Once again slow play is in focus after Bryson DeChambeau’s play in the recent Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
See a video about one of his strokes (and preparations for it) here:
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) 27. januar 2019
What do you think – is it too slow?
According to GolfDigest’s website, DeChambeau did not think it was a problem:
– It’s actually quite impressive that we’re able to get all that stuff done in 45 seconds; people don’t realize that it’s very difficult to do everything we do in 45 seconds… I think that anybody that has an issue with it, I understand, but we’re playing for our livelihoods out here, and this is what we want to do…
Another professional player, Broeks Koepka, had quite another opinion:
– I just don’t understand how it takes a minute and 20 seconds… to hit a golf ball; it’s not that hard…. It’s always between two clubs…It really drives me nuts especially when it’s a long hitter because you know you’ve got two other guys or at least one guy that’s hitting before you so you can do all your calculations…
Not many have been penalized recently, with Corey Pavin as one of few exceptions:
What do you think? Is it OK that some professional players are slow, because they play for a living? Or should they speed up?
Or should slow play be penalized more often/harder/more?