Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/28/12

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA - MAY 10: Tiger Woods addresses the media at the AT&T National Media Day at Aronimink Golf Club on May 10, 2010 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods had been leading the charge for golf to outlaw "anchored putting" from the sport and was hoping that end of the so-called "belly-putters" came to an end Wednesday. Woods, speaking Tuesday at a press conference for the World Challenge, said," The art of putting is swinging the clubs and controlling nerves. "Using a fixed point is not in the traditions of the game," he added. Woods got his wish — somewhat. An announcement was made Wednesday morning, during a media conference call by the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club — golf's two ruling bodies — that said a new rule would not outlaw belly putters or broom-handle putters, only the way they are currently used. It sounds like Woods got a mulligan on his call to arms. The proposed rule would make it illegal for golfers to anchor the club while making a stroke. The new ruling will not take effect until Jan. 1 2016. Woods' complaint is the bane of many other golfers.  The bel...
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