Si Woo Kim's
dubious putting technique caught the attention of some golf fans over the weekend on the PGA Tour.
But the Australian, 35, came up with a clutch birdie finish in Texas to return to the winner's circle for the first time in more than five years and later revealed he almost quit the game such was his personal and physical struggles.
As for Kim, he posted a bogey-free final round of 63, gaining 3.499 strokes on the green. Though some would argue he had some help by allegedly anchoring his putter.
Judge for yourself whether you think Kim is anchoring.
Golf fans took a dim view of Kim. One posted this:
stay vigilant! pic.twitter.com/5oevfj5T9Q— ryan woods (@ryanwoods_) May 14, 2023
And another person added:
What do the rules of golf say about anchoring?
Golf's governing bodies, the R&A and USGA, are clear with what is and what isn't permitted:
When making a stroke, Rule 10.1b says a player 'must' not anchor the club. That is either by:
– Doing it "directly", by holding the club or a "gripping hand" against any part of the body or:
– Using an anchor point and holding a forearm "against any part of the body to use a gripping hand as a stable point around which the other hand may swing the club".
You are allowed to hold the club, or gripping hand, against a hand or forearm and if your club, clothes, or that gripping hand, "merely touch" your body or clothing during a stroke – without being held against them – then you won't be guilty of anchoring.