It was another hot week for the long putter; they racked up three more wins on the PGA and Champions Tours this weekend. I know its a hot topic but the USGA and R&A will be making a huge mistake in my book if they decide to ban the long putter. Too many people have been making their living using these things for a long time and many of the younger players have known nothing else. But hey if they want to ban something just because “it doesn’t look right” or some other idiotic reason then go for it. I personally would love to see them ban it and then the PGA Tour not abide by the rule.
Anyway, let me get down off my soapbox and checkout whats in this week’s Hittin’ the Links. We begin with a look at the golf whisperer, then find out who needs a star, and investigate whats up with David Duval. Also on tap, we checkout more belly controversy, take a peek at a subway made golf course, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. read on!
Hole 1: The Golf Whisperer?
While his own game is a little “off” Phil seems to have some good tips for his practice round partners. [Link]
Hole 2: We Need a Star
The LPGA Tour is in desperate need of a U.S. Star. [Link]
Hole 3: David Duval
David Duval discusses his recent financial problems. [Link]
Hole 4: Belly for Life
With the possible ban of anchoring the putter some younger pros, who have been doing it their entire career, could be hurt. [Link]
Hole 5: Subway Course
Rubble from a New York subway project is being used by the Jack Nicklaus to build a golf course. [Link]
Hole 6: Two-for-Two!
Ben Kohles does it again winning his only two starts on the Web.com Tour. [Link]
Hole 7: 3M Championship
Bernhard Langer charges on Sunday to win the 3M Championship on the retirement tour. [Link]
Hole 8: One Point Win!
J.J. Henry holds on in Tahoe to win the Reno-Tahoe Open by a single point. [Link]
Hole 9: WGC Bridgestone Invitational
Keegan Bradley profits on another Furyk meltdown to win the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. [Link]