Penalty for slow play
World No. 1 Jordan Spieth hit with ‘monitoring’ penalty for slow play – 21 January 2016 #Golfing101
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – European Tour officials didn’t waste any time putting the circuit’s new slow play policy to work, doling out a ‘monitoring’penalty to world No. 1 Jordan Spieth on Day 1 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Spieth’s group, which included Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, was informed they were being monitored by John Paramor, the European Tour’s chief rules official, as they walked to the fourth tee (the group’s 13th hole of the day).
Under the circuit’s new policy, which was announced at a players’ meeting, a player has 40 seconds (with an additional 10 seconds if they play first) to play a shot once they are informed they are being monitored.
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