The PGA Tour announced Monday that it will implement the ban of anchored strokes beginning Jan. 1, 2016, opting to not go against golf's governing bodies and adhere to the rules set forth by the United States Golf Association and R&A.
Keegan Bradley, the first player to win a major championship using a belly putter, is "sick" of the anchoring debate and said he continues to be called a cheater by fans and some writers who believe the practice should be banned.
After the belly putting ruling came down, Keegan Bradley felt a bit of a stigma on his back. Now, after a 69 on Thursday, the major winner feels he's got something to prove, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Golf's governing bodies on Wednesday proposed changes to the rules of golf that would ban anchoring a club in making a stroke -- although they will accept comment on the subject before officially enacting the decision early next year.