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Bryson DeChambeau's slow play is not going over well with anybody

12 August 2019

DeChambeau had a conversation on the putting green Sunday with Brooks Koepka, who has emerged as something of a zealot in the anti-slow play movement.

Their current pace-of-play policy only addresses players whose groups have fallen out of position, but the PGA Tour will now assess whether to expand the regulations to encompass players whose groups are in position.

"We are now in the process of reviewing this aspect of pace of play and asking ourselves, 'Is there a better way to do it?' We think technology definitely plays a key role in all of this and we are thinking about new and innovative ways to use it to address these situations".

"We know that the individual habits of players when they are preparing to hit a shot can quickly become a focal point in today's world, and our players and fans are very passionate about this issue", said Dennis.

DeChambeau started his second round on the back nine, and on the par-4 16th hole, The Northern Trust defending champion drew some attention on Twitter when a video showed him pacing off a 70-yard shot.

Tyler Dennis, the Tour's chief of operations, added: "We are really focused at the moment on leveraging our ShotLink technology to assist us with these factors".

He said he took exception to a fellow professional criticizing him on social media and would like to hash it out face-to-face with the Englishman. Despite the broadcast saying it's "a pretty straightforward shot" it still took the five-time PGA Tour victor more than three minutes to execute. Thomas also called DeChambeau out for his slow play, saying "it's not working", among other things.

Elliott was perplexed, telling DeChambeau that he wasn't involved. If the tour decides to explore its longtime policy, there could be a chance to better identify the players taking too much time.

DeChambeau acknowledged he occasionally took more than his allotted 40 seconds to play but guessed it was only five percent of the time.

When told they are on the clock, players often speed up, making penalties for slow play rare.

Even his fellow players on Tour chimed in, with Luke Donald noting that despite the elongated time DeCheambeau still misread the putt by two cups. The first bad time results in a warning, while a second bad time in the same round results in a one-stroke penalty. "And some are not".

Bryson DeChambeau's slow play is not going over well with anybody