User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
More
Betting Tools

 
Finchem says Tour opposes ban on anchoring

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - The PGA Tour has notified golf's governing bodies that it sees no reason to ban anchored putting strokes.

Advertisement
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Sunday there has not been enough evidence to show a competitive advantage gained by using a long putter or belly putter that is anchored against the body. Three of the last five major champions used a belly putter.

The U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced the proposed rule Nov. 28. They offered a 90-day comment period. Finchem says the tour is merely offering its view, and that it would be a mistake for the game to outlaw such a stroke.

The next development is whether the USGA and R&A decide to adopt the new rule.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Daly: PGA Bracket - Part 3
News: Odds to win 2015 U.S. Open
Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich board
Ex-teammates Cook, Sindelar top Legends
Quebec Championship removed from sked
Noh withdraws from Zurich with sore back
Henderson shoots tourney record for lead
Nicklaus, Player set for Legends of Golf
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb