USGA president Glenn Nager on anchor ban: "Statistics are not necessary to resolve that issue.” bit.ly/14tWlMu
Tiger Woods supports the anchor ban, but several other pros have a different opinion bit.ly/16Q6sPX
Ernie Els confident he can 'play ball' without long putter bit.ly/14yUuG5
"Long putters won't vanish, but they'll be on the clearance rack." Enjoyed talking anchor ban on SoCal radio today: bit.ly/14StkcM
Rory McIlroy says he's still friends with Graeme McDowell despite management change bit.ly/10MqxxG
Several Tour players hide anti-gay bigotry behind fig leaf of 'faith' & love of Chick-Fil-A. Where were the finger-waggers then? #Sergio
Sergio's blunder was foolish, but it also reinforced his biggest contrast with Tiger, writes @CameronMorfit bit.ly/14S6Itd
Sergio's blunder was foolish, but it also reinforced his biggest contrast with Tiger golf.com/tour-and-news/… via @si_golf
This Sergio story must be big because they brought in @richarddeitsch to talk golf. He, @SI_MaggieGray and I discuss bit.ly/12vcsqT
Racism always gets a stronger rebuke than philandering MT @AugustaGolfGirl Want TMaG to drop Sergio? Did Nike drop Tiger for bangin' 100s?
They would have told him to STFU ten days ago. RT @timragones So agency would have protected Sergio from ultimate "foot-in-mouth" moment?
Sergio Garcia: "I felt so bad I thought my heart was going to come out of my body." bit.ly/14Rz8n2
Memo to Rory: at the start of this year Sergio left the protective bosom of an uberagency to start his own shop—sometimes pros are helpful.
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Tiger's match play mastery extends to woofing. He gave Sergio just enough rope for this petulant foil to make a life-altering mistake.
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Tiger Woods: Sergio Garcia comment hurtful, time to move on bit.ly/ZdikZg
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If Sergio and Tiger were like most former child stars they'd settle this with a boxing match for charity. Just sayin'.
Experts: Sergio will need to use long putter to extract foot from mouth.
RT @TigerWoods The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.
RT @TigerWoods I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made.
RT @TigerWoods The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate...
Sergio Garcia apologizes for "fried chicken" remark about Tiger Woods: "I didn't sleep well at all last night."
Sergio Garcia: Another proud graduate of the Zoeller-Williams School of Comedy.
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If Sergio showed as much passion for his game as he has for this spat with Tiger, he might have actually delivered on his talent by now.
Sergio Garcia apologizes for 'fried chicken' remark about Tiger Woods bit.ly/YYeGjI
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Thinking that if @chambleebrandel doesn't return my text message soon there's a decent chance he might be car bombed.
Equipment manufacturers divided on anchored putting ban bit.ly/192jWH2
Tiger Woods will return to play Notah Begay's charity event in August bit.ly/10jFgof
Here's my mandatory rant on anchored putting ban, from Golf.com Golf.com
Attending @WCCGolf, KJ Choi told me "Why ban now? If you're gonna ban, shoulda been 20 years ago." yfrog.com/obdtojyj
Lee Trevino would like to have a mulligan on 'Happy Gilmore' cameo bit.ly/10jEbwO
When did doing the right thing become idiotic? @elharroo I bet your next idiotic fixation will be lady members at the R&A.
In case you missed it, here's my take on the USGA's anchoring ban announcement: bit.ly/13Fk9u1
Send your golf questions, good bad or zany, for special Ban Edition of Van Cynical Mailbag. Mucho thanks.
Anchored putting ban: Gutta percha thinking on a balata subject.
Anchored putting ban now official, giving new life to Bring Back the Mashie Niblick Movement.
According to @Alan_Bastable, Brandt Snedeker is being treated for a rare bone condition bit.ly/YXo46U
Today @alan_bastable and I talk anchor ban. bit.ly/16MeOHE A shame they cut Alan screaming like Stephen A Smith, "ARE YOU SERIOUS?"
Getty photographer Warren Little took some cool portrait shots of several players. Here's Miguel Angel Jimenez ...
Teater, Wagner, Villegas, S. Brown, Davis, Cauley, Karlsson, Guthrie got thru 36-hole British Open qualy in TX Mon. Anything else goin' on?
Some great perspective from @AlanShipnuck and a fun debate w/@Jeff_Ritter and @alan_bastable: golf.com/tour-and-news/… #anchoringban
.@AlanShipnuck says it is now official what has been known for months: the USGA has onions bit.ly/14tWlMu
Only anchoring story I've seen that invokes the term "ass-covering" by my friend @alanshipnuck golf.com/tour-and-news/… via @si_golf
.@Jeff_Ritter and I debate the slow death of anchoring. Fair warning: we're not exactly Hamilton and Burr ... bit.ly/16MeOHE
It's amazing how many people can't walk down a plane aisle without smacking everyone with their bags. #Morons
Sergio on Tiger: "I did nothing wrong and don't have anything to say to him." bit.ly/14pS5h3
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Red Rocks, near Denver. A cool venue for a concert. instagram.com/p/ZlEnmAEDPQ/
Hard to keep track of the conspicuous consumption. “@ShoshEAK: That's the ring Rory got her for Christmas. Same story happens once a month
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.
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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
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In first interview since Players, Sergio says Tiger "doesn't make a difference to my life" (via @paulmahoneygolf) bit.ly/14pS5h3
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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.
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