J.B. Holmes gets hammered on social media for slow play

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J.B. Holmes was in contention on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and on the 18th hole. As we know, Holmes would take a good four or five minutes to hit his second shot. Since then, he has gotten criticized by other players for his slow play, especially on Twitter where a couple of big names showed their disdain.


Luke Donald, a five-time PGA Tour, and seven-time European Tour champion wasn’t done yet.

Even 13-time PGA Tour winner and former Open champion Mark Calcavecchia joined the hunt, on Twitter.



Finally, GolfChannel.com writer Ryan Lavner had this to say.


Slow play has been an issue in golf for quite some time, and in a sport that’s already fairly slow, it’s bad to see this continue. Four minutes may not seem like a long time, but if you’re a fellow player or a fan watching on TV or listening on the radio, it’s an eternity.


The worst part of it all is that Holmes would end up laying up anyway. J.B. seems like a swell guy, but to take that much time just to lay up is quite cringe-worthy.


Hopefully, slow play will end soon because one way to keep audiences interested is by speeding the game up. Plus, if a player plays faster, he or she will show respect to other players on the course.


In 2014, Rickie Fowler played quickly during the final hole so that Rory McIlroy could finish his round at the PGA Championship at Valhalla. McIlroy would win the tournament for his fourth major title. It’s stuff like that that you tip your cap to.


Let’s hope that the slow play ends soon, so players, fans and media alike can all enjoy this great sport a little more. Happy golfing!


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