USGA's Mike Davis on anchor ban: "This is about protecting the fundamentals of what the game has always been about." bit.ly/14MPTQm
Hmmm, good point(s). RT @WillotheGlen They wear 'em on right hand in Europe... Also, the rock isn't big & flashy enough!
Wait, is that an engagement ring?!?! RT @CaroWozniackiGot my nails done, now chilling in the room, Can't complain!
The game's integrity is more important than Clark's bank account. RT @HWSandersonJr Disagree. How long has Tim Clark used the long putter?
Like the anchoring ban?! RT @KayCockerill Tornados/typhoons a reminder of Mother Nature's strength & for us to not sweat the small things
That's plenty of time for top players to make an adjustment; they've already had 6 months of warning. Next 2.5 years are gonna be awkward.
I think the USGA is fighting the good fight. My big quibble is the long limbo - the ban should go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
So it's now official what we have known for months: the USGA has onions.
USGA, R&A approve ban on anchored putting -- but controversy is far from over, writes @CameronMorfit bit.ly/14MPTQm
USGA, R&A approve ban on anchored putting -- but controversy is far from over golf.com/tour-and-news/… via @si_golf
PGA Tour says they will now discuss whether the rule will be implemented in its competitions. No comment until then.
USGA's Nager on possible lawsuits: "[Golfers] don't want litigation."
USGA's Mike Davis on PGA Tour: We can't write rules for one small group of elite players.
USGA's Mike Davis says this is a playing rule, not an equipment rule.
USGA president Glen Nager says game is growing world wide, and where the game is growing very few use anchored putting stroke.
USGA president Glen Nager says recent surveys say only 2-4% of all golfers in U.S. and Europe use anchored putting stroke.
USGA president Glen Nager says anchor ban eliminates "potential advantages."
BREAKING: It's official, anchored putting will be banned starting in 2016.
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I'm in Korea for the World Club Championship @WCCGolf--the locals are thrilled with Bae's Nelson win yfrog.com/oclrmiucj
Ken Venturi, who died Friday at age 82, shared his memories from his life and career for a 2010 Golf Magazine feature bit.ly/13BTdP0
USGA's Mike Davis on U.S. Open returning to Merion: "We were among those who said it would never work!" bit.ly/112bm3o
In first interview since Players, Sergio says Tiger "doesn't make a difference to my life" (via @paulmahoneygolf) bit.ly/14pS5h3
Reminder: USGA to announce anchored putter decision tomorrow at 8 a.m. bit.ly/16Fgkfv
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14-year-old Guan Tianlang has accepted an invite to Jack's Memorial Tournament bit.ly/10IgSIn
Give Tiger, Sergio credit for livening up otherwise boring stretch between Players, U.S. Open. bit.ly/115EwEs
“@WalkingGolfer: The 3rd is brilliant! “@GolfBandonDunes:What is your favorite hole at Trails?"” >> The 5th tops 'em all.
Greatly enjoyed talking to friends of @webbsimpson1 for SI's upcoming U.S. Open preview issue. Pretty wise dude for 27. Keep an eye out.
Good news: Peter Uihlein got a W on the European tour. Even better: He got a free sleeve of Pro V1s in the deal.
Gotta admit my revelation of last 2 weeks is not Moon (who we kinda knew about) but David Lingmerth. Now if he only had Moon's putter...
Tiger and Lindsey avoid photogs at Tiger Jam in Las Vegas bit.ly/10gPuFR
Congrats to Notah Begay III and NB3 Challenge for getting another strong field: Tiger, Rickie, Westwood, Stenson, Schwartzel.
Hey, @Keegan_Bradley at least your 60 @hpbnc has inspired the Red Sox to win 5 straight.
Quotes of the Week: “I feel like I'm a substantially better player than I was three years ago.” -- @Graeme_McDowell bit.ly/16K9rbZ
Driving to Vail for lunch to escape the depressing drudgery that is downtown Denver. Who has a good lunch place in Vail to recommend?
Must-See Video: Nicolas Colsaerts takes a drop inside a restroom bit.ly/YUtmAa
Is Rory McIlroy starting his own management company a good idea or bad idea? Reply using #TourConfidential bit.ly/YUt64b
On Sunday, Graeme McDowell added his name to the impressive list of World Match Play champions bit.ly/10PN2Tg
Amazing setting. Some great holes. Way, way too penal. No soul. “@simonjmills79: honest opinion of your Trump experience?”
Yeah, 'twas ambitious. We ate a few lunches in the car, twice pegged it after 5 pm. “@Geraldo1888: that's amazing golf to fit into 6 days!
In this order: Cruden Bay, Old, Castle Stuart, N. Berwick, Kingsbarns, Muirfield, Dornoch, Tain, Nairn, Trump. “@cfd1974: favorite course?"
And thanks to all the Scottish characters we met along the way - we're still chuckling at many of the dry retorts. Haste ye back, indeed.
A big thanks to @PerryGolf for helping us organize this madcap trip - they are fantastic at bringing a dream itinerary to life.
If you love golf you must make the pilgrimage. Do whatever it takes, including selling a kidney. It'll change how you play/think about golf.
I'll be writing about the adventure in an upcoming Golf Magazine, but the short version is that it was an incredible experience.
Well, the great Scottish road trip is over - 10 rounds in 6 days, from North Berwick in East Lothian up to Royal Dornoch in the Highlands.
"There are players who are certainly capable of matching him on his A game." Harrington on Tiger in Quotes of Week. bit.ly/17RuNo8
Sang-Moon Bae clips Keegan Bradley at Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour title bit.ly/12Niq72
I'd like to announce that I have winning Powerball numbers. Yup, I won $7. Only spent $10 on the tix.
Sang-Moon Bae has won the Byron Nelson for his first PGA Tour title bit.ly/18TtCU1
Byron Nelson Update: Sang-Moon Bae -16; Bradley -12; Schwartzel -10 bit.ly/18TtCU1
Keegan Bradley is trying to close out a wire-to-wire win at the Byron Nelson. Follow the final round here bit.ly/11EBGrJ
Who killed golf? Course designers. Peter Kostis nails it in Golf magazine: golf.com/tour-and-news/…
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The worst rough I've seen lately isn't at Merion, it's on @Keegan_Bradley's face.
The Denver Art Museum. 5/19/13 instagram.com/p/ZgCm12EDIY/
“@jasonpurdy: @eamonlynch who's your epl team?” >> I can't support the colonizer league Jason.
“@jasonpurdy: YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! KOS IS A BOSS! KOS IS A BOSS! KOS IS A BOSS! #fuckya”>>> tut tut.
Actually, I was praying for birdies. MT @MattGinellaGC: A tired @AlanShipnuck, who played 10 rounds in 6 days.
The USGA's Mike Davis on proposed anchor ban: "We are simply trying to define the way that golf should be played." bit.ly/112bm3o
If @Graeme_McDowell keeps winning at this pace he'll soon be able to actually afford to be in the restaurant business.
Will Keegan Bradley add another Byron Nelson title to his trophy case? bit.ly/Z4lQVG
Keegan Bradley has a chance Sunday to win the Byron Nelson for the second time in three years bit.ly/Z4lQVG
Keegan Bradley shoots a 2-under 68, leads Sang-Moon Bae by one at Byron Nelson bit.ly/18TtCU1
Graeme McDowell says Rory McIlroy's split from Horizon Sports was "fairly amicable" bit.ly/YR3lBO
“@WalkingGolfer: Just fly AirEamon into Holyoke! @eamonlynch @Ballyneal >> That airline has been grounded.
Landing in Denver makes me want to haul up to @Ballyneal. Pity its not 2 hours closer.
Byron Nelson Update: Bradley -12; Sang-Moon Bae -10; Gillis -9; Palmer -8; Kaymer, Piercy, Villegas -7 bit.ly/11EBGrJ
How Golf Lost Its Way: @peterjkostis on why there's no quick fix for golf's problems bit.ly/13CMPXY
Jim Nantz on Ken Venturi: "Kenny faced many adversities in his life and always found a way to win.'' bit.ly/13BQzc7
SI jinx. “@KellyTilghmanGC: "It's disgusting, disgraceful & there's no explanation." Ian Poulter on his play after KO'd @ Volvo Match Play
My favorite tip ever: Ken Venturi, 1980s @GolfMagazine, for better chipping, pretend your arms in casts--and they put Kenny's in real casts!
Ken Venturi was named the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" in 1964 ...
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Ken Venturi, U.S. Open champion and CBS analyst, dies at 82 bit.ly/13BQzc7
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RT @Fehertwit Just lost my old friend Kenny Venturi. He was funny, smart, stubborn and loyal. Rest in peace Dilligaf, I loved you dearly.
Guan Tianlang, 14, misses the cut at Byron Nelson after second-round 77 bit.ly/16EGzln
Sneds is coming off a reconnaissance mission to Merion. Reports the course is breathing fire. He played solidly and shot 2-over.
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