Brandel Chamblee has been consistent in his arguments for bifurcation and always adds fresh twists to bolster his case, like this one from today's SI/golf.com Confidential.
The subject was last week's anchoring ban announcement.
I think the USGA and the R&A missed a perfect opportunity to make allowances for the differences between amateurs and professionals. In baseball, the aluminum bat that amateurs are allowed to use has a higher COR or rebound effect than the wooden bat that professionals must use, owing for the differences in skill. In golf, most amateurs can not swing hard enough to get the rebound effect in clubs that the professionals get. Two sets of rules, would allow amateurs to use anchored putters, have a higher COR in their clubs and hotter golf balls and simultaneously allow for the gradual scaling back of the COR in professional clubs and slow down the ball. The application of these two sets of rules would make it possible to draw courses back to lengths that long ago where abandoned. As for the PGA Tour, LPGA and PGA of America, I have never understood why a sport would not make its own rules, and this anchored issued has made more obvious my reservations in that regard.