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Volume Two Hundred Ninety Two

Sep. 5, 2011     By     Comments (5)

Rickie Fowler stinks it up yet again in the final round.

Hittin' the LinksHello again Sand Trap fans and welcome to another edition of Hittin' the Links. So the long putter debate rages on as none other than Phil Mickelson himself decides to put one in the bag. I personally do not see how something can be an advantage if it is available to everyone. Then again I use a belly putter so I could be biased.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at Lefty's long putter debut, then check out a mini-tour that has banned them, and look into what is causing Roger Federer to avert his eyes. Also on tap we investigate a mean marsupial, weigh in on Freddy's gamble, and do a wrap-up of the weeks events. Read on!

Hole 1: Belly Man
Phil Mickelson becomes the latest player to go to the belly putter. [Link]

Hole 2: Belly Ban
A European mini-tour becomes the first circuit to ban the belly putter. [Link]

Hole 3: I Can't Watch
Tiger's pal Roger Federer has found it difficult to watch his friend as he has struggled lately. [Link]

Hole 4: One Mean Marsupial
A rogue kangaroo has made it difficult for golfers at an upscale country club in Australia. [Link]

Hole 5: TV Time
The PGA Tour has signed a nine-year tv rights extension with several networks. [Link]

Hole 6: Tiger Gamble
Feddy Couples is taking quite a gamble picking Tiger Woods for the Presidents Cup team. [Link]

Hole 7: Green Litigation
A golf course equipment maker is suing the PGA of America and Atlantic Athletic Club. [Link]

Hole 8: Back-to-Back
Thomas Bjorn gets back-to-back wins on the European Tour. [Link]

Hole 9: Boston Shootout
There's a lot of action going in Boston at the Deutsche Bank. But one thing's for certain: Rickie Fowler stinks. [Link]


  1. Nihilist says:

    How bout Nick Watney sucking after shooting a final round 80 and finishing lower than Rickie?

  2. handlez42 says:

    if the belly putter is banned in all tours that is truly pathetic. they might as well ban the jumbo putter grips (like tigershark grips) because they do the exact same thing for your putting stroke.

    and lets give fowler a break. hes under stress much like tom watson was at the beginning of the break.

  3. Jooma says:

    Any putter longer than 35 inch should be banned forthwith. Any putter supported by any part of golfers body and anchoring the pendulum, except for hands, wrists and arms, should be banned forthwith. I do not agree with the thick grip (tigershark) ban because it does not anchor the pendulum.
    What about a long, belly driver – I bet it will be a much easier to hit. Someone will come up with this and I think the TM is on the right track.

  4. Nihilist, that included an 11, so it wasn't quite the same thing. Plus Watney has won, unlike Rickie.

    We're discussing the rulings and the effects (and everything else) about long and belly putters in the forum. If you've commented here you're already registered!

  5. sean_miller says:

    If getting in contention and the shitting bed is a sign of suckage, then I nominate Rickie Barnes and Troy Matteson.

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