Nicklaus indifferent on long and belly putters


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jack Nicklaus was one of the greatest clutch putters who ever lived, and he typically defends the game’s traditions, but his stance on long putters and belly putters might surprise you.

“You still got to knock it in the hole,” Nicklaus said. “That’s the only way I look at it.”

The U.S. Golf Association has announced it is reviewing the status of long putters and belly putters.

“I’m not offended by it,” Nicklaus said. “I don’t have an issue one way or another with it.”