PGA will adopt controversial ban of anchored putters

Keegan Bradley is one golfer on the PGA Tour that uses an anchored putter. (REUTERS)

Keegan Bradley is one golfer on the PGA Tour that uses an anchored putter. (REUTERS)

IAN HUTCHINSON, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:01 PM ET

The PGA Tour will comply with the controversial anchoring ban imposed by the USGA recently, while recommending, along with the PGA of America, that the USGA extend the time period in which amateurs would be permitted to use the controversial putting method.

As it stands now, Rule 14-1b is scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2016.

“In making its decision, the Policy Board recognized that there are still varying opinions among our membership, but ultimately concluded that, while it is an important issue, a ban on anchored strokes would not fundamentally affect a strong presentation of our competitions or the overall success of the PGA Tour,” commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.


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