• Tiger Woods' latest update is both promising and worrisome
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    Tiger Woods' latest update is both promising and worrisome

    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

  • Kisner scores helicopter ride to Georgia game
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    Kisner scores helicopter ride to Georgia game

    ATLANTA – Early Friday at the Tour Championship Kevin Kisner put out a call for help via Twitter: “I need a helicopter to take me to Athens [Ga.] tomorrow after the round to make the game. Who has one in [Atlanta]?” With a 1:45 p.m. (ET) tee time at East Lake on Saturday, Kisner, a Georgia alum, was going to be cutting it close if he was going to make the opening kickoff at the Georgia vs. Mississippi State game, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Within hours, East Lake Golf Club tweeted back, “We have lined up a connection for you. Please see our [general manager] if you still have a need.” Kisner, who was tied for 11th at the finale after two rounds, confirmed to Golf Channel that Justin

  • Rory McIlroy believes the PGA Tour has discussed a major change that could alter the landscape of professional golf
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    Rory McIlroy believes the PGA Tour has discussed a major change that could alter the landscape of professional golf

    World No. 8 Rory McIlroy believes that big changes could be on the way for professional golf. Appearing on the "No Laying Up" golf podcast, McIlroy said that "discussions have taken place" regarding a merger between the US-based PGA Tour and the England-based European Tour, the top two professional golf circuits in the world. Both tours hold weekly tournaments and are in a constant battle for ratings and marquee players. "To have all these tours competing against each other, and having to change dates, it's counter-productive," McIlroy said. "I think everyone has to come together." Professional golfers are independent contractors, meaning they get to choose where and when they play. Most of the