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Haven't golfers already voted for belly putters with their guts and wallets?

Updated: December 4, 2012, 5:43 PM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

Beautiful.

That was my initial, facetious reaction to the news that the USGA, together with the Royal & Ancient, wanted to limit the use of elongated putters. Where were they, I thought, when golfers started bringing Fisher-Price clubs to the tee box? Why do they care so much about 10-footers and so little about the 350-yard bombs that have turned tough par-5s into easy birdie-4s? Is the broomstick or belly putter really a threat to country club civilization?

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