LIV Golf star Brooks Koepka has called on officials to punish players who play too slowly on the tour. There is a sense of frustration among Koepka with regard to the behavior and gameplay of individuals. He believes that such things should not be allowed to happen.
There are certain rules that must be followed. “There’s a lot of guys out here that take their time,” Koepka said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com “I think it is a problem. Technically in the rule book it says you have 40 seconds to hit your shot.
I think that’s what it is. If you are taking over, technically you’re breaking the rules, right? Honestly, I would start stroking guys. If you are going to take that long, you have to get stroked. There are certain circumstances where the wind switches, something like that, it’s understandable, but taking a while is I just think unnecessary.”
Brooks Koepka on slow play solution
Koepka thinks the shot clock event could be a great thing.
That’s exactly what DP World Tour introduced a couple of years ago. Koepka also talked about certain shortcomings of everything, but he believes that this could solve the problem that has been a topic for several months. “I think you saw DP [World Tour], they did a shot clock event,” Koepka added.
“I think it was a couple of years ago, if I’m right. I can’t remember if anybody got clocked for it, but it would be interesting to see. I know if you follow guys around with a stopwatch this week, there will be plenty of guys that are over time and stuff like that, but I can’t remember the last time anybody was stroked.
I remember the little kid at Augusta. I don’t know if anybody has been stroked since. That’s kind of the most recent one I can think of. There are some guys that probably definitely could be stroked.”