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117 seconds: Is Pro Pace of Play Becoming a Farce?

Bryson DeChambeau holding a gree-reading book during the second round of this month's US Open at Pebble Beach.
What would playing partners at your local golf club say - to your face and behind your back - if you regularly took two minutes to play your approach shots?

Their sentiments would no doubt be quite scathing.

To be a fly on the wall in the PGA Tour locker rooms would no doubt yield some fascintaing intel if a pace of play report this week from The Fried Egg's Andy Jonhson is any indication.

Johnson spent nine holes at the recent US Open at Pebble Beach time every shot by the American three-ball of Byrson Dechambeau, Kevin Kisner and Justin Thomas and the results are astounding.

On average, notorious slow player Bryson Dechambeau took an average of 117 seconds when he was the first to play an approach shot, which was almost twice as long as Kisner's 62-second average for the same scenario.

"There is no way to sugarcoat this: Bryson DeChambeau is painfully slow," Johnson writes.

Johnson also mounts a compelling case that quicker pace of play not only requires a greater level of skill but it would also make professional golf more attractive for television viewers.

THE FRIED EGG'S ANDY JOHNSON ON EPISODE 30 OF THE ISEEKGOLF PODCAST

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