Nicklaus Weighs in on Long Putters

When Jack Nicklaus speaks, people tend to listen to what the 18 time major champion has to say. Regardless of the subject matter.

At his press conference on Tuesday at the Honda Classic. Nicklaus, probably one of, if not the best clutch putters of all-time. Weighed in with his opinion, on one of the hottest topics in professional golf these days -- The long putter.

Recently, the U.S.G.A. has said they are going to be reviewing the status of the long putters in the game today.

Even with one of the governing bodies of golf looking over it's outlook on the much debated long putters. The 'Golden Bear' as always, had an opinion on the matter.

“I’m not offended by it. It's a hard game, people need help” Nicklaus said. “I don’t have an issue one way or another with it.”

“You still got to knock it in the hole. That’s the only way I look at it. How many majors have been won with one? One."

Nicklaus has always been looked upon as a traditionalist, and a player who looks out for the game's integrity and traditions.

So to many, his stance on the long putter may be surprising.

For now, the debate will rage on whether or not the long putters should have a place in professional golf or not.

As of right now, they're in.

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