Padraig Misses The Old Grooves

Brian Keogh notes that the R&A Ambassador wouldn't mind seeing the old grooves come back.

Asked if he’d like to change a rule, he joked that he wouldn’t ban the long putter in case he wants to use it himself some day.

But he insisted that he’d have no problem if the bosses at St Andrews reversed their decision to outlaw deep grooves last year.

Down from sixth to 75th in the world since the rule came into effect, he said: “If I had a choice, I would much rather have the groove rule back for me and leave them with the belly putter.”