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Wednesday
Feb272013

Tiger: Swing All 14 Clubs In The Bag

In his pre-Honda Classic presser, Tiger Woods reiterated his support for the governing bodies and their proposed anchoring ban.

Bob Harig reports:

"My position hasn't changed," Woods said after his pro-am round at the Honda Classic, where he begins the first round at 7:25 a.m. on Thursday. "I still think that it should be swung, it shouldn't be anchored, and that hasn't changed at all. But obviously nothing is set in stone, nothing's firm.

The full video from Tiger's outdoor media scrum, courtesy of PGATour.com:

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Reader Comments (9)

"Scrum"...... Geoff you are the best.
02.27.2013 | Unregistered Commentertgc
For those of you keeping score at home...

- today we like Tiger ;0) (doesn't happen often!)

- today we don't like Phil.

Phil said..."It's just that I don't think you can take away what you've allowed players to use, practice and play with for 30 years. I think it is grossly unfair." (November 2012)
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@tgc -

What's the big deal about "scrum"? It's the preferred term for a gathering of newsies. "Hen Party" gets you weird looks ...
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPepperdine
In the interest of full disclosure, here was Phil's full quote:
“I have very mixed feelings on this,” Mickelson said. “Although I feel anchoring should not be part of a golf stroke, it was allowed 30-some odd years ago and should not be taken away . . . I feel it’s unfair to players that have been putting that way for quite some time with the understanding that it was legal.”

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golftalkcentral/mickelson-wants-one-set-of-rules-on-anchoring-doesnt-pick-a-side/
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandom Fan
I like tiger. But come on, he is, as they say, talking his book. He putts normally and anything that cripples Webb and keegan is a plus for tiger. Duh.
02.27.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjoe
How is the putterhead not swinging with an anchored stroke with a belly putter? How does the putt roll then? It is not bolted perpendicular into your chest.

Remember no greens have ever needed to be changed because of the anchored putting stroke. I will put that record up against the changes due to the ball any day.
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterOdd Job
Tiger did use "inferior" equipment for years. I'm not a huge Tiger fan, but he was using a steel shafted medium headed driver for many years when everyone else moved to graphite and large heads. Which essentially puts him as the most traditionalist of any of the top names in golf.
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
Was thinking about this 13 of 15 number being kicked around regarding the PAC Board and their vote against anchoring...

...(i) thought there were 16 members and (ii) wonder who voted for the ban? Likely suspects? Two jump right out at me...

Here's the list recently posted by Geoff:

2013 Player Advisory Council

Aaron Baddeley* (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Jason Bohn (Acworth, Ga.)
Andres Gonzales* (Olympia, Wash.)
Jeff Gove (San Marcos, Calif.)
Charley Hoffman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Doug LaBelle II* (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Scott Langley* (Jupiter, Fla.)
Davis Love III (Sea Island, Ga.)
Joe Ogilvie (Austin, Texas)
Geoff Ogilvy (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Ryan Palmer* (Colleyville, Texas)
Webb Simpson (Charlotte, N.C.)
Brendan Steele* (Irvine, Calif.)
Kevin Streelman (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Bo Van Pelt (Tulsa, Okla.)
Mark Wilson (Elmhurst, Ill.)

*Indicates first-time PAC member
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
On Golf Central tonight Mark Wilson said he is against the ban -- so eliminate him from contention ;0)
02.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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