PGA Match Play & Ruling on “Belly Putters”Sports Monday, February 25th, 2013
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) _ Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) beat Jason Day and Hunter Mahan
(MAY’-han) yesterday to win the Match Play Championship in Arizona. Mahan lost
the final 2 and 1 after trying to join Tiger Woods as the only repeat winners of
the 15-year-old tournament. Kuchar beat Jason Day 4 and 3 in the morning
semifinals just before Mahan closed out a 4 and 3 victory over Ian Poulter.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) _ The PGA Tour has notified golf’s governing bodies that it
sees no reason to ban anchored putting strokes. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim
Finchem says there is not enough evidence to show a competitive advantage gained
by using a long putter or belly putter that is anchored against the body. Three
of the last five major champions used a belly putter. The U.S. Golf Association
and Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced the proposed rule Nov. 28. They offered
a 90-day comment period.
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