World No. 8 Rory McIlroy thinks big changes could be on the way for professional golf. Appearing on the "No Laying Up" golf podcast on Tuesday, McIlroy said that "discussions have taken place" about a merger between the US-based PGA Tour and the England-based European Tour, the top two professional-golf circuits. Both tours hold weekly tournaments and are in a constant battle for ratings and marquee players.
It has been nearly six months since Tiger Woods underwent his fourth back surgery and his latest update is both promising and worrisome at the same time. Woods posted an update to his website in which he explained how far along he is on his rehab. According to Woods, he is chipping and putting everyday, but he is still not taking full swings and he still can't hit the ball farther than 60 yards. "I’m starting to hit the ball a little further – 60-yard shots," Woods wrote. "I have not taken a full swing since my back fusion surgery last April, but continue to chip and putt every day." While it is promising that Woods is swinging clubs everyday and slowly building back his golf game, the next part
ATLANTA – Justin Rose awoke Wednesday morning with an aching left shoulder and figured he must have slept on it wrong. When he woke on Thursday for Round 1 at the Tour Championship his level of concern elevated dramatically. “For some reason it got really bad overnight Wednesday and woke up just really struggling Thursday morning,” said Rose, who opened with a 2-under 68. “My whole team worked really hard around me to rally, just kind of sucked it up yesterday and got through the day, weathered the storm.” Rose, who primarily teed off with his 3-wood on Thursday to limit the strain on his shoulder, said he felt better on Friday for the second round and his score reflected that improvement. The