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Digging into the belly putters numbers

Updated: November 30, 2012, 5:49 PM ET
By Justin Ray

Before we at Numbers Game dive into the math, we must offer a disclaimer for prisoners of the moment.

Putting technique controversy is nothing new.

In 1967, the USGA and R&A agreed to prohibit players from straddling the line of their putt. The great Sam Snead had developed a "croquet style" of putting that grew in popularity with players struggling on the green.

Fast-forward 45 years, and the belly putter is now in the proverbial cross hairs. Wins in three of the ...

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