28 Nov '12, 6pm

After an eventful life, anchored putting dies at hands of golf's governing bodies: Alan Bastable

After an eventful life, anchored putting dies at hands of golf's governing bodies: Alan Bastable

Anchoring, the unconventional putting method once roundly viewed as the last resort for the yip-afflicted and old guys with bad backs but whose popularity soared in recent years as three of the last five major champions employed the technique, effectively died on Wednesday. It was 80 years old, or thereabouts. The cause of death was a contentious ban proposed by the Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association, the game's governing bodies. The organizations will use the next three months to weigh feedback on the proposal before making the ban official, but the Far Hills, N.J., coroner's office gave anchoring a zero percent chance of survival. Though the proposed rule would not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2016, when the next set of rules changes are implemented, the coroner went ahead and declared anchoring dead at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Anchoring, which dates to t...

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