Just a day after Ernie Els' success at the Open Championship, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is looking at banning the use of long putters.
Els sunk a string of crucial putts with his longer flat stick on his way to winning the Claret Jug.
R and A chief executive Peter Dawson says discussions with the US Golf Association about their use are firmly back on.
He says they hope to make a call in a matter of months.
As well as Els, Adam Scott, PGA Champion Keegan Bradley and US title holder Webb Simpson are other exponents of the putter.
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