It afflicts both the recreational and professional divisions of the sport, manifesting itself as much on an overcrowded public course as it does a narcissistic tour player. Ben Hogan could take forever to hit a shot. For all the good ideas people have come up with to alleviate the problem, the song remains the same. And perhaps because the tour knows that the longer it takes the field to get around, the longer the product is on television. An extra 45 minutes to play 18 holes? No big deal.
Kevin Na fired back over recent criticism he received about his purported slow play at last week's Genesis Open. Kevin Pietersen is a retired English cricketer with more than 3. He tweeted a video of Na, known as one of the slower players on the PGA Tour, taking more than a minute to line up and hit what he described as a "Tap In" during the final round at Riviera:. He then added another video of himself on a green in Dubai, where he again called out Na and showed how long he believed it should take for a player to brush in a short putt:. Helluva setting here at TrumpGolfDubai! Na has faced his fair share of slow play criticism , but this time he decided to defend himself. Na isn't on Twitter, but he took to Instagram to tell Pietersen to "stick to your own sport," pointing out both the length of the putt in question and the stakes that were involved during the final round, when Na went on to tie for second behind Bubba Watson:.
By Kevin Casey February 23, pm. The fact that Pietersen recently announced he will soon retire from all forms of cricket probably plays a role in him having some free time to go after Na. Whatever the case, Pietersen has millions of followers and plenty of cache. Na also pointed out that he and his group were on pace all day. Kevin Na , Quick Shots. With a population of under ,, the …. Just that short time …. Along with Bandon Dunes founder Mike Keiser, …. Dustin Johnson …. The Solheim Cup will move back to even years starting in to avoid a clash with the Ryder Cup.
One of the most miserably slow players in professional golf, the American was up to his usual glacial hijinks last night during the final round of the Genesis Open. To compound matters, he was playing in the penultimate group ahead of the equally pedestrian Patrick Cantlay, all of which contributed towards a spectator experience up there with proof-reading the dictionary on the Thrill-O-Meter. Now, dear reader, we could vent about the problem with the likes of Na and Cantlay, fume that they are killing golf as a spectator sport, rage that their unhurried, selfish approach to playing the game is infiltrating the grassroots scene — but what would be the point?