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Just saw Phil's putt... WOW! there is some serious slopage

post #308 of 1228
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Originally Posted by trh98 View Post

Loads of respect for him after hearing that interview.

I still believe that had he been a 14 year old from Georgia, he would not have been penalized. I could be wrong.

Absolutley no chance, will everyone who had a slower round than him get a penalty?

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Hey Everyone, New here from SoCal thought i join in on the discusion 

 

Cheers!


Well, welcome to the party. Say goodbye to (some) of your productivity.

post #310 of 1228
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Originally Posted by trh98 View Post

It's really hard for me to believe that not one player over the last 17 years at the Masters played as slowly as he did today.

I think he was more stringently watched because he is a 14-year old from
China. But that's just me.

 

Bingo.

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Well, welcome to the party. Say goodbye to (some) of your productivity.

aha thats okay no one i know likes to talk or watch golf, so new buddys are nice

post #312 of 1228
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post

First player in 17 years at the Masters. Not the PGA.
 

 

I don't think so . .this article just posted:

http://www.cbssports.com/golf/blog/eye-on-golf/22058460/tianlang-guan-handed-one-stroke-penalty-for-slow-play

 

"Per the PGA Tour, it's the first slow-play penalty assessed since Glen Day was hit in 1995 ... three years before Guan was even born."

 

With all the slow-pokes on tour week in and week out - how on Earth can they justify dusting off the one stroke penalty in this situation? 

 

I am not against the one stroke penalty at all . .in fact, I think they should use it every week .. but this doesn't seem fair.

post #313 of 1228

The official that called him is John Paramour from the European Tour, there have been a couple of slow play penalties assessed in Europe already this year, I wonder whether the different officials discussed how strictly they are apply the time rules at this tournament.

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

 

I don't think so . .this article just posted:

http://www.cbssports.com/golf/blog/eye-on-golf/22058460/tianlang-guan-handed-one-stroke-penalty-for-slow-play

 

"Per the PGA Tour, it's the first slow-play penalty assessed since Glen Day was hit in 1995 ... three years before Guan was even born."

 

With all the slow-pokes on tour week in and week out - how on Earth can they justify dusting off the one stroke penalty in this situation? 

 

I am not against the one stroke penalty at all . .in fact, I think they should use it every week .. but this doesn't seem fair.


It's still talking about the Masters. ESPN was just talking about it being the first in a major since 2004.

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I think that because its a hot topic at the moment didn't help. But lets not be silly and think that he got it because he was from China and not a local kid.
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To derail from Guan for a moment: WHAT. A. PUTT. by Tiger Woods. With the field all seemingly coming back to him, if he can keep this going (-2 currently), have to think he's in prime position.

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

I don't think so . .this article just posted:
http://www.cbssports.com/golf/blog/eye-on-golf/22058460/tianlang-guan-handed-one-stroke-penalty-for-slow-play

"Per the PGA Tour, it's the first slow-play penalty assessed since Glen Day was hit in 1995 ... three years before Guan was even born."

With all the slow-pokes on tour week in and week out - how on Earth can they justify dusting off the one stroke penalty in this situation? 

I am not against the one stroke penalty at all . .in fact, I think they should use it every week .. but this doesn't seem fair.

Same rules ophphicial who put Paddy on the clock at the end of the Bridgestone a few years ago when he was paired in Tiger.
post #318 of 1228

How do you find the chat roomÉ

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Tigers on the move!
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Go Tiger!!!

(Even though my pick is Rory for the contest)

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Originally Posted by TXRains View Post


It's still talking about the Masters. ESPN was just talking about it being the first in a major since 2004.

 

Still not convinced . . I can find numerous quotes stating that the last player to be penalized this way was Glen Day in 1995 at The Honda Classic  - and I can't find any quotes about slow play penalty strokes more recent. 

 

Here is a Glen Day article:

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/golf/pga/story/2012-05-17/slow-play-glen-day-the-last-to-be-penalized-a-stroke/55043728/1

 

If anybody knows for sure when the last penalty stroke for slow play on the pga tour was - please post it here. 

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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker View Post

I can't believe they assessed him a stroke!  I did some quick googling and it seems like he is the first player in 17 years to be assessed a stroke for slow play.  Anybody know if that's true?  If so - it seems completely unfair and ridiculous.   

I think the penalty is a great message. Speed of play is the most important issue in the game of golf. Frankly I believe that speed of play is more important to the game than professional golf is. I love Nicklaus and like Tiger as players but I will never forgive them for making the average amateur think that playing that slow is normal or okay.

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It seems to be a rare occurence and I can't believe they rolled it out on the kid. Looks bad given the usual slowpokes on the tour haven't been penalized recently.

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