U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)

The Loop

Long Putters Are Legal . . . and So Wrong!

August 29, 2007

Bomb & Gouge were inspired to take on the subject of long putters, thanks in no small part to Colt Knost's victory in the U.S. Amateur on Sunday at the Olympic Club. The recent switch by Sergio Garcia to a belly putter has improved his game, and Retief Goosen and Mark Calcavecchia were seen trying long putters at The Barclays last week. Bomb has no problem with the longer putters. He says there's no rule against them, so play on. Gouge? Well, let's just say Gouge takes a slightly different view. Check out the latest exchange between the Equipment Editors of Golf Digest and Golf World.