Phil Mickelson: 'Long putter ban would be grossly unfair'

Mickelson: 'Putter ban would be grossly unfair'
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Phil Mickelson believes that banning long putters would put amateur players off golf.

Phil Mickelson has said that a ban on long putters would be "grossly unfair".

Golf's ruling bodies are considering plans to prohibit the use of putters than can be anchored to the body, with a decision due soon.

The 42-year-old told Sky Sports News: "I understand both sides, it's just that I don't think you can take away what you've allowed players to use, practise and play with for 30 years. I think it is grossly unfair.

"I am concerned about some amateur players that use it and I don't want to deter people from the game of golf."

Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson have been among those using belly or broomhandle putters during the last year.

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