A day after the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews announced it would vote later this year to admit its first women members, another prominent club in Scotland where the Open Championship was played last year said it would also study the matter.
The Open Championship is making significant changes to its qualifying process that include scrapping International Final Qualifying events and rewarding qualifying spots based on finishes in various tournaments around the world.
The R&A for the first time will consider taking the Open Championship to Wales when it visits Royal Porthcawl next month in an effort to see if the venue is capable of staging golf's oldest championship.
When Tiger Woods and his former caddie, Steve Williams, shook hands after the conclusion of the Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield, their brief discussion was longer than usual, with a heartfelt tone and a slap on the back from Williams.
The closing charge he has so desperately needed in final rounds of majors over the past several years went missing again Sunday as Tiger Woods shot a 74 at Muirfield to finish in a tie for sixth at the Open Championship.
Tiger Woods survived an increasingly treacherous Muirfield on Friday, holing a number of key par putts -- while also missing two short ones -- to shoot even-par 71 and remain in the hunt at the Open Championship.