Players are not often penalized for slow play.
But according to golf. com it happened recently in “KPMG Women’s PGA Championship” where Klara Spilkova (a 25-year-old Czechoslovakian) incurred a two-stroke penalty for breach of the tournaments pace-of-play policy.
Most often, slow play has no consequences, except that it annoys fellow players, spectators, TV-viewers etc.
Here is a list of some incidents involving slow play from recent years:
- Bryson Dechambeau takes his time in Dubai (2019): Read the article.
- Article from August 2019: Read the article.
- J. B. Holmes took 4 minutes for a stroke (!): Read the article.
Kevin Na is well known for slow play, to say it least. Try to count the number of practice swings he takes in the video below…:
Lost (at least) US $8,000.
Without this penalty, Spilkova would have made the cut and thereby received prize money: For even last place paid $8,000 US (and for the winner $645,000).
Below, you can find an interview with Spilkova from earlier this year.