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US Amateur: Solid Dunne refuses to budge at Olympia Fields; reaches quarters and looks dangerous

Paul Dunne is making a habit of creating history and if he wins against the confident young American Bryson DeChambeau in today’s quarter-finals of the US Amateur Championship he will become the first Irishman to reach the last four since Joe Carr at Pebble Beach 54 years ago.

US Amateur: Solid Dunne refuses to budge at Olympia Fields; reaches quarters and looks dangerous

Anchoring ban approved by R&A and USGA

Padraig Harrington anchors his belly putter at Quail Hollow. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieThe R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), golf’s governing bodies, today announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on 1 January 2016 in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf.

Harrington fears pro-anchoring lobby could stymie ball roll-back

Padraig Harrington: “I used the grooves for longer than anybody has used the long putter. t’s cost me a shot a day.” Picture: Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington - man who has never walked off a golf course illness or injury in close to 500 professional appearances - is too diplomatic to comment on Rory McIlroy’s Honda Classic walk-out.