You have some serious moral issues if you think it's okay for a guy to say he thinks something is cheating and then go ahead and do it anyway.
His words...not mine.
Either he was lying about saying he thought it was cheating, or he's now cheating by using a long putter. Pretty simple.
Wait, time out. I'm with Meenman on this one.
If I recall correctly Tiger Woods said a very similar thing in regards to them playing lift, clean and place during a tournament awhile back. He called it "lift, clean and cheat." Of course, he still did it, just like all of the rest of them.
Granted, I just teed it up for you guys to make all of the Tiger Woods/no morals jokes you want, but come on. Just because a guy says that something is illegal that clearly is not doesn't mean he has no morals. It just means he is wrong.
I can say right now that I think it's illegal to drink soda while driving. It doesn't mean that if I go and do it later that all of a sudden I have no morals. That's silly.
And, Dave, to your last point ... isn't he allowed a change of heart? Have you never changed your mind about something? He said it once and now he has to believe that forever? Maybe he realized that he spoke out of turn when he said that. And it's not against the rules now, so it's not cheating. Pretty simple if you ask me.
[Edit: Sorry was still writing while Meenman posted, didn't mean to repeat]
Lift, clean and cheat is a commonly used tongue in cheek sarcasm. Nobody in his right mind would be thinking that Tiger was seriously calling it cheating. Very different from Ernie Els commenting on the anchored putting. He was in dead ernest (sorry about the misspelling, but the pun required it ) when he called it cheating.