Here’s one that’s sure to ruffle some feathers in the USGA’s Far Hills, N.J., headquarters.
In 2007, Colt Knost became just the third player ever – joining Bobby Jones and Jay Sigel – to win three separate USGA titles in the same year, as he swept the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links and was a member of the victorious Walker Cup team.
To commemorate those events, Knost was asked Wednesday to donate a club from those wins to the organization. Here was his response, via Twitter:
USGA asking me to send something from my AM and publinks wins for the museum todsy. Definitely sending them my belly putter I used to win— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) May 29, 2013
Last week, the USGA – along with the R&A – implemented Rule 14-1b, which will disallow any anchored stroke beginning on Jan. 1, 2016. It’s a decision which has divided the professional ranks, with many players claiming that it should remain legal and others applauding the ruling.
Knost later tweeted again, showing a photo of his Scotty Cameron model putter from those victories:
Just went into the garage and found it. Still looks new! twitter.com/ColtKnost/stat— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) May 30, 2013