National: What's New
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2013 00:21 Sunday, 10 March 2013 00:10
Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)
DORAL, Florida -- Tim Clark stated his case against the proposed ban on anchored strokes Wednesday night, saying he was frustrated by the lack of evidence from golf's governing bodies that using a long putter provides an advantage.
Clark has used a long putter he anchors to his chest since he was in college. He became a key figure in the debate for his elegant speech at a PGA Tour meeting that helped shape the opinion of several players. A month later, commissioner Tim Finchem said the PGA Tour was not in favor of the proposed rule.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 23:25 Tuesday, 19 February 2013 22:54
Doug Ferguson (AP Golf Writer)
MARANA, Arizona -- Steve Stricker, once a strong supporter of banning the stroke used for long putters, shed some insight into the PGA Tour's position when he said he would not be surprised to see the tour ignore the USGA if the ban is adopted.
The PGA Tour is drafting a response to the USGA's proposal to outlaw any stroke that is anchored to the body, which is aimed at belly putters and broom-handle putters. Three of the last five major champions used a belly putter.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem had a conference call with his 16-member Player Advisory Council on Monday afternoon, followed by a call with the policy board.
Stricker, regarded among the best putters in golf, said he could see the tour adopt a local rule that would allow long putters.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 13:47 Monday, 18 February 2013 01:14
TORONTO, Ontario -- Callaway Golf Company announced the appointment of Bruce Carroll as the new General Manager of Canada.
In this role, Carroll will be responsible for the leadership of Callaway Golf Canada, focused on managing the overall business and the selling operations in Canada.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 01:46 Tuesday, 12 February 2013 01:28
- Global to air weekend coverage of 26 PGA TOUR events annually through the 2018 season
- Global to carry weekend coverage of The Presidents Cup in 2015 and 2017
- Shaw Business becomes premier sponsor of RBC Canadian Open
- Global to provide coverage of PGA TOUR Canada events
CALGARY, Alberta -- Shaw Communications Inc. today announced several deals that will make Global the broadcast home of golf for Canadian golf fans, securing 26 weekends of PGA TOUR broadcasts through 2018 and the rights to broadcast weekend coverage of Presidents Cup play in 2015 and 2017.
"These new agreements make Global the home of the most comprehensive golf coverage on Canadian television," said Paul Robertson, President, Shaw Media. "We're thrilled to bring viewers this generation of golf's best players competing for the top prizes and titles."
Last Updated on Monday, 04 February 2013 17:38 Monday, 04 February 2013 17:30
TORONTO, Ontario -- This week, golf fans will once again see David Duval in the Swoosh. Nike Golf announced today that Duval has re-signed with Nike Golf.
He will make his 2013 debut in the Swoosh at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Duval, who became the first Nike athlete in 2001 to win a major championship using Nike clubs, will be teeing up the world's first high-speed cavity back driver that conforms to USGA and R&A rules, the Nike VR_S Covert driver.
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