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PGA Tour Accepts Ban on Anchored Putting
By mustang6560 on 7/2/13
As expected, the PGA Tour Policy Board announced yesterday that the PGA Tour will apply Rule 14-1b starting January 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," PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said.

"The Board also was of the opinion that having a single set of rules on acceptable strokes applicable to all professional competitions worldwide was desirable and would avoid confusion."
Your move, Tim Clark.

Like the groove change, the Policy Board is pushing to extend the adoption timeline for amateur players.
"The Policy Board continues to believe that extending the time period the ban would go into effect for amateurs would be beneficial for golf participation and the overall health of the game," Finchem added.

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