Stadler to putt lefty when anchoring rules change
January 14, 2015
- January 14, 2015
- Kevin Stadler won last season's Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
HONOLULU (AP) -- Kevin Stadler has been using a long putter for the last 16 years, and that will have to change next year with the new rule that outlaws an anchored stroke used for the long putters.
He already has figured out. Stadler is going lefty.
"Just going backward with a little short one," Stadler said.
He has been using a conventional left-handed putter, though not in competition, because it feels the most comfortable to him. For a right-handed player, going to the other side is similar to a cross-handed grip.
"I don't even know how to grip a putter conventionally," Stadler said. "I've putted my whole life as a kid cross-handed, and when I was a really little kid, I played left-handed for a little bit. It feels comfortable. That's probably what I'm going to do."