CROMWELL, Conn. – Three weeks ago, Keegan Bradley switched to a standard-length, non-anchored putting style for the Memorial Tournament. Last week, he went back to anchoring for the U.S. Open.
This week? He’ll continue anchoring during the Travelers Championship, but maintained Wednesday that it’s a fluid situation.
“As of now, I'm just going to stick with the belly, stick with what I know, and kind of play it as I go,” he said. “I'm not going to say I'm going to switch for good or not switch. Right now, I'm going to go belly, and you never know, next week I could be shorty. It's nice to know in the back of my mind that it's all good, that I feel comfortable with it.”
Last year, the USGA and R&A issued a joint decision that anchoring would be deemed against the rules beginning on Jan. 1, 2016.
If there’s a clue as to when Bradley will make a permanent switch, he hinted toward it Wednesday.
“My goal is to make the Ryder Cup contending in these majors and then make a permanent switch. I feel as though it's easier going from belly to the short putter, because I feel like I've got so much more touch with the short putter. I really feel in the future I have the potential to putt better over the long term.”