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Tuesday
Dec042012

False Alarm: Adam Back To Anchoring For Aus Open

Martin Blake reports that Adam Scott was just experimenting Tuesday and will have his anchored putter for round one of the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes in Sydney.

He also continues to refine his argument against the anchoring ban and it remains hard to argue with his stance:

“My view on the whole thing, overall, is if they’re going to make decisions like that, they be consistent like that philosophy throughout the whole game of golf. Then I’ll have no problem. I think it’s a very big call that they’ve made; and only time will tell if it’s the right call for the game or not.’’

Asked if he agreed with the decision, he said: “I’ll agree with it if they’re consistent with their philosophy of bringing the game back to its traditions ... is set right throughout the game. Because a lot of things are not set right either.

“I think length is commonly acknowledged as the biggest problem in the game of golf, not just how far pros hit it, but how long courses are having to be built now. That certainly has a massive impact on the industry: cost, time, all those things which are turning people away from the game, at the end of the day. That’s certainly not what we want to do.’’

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Reader Comments (3)

I agree that in the pro game length is a huge issue, but in amateur golf most people play from further back then they should, hence the whole tee it forward thing. Maybe we don't need to be building longer and longer courses.

Also that's not really an argument against the anchoring ban. Just bc you fail to act in one area doesn't mean you should fail to act in another. Of course, preferabaly, one acts in both.
12.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterElf
Um, is Adam Scott planning on changing sponsors in the near future? That's not going to go over very well in Fairhaven (or Seoul?)...
12.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
Sounds like a solid argument to me...
12.4.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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