Jack Nicklaus

Should the PGA Tour outlaw belly putter?

It's fine — for amateurs

Chris Dufresne

Los Angeles Times

The most sleep-inducing word on the PGA Tour this year is "bifurcation," although the issue over whether the tour should break from USGA and R&A is hotter than Dubai. Golf's ruling lords have proposed banning "the anchoring" of a club (putter) to a player's body. The PGA Tour has suggested it won't go along. In a perfect world, this ban should have been initiated 40 years ago or at least before belly putting players won three of last five majors.

I do think, like Tiger Woods, it's a competitive advantage at golf's highest level and I would advocate it being...