links Chosen to Host 2022 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Troon-managed Yas Links Abu Dhabi will host the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the first time in the tournament’s history from 20-23 January 2022, kicking off the Rolex Series and the European Tour in style next year. read more ...


Zozo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns to Japan for the Zozo Championship, where home favourite Hideki Matsuyama headlines a field that includes Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and expects great things from the Masters champion. read more ...


Mallorca Golf Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour returns to Mallorca this week for the first time in ten years, with Golf Santa Ponsa hosting the Mallorca Golf Open, where the Spanish contingent within the field will be especially hopeful of claiming victory on home soil. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Flexible Members Are Spending More at Golf Clubs

Golfshake's Derek Clements addresses several key topics and headlines in his latest View From The Fairway, including insight behind the spending habits of flexible members, a new era for The Belfry, and the sad passing of golf broadcasting great Renton Laidlaw. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Backs Up Words to Win CJ Cup

Days after saying that he still believed he is the best golfer on the planet, Rory McIlroy went some way towards proving the point by winning the CJ Cup in Las Vegas with a final round of 66 to complete an astonishing weekend for European golf as Matt Fitzpatrick landed the Andalucia Masters and Charley Hull secured the individual title at the Aramco Team Series in New York. read more ...


Three Triumph at EuroPro Q School 2022

The spoils were shared three ways at EuroPro Tour Q School 2022, after Thomas Thurloway, Rhys Nevin and Ross Cameron shared the victory by one shot at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.  read more ...



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