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Knost wants to donate belly putter to USGA

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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:

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: