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Adam Scott, who also plays with a long putter, questioned whether players who use the club really have an advantage that necessitates banning it.

“My point right off for the whole thing is, what is their criteria for banning anchoring putting or whatever you want to call it? I don’t know. No one’s given me a good reason yet,” the Australian said.

Bradley said if such a move comes, he’d at least expect the USGA to talk to him about it first. But nobody has approached him or any other player he knows.

Pettersson reported the same thing.

“I figured if they were going to do their research, or whatever, they should probably speak to a few guys playing for a living using the long putter or belly putter,” he said.