News for Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The USGA and R&A officially announced the ban of the anchored stroke on Tuesday morning, sending plenty of golf's elite players, coaches and equipment manufacturers to Twitter to make a statement.
Andres Echavarria has been racking up the frequent-flyer miles as he attempts to work his way into the U.S. Open, Open Championship and onto the Web.com Tour.
The Oklahoma coaches told their players there was no need for bad attitudes or hanging heads at the NCAA Championship -- they can play in honor of the tornado victims back home.
Tim Clark is waiting for the PGA Tour to announce its position regarding the application of Rule 14-1b. But he's already explored legal options if the decision isn't favorable to players like him who practice anchoring.
says Joe Six-Pack essentially was ignored as the USGA and R&A went about their proceedings to ban the anchoring stroke.
Let’s not kid ourselves. The ban on an anchored putting stroke, to start in 2016, would seem to focus on “sport” rather than “game.” On competition rather than recreation. On game-face golf rather than social golf.
The San Jose State Spartans posted a 4-under 284 Tuesday morning and watched it hold up for a share of the NCAA women's championships' first-round lead as USC pulled evening during the afternoon wave.
Auburn coach Kim Evans hopes to make the drive to Athens, Ga., to watch her Tigers compete in this week’s NCAA Championship before her months-long chemo treatment begins.
The Bulldogs have gone from a bubble team to an at-large lock this spring, with scoring averages dropping and team records being replaced.
For months, Michigan State's Liz Nagel has relied on two words to get her motivated: “Spartan strong.” As she opens the NCAA Championships, her fight to overcome cancer keeps her grounded.
The AJGA sent out a statement in support of the USGA and R&A’s adoption of Rule 14-1B.
Sang-Moon Bae won the HP Byron Nelson Championship with Callaway’s new Hex Chrome+ golf ball, TaylorMade customizes a one-off RocketBladez 1-iron for Jason Day; more.
California's Joël Stalter weighs in on the anchoring ban decision. Stalter, who used a belly putter for the first part of the college season, had returned to a short putter.
Multiple juniors have advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying and will play in Sectional qualifying June 3 around the country. For Zachary Bauchou, he will always remember his first.
Multiple juniors have advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying and will play in Sectional qualifying June 3 at various golf courses around the country. But for Zachary Bauchou, he will always remember his first.
The AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior is set to take place May 25-27 at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor course in Scottsdale, Ariz. For the 13th consecutive year, the Thunderbird will boast a good field of homegrown American players along with an international mix.
Acting "for the Good of the game," the USGA and R&A announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b, which prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke.
As it turned out, there were no changes to the rules proposal to ban an anchored stroke, first presented on Nov. 28, 2012. Tuesday’s tranquil gathering wasn't lengthy, ending after a few predictable questions from journalists.
Rule 14-1B bans the anchored-swing method but does not ban long or belly putters. Enforcement and interpreting the rule often will boil down to intent.
Europe captain Paul McGinley has given himself an extra pick for next year's Ryder Cup, copying American counterpart Tom Watson's decision to choose three players.
PGA of America president Ted Bishop, an early dissenter regarding a ban of the anchored stroke, must wrap his arms around how his 27,000 members will deal with the USGA's new rule.
"We will now begin our process to ascertain whether the various provisions of Rule 14-1b will be implemented in our competitions and, if so, examine the process for implementation."
USGA executive director Mike Davis, USGA president Glen Nager and USGA Rules Committee chairman Mark Newell field questions about the anchoring ban.
PGA of America on anchoring: "Although we do not agree with the decision, we applaud the USGA for its willingness to listen to our concerns and engage in meaningful discussions."
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