• 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

  • 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

  • Matthew Euro Solheim captain in native Scotland
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    Matthew Euro Solheim captain in native Scotland

    Catriona Matthew will lead the European Solheim Cup team when the 2019 matches are staged in her native Scotland, the Ladies European Tour announced on Thursday. Matthew, 48, is one of the best European Solheim Cup players ever, ranking third in European victories by an individual. She is 18-11-8, a record bettered only by Annika Sorenstam (22-11-4) and Laura Davies (22-18-6). Matthew is the only Scot to win a women’s major. She won the Ricoh Women’s British Open in 2009, one of her four LPGA titles and six LET titles. “It’s a great honor and a dream come true to be the captain at home in Scotland,” Matthew said in a statement. “Scotland will provide the perfect stage for the 2019 Solheim Cup