Geoff Shackelford appropriately takes exception to PGA Tour rules official Slugger White's quote from Bob Verdi's Grill Room column in Golf World that says this regarding slow play:
"You hear some guys say it's too slow, and the only way to speed it up is by penalizing strokes. But I don't believe you should affect a man's livelihood with a stopwatch. Also, I don't feel play is as slow as some people think. We've had 4Â¿- hour rounds for 30 years."
Why is a 4 1/2-hour round acceptable, especially on a tour that sets the standard by which the rest of us play, and when there seems to be a consensus that slow play is the scourge of the game and inhibiting its growth?
-- John Strege