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European Tour gets even tougher on slow play


European Tour will get even more durable on gradual play

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The European Tour stepped up its at-tack on gradual play by asserting that gamers might be given a right away one-shot penalty in the event that they exceed cut-off dates for taking pictures on two events in the identical match.

The preliminary plan was to use the penalty for 2 so-called “bad times” throughout the similar spherical, however that has been modified as tour officers get more durable on what they imagine is the largest downside within the recreation.

There additionally might be elevated fines for gamers who’re frequently timed by officers.

The modifications had been introduced on Tuesday, two days earlier than the beginning of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, one of many major tournaments on the European Tour schedule.

“Changing the regulation for an immediate one-shot penalty to now be triggered by two bad times in a tournament instead of a round will force slower players to consistently ensure they play within timing regulations,” mentioned John Paramor, the European Tour chief referee.



“This is part of our wider, robust policy to tackle slow play but our fundamental advice to all players remains consistent –- they should be ready to play when it is their turn.”

The European Tour’s four-point plan to cra-ck down on gradual play was introduced in August, following a mandate from its match committee to take firmer motion towards slower gamers.

A brand new timing system was examined on the BMW PGA Championship in September, with an additional trial happening in Abu Dhabi. The intention is to make use of the system in a number of occasions this 12 months, offering referees with the exact instances for each group via each gap to guarantee that no gaps are missed.

On-tee shows will even present the gamers with data on their place in relation to the group in entrance.

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