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AKRON, Ohio – Most of the players on the range this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational know that the "anchoring" putting stroke likely will be banned after the USGA and R&A meet in September. The fact that the change won’t go into effect until 2016, with the next edition of the Rules of Golf, will help some players. But for the growing number of players on the major professional tours who have been anchoring a putter to their belly or sternum for much of their careers, the transition could be difficult. “A lot of the ones now are good putters to begin with," said instructor Dave Stockton, the two-time PGA champion who is regarded as a putting guru. “These kids I don't think will have any problem adjusting, I really don't.” Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Ernie Els are three of the four current major winners who used a belly putter in those victories. Els and Bradley...

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