Paul Lawrie blasts Q School pace of play

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• Paul Lawrie criticises pace of play during Q School
• The former Open champ was supporting son Craig
• Took to Twitter to vent his frustration at what he'd seen 

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Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has once again spoken out against slow play after being clearly unimpressed by what he witnessed while supporting son Craig at the Second Stage of Q School.


Lawrie was present at Panoramica Golf & Sport Resort in Spain from Friday-Monday as Craig missed out on progression to the Final Stage at PGA Catalunya, casting his eye over the European Tour hopefuls before tweeting his disapproval to his 31,000 Twitter followers.

During Craig's first round, the two-time Ryder Cup player tweeted:

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This prompted responses from Chris Doak, who withdrew from his Q School event at Campo de Golf El Saler through injury, and ex-golfer and current Sky Sports commentator Andrew Coltart.

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In May this year, Paul Lawrie told bunkered.co.uk that slow play is a ‘massive problem’ in the game today, adding that it seems to be particularly rife among junior golfers.

“You wouldn’t believe the stuff you see from some of the kids,” he said then. “The problem is that most of them have no routine. Some of their chip shots, they take three practice swings, then it’s eight, then it’s ten. I mean, come on! Get a routine, play within your time, pick up your bag and go.”

And while not tweeting about slow play on Saturday or Sunday, Lawrie's frustration came a head again on Monday, arguing that players shouldn't be afforded more time because of the pressure situation that they're in.

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And eventually the referee was called to watch Craig's group, leaving Lawrie to ponder why he'd gained so many followers from his rants about slow play, while losing so many when doing a Twitter Q&A a month or two ago.

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