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  1. 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
  2. Arnold Palmer speaks out against anchored putting

    Bob Harig

    Arnold Palmer is against having two sets of rules for professional and amateur golfers and is not in favor of "contraptions," such as belly putters, long putters and anchored strokes.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  3. Dissension in golf's ranks on anchor ban? -- Golf

    Bob Harig

    Could the PGA Tour go against a long-standing tradition of following the Rules of Golf when it comes to the anchor ban? Growing sentiment seems to point toward a possible rift, ESPN.com's Bob Harig writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. For 2012 golf season, dreaming of bigger things

    Bob Harig

    A ban on belly putters? A Lefty U.S. Open win? A major for Tiger? Bob Harig shares the 10 things he'd like to see in golf for 2012.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  7. 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
  8. On the greens, only results matter

    Bob Harig

    With claw grips, belly putters, cross-handed and other styles, pros are proving it doesn't how a putting stroke looks.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2002
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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