Tuesday, December 15

VIDEO: Bernhard Langer Doesn't Know How He Will Putt Come January 1

BERNHARD LANGER IS SURELY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL anchored-putter tour player in the game's history. The man has been using the anchored stroke and long putter since Bill Clinton was president. He has won a ton of golf tournaments all over the world and has had his way on the Champions Tour.

But golf life, as Langer has known it, will change on January 1, 2016 when the anchoring ban goes into effect (Rule 14-1B).

So what's the two-time Masters champion going to do? He doesn't know.

Judging from the above interview with ESPN's Michael Collins, Langer doesn't seem too worried about it. Despite his nonchalance, I have a feeling he is more than just tinkering. There are a variety of putters and methods available to him. Plus, there's no quit in the greatest German golfer. We know that.

Don't be surprised if Bernhard still finds a way to win.

(H/T Geoff Shackelford)


Average Golfer said...

Appreciate his confidence, but he went to the anchored putter to cure yips that threatened his career.

The Armchair Golfer said...

That's true. I might be overly optimistic. He is certainly strong-willed. I think he'll adapt, but will he still win? He might not need to putt quite as well on the Champions Tour, especially if his long game holds up.