Shot penalties to DQs: How YOU would deal with slow playAugust 12, 2017 The Scoop
Slow play was taken to a whole new level at the PGA Championship on Saturday - and social media had a LOT of suggestions on how to fix it.
The final group at a major championship could be forgiven for taking a little extra time with the stakes as high as they are – but is three hours for nine holes acceptable?
Well, that’s how long leaders Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner took at Quail Hollow on moving day.
And, it seems everyone was in agreement that is was just ridiculous:
— Martin Wiklund (@isomorpheus) August 12, 2017
Who decided it was a good idea to be Jason day and hideki matsuyama in the same group? Please assess a slow play penalty #PGAChampionship
— Jason Kane (@TheJasonKane) August 12, 2017
— Peter Mayer (@peterwmayer) August 12, 2017
— Shaw Wallace (@Shaw19w) August 12, 2017
I have turned over to the men's 4 X 100. If I watch it 255 times I will miss the back 9.
— Tom Irwin (@TomIrwingolf) August 12, 2017
So, we asked what YOU would do about slow play during tournaments… with some surprising responses:
Time clock.they have 3.5 hours to finish round after that its a 1 stroke penelty for every ? Mins over
— sean binns (@SeanBinns) August 12, 2017
Shouldn't be three balls at weekend of a major
— Rob White (@RobWhite_UK) August 12, 2017
Jayne is ICE cold. The caddies are the first to go… ?? https://t.co/2VC9guv7Mg
— National Club Golfer (@NCGmagazine) August 12, 2017
Employ the opposite to speeding fines 2 shot penalty for first offence then another up to 6 Ltd then its a ban or massive fine say £100k
— kenty (@160kenty) August 12, 2017
If they don't speed up, shot penalties followed by DQ. Simples
— g b h (@brozzyh) August 12, 2017
Dock a shot
— Brian O Connor (@BrianOC78873800) August 12, 2017
— IAIN GOODWIN (@yrhaul) August 12, 2017
Let the caddies carry the gps no paperwork ?
— Jayne Birkin ?⛳ (@JayneBirkin) August 12, 2017
Three time major winner,Julius Boros: “By the time you get to your ball, if you don't know what to do with it, try another sport.”
— Mark Colling (@markcoll73) August 12, 2017
We even asked what everyone’s slowest round was… eight (EIGHT!) hours!
Played a couple of pro ams that took 6hrs 30mins! #longday
— Jeff Peace (@74JLP) August 12, 2017
Over six hours middle of summer some years ago
— steve rebhan (@stevereb) August 12, 2017
6 hrs when caddying once. …??
— Rob Shearer (@RobertShearer6) August 12, 2017
Had a 6 hour round three weeks ago. Fuming the entire afternoon, but shot my best round in years ??♂️
— David W. Keen (@DavidWKeen) August 12, 2017
— Douglas Schulte (@GolfGuruDoug) August 12, 2017
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