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Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau together discuss the issue of slow play on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio’s “Out of Bounds”

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Following the heated dispute over pace of play at last week’s Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka together joined hosts Pat Perez and Michael Collins on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio’s “Out of Bounds” to discuss the issue of slow play in the sport.

*All quotes courtesy of SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

The two men shared their perspectives and ideas on slow play on Tour, with Koepka believing that one of the major issues is that some players on Tour aren’t aware of their slow play, proposing that players go and watch film to become mindful of the amount of time they take over each shot during a round.

“The guys that are slow first have to acknowledge that they are slow. Go back, go watch film. The best thing I ever did was when I was in college; I had an anger issue. I watched film, this guy went out and filmed me for 18 holes, and I realized what how I acted. I slammed a club, was kicking the bag, walking with head down, shoulders hunched, you’re not giving good body language. When you finally see it for yourself, and you’re like ‘wow that’s bad, I can’t be doing that’.

So go watch yourselves, go figure it out and really realise what you’re doing.”

When asked if any players approached him following last week’s controversy at Liberty National, DeChambeau explained that a couple of players came up to him and told him that they were never waiting despite the perceived slow play of the 25-year-old, while DeChambeau also admitted that he is slow when on the greens and is working on ways to improve his pace over putts.

“A couple of guys that were behind me came up to me afterwards and said ‘We never waited on you, man. There was no issue.’; Which was greatly appreciated. I own up to the fact that I am slow on the greens, there is no surprise in that, and I’m looking at ways to always improve and speed up a little bit.”

Both Koepka and DeChambeau agreed that if the Tour were to add a shot to a player’s score, then no player on Tour would take over the allotted 40 second time – with DeChambeau claiming that it would undoubtedly be the most strenuous punishment.

However, despite both players supporting the idea of a shot penalty if a player took over their allotted 40 seconds, Koepka blamed the “non-confrontational” style of the PGA Tour whom he believes are too frightened at the prospect of making players “mad” to implement a stroke penalty for slow play.

DeChambeau also stated how he is unsure how much quicker rounds could be, even with a stricter rule regards the 40-second shot clock, due to elements such as fans as well as camera crews on the course.

“How much faster are we really making it? 10 minutes? 20 minutes? I get capping it at a maximum but trying to get it from 4 hours to 3.30 is very difficult.”

There was also time for some more lighthearted exchanges. When host Collins brought up that people thought that DeChambeau and Koepka could end up fighting at the Northern Trust, the following humorous exchange ensued.

Collins: “People acted like the two of y’all were going to fight.”

DeChambeau: “Let’s be honest, we know who would win that fight, and it’s not me. Let me tell you right now he’d kick my ass.”

Perez: “We do know that.”

Koepka: “He’s got that right.” 

“Out of Bounds” the weekly show hosted by Pat Perez and Michael Collins airs every Tuesday on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio from 8-10 PM ET.

 

 

 

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Jack

    Aug 14, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Yeah they are not afraid of mad players. There are plenty of silly rules in golf that don’t make sense. They are afraid of the logistics of implementing the rule. It’s fairly labor intensive and difficult to implement. You’d have a marshall following each group who is already keeping score, now having to time accurately each player’s time. It’s necessary to have video backup as well in case of dispute. It’s doable, just would probably need some paid PGA tour staff to do this for accountability. Volunteers vary each tournament and vary each day and have no training.

  2. Ryan

    Aug 14, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Making the player mad isn’t the reason why they don’t enforce it. More time means more commercials and revenue. As for making a player “mad” so what? What is the player going to do, go play in Europe? The prize money isn’t the same and the travel is much tougher. They aren’t going to do that.

  3. larrybud

    Aug 14, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Yeah right, they never waited on you… even when you took 3+ min for a 70 yard shot.

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Florida man sues Tiger Woods and Joe LaCava over incident at 2018 Valspar

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A Florida man is suing Tiger Woods and his caddie, Joe LaCava, claiming that the latter intentionally shoved him at the 2018 Valspar Championship causing him injury.

As first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, the Pasco County resident attempted to take a selfie with Woods on the par-3 13th hole during the third round of play at the Valspar where he alleges LaCava pushed him “causing him to stumble and fall into the crowd of spectators”, per the lawsuit.

Though the lawsuit does not go into specifics, it is claimed that the shove caused Brian Borruso to be hospitalized – both losing the ability to earn income and also aggravating an existing health condition. Borruso is looking for more than $30k for damages caused.

Borruso’s attorney, Josh Drechsel, stated that the PGA has refused to cooperate and claims that the incident has been caught on camera.

Woods has been named in the suit as LaCava was employed, managed or directed by him at the time and according to rule 10.3 of the USGA’s rules: “A player is responsible for his or her caddie’s actions both during a round and while play is stopped under 5.7a, but not before or after a round.”

 

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Tiger Woods hosts Champions Dinner – ‘quarantine style’

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Tiger Woods hasn’t let the postponement of the 2020 Masters stop him from enjoying his April Champions Dinner, doing so ‘quarantine style’.

In a post on Twitter, a beaming Woods, in the company of his children Sam and Charlie and his girlfriend Erica Herman, is seen hosting his own Champions Dinner with probably the greatest table centerpiece that’s ever been seen.

Woods had initially planned on serving sushi, fajitas and milkshakes at Augusta National this week, saying earlier this year:

“Being born and raised in SoCal, having fajitas and sushi was a part of my entire childhood, and I’m going back to what I had in 2006.

So, we’ll have steak and chicken fajitas, and we’ll have sushi and sashimi out on the deck, and I hope the guys will enjoy it.”

The 44-year-old will get the chance to serve his guests just that in November when the 2020 Masters gets underway.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.8.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Throwback to Bernd Wiesberger’s Masters stamped wedge.

Great looking covers from Sugar Skull Golf dropping Sunday.

Super Nickel plated BB1 from Embrace Putters.

New divot tools from Tyson Lamb.

A look at Murray Downs Golf and Country Club courtesy of Logan Keighran.

Cookies and Cream custom job from The Golf Garage.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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