Watching the final hole at Torrey Pines on Sunday was a bit painful when it got to the 18th hole for the last group. They were already playing a 6 hour round and the last group had fallen a full hole behind. JB was in the fairway needing an eagle to perhaps tie for a spot in the playoff and he took over 4 minutes to pull the trigger. Even worse, he had already had another 2 minutes while he waited for Palmer to hit his shot not far from the same position. With all the talk about slow play I would have thought the tour officials would have put them on the clock much earlier in the round. I guess it is all just talk !
We have a couple of fellows at our course that are notorious for slow play and it is well known amongst the members. What do we do ????
I fully believe that the time it took for JB to hit that shot affected Noren on his shot into the green potentially costing him a good chance at a birdie and the win in regulation play. I doubt he will ever admit it, but....
What can they do ? I think it is time for a shot clock of some sort managed by the officials on the course. There is no excuse for what JB did. What's worse - he laid up when he needed an eagle !!!!!!