Golf: Quicker play welcome by most, but others wonder if new policy is an over-reaction

US golfer Matt Kuchar teeing off on hole 12 during day 1 of the SMBC Singapore Open at Sentosa’s Serapong Course on Jan 16, 2020.
US golfer Matt Kuchar teeing off on hole 12 during day 1 of the SMBC Singapore Open at Sentosa’s Serapong Course on Jan 16, 2020.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The move by the United States-based PGA Tour to introduce penalties to encourage quicker play in professional golf has been lauded by many in the game, but it could prove unpopular among some players over time.

On the sidelines of the first round of the SMBC Singapore Open on Thursday (Jan 16), world No. 24 Matt Kuchar told The Straits Times: "I definitely think it's a good thing.

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