I love the slow play penalty . .I wish they would assess strokes every week. But they don't. In fact, they almost never do. So my only issue with this ruling is that it seems unfair to single out this amatuer - who is not even a tour player - to assess the first penalty stroke for slow play in 17 years (or something like that).
So he was put on the clock and didn't get back into position. Am I to understand that he is the first player not to do so in 17 years?
Love the penalty - disagree with this particular application. If this had been one of the tours many chronically slow players . .or any regular tour member, for that matter, I would not have any question about it. Now that they have broken the seal on the stroke penalty . .this better not be the only time we see it this year. I expect to see this penalty weekly . or I am definitely calling BS on the whole thing . .and I know the folks at The Masters are really nervous about what my opinion is, lol.
I completely agree