To be(lly putt) or not to be(lly putt), that is the question

Published 22 April 2013 By: Richard Berry, Alexander Milner-Smith

To be(lly putt) or not to be(lly putt), that is the question

Are the R&A and USGA about to run in to an unexpected legal play-off?  Adam Scott’s victory in the Masters last weekend signified a landmark moment in more ways than one. Not only was it the first victory for an Australian in what is arguably golf’s most prestigious tournament, it also marked the completion of a career grand slam for the anchored putter following victories for Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship), Webb Simpson (2012 US Open) and Ernie Els (2012 Open). Scott’s triumph at Augusta has now served to fan the flames of golf’s hottest debate.

 

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Richard Berry

Richard Berry

Richard is an associate in the Sports Group at City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP. An employment lawyer with particular expertise in contractual issues, disciplinary proceedings and regulatory matters.

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Alexander Milner-Smith

Alexander Milner-Smith

As well as acting for a number of rugby clubs in the Guinness Premiership, Alexander represents a number of high-profile sportspeople. He also works with sports agents in both dispute resolution and contractual matters. He has considerable experience of a number of different dispute resolution forums and has personally undertaken advocacy on behalf of clients at hearings.

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