Still, Spieth’s second-round 68 was a story of missed opportunities, particularly on the greens, where he lost nearly a shot in strokes gained-putting.Spieth said he’s had a hard time adjusting to the greens at Waialae after playing last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, which featured slower-than-normal green speeds.
"I have it four or five inches off my chest," says Michael Allen, an eight-time winner on the senior tour who still employs a long putter.
"I don’t think anyone would ever even think or suggest — except for uneducated golfers — [that I’m violating the rule] because I've made sure that it's always completely off my body." Steve Flesch, a PGA Tour Champions rookie and former anchorer, believes the crux of the problem is that there is too much gray area in how the rule is written.
"They wanted me to hear from them what they were doing," Chamblee said of the call.
"But I had already looked at many, many videos of them playing and putting and zoomed in and took pictures and watched their explanation with [Golf Channel host] Dave Marr in a telecast where they went through what they were doing." After all parties voiced their views, the call "ended in the proverbial 'we’ll agree to disagree,'" Chamblee said.
Sports Illustrated's Michael Bamberger and GOLF.com's Sean Zak join GOLF Today host Marika Washchyshyn to discuss the most significant of the proposed rules changes and what they mean for the everyday golfer. On May 31 swing instructor Hank Haney tweeted to the United States Golf Association a grainy video of Bernhard Langer’s putting stroke from the U. Senior Open that shows Langer's left wrist touching his shirt — and, perhaps, also his chest, which could be construed as a violation of Rule 14-1b. "This is what nonanchoring is meant to look like," he wrote.