FILE - This July 19, 2012 file photo shows Ernie Els of South Africa reacting to a putt on the 11th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the first round of the British Open

 

              FILE - This July 19, 2012 file photo shows Ernie Els of South Africa reacting to a putt on the 11th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the first round of the British Open
FILE - This July 19, 2012 file photo shows Ernie Els of South Africa reacting to a putt on the 11th green at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Lytham St Annes, England. Golf's governing bodies, worried that players will turn to long putters as an advantage instead of a last resort, proposed a new rule Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, that would ban the putting stroke used by three of the last five major champions. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)