Sporting Life

High time that golf picked up its pace

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Sport is constantly aware of the passing of time.

In 46 seconds, in Halle in 2017, Roger Federer takes a ball, picks a spot, leans into a serve, wins the point, repeats the process swiftly three more times, and wins the game without a bead of sweat daring to appear on his forehead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2019, with the headline 'High time that golf picked up its pace'. Print Edition | Subscribe