Anchoring Ban 2013: Twitter fans react

David Cannon

Twitter exploded among golf fans on Tuesday morning immediately following the anchored putting ban announcement by the USGA and R&A.

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:

Can't say I disagree, Mr. Brooke.

Understatement of the Year nominee? Definitely.

Interesting exchange between Gary Player and Greg Norman, aka "The Peanut Gallery".

I'm going to guess the Average Joe keeps that handle tucked right where it is.

I'm guessing one Mr. Matt Kuchar is perfectly fine with the decision.

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