Monty To The Rescue: "The R&A and USGA have served the game of golf for a long, long time and long may that continue."

From an unbylined wire story, the former Ryder Cup captain says the PGA Tour's position against the anchoring ban "has opened up a whole new can of worms," and says "it's a very dangerous situation we are getting ourselves into and I do hope they can sort this out very, very quickly."

But this is the most important point he makes about Tim Finchem's remarks: precedent.

"He's said 'we abide by the rules of golf, but I think we are going to change this one.' Does that mean other rules can change as well? We want to play as one under the same rules."