The PGA says it will not hesitate in putting deliberate players on a secret watch list as it formulates a new plan for dealing with slow play in 2020 that includes a significant increase to fines. On penalty strokes, we have changed how we view this going forward. Officials will now assess a one-stroke penalty for the second bad time in a tournament, not a round, and for every bad time thereafter in the same tournament.
The PGA Tour announced in August at the Northern Have confidence match after a significant leisurely play self-discipline engaging Bryson DeChambeau that it develop into speeding up its work on a brand contemporary blueprint that it had been allowing for for months.
A trial period will commence with the new regulations to go into effect the week of the RBC Heritage in April. In the past, two bad times in a round meant a penalty, and that has happened very infrequently.
Players on the list will be expected to keep their average shot time below 60 seconds.
Historically, the slow-play policy has focused on groups being out of position. Those players will then be subject to a 60-second timing for all shots. If a participant exceeds 60 seconds, then he'll be timed on a particular person basis even supposing his neighborhood is in situation. If no infractions occur within two holes, he will no longer be timed.
One other timing grief will also be instituted: If any participant within the self-discipline is noticed to buy better than 120 seconds to play a shot (with out a factual motive of doing so), he'll be given an excessive shot time.
Fines will begin for a second excessive shot time in a season at $10,000 and increase to $20,000 for each additional offense. DeChambeau has been viewed as a slow player on both sides of the Atlantic, having faced criticism for his 72nd-hole "process" past year en route to winning at Dubai.
"We talked lengthy and hard relating to the observation list", Dennis stated. Our goal with this is to really educate the players. "We're going to put a lot of energy into this and really try and work with everyone".
Dennis stated that each timing of strokes might perchance well most most likely be achieved by on-route guidelines officers.