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Forum Thread of the Day: “How is Patrick Cantlay not getting penalized for slow play?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from TheInfidel, who during Sunday’s fourth round at the Shriners expressed his frustration with Patrick Cantlay’s speed (or lack of it) on the course. Pace of play is a contentious issue right now in golf, and after Corey Pavin’s slow play penalty on the Champions Tour last month, many of our members would like to see officials take action more often on the PGA Tour.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • elwhippy: “He is purgatory. Horsfield tweeted he knows he has an issue and is doing something about it. Cantlay is getting beyond belief. The 2019 rules revisions are about speeding up play but obviously touring pros will be exempt.”
  • the bishop: “I agree that watching Cantlay is frustrating but slow play on the Tour is a collective effort.  Hard to tell watching on TV but was his group ever out of position?  I wonder if Tour officials give some slack on individual times if a group is not out of position if getting them to hurry up would only serve to have them wait even longer to hit their next shots.”
  • GMN_02: “Need to start penalizing players.  5% or 10% of the FedEx Cup points the player would earn from the event for every slow play penalty.  This won’t take them out of the round mentally like a stroke penalty would but the repercussions of losing those points over a whole season could be meaningful enough to make some players speed it up.”
  • IVM: “Here is the answer, if they are slow for more than two holes and they lose a hole then disqualify the group. That will stop slow play.”

Entire Thread: “How is Patrick Cantlay not getting penalized for slow play?”

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. NormW

    Nov 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    The Tournament should put them on notice, maybe have them sign an agreement before accepting the entry. It’s a performance contract and they are contractors.

  2. The Infidel

    Nov 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Cantlay is singled out here, but the topic certainly needs addressed more seriously by the Tour and the PGA. Join the conversation!

  3. Bert Gwaltney

    Nov 9, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    This is the PGA Tour, get accustomed to it continuing, after all it’s an entertainment business.

  4. Tom54

    Nov 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I have a possible solution for at least the viewers. The known slow pokes all should be on delay. Skip all the antics and show us only about the last seconds before they hit their shots. At least we don’t have to suffer, only their fellow playing partners. They are always using tape delays, so just let them always be on delay or don’t cut to them until they hit.

  5. JP

    Nov 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Playing with go slow golfers is the reason I rarely play. My home club is full of them.

  6. Curt

    Nov 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    They make so much money DQ then all for being slow. Such good equipment these days if you are slow you don’t deserve to be on tour. Essentially ever sport has a time limit.

  7. Keith

    Nov 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    This is a dangerous situation. The fasters are attempting to discriminate against the slows. Slows have rights. Even though they were born biologically faster, they identify as slows, and their choice should be embraced and encouraged.

  8. Mike Honcho

    Nov 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Cantlay makes J.B. Holmes look like Usain Bolt

  9. joro

    Nov 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    When is the last time a slow player was penalized, at least one that is a name player. The PGA Tour is total BS in the fact they ignore the rule, and Golf is suffering for that. Kids watch Golf and see slow and think it is fine, and the announcers contribute when they are alway saying be careful and don’t hit until you are ready, you have to wonder is any of them are really ready.

    • Al

      Nov 9, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      It kills me when something bothers a player and they step away. Then the announcer says do the right thing and go through the entire routine again. NOOOOOOOO!!!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Would a top-25 Ranked PGA Tour player absolutely dominate the Web.com Tour?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from vbb, who asks fellow members whether or not they believe a top-25 ranked PGA Tour professional would dominate on the Web.com Tour. Our members have been giving their thoughts on the subject, and while some think that any top-25 PGA Tour pro would rule supreme on the Web.com Tour, others believe that only certain players would.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • rangersgoalie: “Depends on the player. Bubba?  He’d win, probably a few, but results would be all over the place. Fleetwood?  Likely multiple wins and consistent contention. “
  • c7015: “Would be interesting, in short hell yes but I would be curious to track regression to the mean. I know those guys go low and some might say it would be harder for a tour player to adjust.”
  • iBanesto: “Dustin Johnson would dominate easily.”
  • Darth Putter: “Could a PGA Tour player motivate himself enough to play well for less than one-tenth the purse he normally plays for?”

Entire Thread: “Would a top-25 Ranked PGA Tour player absolutely dominate the Web.com Tour?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “2019 Fourteen Golf TC920 Irons”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Fourteen Golf’s 2019 TC920 irons. Our guys were on-hand this week to snap some photos of the new additions from Fourteen Golf, and the look of the clubs made by the Japanese manufacturer has many of our members besotted.

For a lot more photos and discussion, make sure to check out the entire thread here.

Here are what some of our members are saying about Fourteen Golf’s TC920 irons.

  • IHFN: “Look like a combo of the TC-888 and the FH900, but with the offset of the FH1000. Me likey.”
  • MitchellGolfing: “Really like the look of these. Fourteen puts out some serious irons.”
  • Equipto: “Haven’t ever really considered Fourteen as an option, but after seeing these I might have to rethink that, great looking sticks.”
  • andrieddie: “At first, I was going to say the FH 900 looks so much better, but after a few takes….this looks like money too. Hope more and more of these are showing up in the bags of big tour players.”

Entire Thread: “2019 Fourteen Golf TC920 Irons”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “2019 Accra TZ5 & TZ6 shafts”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases the 2019 Accra TZ5 & TZ6 shafts. The shafts have been met with resounding approval from our members on our forum, who almost to a man find them a thing of beauty, and are eager to find out just when they will hit the shelves.

For more photos, make sure to check out the full forum thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, and you can join the discussion at the link below.

  • Ziggy16: “Yessssss love it. I had the chance to hit Accra shafts for the first time in 2018. I think they are some of the best feeling shafts I’ve ever swung. It’s between them and VA Composites, although I just saw Oban is now back in the game. Still, after all these years, the HB is still making a mark in my bag.”
  • KMo23: “Have the TZP Proto in the Driver, can’t wait to find a weight and launch profile for a fairway wood. Lots of tour guys switching to this!”
  • Oaks: “It’s the best feeling Shaft I can remember in a while.  Reminds me of the old ACCRA feel that they were known for.”
  • rpmspooner: “I had a chance to chat with Reid at Accra yesterday. They are extremely excited about the Tz5 and Tz6. I think they think this one is a home run. “Smoother mid section” was the response. If that is true, I don’t know who is going to compete with ACCRA this year. They already owned the smooth space in golf shafts.”

Entire Thread: “2019 Accra TZ5 & TZ6 shafts”

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