Welp, it's official. The anchored putting stoke will become a thing of the past come 2016, thanks to Tuesday's definitive announcement by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A), otherwise known as golf's "Powers That Be".
As has been the sign of our times, sports fans immediately took their reaction to Twitter to share with the world in typical candid fashion. Here are a few gems you may have missed:
Trending: Anchoring ban moves to top of list of golf things I don't care about. Tiger-Sergio settles to 2nd. Slow play holds steady at 3rd.— Jeff Brooke (@thejeffbrooke) May 21, 2013
Can't say I disagree, Mr. Brooke.
PGA of America on anchor ban: "We are disappointed with this outcome."— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) May 21, 2013
Understatement of the Year nominee? Definitely.
Interesting exchange between Gary Player and Greg Norman, aka "The Peanut Gallery".
USGA and R&A adopt Rule 14-1b, which prohibits anchoring a club in making a stroke. You have 955 days to get that putter out of your belly.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) May 21, 2013
I'm going to guess the Average Joe keeps that handle tucked right where it is.
"This rule has broad support across the golf community" What are your thoughts on the #Anchoring Ban announced today?— Bettinardi Golf (@BettinardiGolf) May 21, 2013
I'm guessing one Mr. Matt Kuchar is perfectly fine with the decision.