Over five and a half hours to complete 18 holes.. You would be annoyed as well, right?
Mike Lorenzo-Vera is the latest professional to weigh in on the slow play debate in golf.
The Frenchman is playing at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Ireland this week.
He was livid with how long his second round had taken him on Friday…
Lorenzo-Vera is the latest in a line of players to make comments about slow play.
It came back into the public eye with Brooks Koepka’s comments at the Masters Tournament in April.
“Honestly, I would start stroking guys. If you are going to take that long, you have to get stroked,” the five-time major champion said afterwards.
Richard Bland then became the first player in LIV Golf history to be penalised for slow play. That was followed by Carlota Ciganda’s disqualification at the Evian Championship.
The Spaniard refused to accept the penalty awarded to her, and therefore signed her card with the wrong score, leading to her disqualification from the tournament.
Ciganda took to her personal Instagram account afterwards to make comment.
“Very poor performance from the LPGA rules official, they don’t understand what professional golf is about, they only look at their stopwatch like if 20 seconds is going to make a difference.”
Ahead of the AIG Women’s Open, Nelly Korda also passed comment on the situation, looking at it from a different perspective.
“If I was a spectator and I was out here for 5 1/2 hours to 6 hours, you know, it’s tough to watch,” Korda said.
“You want to watch a sport that’s continuously moving and not continuously stalling. I would say I think it’s really important for the rules officials to enforce the Rules of Golf.”
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