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Dream Future Ryder Cup Venues

Hosting a Ryder Cup is prestigious and big-business, with considerations given to the ability each venue has to accommodate the infrastructure required. That would rule out many potential hosts, but let's dream for a moment, and consider where you would most love to see a Ryder Cup played at, no matter how unrealistic that prospect would be.  read more ...


Analysing Team USA at The Ryder Cup

When Steve Stricker made his final picks for the impending Ryder Cup, the American team oozed class in every category. Golfshake's Liam Moore analyses the American team and how each one hopes to contribute to a first United States win since 2016 and only the third after the turn of the century. read more ...


Analysing Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

It appears that Europe are underdogs for every Ryder Cup in contemporary times, but it is especially true for the 43rd edition. We take an in-depth look at the team and how they have performed across the season while also predicting their involvement within this year’s competition. read more ...


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How Ryder Cup Legends Performed as Captains

What makes a great Ryder Cup captain? Logically, a stellar playing record in this famed event would seem an obvious start, but having the ability to hole a match-winning putt doesn't necessarily mean that same individual will later be able to inspire others to achieve similar. We explore how the most legendary players performed when they were selected to step up as captains. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Preview

This is going to be a very different Ryder Cup. Travel restrictions means that there are going to be very few European fans at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington’s 12 men take on an American side that dominates the world rankings. But is the Irishman concerned? Not a chance. We look ahead to what promises to be a compelling contest. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Appeals to Sports Fans

Unlike any other event in golf, the Ryder Cup draws in regular sports fans to watch every two years, but why is that? Golfshake's Liam Moore explores the factors that make the match between Europe and the United States compelling to millions worldwide. read more ...


Picking The Greatest European Ryder Cup Team

Many players have been defined by the Ryder Cup, but which European stars through the decades would come together and complete the strongest team? We tasked Golfshake's Derek Clements - who has watched each edition since 1969 - to select his ultimate fantasy squad for Europe. read more ...


How to Watch The Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has been home to the Ryder Cup for over a quarter of a century and will once again offer comprehensive coverage throughout the week. But, whether you're unable to watch on Sky or can't be near a TV, then the BBC has televised highlights AND live radio coverage, ensuring that you won't miss a moment from Wisconsin. read more ...


Meet The Ryder Cup Teams

The talking is almost over. The teams have been finalised and now we can look forward to three days of thrilling action at Whistling Straits. Younger and stronger in the world rankings, the Americans look formidable, while Europe is packed with experience. We take a closer look at both sides. read more ...


Can Ian Poulter Deliver Again For Europe?

Now 45, European talisman Ian Poulter was one of Padraig Harrington's wild card picks, but can the Englishman raise his game once more in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the passionate veteran's potential impact. read more ...


American Rookies Will Face The Heat at Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter will be hoping that his words don't come back to haunt him after telling America's six rookies that nothing can possibly prepare them for the intensity of the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Miracle at Medinah

Was there ever a more dramatic Ryder Cup than the one that was staged at Medinah in 2012? Jose Maria Olazabal’s European team went into the final day’s singles trailing 10-6, but somehow responded to claim an unforgettable comeback victory. read more ...


View From The Ryder Cup

Ahead of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From, commenting on the omissions of Justin Rose and Billy Horschel, in addition to proposing a bold way for Steve Stricker to handle the Koepka/DeChambeau question. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Sam Torrance Wins as Captain

The Ryder Cup at Brookline in 1999 left a bad taste in the mouth, and not because of the fact that Europe lost but because of the behaviour of American players, their wives, officials and fans as the US completed an astonishing fightback. In 2002, Sam Torrance and Curtis Strange, the respective Europe and United States captains, were determined to put on a show in the true nature of the competition.  read more ...


How Europe Won The 2018 Ryder Cup

France hosted the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2018 at the magnificent Le Golf National near Paris. It is a course that is well known to European golfers, as host to the French Open. But the Americans made a schoolboy error in the run-up to the event by failing to get to know it ahead of the event. And how they paid for it. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Battle of Brookline

The 1999 Ryder Cup has gone down in history as The Battle of Brookline after astonishing scenes on the 17th green in the crucial singles match between Justin Leonard and Jose Maria Olazabal. read more ...


Broberg Wins Dutch Open After Six Years of Hell

Kristoffer Broberg claimed his second European Tour title just under six years after his first and then admitted he had been to hell and back during that time, while Max Homa secured another victory on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the action. read more ...


Why Brooks Koepka's Comments Should Worry Steve Stricker

Ahead of the Ryder Cup, the United States has the benefit of home advantage and a team that dominates the world rankings, but Brooks Koepka's recent comments perhaps highlight an individualism that may be their undoing. Golfshake's Liam Moore believes that managing that will be Steve Stricker's biggest challenge.  read more ...


The Countdown Begins to 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin

Europe's Solheim Cup victory at Inverness Club in Ohio was thrilling and dramatic, with eyes already looking forward to the 2023 edition at Finca Cortesin in Spain, which is preparing the host the event. read more ...


Tony Jacklin: My Ryder Cup Journey Book Review

When you think of the Ryder Cup, few have been more connected with that event than Tony Jacklin, a stalwart player who later transformed Europe's fortunes as captain. Now, his story is recorded in a new book written with renowned journalist Tony Jimenez. Golfshake's Derek Clements reviews this new publication that's a must for golf fans. read more ...


Fortinet Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The new PGA Tour season begins this week at Napa Valley in a tournament that has a new sponsor and will now be called the Fortinet Championship, with Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson in the field. read more ...


Dutch Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Dutch Open is back on the calendar after being absent last year, with Belgians Thomas Detry and Thomas Pieters among the field and hoping to venture across the border and claim victory at Bernardus Golf Club. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Intriguing Ryder Cup Ahead

With the Ryder Cup approaching, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on the strength of the teams, in addition to reflecting on Europe's achievement at the Solheim Cup, the journey of Patrick Cantlay, and The Open's return to Royal Portrush. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Completes Ryder Cup Team With Wildcard Picks

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington confirmed the worst-kept secret in golf when he named Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter as two of his wild cards, with the third one going to 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry. read more ...


Billy Horschel Wins Thrilling BMW PGA Championship

Billy Horschel won a thrilling BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and then revealed that he had been spurred on by being snubbed for the Ryder Cup read more ...


Jack South Shoots 59 to Claim Life Changing EuroPro Tour Victory

Shooting an astonishing final round of 59, Jack South won The Motocaddy Masters at Leven Links in Scotland, claiming a life-changing bonus from the PGA EuroPro Tour and £60,000 from his sponsors, COBRA PUMA Golf. read more ...


So That's What Happened to Patrick Cantlay

Earlier in the year, Golfshake's Liam Moore wrote a piece exploring Patrick Cantlay's mid-season struggles. However, as we know, things turned out rather well for the American, as Liam now responds with a follow-up article on the FedEx Cup champion. read more ...


Steve Stricker Names US Ryder Cup Team

Scottie Scheffler was the surprise name when Steve Stricker finally announced his six Ryder Cup wildcards - and there was another big surprise when he failed to pick Patrick Reed. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the BMW PGA

The stage is set at iconic Wentworth as the crowds return to the BMW PGA Championship, which is set to be a significant week, as Ryder Cup dreams will be made with a prestigious title on the line. But who should we be looking out to contend in Surrey? We have taken a glance through the field and identified key names who could make the headlines on Sunday. read more ...


The Greatest Wentworth Legends

Through the decades, Wentworth has been synonymous with the best of European golf, the champions who have defined it, and the greats who inspired the masses. We take a look back at the most successful winners of the PGA and World Match Play - the Wentworth Legends. read more ...


Magnificent Europe Retain Solheim Cup in Ohio

Ireland's sensational rookie Leona Maguire was the star of the show for Catriona Matthew as Europe brilliantly retained the Solheim Cup with a thrilling 15-13 victory at Inverness Club in Ohio. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Decision Time For Padraig Harrington

There are going to be some very disappointed European Tour golfers when Padraig Harrington announces his three wild cards for the Ryder Cup. Rumour has it that Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter have already been pencilled in, but who else? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway. read more ...


BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads home to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship, where a strong field has gathered for the flagship event. But eyes will be on Padraig Harrington, who at the conclusion of play will reveal the players who will complete Europe’s Ryder Cup team. read more ...


How Jordan Spieth Completed a Remarkable Comeback

It was the year of the comebacks on the PGA Tour, none more so than Jordan Spieth, who became a major contender again after lengthy struggles. Golfshake's Derek Clements charts the Texan's slump and subsequent rise back to the top of the game, with the promise of more to come in 2022. read more ...


A Season to Remember on the PGA Tour

What a season it was on the PGA Tour, we saw Hideki Matsuyama win The Masters from nowhere, Phil Mickelson become the oldest ever winner of a major, Jon Rahm win his first major at the US Open, and Collin Morikawa produce a stunning display of iron play to win The Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the past year. read more ...


Patrick Cantlay Secures FedEx Cup Jackpot at Tour Championship

Completing a memorable season on the PGA Tour, Patrick Cantlay birdied the 18th hole at East Lake to win the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup title and the small matter of $15m, finishing one shot ahead of world number one and US Open champion Jon Rahm. read more ...


2021 Solheim Cup Preview

Catriona Matthew's European team head to Inverness Club in Ohio to defend the Solheim Cup won in such dramatic fashion at Gleneagles two years ago. The team will include four rookies and will be led by Women’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist. read more ...


Why Europe Will Retain The Solheim Cup

Catriona Matthew is back to lead Europe on away soil at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, which presents an even greater challenge against a United States team determined to regain the trophy. Europe's blowout triumph in Colorado in 2013 remains their only win in America, but there are reasons to feel optimistic that the Scot's 12 players could pull off a relative upset in the heartlands of the US. read more ...


When Tiger Roared to Victory at East Lake in 2018

Tiger Woods has achieved many wondrous things during his extraordinary career but his victory at the Tour Championship in 2018 takes a bit of beating. He took the title by two shots to record his 80th PGA Tour victory, and his first for five years. read more ...


European Tour Winner Daniel Gavins WITB & Interview

Golfshake’s Gear Expert Ryan Rastall and resident PGA Pro at Howley Hall, met up with recent European Tour winner Daniel Gavins to gain insight into his 2021 season and what features in his bag this year. read more ...


Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

ONE lucky man will walk away from the Tour Championship at East Lake this week with the FedEx Cup and a cheque for $15m as the PGA Tour season reaches its denouement. read more ...


Italian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

THE ITALIAN OPEN returns this week with added significance - it is the penultimate counting event towards Ryder Cup qualification, with just the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth to come before European captain Padraig Harrington finalises his team to take on the USA at Whistling Straits. read more ...


Cantlay Claims BMW Championship & Hojgaard Holds Out on European Tour

Patrick Cantlay’s amazing season continues. The American won the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club - his third victory of the season.  Whilst on the European Tour Rasmus Hojgaard closed with a sensation bogey-free round of 63 to claim his third European Tour title. read more ...


What Has Happened to Luke Donald?

Who would ever have thought that, at the age of 43, Donald would have no status on the PGA Tour? But that is precisely the situation the popular Englishman finds himself in, 10 years after being ranked as the world’s best player. read more ...


BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

THE top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings head to Caves Valley for the BMW Championship, knowing that they will have to go some if they are to come anywhere close to repeating the drama we witnessed in this tournament 12 months ago. read more ...


Finau Picks The Right Moment to Win His Second Tournament

TONY FINAU has waited a long time for his second victory on the PGA Tour. But if you are going to do it, you may as well do it in style, and the American did precisely that by winning the storm-delayed Northern Trust Open in New York by defeating Cameron Smith in a playoff. read more ...


European Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

After a two-year absence the European Tour returns to the spectacular Crans-sur-Sierre, with a number of big name players taking part following their failure to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. read more ...


Seve Ballesteros Shot of a Lifetime at Crans-sur-Sierre

There have been many memorable moments at Crans-our-Sierre, home of the European Masters but none more so than the shot that Severiano Ballesteros hit at the final hole in 1993. read more ...


Nordqvist Holds off Hall To Win Women's Open

SWEDEN’S Anna Nordqvist won her third major title in a nerve-shredding final day to claim the Women's Open at Carnoustie, which at one point, during a dramatic final day, had a six-way tie for the lead. read more ...


Veerman The Latest First-time European Tour Winner

Johannes Veerman became the latest first-time winner on the European Tour after securing a dramatic victory at the D+D Real Czech Masters. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: American Domination Ends in 1985

We had waited a long time to see it but when Sam Torrance holed a 20-foot putt on the 18th green at The Belfry and raised his arms in triumph, tears rolling down his cheeks, Europe had delivered a first Ryder Cup defeat upon the United States since 1957  read more ...


The 8 Best Women's Open Moments

The Women's Open was first played in 1976 and for over two decades became a hugely popular event, but there is no question that the championship was elevated by its designated major status from the LPGA Tour in 2001. We take a look back at the past 20 years and identify just some of the moments that come to mind when we think of the Women's Open. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Women's Open

It has been a significant year for the majors in the women's game, a captivating schedule that concludes with the AIG Women's Open at the legendary Carnoustie. But who will thrive in the challenge? We take a closer look at several of the key favourites to watch this week. read more ...



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