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PGA to ban anchored putters

PGA golfer Steve Stricker answers a question about using a long putter during a media conference at the World Challenge golf tournament in T
PGA golfer Steve Stricker answers a question about using a long putter during a media conference at the World Challenge golf tournament in T

The PGA Tour Policy Board has officially decided to ban those long putters. On Monday, the Board announced that it will go along with Rule 14-One-B and make anchored putters illegal on tour. At the same time, the Tour Board and the PGA of America called on the USGA to extend the period amateurs can use anchored putters beyond January 1, 2016, the date which the ban is scheduled to take effect. PGA Tour events are conducted using USGA rules, but the Tour reserves the right to make modifications as needed. Four of the last seven major champions used anchored strokes, including Adam Scott at this year's Masters.

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