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Shane Lowry Carries Irish Hopes at Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry dropped a shot at the final hole and missed his chance of leading The Open Championship at Royal Portrush on his own. Instead, his second 67 leaves him on eight under par, tied with American JB Holmes. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an emotional Friday. read more ...


Rory's Portrush Dream Turns Into Open Nightmare

Rory McIlroy's Open dream turned into a nightmare of the worst possible kind as he returned to the magnificent Dunluce links at Royal Portrush. Golfshake's Derrek Clements reflects on a dramatic Thursday at the 148th Championship. read more ...


David Duval Deserves Better Than Being a Punchline

Former champion David Duval made headlines on Thursday at Royal Portrush by shooting 91 in The Open, including a 14 on one hole. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the highs and lows of Duval's career, remembering him at his peak, stating that the former number one deserves more sympathy than ridicule. read more ...


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6 Reasons Why The 2019 Open Will Be One For The Ages

The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush has begun. Returning to a spectacular venue with a variety of stories coming into the week, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes that year's championship will be a classic. read more ...


The Greatest Open Championships in History

Since it began, the Open Championship has been an indelible part of the ancient game. Reflecting on that rich history, it's fascinating to see all that has come before. What are the greatest Championships? Golfshake's Kieran Clark has gone through all 147 of them - picking out two from each decade - that best tell the continuing story of the Open. read more ...


How to Pick a Winner at The Open Championship

With 10 hours of tee times bracing the often variable weather conditions of these islands, the Open Championship asks questions of the game's best players that they don't otherwise face. But there are trends to follow when it comes to identifying a potential winner this week. read more ...


2019 The Open Preview Podcast

Looking ahead to the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Golfshake's Kieran Clark was joined by Ryan Rastall, PGA Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, to preview the game's original major.  read more ...


The Open 2019 Preview, Picks & Analysis

For the first time in 68 years The Open Championship returns to Northern Ireland with the magnificent Royal Portrush hosting the world’s oldest major. But who is going to etch their name onto the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the 148th Open. read more ...


Five Outsiders to Follow at The Open

Lifting the Claret Jug is to become part of history. While much attention will be placed upon the favourites at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out a handful of players who spring a surprise. read more ...


Six Players to Watch at The Open

156 players have qualified for the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. But which of them will add their name to the storied history of this event? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out six key golfers to watch in Northern Ireland. read more ...


How to Keep Track of The Open on TV and Radio

The Open Championship is golf's original major, but that doesn't mean that time has stood still when it comes to showcasing it. Here are the key times and places to follow for the live coverage. read more ...


The Open by Numbers

First played at Prestwick in 1860, when eight players gathered to crown the new Champion Golfer following the death of St Andrews professional Allan Robertson, the Open Championship has been synonymous with the history and continuing story of the game. As we celebrate the 148th edition, Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out key numbers that set the scene. read more ...


Royal Portrush Hole by Hole Guide

The Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush in 2019, nearly 70 years after Max Faulkner lifted the Claret Jug in 1951. This revered layout ranks among the best rated in the world and will provide an engrossing challenge to the game's best players. Here is your guide to the Dunluce Course. read more ...


A Round to Remember for Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has achieved many incredible things in golf, but the round that sticks in his head as the most memorable was the astonishing 61 he shot at Royal Portrush as a 16-year-old in 2005. Golfshake's Derek Clements gathers quotes and footage to complete a picture of that remarkable display. read more ...


Bernd Wiesberger Survives Playoff to Claim Scottish Open Title

Bernd Wiesberger's remarkable comeback from injury continued with a playoff victory in the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, his first Rolex Series title, launching the Austrian to the summit of the European Tour's Race to Dubai. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the main stories from East Lothian. read more ...


Brendan Lawlor Wins Inaugural EDGA Scottish Open

Completing an inaugural 36-hole event that ran alongside the European Tour's Scottish Open, Golfers with Disability player Brendan Lawlor shot a tremendous final round of 71 to win the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues on Golfshake

It's the venues that have continually made the Scottish Open an indelible part of the European Tour calender, despite the event's various incarnations. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Players to Watch at the Scottish Open

This year's Scottish Open has drawn an impressive field at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian, but who is going to be successful in this Rolex Series event? Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks beyond the marquee names, picking out five players that could have a memorable week. read more ...


Health Benefits of Golf Spectating Showcased at Scottish Open

The health benefits of playing golf have long been noted, but have you considered the positives of spectating at a tournament? Well, that's something that is being celebrated and promoted at this week's Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club. read more ...


Does Golf Need More Formats Like GolfSixes?

Three years have now passed since the European Tour introduced GolfSixes, but just how successful has this innovation been? Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the positives and negatives, reaching a mixed picture of the event, but that its greatest legacy may be within junior golf. read more ...


Scottish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

When the likes of Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner and Henrik Stenson enter your tournament, it can only mean that The Open Championship is just around the corner. Derek Clements looks ahead to the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club, always among the annual highlights on the European Tour. read more ...


John Deere Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour's last stop before The Open is traditionally the John Deere Classic, with one spot qualifying spot at Royal Portrush being available. Who is going to claim it and the precious title? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Jon Rahm's Love of Ireland Continues With Incredible Weekend at Lahinch

Jon Rahm produced a sensational back nine to stun the field and win the Irish Open at Lahinch for the second time in his still fledgling career, instantly making him one of the favourites for the Claret Jug at Portrush. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a memorable tournament, clinched by a brilliant player. read more ...


20 Year Old Matthew Wolff Eagles Last to Deny DeChambeau in Epic

In the most dramatic of finishes, young star Matthew Wolff matched a closing eagle from Bryson DeChambeau to secure a thrilling victory in just his third event as a professional, ushering in early success for an exciting talent. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a captivating back nine. read more ...


Irish Eyes Certain to be Smiling at Royal Portrush

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the long awaited return of The Open to Northern Ireland and Royal Portrush, as the game's oldest major makes its away across the Irish Sea for just the second time, delving into the history of the 1951 Championship. read more ...


3M Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour returns to Minnesota with the new 3M Open, and with the Open Championship approaching, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau are competing at TPC Twin Cities. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event. read more ...


Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

The Irish Open heads to the revered Lahinch Golf Club for what is set to be a thrilling celebration of links golf. Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer are featured within the impressive field, and Golfshake's Derek Clements expects this to be a memorable week. read more ...


US Ryder Cup Captain Stricker Proves He Still Has Plenty Left in the Tank

US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker proved that he still has plenty of game himself by winning the US Senior Open at Warren Golf Course by six shots. Derek Clements reports on a spectacular performance from the 52-year-old, who led from start to finish. read more ...


Emotions Run High on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Two tournaments on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean produced two incredible stories this weekend, proving once again that just when you thought you had heard everything, golf is capable of stopping you dead in your tracks. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the emotional victories of Christiaan Bezuldenhout and Nate Lashley. read more ...


12 Women Invited to Join Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield

Two years after the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted to change their controversial, male-only membership policy, the historic club has announced that it has now invited 12 women to join the East Lothian institution, paving the way for its return to the Open Championship rotation. read more ...


Best Regional Open Qualifying Venues on Golfshake

Open Regional Qualifying takes place over 13 venues across the British Isles. Playing in Regional Qualifying is a potential opportunity of a lifetime, but it's also the chance to play on some revered courses. We have taken a closer look at each of the regional venues used in 2019, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Andalucia Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Sergio Garcia headlines the field at the Andalucia Masters alongside Jon Rahm at the iconic Valderrama, with the former Masters champion having won the last three editions of this event. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks forward to what is a classic stage for the European Tour. read more ...


Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

The PGA Tour heads to Detroit for the first time for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which is headlined by Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and takes a closer look at the main contenders. read more ...


Australia's Hannah Green Wins Women's PGA Championship

During its lengthy connection with major golf, Hazeltine National has crowned many a seemingly unlikely breakthrough winner, from Sandra Spuzich at the 1966 U.S Women's Open to Rich Beem and Y.E. Yang, but Hannah Green's emotional and brilliant triumph in the Women's PGA Championship may have been the most unexpected of them all.  read more ...


Andrea Pavan Sees Off Matt Fitzpatrick in Dramatic Finish in Germany

Matthew Fitzpatrick had a putt to win, but it was Andrea Pavan who claimed the BMW International Open in Germany, his second victory on the European Tour, while in America, Chez Reavie won for the first time in a decade. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action. read more ...


American Golf Offers Chance to Become Official Scorer at Open Championship

Presenting an unforgettable opportunity for one golf fan to experience the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush as an official scorer - in addition to meeting the legendary Tom Watson - American Golf has joined forces with Mastercard to offer a truly special prize to customers. read more ...


What is Strokes Gained and How Can it Improve Your Game?

Strokes Gained has become one of the most influential statistics used to analyse the performance of professional golfers. Alex Picken explains what it means, and crucially how you can take the lessons from it and adopt them into your own game. read more ...


5 Things the Average Golfer Can Learn From Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers ever to have graced a fairway. His career has been defined by maximising each aspect of his game and body. But what can you learn from this golf icon? Will Trinkwon has identified five key areas that you can look to emulate. read more ...


Viktor Hovland Signs Equipment Contract With PING

Norway's Viktor Hovland, who made history at both the Masters and U.S. Open as an amateur, is making his professional debut on the PGA Tour at the Travelers Championship, and it has just been announced that he has signed an equipment contract with PING. read more ...


Emerging Golfers to Follow in Brooks Koepka's Footsteps in Tenerife

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka early journey in the professional game included a victory on La Gomera - near Tenerife - in 2013, and emerging golfers will be following in his footsteps this summer. read more ...


BMW International Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

On the European Tour, the BMW International Open in Germany welcomes a strking field of players, headlined by Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and defending champion Matt Wallace. Golfshake's Derek Clements analyses the main favourites and who could secure the title on Sunday. read more ...


Travelers Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Following the US Open, an impressive field has headed to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, including the likes of Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Francesco Molinari and Justin Thomas. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what is a popular stop on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Women's PGA Championship Preview

Hazeltine National Golf Club has played host to many of the game's most prestigious events, from the Ryder Cup to the PGA Championship and U.S. Open, with a new chapter being etched this week in Minnesota as the Women's PGA Championship comes to town. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to the third women's major of the season. read more ...


Gary Woodland Denies History Chasing Koepka to Win US Open

Gary Woodland held off a charge from Brooks Koepka to secure his first major title at the US Open, shooting all four rounds in the 60s at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a memorable week on the Monterey Peninsula. read more ...


Koepka Lurks Ominously Behind Woodland and Rose at US Open

Justin Rose produced one of the best battling rounds of his career to go into the final round of the US Open at Pebble Beach just one shot behind American Gary Woodland. Ominously, however, Brooks Koepka, looking to win the tournament for the third year on the trot, lurks just four adrift. Golfshake's Derek Clements sets you up for Sunday. read more ...


Challenge Tour to Return to Seve Designed Pont Royal

Golf International Pont Royal - designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros - will once again host the Hopps Open de Provence this September on the Challenge Tour. read more ...


Gary Woodland Leads Ahead of Major Champions at Pebble

Justin Rose remains in contention to win a second US Open after a round of 70 left him two shots behind the halfway leader Gary Woodland at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the action from Friday. read more ...


Justin Rose Shoots Sparkling 65 to Lead US Open at Pebble Beach

A vintage display of putting kept Tiger Woods in the hunt for a 16th major title, but it was playing his partner Justin Rose who led the way after the first round of the US Open at Pebble Beach. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the opening round in California. read more ...


How to Pick a US Open Winner

With its small greens and modest yardage, Pebble is a different beast to many of the power paradises of today, which should make for an intriguing championship with a wider array of potential contenders. But what trends are there to look out for? read more ...


8 Outsiders to Track at the US Open

Attention has rightly been placed upon two-time defending Brooks Koepka, who is seeking history, former winner Dustin Johnson, the great Tiger Woods, returning to the site of his most dominant triumph, and the in-form Rory McIlroy. However, beyond the favourites, who could secure the title and join the legends of Pebble?  read more ...


6 Reasons Why The US Open Will Be An Event For The Ages

This year's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is greatly anticipated for a variety of reasons. From the spectacular venue itself to the storylines entering the week, Will Trinkwon picks out key factors that should make this championship hugely compelling. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Ever in Golf

Recently, 20-year-old American college player Alex Ross shot a 57 in an amateur tournament. This remarkable score inspired Golfshake's Derek Clements to recount his own experiences and reflect on some of the lowest rounds in golf history. read more ...


5 Players to Watch at the 2019 US Open

This year's U.S. Open has the potential to be a classic. Tiger Woods is back at Pebble Beach, Brooks Koepka is chasing history, and Rory McIlroy arrives in winning form. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a close look at five of the main contenders, the players he believes that we will see at the summit of the leaderboard on Sunday. read more ...


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