From The Inbox

From the Morning Read inbox

PGA Tour should enforce pace of play

With all the clatter about slow play, one would think that the PGA Tour rules boys would address the issue with Bryson DeChambeau.

In one instance during Saturday’s third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, DeChambeau took nearly four minutes, not the supposedly allotted 40 seconds, and then he didn’t even hit a good shot. That was painful to watch.

And then Henrik Stenson took another couple of minutes before he hit his putt. He easily could have been reading the putt while DeChambeau was calculating what he was going to do.

When we play, we’re encouraged to line up our shots while waiting our turn. All we need is for the PGA Tour to enforce the rules, which probably would cut playing time considerably.

Warnings don’t work. Penalties do.

Chuck Rhoades
Ocala, Fla.

Morning Read invites reader comment. Write to editor Steve Harmon at steve@morningread.com. Please provide your name and city of residence. If your comment is selected for publication, Morning Read will contact you to verify the authenticity of the email and confirm your identity. We will not publish your email address. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and brevity.