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Volume 6 No. 214
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European Tour Confirms Support For Proposed Ban On Anchored Putters

The European Tour confirmed its support for the proposed ban on anchored putters, or belly-putters, from '16, according to the London TELEGRAPH. At the end of last month, the PGA Tour came out against the ban, "joining the PGA of America in opposing the move." But the European Tour has backed the proposal put forward by the game's governing bodies, the R&A and USGA, "although support from the tournament committee and player representatives was not unanimous." European Tour CEO George O'Grady said, "We understand the points put forward by the PGA Tour and respect and sympathize with their views, which are based on their experience and the evidence before them, and have been expressed with great concern for the game" (TELEGRAPH, 3/4).