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Revised European Tour Events Possibly Taking Shape

THE good news is that it looks like when the European Tour makes its long-awaited return, much of the action could take place in England according to reports. read more ...


8 Reasons Why The Match 2 Was a Success

Raising millions for COVID-19 relief efforts, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson reunited for a charitable sequel to The Match, joined by NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, which could have been drowned out by the heavy rainfall, but the players were nonetheless able to provide a spectacle that many viewers found thoroughly entertaining, surpassing expectations. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook shares his thoughts on why the event was a success. read more ...


The Match II Preview

Following last weekend's TaylorMade Driving Relief at Seminole, live golf is back on our screens again this Sunday at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, which hosts The Match: Champions for Charity, featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson competing with NFL legends Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, both keen golfers. read more ...


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Beef Finds a Road to Happiness

Andrew "Beef" Johnston quickly became a crowd favourite on both sides of the Atlantic, but spotlight brought a pressure that proved damaging to the Englishman's mental health. Now, he is speaking out on the challenges he faced, and the progress that has been made. read more ...


McIlroy and Johnson Take the Honours - But Good Causes Are the Real Winners

Televised golf made its return on Sunday, raising millions for COVID-19 relief work in America, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson taking on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins game at Seminole Golf Club. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps the event, reflecing on what we saw. read more ...


Big Guns Are Back in Action for Great Causes - And We Should be Watching

Live golf returns to our screens on Sunday when Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy take on Matthew Wolff and Rickie Fowler in the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match at Seminole Golf Club in Florida in aid of Covid-19 relief efforts. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the event and explains why you should be watching. read more ...


Rory is Raring to Go on the PGA Tour

Set for the return of golf, world number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will be playing in all three PGA Tour events next month as it is revealed he is Britain’s second-wealthiest sportsman behind Lewis Hamilton. read more ...


European Tour Finds a Virtual Solution

With tournaments suspended, many leading professionals have been turning to solutions at home and now the European Tour has come up with a novel way of giving us - and some of their top players - our fix of tournament golf, albeit without crowds and caddies.  Find out more about the new BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan. read more ...


Golf Quiz #4 - How Much Do You Know About The Open?

Staged across many of the finest links courses in the United Kingdom, The Open is golf's most prestigious event, the most distinctive, and the one that has the biggest international reach. But how much do you know about the championship? Have a go at our latest quiz and see test your knowledge. read more ...


TV Golf Returns With Rory McIlroy Headlining Charity Match

If you have been pining for televised golf, the wait is nearly over, as the PGA Tour, NBC Sports and Sky Sports have collaborated with TaylorMade to showcase a $3 million charity skins match at the revered Seminole Golf Club, featuring Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson teaming up together to take on Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff, raising money and awareness for the COVID-19 relief effort. read more ...


Golf Quiz #3 - How Much Do You Know About Rory McIlroy?

Winner of four major championships, Rory McIlroy has been a talismanic figure in European golf for over a decade, but how much do you really know about him? On May 4th, Rory turns 31, so we thought it was timely to reveal our new quiz centered on the man himself. read more ...


20 of the Most Unforgettable Golf Images

Making his living through the written word, Golfshake's Derek Clements also has a deep appreciation for the role of photography in capturing indelible moments in golf. There are countless examples of unforgettable images, but here are just 20 of Derek's favourites. read more ...


Shane Lowry Desperate to Start Playing Again - Even Without Fans

While there might be mixed feelings about the resumption of play on the PGA Tour at Fort Worth on June 11, Open champion Shane Lowry says that he is looking forward to returning to action, even though the Charles Schwab Challenge will be played in eerie silence, without any spectators. read more ...


Golf Quiz #2 - How Much Do You Know About the Ryder Cup?

Golfshake is back with a new Golf Quiz, looking specifically at the Ryder Cup, the biennial team contest that has captivated golf fans for generations. Covering the captains who led their sides to victory, the players who dominated the matches, and the venues that have hosted the revered event, any Ryder Cup fan should find this a fun challenge. read more ...


The Only 3 Golf Events You Must Attend

Watching sport on TV is one thing, it's undoubtedly the best way to witness the unfolding drama of a final day, but there is nothing else that can replicate being there live. There are hundreds of events in golf each year, but we wanted to identify the ones that you must experience above the rest, putting the question to the masses on social media to find a consensus. read more ...


The Best Putting Rounds in History

Putting matters greatly, in a variety of contexts. It's often the first introduction we have to golf, it can be the most tantalising of challenges, offering the most pressured situations, and has defined some truly unforgettable moments. However, what are the greatest examples of putting? We delved realm of tour statistics to uncover prime examples of mastery on the greens. read more ...


Doubts Raised About PGA Tour's Scheduled Return

The PGA Tour has now confirmed that it is targeting a June restart for its season, looking to complete the year with a 36 tournament schedule, but former Open champion Francesco Molinari is among the voices who has questioned whether this is a realistic ambition. read more ...


The Lowest Rounds Shot in Golf

What is the lowest round shot in golf? The first place to check are records on the professional tours. However, if you dig a little deeper, there have been several staggering 18-hole totals compiled beyond the glare of TV cameras. We take a look at the rounds that made history. read more ...


The Golf Lockdown Hairstyles To Look Out For

For millions of men and women around the world, one of the less serious concerns at the moment is the fact that, while we are locked down and everything else seems to have stopped still, our hair keeps growing. But what could that mean for leading golfers? Here are some hairstyles that we can't wait to see. read more ...


Golf Quiz #1 - How Much Do You Know About Golf?

We're all learning to adjust to life in lockdown mode, looking for things to keep us occupied and engaged, but for something a little different that you should enjoy, we have created the first in a new series of Golf Quizzes. read more ...


Are We Ready For Tournament Golf Without Spectators?

Despite many doubting whether it's a realistic ambition, the PGA Tour is poised to return in June, but crucially without spectators in attendance. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes this has come too soon and that normality can't be expected. read more ...


Do You Know Who Said What?

Golfers don't always let their clubs do the talking, sometimes they have a lot to say. Golfshake's Derek Clements has delved into the archives to find memorable quotes and comments, but can you remember who said them? Test yourself and see if you can pair the player to the line. read more ...


The Tour Events That Have Been Postponed or Cancelled

The Senior Open at Sunningdale is just the latest tour event that has been postponed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with many others cancelled. Golfshake's Derek Clements provides an update on the current situation, and the state of play for professional golf. read more ...


McIlroy Licking His Lips at Prospect of Masters in November

Rory McIlroy says that he is looking forward to The Masters being played in November. He knows conditions will be very different and believes it being staged later in the year will work to his advantage. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's optimistic mood. read more ...


Why the Face of Pro Golf May Never Be the Same Again

As the world contends with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Golfshake's Derek Clements explores the potential ramifications for tour golf, specifically whether the changing priorities of tournament sponsors could see events threatened in the near future. read more ...


10 of the Very Best Golf Celebrations

Golf is a game that generates emotion and when things go right, the people who play it at the very highest level can be excused for letting their feelings get the better of them. Here we share ten of our favourite celebrations. read more ...


The A to Z of Golf

Golf means different things to us and, with so much time on his hands these past couple of weeks, Golfshake's Derek Clements has been thinking about what he misses most, the history of the game, the characters, the courses, and the great tournaments, coming up with his own A-Z of Golf. read more ...


The Open Championship Cancelled For 2020

Not since the darkness of war in 1945 has the Champion Golfer of the Year not been crowned in golf's oldest major, but the R&A has now confirmed that The Open Championship in 2020 has been cancelled, setting the schedule back by 12 months. read more ...


New Major Championship Dates Confirmed

Beginning what was scheduled to be the week of The Masters, it's been a significant day of news in golf, as the various governing bodies and organisations have revealed a newly revised plan of dates for this season's majors.  read more ...


The Irish Open Could Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Among many events postponed on the European Tour, could the Irish Open go ahead later this year behind closed doors? Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley beleives that is a strong possibility for the tournament at Mount Juliet. read more ...


Favourite TV Golf Commentary Lines

Knowing the right thing to say is one thing. Knowing when to say it is something different. That is the art of golf commentary, the lines that have defined generations of magical moments in the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out some of his favourites. read more ...


A Message to the R&A - You Cannot Be Serious!

Responding to reports that The Open was set to be cancelled, the R&A has issued a statement confirming that a decision has yet to be made, and that every scenario, including postponement was on the table. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that this development confuses things further, and that the governing body is simply delaying the inevitable. read more ...


What Tour Pros Are REALLY Doing to Fill the Void

Just like the rest of us, professional golfers are struggling to cope with being stuck at home - and are dealing with it in different ways. From Ian Poulter to Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald, many tour stars are coming up with creative methods to fill the void. read more ...


What Should Happen if the Ryder Cup is Postponed?

With major championships and events being cancelled or postponed, questions are now being asked of the Ryder Cup's status, which will be in a challenging position for scheduling amid an uncertain qualification window. Opinion is divided between players and captain. Golfshake's Derek Clements asks; what should happen? read more ...


The Greatest Masters Tournaments in History

The Masters has become one of the world's most recognisable sporting events, defining generations of golf greats, but which of these memorable tournaments stand out from the rest? We have gone through the history of the Masters, picking out two editions from each decade that best tell its story. read more ...


What Do Golf Stats Mean?

Golf is ideal for producing various performance stats to break your game down, but with the various acronyms and jargon, you could become a little lost as to what half of the stats actually mean. So, we have put together this quick explainer that should provide greater understanding and insight behind tracking and benchmarking your golf game. read more ...


It's Time to Make Things Tougher for Tour Pros

When it comes to the condition of golf courses, tour professionals are spoilt, the fairways are immaculate, the greens pristine, the bunkers perfectly raked. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that making things rougher, tougher and harsher is the answer to many complaints that viewers have. read more ...


The Enforced Break Is Timely For Some Tour Professionals

Tournament golf around the world is paused, putting weekly events and the majors on limbo, but while that is bad timing for the majority of players and fans, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why some PGA Tour stars may not be entirely disappointed by the extended break. read more ...


What Your Favourite Golfers Might Be Doing During Their Enforced Break

We are living in strange times with much of the world in lockdown, but to lighten the mood, we started wondering what the world’s top tour professionals might be doing to keep themselves busy at a time when they are not able to play competitive golf. read more ...


Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm Join Rory McIlroy in Rejecting Premier Golf League

The proposed Premier Golf League drew headlines for several weeks, but tide quickly turned against this controversial circuit following dismissive comments by Rory McIlroy. Now, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm have joined the world number one in declaring their loyalty to the PGA Tour. read more ...


Scheduling Crisis Impacting European Tour Players

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a scheduling crisis for the entirety of professional golf, but specifically for the European Tour, which already struggles to provide its players with tournaments at this time of year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the impact. read more ...


Alice Hewson Provides Light in Dark Times for Golf

We are living in strange times. None of us quite know how coronavirus is going to play out, but we do know that it has already had a huge impact upon all of our lives. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the impact of the crisis thus far, but reports on the breakthrough victory of Alice Hewson on the LET. read more ...


The 2020 Masters Postponed

As worldwide reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic deepens, following the announcement from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour that scheduled events- were immediately cancelled, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that the 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...


6 Outsiders to Follow at The Players

Attention will be on the main grouping of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka, but could we see an unfancied name surge through the field and shock the favourites at The Players? Here are some of the most likely outside winners. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at The Players

Rory McIlroy is defending at The Players, but remarkably, no one has successfully retained the trophy. There have been many notable winners through the decades, but will we see a marquee name triumph this time? We take a closer look at several of the key favourites, who are likely contenders in Florida. read more ...


The Potential Impact of Coronavirus on Golf

With more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus recorded worldwide - a figure that is sure to increase dramatically - it might be time to consider how it is going to impact on the world of golf. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the continuing situation. read more ...


The Players Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy returns to iconic TPC Sawgrass for the defence of his Players Championship title, where he faces the deepest field of the year in the PGA Tour's flagship tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to an event that is always a highlight on the calendar. read more ...


Hatton the Last Man Standing After Gruelling Week at Bay Hill

Tyrrell Hatton became the first Englishman to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill at the end of a tournament that placed a premium on pars, delivering a major championship level test of the world's best. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a week that won't be forgotten soon. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Finally Misses Cut After Incredible Run

Tommy Fleetwood hadn't missed a cut anywhere since the 2018 Open de France, but that run finally came to an end at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, when the popular Englishman failed to make the weekend following two years of remarkable international consistency. read more ...


The Future of European Golf is in Safe Hands

With the Ryder Cup only months away, several of Europe's most revered stalwarts are beginning to slide down the rankings, but despite that, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the future is in a good place, considering the young talent that is emerging. read more ...


Rory Still Has Augusta On His Mind

Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters to become only the sixth man in history to secure all four of golf's majors, but despite his best efforts, Augusta National has proven elusive. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, the Northern Irishman has adopted a different preparation strategy this time. read more ...


Why Is Tiger Not Playing At Bay Hill?

It has historically been one of his favourite playgrounds, but Tiger Woods is not competing at Bay Hill this week. The 15-time major champion has skipped the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won on eight occasions, underlining that at 44, his schedule will continue be fluid and comparatively light. read more ...


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