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  1. PGA Tour implements ban on anchored strokes beginning in 2016

    Bob Harig

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  2. Golf's governing bodies impose ban on anchoring putter starting i...

    Bob Harig

    Golf's governing bodies on Tuesday announced that anchoring the club in making a stroke will be banned, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  3. Padraig Harrington backs belly putter ban but uses one at Wells F...

    Bob Harig

    Padraig Harrington believes anchored putting strokes should be banned and is fully behind the pending proposal to outlaw the method. But that didn't stop him from using a belly putter on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  4. Tianlang Guan, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott made for a wild week at...

    Bob Harig

    Tianlang Guan, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott made for a wild week at the Masters, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  5. Tiger Woods repeats his position in favor of anchor ban

    Bob Harig

    Tiger Woods reiterated his position on the anchored putting debate Wednesday, saying that he doesn't believe the practice should be allowed.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  6. Keegan Bradley resents 'cheater' accusations in face of anchored ...

    Bob Harig

    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.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  7. Keegan Bradley called 'cheater' by fan for using a belly putter i...

    Bob Harig

    Keegan Bradley was heckled by a spectator on Saturday because he uses a belly putter and an anchored stroke that golf's ruling bodies have deemed to be illegal -- although the rule will not go into effect for three more years.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  8. USGA, R&A clear way for ban on anchoring putters in 2016

    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.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  9. When will PGA Tour pros make anchoring switch in golf?

    Bob Harig

    Switch now or switch later? That's the question several of golf's biggest names have to decide for when to end anchoring their putters, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  10. USGA, R&A due to emit ruling on anchored putters

    Bob Harig

    Keegan Bradley is gearing up to fight the governing bodies of golf if they decide to ban the long putter, and the American is hoping others will rally around the cause, too.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2012
  11. Belly putter debate hitting fever pitch

    Bob Harig

    With the belly putter debate likely nearing a conclusion in coming weeks, Bob Harig examines both sides of the argument.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  12. Guan Tianlang, 14, headed to Masters after Asia-Pacific Amateur C...

    Bob Harig

    A 14-year-old middle school student from China who uses a belly putter will become the youngest player in Masters history next April after he won an Asian amateur event devised to help grow the game of golf in that region of the world.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  13. 2012 PGA Championship -- Webb Simpson bristles at talk of belly p...

    Bob Harig

    U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson took issue Wednesday with the idea that the putter he and others have used to win major championships should be outlawed.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  14. Open Championship 2012 -- Officials debate use of long putters

    Bob Harig

    One day after Ernie Els won the Open Championship using a belly putter, the Royal & Ancient said that a decision could come soon on the use of long putters.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  15. Tiger Woods pleased with his game heading into first PGA Tour eve...

    Bob Harig

    Preparing for his first PGA Tour event of the 2012 season, Tiger Woods said Tuesday that a poor final round in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago when he had a chance to win has not deterred him and that he is pleased with the state of his game.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  16. Do long and belly putters give golfers an advantage?

    Bob Harig

    Do long and belly putters give golfers an advantage? ESPN.com's Bob Harig takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011