Pace of Play - The Story of the Never Changing Rule

Nope, I am not going to write the full story of pace of play. The title of this blog would be a great title to a documentary that ESPN's 30 for 30 should do in 2047 when the rule still hasn't changed. Pace of play has always been an issue. I mean look at some of the greats back in the 80's they were taking 3-4 minutes just to figure out the line of a putt.

Now I hate.. I mean I HATE slow play. I really hate when I have to wait when I'm playing let alone watching it. It makes my blood boil. The three things Brooks Koepka and I have in common is the fact that we're both super strong, handsome, and get really aggravated when somebody takes 18 years to hit a shot. I see where Brooks is coming from, and I appreciate the fact that he wants this game to move a long a little faster. It's not a game that's designed to be played quickly, I understand that. I also know that this game was not designed to move as slowly as it's starting to.

Bryson has been in the news a lot lately for how slow he plays. While yes it does aggravate the piss out of me, I understand where he's coming from. He hardly ever, if ever gets warned about his pace. This is his world, he's doing whatever it takes to go out and provide for him and his family. Does he take it a little too far? Technically speaking, by the letter of the law he actually isn't. It's up to the rules official to move play along, and nobody's told him to play faster. I also respect the fact the Bryson is now working along side the USGA to help move the pace of play along.

There needs to be nice middle. I don't think we'll ever get to the pace that Brooks wants it to be, but I also don't think it needs to be as slow as it is. God forbid we start moving too fast, then my Sunday naps will become extinct. If you don't know, I love falling asleep about noon when a tournament starts and waking up just as the last group gets to about number 14 or 15 and the I just lay there until the conclusion of the tournament. Best. Naps. Ever.


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