Padraig Harrington will try anything that makes him play better golf, even a method of putting he believes should be outlawed.
Despite his support of a proposed rule that would ban anchored strokes, Harrington switched to the belly putter Thursday in the Wells Fargo Championship. It didn't appear to help him much - he made only one birdie in a round of 80 - but he plans to stick with it.
''I took it out last week, and mechanically, everything I do with my putting stroke is better with the belly putter than without it,'' he said.
Harrington is a ''Working for Golf'' ambassador for the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, which along with the U.S. Golf Association proposed the new rule last November that would ban the anchored stroke. It has become one of the most divisive issues in golf. A final ruling is expected by the end of the month.
Switching to the belly putter hasn't changed Harrington's mind. He still thinks it should be banned. Then again, this is an Irishman who wears glasse...