10 Biggest Golf Controversies of 2017 – Page 5


6. Bernhard Langer’s Anchoring Question

Bernhard Langer’s dominance on the course was only matched in 2017 by the discussion his altered broomstick putter grip cause off it. Langer — and to a lesser degree, Scott McCarron — were the subject of rumbles among golfers the world over for their putter grips. Both insisted — and by almost all accounts — that they didn’t anchor; instead, they moved the butt of the putter away from their sternums.

Undoubtedly, the pair’s success was a contributing factor to those calling for stricter enforcement.


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