“As long as it’s legal, I’ll keep cheating like the rest of them.” January 10 2013
Kyle Terada, US Presswire.
Ernie Els said in 2011 " As long as its legal, I'll keep cheating like the rest of them." Seems as if Ernie may now be voicing some concern about the banning of his Belly Putter, a complete 360 on his original quote.
This is what Ernie now has to say;
Ernie jumped camp and turned to the belly putter two years ago, the use of this putter ended more than a two-year Tour winless drought, with his Major victory at The Open last July at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes.
Although the proposed ban on anchoring, Rule 14.1b, by the sport's governing bodies. the R&A and the U.S.G.A, is not due take effect until the year 2016, the Tour could create its own rule and outlaw the method much earlier, perhaps as soon as October. Ernie has admitted he has recently played a couple of rounds at the Johor Open with a conventional putter;
It felt quite good"
But Ernie has no plans to change back to the conventional putter anytime soon, may be the Tour could force him into the swap sooner than he thinks.