As part of the European Tour’s battle against slow play, the 2018 Shot Clock Masters will become the first golf tournament in history to set a time limit on every shot.
The move is an extension of an idea trialed for one hole during the Golf Sixes tournament last May.
A large, mobile timer gives the first player in a group 50 seconds to take his shot, followed by 40 seconds for any subsequent players.
A one-shot penalty will be incurred every time the limit is exceeded and a red card shown against the player’s name on the leaderboard.
Each player can call two “time-outs” during a round, giving them twice the usual time to play a shot.