Thursday, November 1
VIDEO: Tom Lehman on Long Putter Controversy
(Note: Long putter talk begins at about the one-minute mark in video.)
TOM LEHMAN HAS PUTTED WITH THE SHORT putter, the long putter and, currently, is back to the short putter. Lehman says, for himself, there’s not a dramatic difference; it just depends on how he’s rolling the ball. Sometimes a change helps.
As for other tour players and the expected ban by the USGA and The R&A, Lehman starts out sounding diplomatic. But then he stakes out a position:
“The horses are way out of the barn by now. How do you call them back in? I’m personally not in favor of outlawing. I don’t think it makes that big of difference.”
What do you think? Ban anchoring or not? Or ban it for pros only and leave the poor amateurs alone?
From a pure spectator standpoint, I could enjoy the ban just to see how the anchoring boys adapted. I think it would be fun to watch. Is that wrong?