Matt Fitzpatrick has expressed frustration and concern over slow play in the game of golf. Fitzpatrick has called on the golfing governing bodies to act against the ‘ridiculous pace’ of play. He competed against Jordan Speith, Patrick Cantlay.
Fitzpatrick is currently ranked eighth in the World Rankings. He won his first non-major PGA Tour Title on Sunday, after beating Jordan Speith. As several fans pointed out, he appeared to be exasperated at the pace of play by Patrick Cantlay in the tournament.
The reigning US Open Champion believes that the PGA Tour, and the DP World Tour, would not likely take any actions, as they have little interest in speeding up the play. Fitzpatrick insists that all professional tournament rounds must be completed in four hours.
Matt Fitzpatrick is appalled at the speed of golf.
Patrick Cantlay’s pace of play has been criticized by many players, including those who are competing at the Masters. Brooks Koepka who placed second at Augusta Masters has harshly criticized Cantlay’s Jon Raham group. He said, “Yeah the group ahead of us were brutally slow.” Jon went to the toilet seven times in the course of the round and we still waited .”
Patrick Cantlay also expressed some important concerns about this issue of similar play pace. He said, “This conversation has been going on for years. No one has ever taken action. I feel like it’s a waste of my time to talk about it.” I’m sure that everyone has strong opinions about this, but nobody is going to act on them .”
Cantlay adds : “If you are in a 3-ball, I think you should get round in at least four hours and a half – to me, it is a disgrace if you even come close to that.
Slow play is an issue. I forced myself to walk slowly the entire day [Sunday] and I still was fast. “I think this is a serious issue. There’s much more to be done.”
Fitzpatrick has a reputation for being one the fastest golfers in the world. He hopes to win another PGA Tour clown at this weekend’s Zurich Classic, in New Orleans.