Steve DiMeglio has a rundown of the player comments from Bear Trap National where Rory McIlroy (kind of) stuck to his guns in support of the anchoring ban.
But Keegan Bradley took the rhetoric up a notch by claiming he continues to be heckled as a cheater by media and fans.
" … I'm being called a cheater more than ever by fans, by some writers — none of your guys — and it's really tough. A lot of it's on Twitter, which is ridiculous, anyways, I know. I do read it and I shouldn't. I can't imagine how people can say that to me or to anybody out here. It's been really difficult, and I'm sick of it to be honest. I'm ready to be over it. I realize that this is going to be an issue now for the next couple years, at least. I hope the USGA thought about us players before they did this, because it's been really difficult on me and I know it's been really difficult on some other players, too."
Bradley also called the situation a mess and that it's going "to be a mess."
You may recall that Bradley heard someone call him a cheater for using the anchoring method during last December's World Challenge at Sherwood, and received an apology from the USGA. No one else, including Bradley's caddie, heard the taunt.
**You'll be shocked to know that the online clip of Rory's presser--with the creepiest lighting/stagecraft ever seen for a golf media conference--does not include his endorsement of the anchoring ban.