Missing LinksDecember 16, 2015

Dottie Pepper takes on USGA, says new rule on anchor ban ‘reads like the tax code’

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The headline to Dottie Pepper’s story at ESPNw is “Taking golf’s governing bodies to task.” She does so emphatically, notably with her take on the new anchor ban: “The information about implementation of the rule on the USGA's website is seven long pages when printed. The rule itself reads like the tax code and includes exceptions that undercut the strength of the rule, like Matt Kuchar's method of putting where he braces the putter grip against his forearm. I have yet to hear an explanation of this particular method that dissuades me from thinking it is an anchored stroke.”

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Daniel Berger, 22, might be the least heralded of what is the called the Class of 2011, the talented group of players, including Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, that graduated from high school in 2011. But he was the PGA Tour rookie of the year and he’s only going to get better, he said in this story in the Sun-Sentinel. “I think mentally I'm better, I've got a better understanding of the game, better at traveling, better at eating, I'm physically stronger. In every aspect I'm better, for sure,” he said.

Tom Weiskopf was chosen by the city of San Diego to do the renovation of the North Course at Torrey Pines and is salivating at the opportunity. “This is a tremendous opportunity to enhance an extremely dramatic and special site,” he told Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “My challenge is to not get caught up in what the best players in the game are going to do here in one round a year. The important thing for me is to make it challenging but fair … memorable, and a fun experience that is a totally different look for its future.”

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