This week in "Reasons why the anchoring ban shouldn't cause pro golfers to give up their day jobs just yet" focuses on Brendan Steele. The 31-year-old former belly putter only ranks 112th in strokes gained/putting so far in the 2014-15 season, but he's a solid 30th in the FedEx Cup standings and he hasn't missed a cut in seven starts.
It also helps that he hasn't three-putted yet this year. No, really.
Steele currently holds the longest streak without a three-putt on the PGA Tour at 243 holes. It's a streak that goes back to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in November. And despite his below average strokes gained/putting, Steele ranks a solid 27th from four to eight feet (76 percent) and is a perfect 223 out of 223 on putts from inside of three feet.
Not bad for someone who switched to a "regular" stroke less than eight months ago to get a jump on the anchoring ban, which goes into effect in 2016. Well, regular if you don't count using a funky claw grip against him.