Davis to speak at players' meeting

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour has invited Mike Davis of the U.S. Golf Association to speak at the mandatory players' meeting next week at Torrey Pines.

A proposed rule that would ban the stroke used for long putters is on the agenda. The USGA and Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced in November that anchored strokes would be banned in 2016 under the new rule.

Davis says he will explain the ruling and how the governing bodies reached their decision, and he would take questions.

One issue for the professional tours is whether to adopt the new rule before it takes effect. Davis says that's one area he would have no input.

He says he has purposely stayed away from talking publicly about the proposed rule during a 90-day comment period.

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