Pace of play is becoming a bigger and bigger issue on the PGA Tour. This week, a star player is getting crushed for how slowly he’s playing his rounds at The Northern Trust.
Bryson DeChambeau, who is known as one of the most analytical players on tour, might be taking things a bit too far. In his first two rounds during the tournament, he’s been criticized a number of times for taking too long to play his shots.
Two instances in particular are going viral. One, from Friday, shows him taking over three minutes to play a 70-yard pitch shot.
Another, from Saturday, shows him taking over two minutes to line up a putt. Check it out:
anyone need a nap?
here’s DeChambeau pacing off a 70-yard shot which took over 3 minutes to hit (couldn’t post the entire video it took so long) pic.twitter.com/7A3Azeftyu
— Eric Patterson (@EPatGolf) August 9, 2019
— Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ) August 10, 2019
This isn’t the first major issue we’ve seen with pace of play this year. At The Open, Brooks Koepka got very frustrated with his playing partner – J.B. Holmes – for not playing his shots quickly. He criticized him after Sunday’s round.
The PGA Tour will likely have to address this if it continues. Some players are causing rounds to take nearly five hours.
DeChambeau is currently tied for 23rd place at six-under par.