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Carl Pettersson: Golf on 'witch hunt'

Updated: January 5, 2013, 12:08 AM ET
Associated Press

KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Carl Pettersson says the proposed rule to ban the anchored stroke for long putters feels like a "witch hunt," and that golf's governing bodies were only reacting to three of the past five major champions using a belly putter.

"It seems silly to ban something that's been around for 40 years," Pettersson said in his first comments since the U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced plans Nov. 28 to outlaw anchored strokes. "It's unfortunate. I feel like ...

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