Former Masters champion Adam Scott feels slow play will continue to be the scourge of golf until the lawmakers do something about it. JB Holmes’ victory in the Genesis Open was overshadowed by further criticism of the authorities’ inability to crack down on players who take too long to play their shots.
Holmes certainly comes into that category and was seen time and again to be lining up his putts with little urgency at Riviera Country Club.
The American defended himself after lifting the trophy, stating that blustery conditions made it impossible to rush through iron shots or those on the green.
The debate will continue to rage on and Scott, who ended up in a tie for seventh in California, believes the situation will remain as it is unless the USGA and R&A pull their fingers out. “I’ll tell you my thing on slow play is it’s never going to change,” he said. “I think it’s just get over it. Until television and sponsors say no more money, slow play ain’t going to change.”