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Golfshake Podcast #27: Golfing Odyssey, Playing Carnoustie, BMW PGA

On this episode of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran and Owen reflect upon the recent Golfing Odyssey to St. Andrews with three Golfshake prize winners. They look back at playing the famous Championship Course at Carnoustie, discussing the challenges of that iconic layout. The guys then chat about the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. read more ...


Bjorn Reveals Four New Ryder Cup Vice Captains

It was billed as a "Big Announcement" and Thomas Bjorn delivered on that promise with the unveiling of four new Vice Captains for the Ryder Cup. The European Captain presented veterans Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell as his new supporting team, joining Robert Karlsson who had been announced last year. read more ...


Immaculate Richmond Golf Club Hosted TP Tour's Latest Event

The TP Tour's fourth event of the season was contested at the beautiful Richmond Golf Club, where a stunning day of sunshine welcomed the field of 65 players to the layout's immaculate fairways. read more ...


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BMW PGA Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy heads the field at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship. This marquee event is always a highlight on the British sporting calendar, and it promises to be a fantastic showpiece for the game. Derek Clements looks forward to the tournament, and picks out the likely contenders. read more ...


Fort Worth Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to historic Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth Invitational. Jordan Spieth is a former champion here, and will be looking to secure another victory. But he will have to overcome a strong field. Derek Clements has the Preview. read more ...


Wise Head on Young Shoulders Secures Maiden Title at Byron Nelson

Impressive young star Aaron Wise secured his first victory on the PGA Tour at the Byron Nelson, while Adrian Otaegui won the unique Belgian Knockout on the European Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


Where Golfers Rank Among World's Richest Sports Stars

The Sunday Times reported that Rory McIlroy is the richest UK sportsman under the age of 30. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the facts to discover where golfers rank compared with the world's top earning sports stars. read more ...


The Players Championship Should not be Regarded as a Major Test

The Players Championship is among the most prestigious events on tour, and questions have consistently been asked about whether it should be regarded as a major. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't believe so, and the reasons for that start with TPC Sawgrass itself. read more ...


Remembering 16-year-old Jordan Spieth's Debut at Byron Nelson

Reigning Open champion, Jordan Spieth made his debut on the PGA Tour aged 16 at the Byron Nelson in 2010. Contending that week, and leaving a major impression, Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the beginning of Spieth's legend. read more ...


Justin Thomas Replaces DJ as World Number One

There were two winners at TPC Sawgrass at the weekend. One of them was, of course, Webb Simpson, who won the Players Championship by four shots, beating a world-class field in the process. The other is Justin Thomas, who finally achieved the World No. 1 status. read more ...


Byron Nelson Preview, Picks & Analysis

Billy Horschel is defending the title at the historic Byron Nelson on the PGA Tour, but the likes of Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar will provide a strong challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club. read more ...


Belgian Knockout Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour unveils another innovative format with the Belgian Knockout, which features nine-hole strokeplay matches. Thomas Pieters, Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Detry lead the home challenge. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews what should be an intriguing event. read more ...


Webb Simpson Dominates Players Championship at Sawgrass

Former U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson produced a superb and dominant performance to triumph at TPC Sawgras, winning the Players Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the main talking points of the week. read more ...


The Shropshire Scot Who Conquered Sawgrass

Among many achievements, Sandy Lyle was the first European and remains the only British golfer to have won The Players Championship TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the legacy of the Shropshire Scot who conquered the golf world. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Relives Open Playoff Holes at Carnoustie

Padraig Harrington returned to the site of his maiden major victory to relive the experience of winning the 2007 Open Championship after overcoming the drama of a four-hole playoff against Sergio Garcia. read more ...


Golf Needs More Events Like Fun and Inclusive GolfSixes

GolfSixes took place during the weekend at Centurion Club, and it was a huge draw for spectators of all ages to watch men and women golfers compete alongside each other in a fun and accessible format. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes the event was a huge success, and that we need more like it. read more ...


Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Players Championship is one of the prestigious events in the game - with arguably the strongest field of the year - and is played on the now iconic TPC Sawgrass. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what has the potential to be a highlight of the year. read more ...


Rocco Forte Sicilian Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to the spectacular Verdura Resort for the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open. Italian players will be hoping to triumph, but the likes of Andy Sullivan and Eddie Pepperell lead the British challenge. Derek Clements previews the event. read more ...


Team Ireland Triumphs after Memorable Weekend at GolfSixes

GolfSixes was a tremendous spectacle in the sunshine over Centurion Club, and it was Team Ireland of Paul Dunne and Favin Moynihan who triumped, while former world number one Jason Day won the Wells Fargo on the PGA Tour. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the weekend's action. read more ...


Rory Wrong to Say Masters is Biggest and Best Major

Rory McIlroy caused a stir last week when declaring that he "didn't care" about the US Open or Open Championship, and that the Masters is the biggest and best of the majors. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that he was wrong to say that. read more ...


10 of the Best Nicknames in Golf

If you are a darts player, it is compulsory that you have a nickname. Golf is known for them too. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks through time to uncover some of the best monikers that have been given to golfers on tour. read more ...


GolfSixes - Meet the Teams

GolfSixes is returning for a second year, presenting a fun showcase for both the European and LET Tours, with a collection of paired teams competing. Featuring national duos, and for the first time women pairings, not to mention a mixed partnership of Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew. We take a closer look at each of the teams. read more ...


GolfSixes Preview

Following the success of last year's debut, GolfSixes back at the Centurion Club with even more innovations, including women and mixed teams. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be an entertaining weekend in St Albans. read more ...


Wells Fargo Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA  Tour heads to Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo Championsip, where Rory McIlroy will be hoping to rebound from the Masters at a favoured venue. Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed are also in the field. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be an exciting week. read more ...


Lydia Ko Secures Emotional First LPGA Title in Two Years

It was a 21st birthday to celebrate, as Lydia Ko carried on the positive vibes of that milestone to secure her first victory on the LPGA Tour since 2016 at the Mediheal Championship in California. read more ...


Everybody Wants to Get Into the Mind of Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's disappointing final day at the Masters raised questions about his future chances to be victorious at Augusta National, and now a leading sports psychologist has delved into the discussion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Volvo China Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following his victory at the Trophee Hasson II, mercurial French golfer Alex Levy attempts to win the Volvo China Open for the third time when the tournament gets under way at the Topwin Golf & Country Club. Derek Clements has the preview. read more ...


Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Zurich Classic is a unique event that features teams, and there are some striking partnerships, including Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia & Rafa Cabrera Bello, and Jordan Spieth & Ryan Palmer. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks for the Europeans to dominate. read more ...


Alexander Levy in Ryder Cup Mix after Victory at Trophee Hassan II

Alexander Levy served warning that he fully intends to be a part of Europe’s Ryder Cup team in September with a sparkling performance to win the Trophée Hassan II, his fifth European Tour title. read more ...


Sergio Garcia and Ben Crenshaw Team Up to Win Golf Club Event

Most golf clubs have a pair of maestros that are consistently feared in competitions, but not many of them are Masters champions. Such was the case at Austin Golf Club in Texas, when Sergio Garcia and Ben Crenshaw teamed up to win the member-member tournament at the weekend. read more ...


10 Young Guns to Watch in the Future

Many young golfers seem destined to make it at the top, but often they fall short of those lofty expectations. But nonetheless, Golfshake's Derek Clements has gazed into his crystal ball to pick out ten rising stars who are worth watching in future. read more ...


10 Notable One Hit Wonders on Tour

Winning on tour is the hardest achievement of them all, and many talented golfers fail to do so once. There are others who have tasted success one time. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out ten of the most notable. read more ...


Where Are They Now?

In 2013, Golfshake picked out ten golfers to watch on tour. Looking back, half a decade on, several of those included progressed to achieve great succes, while others failed to reach that level. We ask: Where Are They Now? read more ...


Trophee Hassan II Preview, Picks & Analysis

Paul Dunne will be hoping to go one better at the Trophee Hassan II, which he came close to winning last year. But a strong field has assembled, including former Ryder Cup players Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood and Danny Willett. However, Golfshake's Derek Clements has tipped a certain interesting Englishman to be triumphant in Morocco. read more ...


Valero Texas Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to the Lone Star State for the Valero Texas Open, where former Masters champion Sergio Garcia is among the field and looking to bounce back from his disappointing defence at Augusta. Derek Clements has the Preview, and picks out a young American to watch. read more ...


Jon Rahm Toasts Victorious Homecoming at Open de Espana

Jon Rahm, fresh from finishing fourth at The Masters, produced a superb final round of 67 to win the Open de Espana in front of a massive and hugely partisan crowd in Madrid. Derek Clements on a victorious homecoming for the Spaniard. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #26: Masters Recap, How to Experience Augusta in 2019

Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the triumph of Patrick Reed, the breathtaking charge of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, and finally what was ultimately a disappointing Sunday for Rory McIlroy following an engrossing weekend. read more ...


Why Do We Love the Masters?

Why do we love the Masters so much? It draws us in like no other event, and captivates us over the four days on TV. Alex Picken delves into possible explanations, and what makes the event unique. read more ...


Rising Stars to Watch on the European Tour in 2018

This season, in a similar way to every other thrilling season on the European Tour, features many golfers with incredible potential. Of course, not all of these guys will go on to become a multiple major winner, but there are definitely several players who are looking to emerge from the golfing shadows into the professional spotlight. read more ...


Rickie Fowler is Now Ready to Become a Major Champion

He may have come up agonisingly short of winning, but this Masters Sunday could prove to be a landmark date in the career of Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why the American is now ready to secure a major victory. read more ...


Complex Champion Patrick Reed Has Always Done Things His Own Way

Controversy has often followed the Masters Champion Patrick Reed, but those circumstances have created a fiercely determined and gritty golfer who has pushed himself to achieve great things. Golfshake's Derek Clements has followed his career closely and profiles the young American. read more ...


Spanish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The European Tour heads to Madrid for the Spanish Open, where Andrew "Beef" Johnston will be defending the title he won in 2016. Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera Bello have traveled from Augusta to compete in the event, and will be looking for home success. read more ...


RBC Heritage Preview, Picks & Analysis

With the Masters still fresh in our minds, the PGA Tour heads to the iconic Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage. Incredibly, Luke Donald is looking to secure a triumph Hilton Head, after five runner-up finishes. Here is Golfshake's Derek Clements with the Preview and Picks. read more ...


2018 Masters - 3 Hot and 3 Not

It will take some days to digest the Masters, and there are many questions to be answered following the contrasting performances from those in contention. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes a closer look at three players whose stock rose this weekend, and three who perhaps won't look back so fondly on their time in Augusta. read more ...


Ryder Cup Players Dominate Masters

The 2018 Masters was dominated by players who that will be part of both the European and American Ryder Cup Teams. It was a hugely encouraging week for both captains Bjorn and Furyk, as their golfers rose to the major occasion. read more ...


Masterful Reed Breaks Major Duck with Dramatic Victory at Augusta

It was meant to be the day that Rory McIlroy finally shook off his Augusta demons, won The Masters and became only the sixth golfer to achieve the career Grand Slam. But he struggled as Reed produced one of the gutsiest performances you will ever witness to land his first major. read more ...


Assessing Tiger's Return to the Masters

Tiger Woods made his return to the Masters, and though his performance fell short of the lofty expectations placed upon him, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on that showing and why it was a hugely positive week for the 14-time major champion. read more ...


Rory Aims to Chase Down Patrick Reed to Make History at Augusta

Rory McIlroy will step onto the first tee at Augusta today believing that he has a date with destiny, that this is finally the day when he wins The Masters and completes the career Grand Slam - a feat achieved by just five other golfers, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. read more ...


Patrick Reed Hits the Front at Augusta Following Stunning Round

He attracted ridicule some years ago when he declared that he considered himself to be a "top-five-in-the-world" golfer. And Patrick Reed has given himself the opportunity to prove it as he heads into the third round of The Masters with a two-shot lead after a magnificent 66 took him to nine under par after 36 holes. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Leads After Dramatic Opening Day at Masters

It's a familiar tale at Augusta National, as Jordan Spieth produced a sparkling back-nine rally to lead the Masters after day one, but a strong cast of challengers - including Rory McIlroy - remains in pursuit. Here is Derek Clements' recap. read more ...


Five Outsiders to Watch at The Masters

With considerable attention placed upon the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, we have taken a look further down the pecking order to identify several more unfancied names who could usurp those above and secure that legendary Green Jacket. read more ...


3 Golfers Who Could Win Their First Major in 2018

Now that Masters week is well and truly underway, it is time to take a look at three players who are in with a huge chance of picking up their first career major, this season. One of them may get the job done as soon as Sunday, whilst others may be more suited to another of the marquee tournaments that are still to come in 2018. read more ...


How to Follow the 2018 Masters

The 2018 Masters is hotly anticipated, and there are many ways for you to follow the showpiece. From the TV coverage on Sky Sports and BBC, to the popular 5 Live Radio, and online updates from ByTheMinute, you won't miss a moment from Augusta. read more ...


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