Golf's slow play row rumbles on, but is there a quick fix?

Golf's slow play row rumbles on, but is there a quick fix?

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But what you don’t find yourself shouting over the soothing tones of David Attenborough is: “Hurry up and hit the damn ball!”

Slow play is a fast route to heated debate in the sport.

At Torrey Pines in January, American JB Holmes took four minutes, 10 seconds to hit his second shot on the final hole, despite the PGA Tour rules stipulating that a player should take no more than 40 seconds. His whole round took six hours.

Then there’s Kevin Na, who was derided on social media — including by former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen — for taking a minute-and-a-half over what appeared to be a routine tap-in at the Genesis Open.

Na wasn’t impressed, pointing out that the putt was actually 3…



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