“It’s got nothing to do with it,” he said Thursday. “I’ve got to make money and keep my job. I was practicing with it in the winter and it felt good, so I kept using it.”
Levin opened with a 1-under 69 at the Sony Open. He needed 28 total putts, including nine one-putts and one three-putt.
“Early it felt weird, because I haven’t used it in a tournament in so long I can’t remember,” he continued. “I had a couple of strokes that weren’t very good, but I kind of started to get a feel for it a little bit.”
The USGA and R&A have instituted a ban on anchored putting beginning Jan. 1, 2016, with which the PGA Tour will comply.