Tour Takes Wrong Stance on Belly Putters

Tour Takes Wrong Stance on Belly Putters

If Groucho Marx were still alive and needed job, the perfect one just presented itself. He should be commissioner of the PGA Tour.

Groucho once said, “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them … well, I have others.”

When it comes to protecting the “purity” of golf, Tim Finchem has shown he’s a principled man. Until Sunday, when he turned into Groucho Finchem.

He announced the Tour opposes the ban on belly putters that’s been proposed by the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

If you don’t care for golf, this probably sounds like a silly battle between a bunch of stuffed shirts. But if you’re a fan of principles, you’re calling a penalty stroke on Finchem.


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