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Molinari Tweet Led To Rule Change

Molinari Tweet Led To Rule Change

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says a Tweet from Edoardo Molinari led to the recent measures announced to speed up play.

A raft of new measures to stop slow play on the Tour were announced on Monday, including an immediate one-stroke penalty during a round if a player gets two time penalties in a round.

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Back in April the Italian tweeted a list of players who had breached regulations and the fines that had been handed out after a round in the Hassan Trophy had taken over five and a half hours.

“I spoke to Edoardo shortly afterwards, and while I didn’t necessarily agree with his chosen method, he was entirely right to confront the problem,” said Pelley.

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“It prompted a discussion at the next tournament committee meeting, held at the British Masters in May.

“Thankfully, our tournament committee shared Edoardo’s belief that enough was enough, and they were prepared to make some hard decisions, accepting the need to be more punitive.”

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