• 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

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    Tiger Woods hitting 60-yard shots, still no timetable for return

    Tiger Woods still isn't hitting full golf shots and doesn't have a timetable for his return to competitive golf, but other aspects of his attempted comeback from a fourth back surgery sound more optimistic, according to a Friday morning post on his personal website. "I'm starting to hit the ball a little further -- 60-yard shots. I have not taken a full swing since my back fusion surgery last April, but continue to chip and putt every day," Woods wrote. "I'm working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day. My muscle tone is coming back, but I'm not in golf shape yet. That's going to take time." He revealed that an impending six-month

  • Rose rebounds from injury with Friday 66
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    Rose rebounds from injury with Friday 66

    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