By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The decision on Tuesday by golf's rule-makers to ban the anchoring of putters brought cheers and jeers from among prominent players and major golf organizations. The U.S. PGA Tour and the PGA of America, who both emphatically opposed the proposed rule, said they were still against a ban and would evaluate their positions now that the rule has been officially adopted to begin on January 1, 2016. The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), meanwhile, said it would follow the rules and adopt the ban. ...
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 21 (Reuters) - The golfing world must unite behind the new ban on the anchoring of putters from 2016 and avoid any unseemly legal disputes, according to Royal & Ancient (R&A) chief executive Peter Dawson. The ban was announced by the game's rule makers, the R&A and the United States Golf Association, on Tuesday, and Dawson has implored the rest of the sport to fall in line behind the regulation. The U.S. PGA Tour and the PGA of America, who both emphatically oppose the rule, said they were against the [...]