SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer says the debate over putting with long clubs is far from over.
Langer has been using a long putter he anchors to his chest for 15 years, and the German remains one of the best on the 50-and-older Champions Tour, winning the money list for the fourth time this year. He was perplexed when the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced a new rule that would ban players from anchoring the club to the body.
``It has been out for that long,'' Langer said Thursday at the Nedbank Challenge. ``If there is anything illegal about it, why did they not stop it right away? If it is that easy with a long putter, a belly putter, why aren't 90 percent of the pros and 100 percent of the amateurs using it?''
Langer suggested there might be a challenge to the rule proposal.