Count the King among those who aren’t fans of long putters.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a club made that I know of that has not been in my bag,” Arnold Palmer said today at his Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando. “May not stay long, and the long putter is one of them. I’m not a fan of long putters.”
That doesn’t mean, however, Palmer wants players to stop using long putters or wants long putters banned.
“I suppose that if I were playing, and a long putter, being totally legal, and would help my game, I might use it. But I’m opposed to it personally,” Palmer said. “I just think that there shouldn’t be a place in the game for anchoring a club against the body, which is what the long putter does.
“So, technically, and principally, I am against it. But would I use it if it were going to enhance my game in the competition? I might.”