The NLU guys do a good job, and this was a particularly riveting episode (lots of their recent ones are). Love to hear real stuff, and to get it from someone that has that much experience, and no dog in the fight anymore, was particularly grand.
I have a feeling this is instructions from the PGA tour itself, handed down to each of the broadcast corporations, but that is just speculation.
Considering there is a rule for each, I'd agree with him. Granted the PoP rule is a "should" and not a "must", but the lengths to which this is pushed and abused is absurd. They should be docking strokes for slow play at every event.
Koepka has been vocal about pace of play violations and the pga not enforcing the rule. Perhaps he considers that cheating.
And the secret colusion of leaving your ball down on the green as a backstop for another player. Back when that was happening, that was happening quite often given that I was seeing it multiple times on the smaller sample size of what was shown on tv. Mickelson claimed that the Lexi type move of placing her ball down a bit 'incorrectly' on the green happens often on the PGA (imo that appeared intentional). Perhaps Koepka considers these types of things as cheating.
For me Reed has become more entertaining, I like a villian to root against.
I listened to this today, and wowsers, does he every speak the truth. What I found really interesting is that he literally laid out 4 times that he saw Reed improving his lie. He also mentioned that this is rare behavior, but that every generation has someone that does this sort of thing. I suppose we are just in the Reed era right now. He was also very forthcoming that he believed the punishment did not come close to fitting the "crime".