The US Open

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


2019 US Open Preview, Picks and Analysis

Brooks Koepka is seeking history by winning the US Open for a third successive time, while Tiger Woods returns to Pebble Beach, site of his most dominant triumph. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the third major of the year, analysing the main contenders, which has the ingredients to be a compelling week. read more ...


How to Follow the US Open

There are storylines aplenty at the US Open, and you'll be able to follow them closely. Being a west coast major, this is a week for the night owls and insomniacs, with those staying up late able to watch on Sky Sports or listen on BBC Radio 5 Live.  read more ...


The US Open By Numbers

The US Open returns to Pebble Beach for a sixth time. Boasting a rich and prestigious history, this event has defined many a career. With many compelling stories heading into this week, Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look back at the key numbers that set the scene for the year's third major. read more ...


Pebble Beach Hole by Hole Guide

The U.S. Open returns to iconic Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula, California. It's the sixth occasion that America's national championship has come to this spectacular venue. Known for its breathtaking seaside views and small greens, we take a look at each hole that will challenge the best players in the world. read more ...


The US Open Should Be a Spectacle Not a Debacle

It's fair to say that the 2018 US Open was not without controversy, and much of that was due to the course setup at Shinnecock Hills, which was heavily criticised by many players on Saturday. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it's time to stop the farce and make the Championship a level playing field. read more ...


Koepka Defies the Odds to Successfully Defend US Open

Brooks Koepka became the first man since Curtis Strange in 1989 to successfully defend the US Open on a day of high drama and extraordinary scoring at Shinnecock Hills. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps a memorable Sunday, including a remarkable finish by Tommy Fleetwood. read more ...


What on earth were you thinking, Phil?

Do you agree with Derek Clements?  What he did was a flagrant breach of the rules. He should have been disqualified. Period. read more ...


It's Time to Draw a Line Under Marquee Groups at Majors

Organisers and TV companies love them, but is it time for marquee groupings at majors to end, adopting a truly random draw? Rory McIlroy spoke on the subject recently. And Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that a line should be drawn under them. read more ...


5 Outsiders to Watch at the US Open

It's hard to look beyond the favourites at the US Open, but we have picked out five golfers who are moving somewhat under the radar with the bookmakers. These potential winners are all at least 60/1 on the latest betting and may spring a surprise on Sunday. read more ...


Severity of Greens at Shinnecock Hills Cause Stir

Organisers famously lost control of the greens at Shinnecock Hills in 2004, but while changes have been made to the course, the severity of the surfaces remains, particularly the dramatic 18th.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #28: US Open, Shinnecock & Bethpage Memories, Long Island Golf

In a Special US Open Edition of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran Clark is joined Long Island golf radio show host Anthony Scorcia to preview the 2018 US Open Championship. They also look at the rich history and culture of golf on New York’s Long Island, while Anthony shares his memories of playing Shinnecock Hills, and reflections on past US Opens held at Bethpage Black. The guys take the opportunity to gaze ahead to the 2019 PGA and 2024 Ryder Cup to be held in the area, sharing a unique and local perspective into the second major of the year and golf as a whole. read more ...


2018 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

This year's US Open at Shinnecock Hills promises to be compelling, with many of the game's top names arriving in form and ready to be contenders. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to the second major of the year, and picks out several players who could challenge for the trophy. read more ...


7 Players to Watch at the US Open

It's hard to look beyond the major favourites ahead of this year's US Open, with so many of them arriving at Shinnecock Hills. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out seven - and one sentimental player - to keep an eye on during the week. read more ...


The Rules and Traditions of Shinnecock Hills

The 2018 US Open venue Shinnecock Hills is a tradtional golf club that boasts an extraordinary and famous course. Derek Clements takes a look at some of the more archaic rules that define this institution on Long Island. read more ...


The Golf Course Shouldn't Make Headlines at the US Open

The US Open has infamously courted controversy through the years, including at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at the efforts being made to ensure that is not the case in 2018. read more ...


US Open BY NUMBERS

The US Open Championship has a long and rich history, dating back to 1895. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the facts and figures, the looking at the numbers behind the past and present of this great event. read more ...


Will Shinnecock Hills Get the US Open Back on Track?

Will the US Open's return to Shinnecock Hills restore the championship's reputation for providing the most difficult test in golf? That's the question Golfshake's Joe Hughes explores ahead of the year's second men's major. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #10 - US Open Review and Premium Golf Balls

Kieran Clark is once again joined by Owen Davies for this week's Golfshake Podcast. They review all the action and talking points from the 117th US Open at Erin Hills as well as talking through one of the hottest categories in golf right now - premium balls. read more ...


Chronicling the Unique and Determined Career Path of Brooks Koepka

From the peaks of Aviemore to the highs of Erin Hills, Sunday in Wisconsin was the major culmination in what has been a unique career progression for Brooks Koepka, whose professional life began on Europe’s uncompromising second circuit, before impressively ascending through the ranks to the upper echelons of the game within four years. Challenge Tour to the U.S. Open. read more ...


Formidable Brooks Koepka Dominates US Open at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka, a golfer who many said would be a future major champion, fulfilled that promise with an imperious and dominant triumph in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. read more ...


Thomas Makes Major History on a day of Sensational Scoring

On a day the like of which the US Open has never seen before, Tommy Fleetwood kept his head, hit fairways and holed the putts that mattered to maintain his challenge in the US Open at Erin Hills.  Thomas, one of America’s most talented young stars, shot a sensational and record-breaking round of 63, nine under par. read more ...


US Open 2017 - Some can't cut it

With the cut falling at one over par, the entire field was separated by just eight shots – but for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 1986, none of the world’s top three will be around for the weekend.  Derek Clements reports. read more ...


Confident Rory Dismisses Critics of Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has dismisses critics of the thick, fescue rough that has been widely documented at this weeks U.S. Open, after the USGA had decided to cut back much of the long grass on four holes at Erin Hills. read more ...


Ten of the Most Difficult US Opens

Renowned as the most unrelentingly punishing test in the game, we take a look back through the archives to discover which U.S. Open have been the most difficult and resulted in the highest scores. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #9 - US Open Preview

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the 2017 US Open which is taking place at Erin Hills. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Praises US Open Venue

Rory McIlroy returns from injury at the US Open this week, and has been quick to praise the contentious venue Erin Hills, which has drawn a wide variety of responses. However, the 2011 champion is viewing the challenge positively. read more ...


Kevin Na Demonstrates Unplayable Fescue Rough at Erin Hills

This year's US Open venue Erin Hills has drawn a wide range of responses, with its significant fescue rough grabbing most attention. Kevin Na demonstrated just how unplayable this long grass will be, likely reducing the game's best players into hackers should they miss a fairway. read more ...


6 Questions for the 2017 US Open

There are numerous questions waiting to be answered at the US Open - will the USGA get the setup right, and will Phil Mickelson turn up on Thursday? Derek Clements picks out some of the pressing issues waiting to be settled at Erin Hills. read more ...


2017 US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the second major of the year, as the game's best players venture to Wisconsin to face the ominous challenge of Erin Hills, which is hosting the US Open for the first time. Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a fascinating week, and picks out a surprise name as a potential champion. read more ...


5 Players to Follow at the 2017 US Open

It's time for the US Open, with the world's best players assembling at Erin Hills looking to secure America's national championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out five players who could take the title at this year's second major. read more ...


Erin Hills - Hole by Hole Guide

Erin Hills is the venue for this week's 117th US Open, making its debut as a major championship layout. Take a look through all 18 holes of this long and punishing course, which is set to test the game's best players in Wisconsin. read more ...


The Daunting Challenge of Erin Hills

The US Open heads to Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the first time in its 117-year history. Erin Hills, located just northwest of Milwaukee, is certain to provide the world's best golfers with a terrific test but there are already concerns that it might turn out to be another Chambers Bay. read more ...


US Open Records and Stats

This year is the 117th U.S. Open Championship. Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the numbers and picks out some of the most notable records and stats to be aware of ahead of the second men's major of the year. read more ...


Beef Leads Qualifiers at US Open

Much of the field at the US Open have come through qualifying, including the likes of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston at Walton Heath, who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Michael Campbell who was victorious from that route in 2005. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Set for US Open after Quinta Do Lago Stay

It's been a frustrating season for Rory McIlroy to date, having missed significant periods of the year through injury, but the four-time major champion has confirmed his return at next week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, after spending a fortnight at the stunning Quinta do Lago Resort in Portugal. read more ...


Best Players Never to Have Won a Major

Sergio Garcia finally managed to pick up his first major victory at the Masters in April, but as we approach the US Open, who are the best players still to claim one of golf's biggest championships? Derek Clements picks out some contenders for that title. read more ...


Golf Has Been Taken to the Edge by the Governing Bodies

Golfshake's Kieran Clark makes the case that Sunday's rules decable at Oakmont is the direct result of a wider failing of the USGA and R&A to protect the game. They have allowed golf to be taken to the edge. read more ...


Dustin Johnson 2016 US Open Champion: What's In The Bag?

Dustin Johnson overcame all sorts of obstacles to secure his first major championship victory at a controversial US Open at Oakmont. He dominated the field from tee-to-green, but what tools did he use to do it? Take a look inside his bag. read more ...


Winners and Losers at Oakmont

Following many crushing disappointments, Dustin Johnson claimed his first major at a contentious US Open. Derek Clements takes a look at the week's biggest winners and losers. read more ...


The USGA Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

The record books will show that the 116th US Open was won by three shots by Dustin Johnson, a victory that finally brought to an end a miserable run of near-misses for the big American - they will not show that the closing stages of the tournament were overshadowed by a rules decision that defies belief. read more ...


Dustin Johnson overcomes Oakmont and the USGA to win first major

Serek Clements reports on a controversial final round at the US Open which saw DustinJohnson eventually crowned champion.  read more ...


US Open Day 3 Recap


ON DAYS such as this it is a privilege to follow this wonderful sport of ours and an honour to write about. When darkness stopped play towards the end of the third round of the US Open at Oakmont, Ireland's Shane Lowry found himself leading the way after a day he will remember for the rest of his life.
read more ...


US Open Day 2 Recap

Derek Clements reports on the current leaderboard, state of play and where the tournament is after day 2 of the 2016 US Open. read more ...


2008 US Open: Tiger's Incredible Resolve

The 2008 US Open was Tiger Woods' 14th and last major championship victory. Despite the success that came before, it may also have been his most impressive. Take a look back at that thrilling week. read more ...


Tiger Woods 2000 US Open: The Greatest Golf Ever Played

It's now been 16 years since Tiger Woods mesmerised the golf world at Pebble Beach. Winning the US Open by an astonishing 15 shots, relive the greatest golf ever played. Shot by shot. read more ...


US Open Day 1 - Oakmont Tamed by Mother Nature

When play was suspended for the day during the opening round of the 116th US Open at Oakmont, seven players were under par. The last time this championship was played here in 2007 there were a total of eight sub-par rounds during the entire tournament. read more ...


Oakmont is the Best and Worst of the US Open

Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the history and nature of Oakmont Country Club, and explains why the famous course represents the best and worst of the U.S. Open. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Set for the US Open with Under Armour

Jordan Spieth will be facing a lot of pressure to once again succeed in the second major of the year, with his title defence at Oakmont, but at least he will look smart while doing it, thanks to Under Armour's apparel collection. read more ...


Player Reports Are In! Oakmont is Officially Brutal

The reports are in - the 116th U.S. Open is going to be a battle for survival. Social media posts from players have shown that Oakmont, widely regarded as one of the most difficult courses in the world, is maintaining that expectation this week. read more ...


The Carnage at Winged Foot

As we look ahead to the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont, with high scores and frustration certain, it could be a reminder of what we saw a decade ago at Winged Foot, where Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie collapsed at the end. read more ...


The Big Three Are Set for Oakmont

Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are becoming golf's modern verson of the "Big Three", but which of them is most likely to succeed at Oakmont? Derek Clements answers that question. read more ...


Can Oakmont Finally Deliver for Phil Mickelson?

The five-time major champion has endured consistent heartbreak at the U.S. Open, finishing second on six occasions. But as he turns 46, could Oakmont finally deliver the most elusive of birthday presents? read more ...


US Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, where the best players in the game face arguably the most severe challenge in golf. read more ...


Could Matthew Fitzpatrick Claim a Second Major in 2016 for Sheffield?

England's Matt Fitzpatrick is one of the most impressive emerging players in the game, and is now likely to make his Ryder Cup debut in September. But could he win the US Open? Derek Clements believes so. read more ...


Matt Kuchar Quietly In Form Ahead of US Open

Matt Kuchar is a former U.S. Amateur champion, and has become one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour. But hasn't won a major championship. Could this be his week? Derek Clements asks the question. read more ...


Oakmont: The Hardest Test in Golf

Derek Clements takes a closer look at Oakmont Country Club, host of this week's 116th U.S Open. The legendary course is regarded as one of the most fearsome challenges in the entire game. read more ...


2007 US Open at Oakmont

Derek Clements takes a look back at the last U.S. Open to be contested at Oakmont, in 2007, when Angel Cabrera managed to survive ahead of the rest to win his first major championship. read more ...


Can Dustin Johnson Finally Win a Major Championship?

Dustin Johnson has come agonisingly close to winning a major in recent years - particularly at Chambers Bay 12 months ago - but can he overcome that latest disappointment to win at Oakmont? read more ...


2015 - The year of Jordan Speith

Jordan Spieth has always promised a lot and he has always delivered, but nobody could have predicted the impact he had on the game in 2015. Derek Clements looks back on one of Golf's great seasons.  read more ...


The future of the game is in great shape

With the demise of Tiger Woods and to a lesser extent Phil Mickelson, we have been left wondering where are the stars, but three have emerged - It is the time of Jordan, Rory and Jason!  read more ...


Golfing wonderkids - How do they compare?

So, just how good are the likes of Jordan Spieth & Rory McIlroy? We take a look at how todays wonderkids compare to likes of Jones, Sarazen and Nicklaus.  read more ...


Spieth's winning set-up - What is in the Bag

Following his dramatic and historic victory we take a look inside Jordan Spieth's US Open winning bag. read more ...


Spieth lets the legend grow

Jordan Spieth won the US Open on Sunday, partly thanks to shocking Dustin Johnson 3-putt, but maily because of his own grit and determination.  read more ...


US Open Day 3 - Is Jason about to have his Day at Chambers Bay?

The US Open is poised for a thrilling finale following a brilliant third day.  read more ...


US Open Day 2 - Spieth Sets Sights on 2nd Successive Major

GET ready for some fun and games as Jordan Spieth goes for his second successive major in the company of fellow American young gun Patrick Reed at Chambers Bay. Spieth was largely overlooked in the build-up to the US Open but he maintained his composure on a trying day as all those around him lost their heads during the second round of the US Open. read more ...


US Open Day 1 - Tiger looks lost as Stenson finds the answer

We wrap up a absorbing first day of the US Open that saw a good number of players get the better of Chambers Bay, but some high profile casualties as well including Tiger Woods & Rickie Fowler.  read more ...


Feel & Imagination needed at Chambers Bay - Players Report

Chambers Bay is unlike any other golf course, yes literally any other golf course in the world. It has received a mixed reception, but Oliver Farr who's progress we will be following on Golfshake reports a course in great shape.  read more ...


Chambers Bay - Fear of the Unknown

The United States Open has long established a fearsome reputation as being routinely the most brutally difficult of golf’s four grand slam championships. read more ...


Justin Rose - Merion Re-visited

Justin Rose explains the preparations that he made ahead of his US Open win at Merion in 2015.  read more ...


US Open Preview - A closer look at Chambers Bay

Derek Clements takes a closer look at this years US open venue - Chambers Bay read more ...


US Open preview, betting & fantasy picks

The US Open is to played at Chambers Bay for the first time ever. We preview all the action and offer up our US Open betting & fantasy picks.  read more ...


American young guns eye Major domination

What a stunning year it has been for American Golf despiete the dissapointing loss at Gleneagles in the Ryder Cup, American Golf is on the up thanks to Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and others. read more ...


Europe's young guns poised for Major success?

Derek Clements takes a closer look at teh future and current young stars of the European Tour and finds good reason to be hopeful about their chances in the US Open and upcoming majors.  read more ...


Most unexpected wins since the turn of the century

Nick Bonfield counts down some of the most unexpected wins since the turn of the century.  read more ...


Time to embrace change

Adam Smith suggests that after a turbulent week in the world of golf it is time we all embraced change in the game we love especially if that means more money for grass roots golf.  read more ...


2015 Major Predictions

Ahead of the 2015 season, Nick Bonfield explains why he thinks it will be an absolute cracker and who he thinks will gain major honours.  read more ...


2015 the year of.....

What will happen in 2015. Will Woods win that elusive 15th Major or will McIlroy continue to dominate or maybe Jordan Spieth usurps the World no.1! read more ...


Top 10 Most Dramatic Finishes of this Century

Nick Bonfield counts down the Top 10 most dramatic finishes of this Century. read more ...


Chipping In - Pioneering decision by the USGA

In this weeks Chipping In, Nick Bonfield looks back at a brilliant US Open and hails the USGA's decision to hold both the Men's and Women's US Open on the same course. read more ...


Kaymer captures US Open with stunning display at Pinehurst

It was one the greatest performances in golf's modern era. Martin Kaymer holed a 12-foot putt on the final green at Pinehurst to secure the US Open and his second major. read more ...


US Open Day 3 Round Up

A sell-out crowd at Pinehurst No 2 had only one question as the third round of the US Open got under way. How would Martin Kaymer cope with being so far ahead of the chasing pack? read more ...


US Open Day 2: Kaymer Takes Charge

So, who is going to finish second then? It seems to be the only issue to be settled after Martin Kaymer's phenomenal performance during the first two rounds of the US Open at Pinehurst No 2, reputed to be one of the most fearsome courses on the rota. read more ...


US Open Day 1: Kaymer Impresses

Martin Kaymer produced what was probably the best round of his career to lead after the first round of the US Open at Pinehurst. The German's 65 contained just one dropped shot, six birdies and a quite astonishing display of holing out and recovery shots on the rare occasions when he did find himself in trouble. read more ...


[VIDEO] Justin Rose Reflects on 2013 US Open Victory

In the following video Justin Rose, the defending US Open Champion, reflects on his 2013 US Open win and his golfing career. read more ...


Titleist 66th Year #1 Ball at US Open [VIDEO]

This week's US Open at Pinehurst No 2 marks the continuation of the longest running success story in golf for Titleist who have been the overwhelming choice for the majority of the field for 66 consecutive years. read more ...


US Open 2014: 10 To Watch

Nick Bonfield picks out his 10 players to watch at this week's 2014 US Open - do you agree ? read more ...


2014 US Open Preview

Sports writer Derek Clements previews the forthcoming 2014 US Open which takes place at Pinehurst No2. read more ...


What Awaits the Players at Pinehurst No 2 ?

When the world's best players turn up at Pinehurst No 2 for the US Open, those who have played there before may well wonder if they have taken a wrong turning somewhere along the road. read more ...


6 Players to Watch this Week at the US Open

Sports Writer Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's US Open and picks out his 6 players to watch. read more ...


Payne Stewart 1999 US Open Champion

Sports Writer Derek Clements looks back 15 years to the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst won by Payne Stewart and his legacy following his untimely death that year. read more ...


Interview with 2005 US Open Champion Michael Campbell

The last time the US Open was played at Pinehurst the entire field finished over par apart from one man - Michael Campbell. Sadly, Campbell will not be there this time. read more ...


Golfshake Writers - Major predictions 2014

Every year the Golfshake team of writers pit their golfing expertise against each other and attempt to predict the four major champions each year. read more ...


Discover Pestana Hotels and Resorts

28 DAYS TO BETTER PUTTING

Prostate Cancer UK