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. 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.
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
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.