Tiger Woods has had it right all along, and golf's ruling bodies finally have it right, too.
Anchoring a putter against the body contravenes the spirit of the game. And now it will contravene the rules, too.
In a move that will cause seismic divisions throughout professional golf -- and bring anxiety attacks to Sunday morning hackers with the yips -- belly and broomstick putters will be outlawed.
The United States Golf Association, which sets rules for the US and Mexico, and Britain's Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which governs the game throughout the rest of the world, will announce the sweeping ban on Wednesday morning. Because of golf's arcane structures, the change isn't expected to take effect until Jan. 1, 2016.
Speaking on Tuesday ahead of his World Challenge tournament, Woods welcomed the ban he's long advocated.
"The art of putting is swinging the club and controlling nerves and having it as a fixed point, as I was saying all year, is something that's not in the traditi...