Q. You were pretty blunt about what you thought about the long putters when asked about it earlier this year. How much do you think what you've said led to what's going to happen tomorrow?
TIGER WOODS: Well, I think it's I was just asked my own opinion, and that was it. I don't know if it carried any weight or not, but I just believe that 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 traditions of the game. We swing all other 13 clubs. I think the putter should be the same. It should be a swinging motion throughout the entire bag.
I don't know if there's any statistical data on it, but I'm sure there is somewhere, about whether or not anchoring the putter does help on a certain range of putts, especially the guys who have gotten the twitches a little bit. But I think that what one of the things that I was concerned about going forward is the kids who get started in the game and starting to putt with an anchoring system. There have been some guys who have had success out here, and obviously everyone always copies what we do out here, and that's something that I think for the greater good of the game needs to be adjusted.
The USGA's 2011 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award winner