Time for a ban?

Should the ruling bodies now outlaw anchored putters?

Last Updated: 02/11/12 8:43am

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Where do you stand on the long putter debate?

Do recent majors wins for Keegan Bradley (2011 USPGA), Webb Simpson (2012 US Open) and Ernie Els (2012 Open Championship) suggest they're giving golfers an unfair advantage?

And should that lead to a ban?

Or should we recognise that there isn't really a problem given that those regarded as the game's best putters (such as Luke Donald and Brandt Snedeker) are still using a traditional flatstick?

Watch the Sky Sports studio discussion with Denis Pugh, Andrew Coltart and Robert Lee, then vote in our poll (see right-hand side of page) and give your view at the bottom of the page or on twitter at @skysportsgolf

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