Golf isn't exactly a strenuous sport, it can be argued, so you'd think that an innovation that would allow players to somehow put in less effort would be welcomed. That hasn't been the case with the style of anchoring a putter to the body, however, which the sport's governing body has decided to ban beginning in 2016. Several golfers who use this style are upset, but a number of golf's big names have spoken in favor of the ban -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Arnold Palmer, just to name a few. Fortunately for golfers opposed to the ban, they'll have a few years to work out the yips as they go back to basics.

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A ripple effect?

Four of the past six major championship winners have used belly putters, with Masters winner Adam Scott being perhaps the most visible beneficiary of anchoring.


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