How About This Data? Anchoring On The Decline?

In GolfDigestix, E. Michael Johnson reports a couple of interesting findings from GolfDatatech on the possible chilling effect that the proposed anchoring ban has had on sales along with PGA Tour use.

He reports a 21.2 percent decline in putter sales over a year ago when long putters were flying off the shelves.

More interesting is that only six tour players anchored at the AT&T Pro-Am and just 12 at Riviera. However, 12 of the 64 at the WGC Match Play used a long putter, which is much higher percentage. But of course, Matt Kuchar's method would be legal, so...ah just ban it.