Briny Baird Switched to Belly Putter Because of Cabrera


You can question the means, but not the ends to Briny Baird’s week on Harbour Town Golf Links’ diminutive greens.
Baird switched to a belly putter for last week’s Verizon Heritage, a move that resulted in one of his most solid putting weeks of the year including a steely 62 for 67 from 10 feet and in.
Baird was prompted to go with the longer model after watching Angel Cabrera win last week’s Masters with a belly putter. The rub, of course, is that the Argentine doesn’t use a belly putter, just a slightly longer version of a standard putter.