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Putter debate hitting fever pitch

Originally Published: November 21, 2012
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

No longer is it only a crutch, a technique used by those who have run out of options. For years, players have been using a version of a long putter in competition, whether by holding it against their chest or, the more recent phenomenon, anchored to their belly.

Desperation was typically the reason for going to such a putting style, the ability to stroke putts with a conventional putter increasingly frustrating.

Not so much anymore.

Sure, there are ...

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