Sabbatini hires new swing coach

After missing the cut in three of his last starts, Rory Sabbatini decided after carding an 80 at Riviera a few weeks back. It was time for a change.

Enter his new swing coach, Rick Smith.

“I just decided it’s time; I can’t just continue to try to and get around the golf course and try and escape,” Sabbatini said on Tuesday. “We have to try and improve the whole situation.”

Sabbatini is the defending champion at this week's Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. as the PGA Tour kicks off it's Florida swing.

This relationship goes back a bit further as well.

The two spoke after the Northern Trust Open in 2011. Subsequently, Sabbitini missed his next cut at the Mayakoba Classic.

“We spent some time focusing on just getting the swing on the right angles, right planes and just shortening it up,” Sabbatini continued. “It’s been an adjustment, but I think I’m finally starting to grab the concept and really feel like I’m more natural with it."

Tiger Woods weighs in on long putters

In his press conference at Pebble Beach this week. Tiger Woods weighed in on one of the most talked about topics over the past two years on the PGA Tour -- The long putter.

Many believe it gives a player an unfair advantage while it is being anchored to their bodies.

For golf 'purists', this reigns true event more, as it does with Woods.

"I've never been a fan if it." said Woods on the long putters. "I believe it's the art of controlling the body and club and swinging the pendulum motion. I believe that's how it should be played. I'm traditionalist when it comes to that."

Woods went on to give his thoughts on how they can control the length of the putters in the future.

“My idea was to have it so that the putter would be equal to or less than the shortest club in the bag. I think that would be able to get away from any type of belly anchoring."

"I think you can get away from the belly or the long putter by that type of wording, whether or not they do it or not. Peter's looked into it for a number of years, trying to get it to work, and you [would] actually measure every body's sand wedge and putter before you go out and play."

With the recent success of players such as Keegan Bradley winning the PGA Championship and Bill Haas hoisting the FedEx Cup with long putters.

The debit, I'm sure will rage on in the coming months and years until some sort of compromise is made or the club is banned all together.

Chopra jars two aces in one round

The odds of an amateur golfer carding two hole-in-ones in one round are 64 million to one -- Daniel Chopra on the other hand was able to accomplish that feat in a practice round on Monday preparing for the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.

Chopra aced the par-three seventh with a 50-degree pitching wedge from 104 yards. Then 10 holes later, accomplished the same feat on the par-three seventeenth with a 176 yard 7-iron.

The Swedish born Chopra is no stranger to recording aces on Tour.

He has actually jarred three since 2007 in completion.

In 2007 at the TPC Louisiana during the final round at the Zurich Classic. 2008 at the Bob Hope Classic, and in 2009 at the Barcleys.

Millions of golfers will go their entire playing career without recording a single ace on the card. Chopra seems to have a knack for making ones.