23 Jul '12, 8pm

Officials to discuss rule for using long putters

Officials to discuss rule for using long putters text size Jul. 23, 2012 LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) -- One day after Ernie Els won the British Open to become the third major champion using a belly putter, the Royal & Ancient said long putters were "firmly back on the radar" and that a decision could come soon on whether players can keep using them. R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said discussions with the U.S. Golf Association about longer putters anchored to the body began before Els holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the claret jug at age 42. Keegan Bradley at the PGA Championship and Webb Simpson at the U.S. Open both used belly putters. Adam Scott , who had a four-shot lead with four holes to play in the British Open, was using a long putter that he says helped turn around his game. "We appreciate that there is much speculation about this and that...

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