Bryson DeChambeau, who is commonly on the heart of conversations surrounding sluggish play on the PGA Tour, was hounded with criticism after Spherical 2 at The Northern Belief.
The 25-year-old golfer took his time Friday as he performed Liberty Nationwide Golf Course within the first FedEx Cup Playoff occasion. A event of this magnitude places further strain on golfers and being deliberate earlier than pictures, particularly on the inexperienced, will be essential.
Nevertheless, many felt that DeChambeau took an unreasonable period of time studying a specific putt. He even obtained the eye of the broadcasters, who mentioned the putt was “a pretty straightforward shot,” however it nonetheless took DeChambeau over three minutes to execute.
Justin Thomas, who was one in all DeChambeau’s companions that spherical and a notoriously fast participant, was visibly annoyed.
A variety of different golfers chimed in.
European Tour professional Eddie Pepperell said, “Just look at Tommy (Fleetwood) and Justin, both looking completely bored. Slow players do this to their playing partners making the game less enjoyable. Problem is, the unaffected single-minded twit in this instance, doesn’t care much for others.”
Golf coach Andrew MacRae added, “And this is why I have stopped watching the PGA Tour and lost interest. Such a shame that this goes unpunished and ruins the game.”
Whereas some have been barely extra encouraging.
“Slow play in golf isn’t anything new – but nowadays with social media, TV etc it’s just being exposed to a new level,” mentioned Luke Donald, a five-time Tour winner. “This seems like the perfect time to do something about it! C’mon people it’s 2019, let’s figure this out!!”
Sluggish play in golf is not something new – however these days with social media, TV and so on it is simply being uncovered to a brand new stage. This looks as if the proper time to do one thing about it! C’mon folks it is 2019, let’s determine this out!! @PGATOUR @EuropeanTour @RandA @USGA
– Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) August 10, 2019
DeChambeau superior into the weekend at The Northern Belief and completed his third spherical carding even-par 71. It was his highest spherical of the week however he escaped with out enduring any extra flak.
He addressed the criticism after his spherical, saying he had been “attacked” and the remarks “put me in a bad light.”