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August 13, 2019
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Vowed: Bryson DeChambeau, to improve his pace of play on the PGA Tour in the wake of criticism from players and fans alike during last week’s Northern Trust in Jersey City, N.J. DeChambeau wrote on Instagram: “Golf is my passion and livelihood. It’s my responsibility to help improve the game to be more enjoyable for all. Pace of play has been an issue for golf at all levels for a long time, and I’m committed to being a part of the solution, not the problem.” The promise followed an announcement by the PGA Tour that it will review its pace-of-play policy. Under the Tour’s policy, players are “on the clock” when their group drops out of position. If a player is given a bad time – 40-50 seconds to play, depending upon who plays first – a warning is issued. A second bad time would lead to a one-stroke penalty, which is rarely enforced. DeChambeau said that he expects to meet with Tour officials this week at the BMW Championship at Medinah, Ill.


Completed: By European captain Catriona Matthew, her roster for next month’s Solheim Cup matches. Matthew added France’s Celine Boutier, England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Bronte Law and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen as captain’s picks on Monday. They joined the eight automatic qualifiers who were decided after Sunday’s Ladies Scottish Open: Carlota Ciganda (Spain), Georgia Hall (England), Caroline Hedwall (Sweden), Charley Hull (England), Caroline Masson (Germany), Azahara Munoz (Spain), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) and Anne Van Dam (Netherlands). The biennial match against the Americans will be played Sept. 13-15 at Gleneagles in Scotland. The U.S. team will be decided after the CP Women’s Open on Aug. 23-26. Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lizette Salas and Jessica Korda already have secured spots for the American team via the rankings.


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