Scott calls for action against slow players

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WORLD No5 Adam Scott has urged the US PGA Tour to penalise players who are too slow and risk turning fans away from the game.

“People play way, way too slow,” the Australian said. “They need to hurry up. They should start penalising people. Just penalise them.”

He was commenting on concerns raised by world No1 Tiger Woods, who recently said officials needed to clamp down on slow play on the PGA Tour. Woods said the pace of play was much faster in Europe and Japan and voiced concern that slow play could affect the popularity of golf in the US. Golf rules say play should proceed “without undue delay”, but have not stated a time limit.

Scott, who shot a course record final round of 61 to win the Qatar Masters in January, struggled at the Johnnie Walker Classic in India last week and tied 30th with a seven-under par 281.