Sobel: The Truths & Myths About Slow Play on the PGA Tour


Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Bryson DeChambeau

Aug 11, 2019, 12:38 PM EDT
  • The debate over slow play on the PGA Tour rages on, and everyone seems to have an opinion.
  • Jason Sobel separates the truths from the myths when it comes to pace of play.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — As I wrote in my Saturday column on Bryson DeChambeau and the latest slow play controversy, the entire issue is like traffic: Everybody hates it, and nobody thinks it’s his or her fault.

When it isn’t present — traffic or slow play — it’s out of mind. When it exists, though, when a player takes two minutes to read a putt or there’s a standstill on the LIE at rush hour, it suddenly dominates our list of pet peeves.

Some of these grievances are legitimate. Others are pure speculation.

Let’s separate the truths and myths about slow play.