World number one Rory McIlroy believes the divide caused by an impending long putter ban is not good for golf.
Debate has raged over the future of belly and broom-handle putters, with the US Golf Association planning a ban from 2016.
The likes of American Keegan Bradley and Australian Adam Scott have had success in recent years with long-handed putters while PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem expressed opposition to the proposed ban.
Finchem believes there is 'no overriding reason' to ban the putters, which has led many to speculate whether different rules may be implemented for the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
Two-time major winner McIlroy strongly believes the PGA Tour should follow the recommendations of the governing bodies.
"We've trusted this game of golf; we've put it in the hands of the USGA for I don't know how many years, and we've always abided by the rules that they have set," said McIlroy ahead of his title defence of the Honda Classic in Florida.
"I don't think this should be any different. I think golf is pretty good at the minute and it's in good hands.
"I saw what Tim Finchem had to say and it seems like the European Tour is going to a different way (than the PGA Tour).
"This divide isn't good for golf ... we either need to all be on one side or the other."
McIlroy believes the adverse reaction to long-handed putters came about rather quickly and says he would not have a problem if they were maintained on both tours.
"I sort of think it was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to how much success people were having with it," he said.
"I'm all for people enjoying the game and trying to make the game as easy as possible and bringing people to the game, and if that means they should allow anchored putters to make it easier for the general public then that's a good thing.
"But then they talk about bifurcation, whether you should have one set of rules for us and one set for the amateurs and it's just a bit of a mess and opened a can of worms.
"If it were up to me I would just (follow) whatever decision the USGA comes to ... maybe the pressure that the PGA Tour has put on them might change their minds and (make them) rethink.
"And if they do that, then that's totally fine with me."
The Honda Classic starts Thursday.