Golf Fans Search For Ways To Eliminate Slow Play After Masters Complaints

Two golfers walk the green.


Slow play became a point of emphasis in golf following last weekend’s Masters tournament. Many both in the field and online were upset with wait times throughout the action, and they let their frustrations be heard.

One of the top personalities was LIV star Brooks Koepka, who was very vocal about having to sit at tee boxes while groups in front of him finished up their holes.

After the final round at Augusta National, Koepka blasted Patrick Cantlay for his slow pace of play on the course by saying, “That group in front of us was brutally slow. Jon [Rahm] went to the bathroom 7 times today, and we were still waiting. So yeah.”

He may have a point…

Koepka shot +3 in that extended Sunday round as he fell from the top of the leaderboard.

After the Masters, one golf follower on social media pointed out just how long Koepka and his groupmate, Jon Rahm, had to wait on that last day. It totaled more than an hour and a half.

Now, fans are looking to find ways to eliminate the slow pace of play as they post suggestions online.

One person wrote, “It’s so Simple. Give a 1 stroke penalty… If you start throwing out penalties they will take notice.”

Someone else said, “Shot clock. Minute and a half max.”

Others suggested just enforcing the rules that are already in play.

This fan commented, “Apply the rules as they’re currently written. They are there to be used. Use them.”

Whatever the case, it’s obviously become a visible issue at the top level. We’ll see if there’s a keener eye on pace of play moving forward.

Jacob Elsey BroBible avatar
BroBible writer. Jacob is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is based in Charleston, SC.