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Pettersson says no legal recourse over anchor ban

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – PGA Tour members investigating the potential of legal recourse against the organization after its policy board adopted the USGA’s impending Rule 14-1b to ban anchored strokes Monday may be starting to view that possibility as a lost cause.

Boston-based lawyer Harry Manion had been serving as legal counsel to nine PGA Tour players since January, but at least one of those players strongly hinted toward forgoing any legal action.

“We had Harry Manion employed for a while,” Carl Pettersson said from The Greenbrier Classic on Tuesday. “We just didn’t want to get pushed over. But it’s over with and we’ll just have to get on with it.”

Asked whether there’s still potential for some type of lawsuit to be brought forth against the PGA Tour, he didn’t mince words.

“I don’t think so, no” Pettersson continued. “I don’t think that would do anybody any good.”