PGA Tour pace of play 'becoming farcical'

Kevin Na

For the second time on the PGA Tour in recent weeks, the pace of play overshadowed the quality of golf on offer with a wave of social media scrutiny.

Two players in particular - Kevin Na and Patrick Cantlay - bore the brunt of the criticism as their lengthy pre-shot routines quickly grated on those watching the Genesis Open action.

Ex-England cricketer and keen amateur golfer Kevin Pietersen was one of those annoyed by the pace of play on display at Riviera, which came just three weeks after J.B. Holmes was lambasted for taking over four minutes to play a shot on the 18th hole at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Pietersen tweeted this video of Na preparing to putt, which received quite the reaction on social media.

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Sky Sports commentator and former European Tour player Tony Johnstone was one of many people to respond to the video, saying that pace of play on the PGA Tour was 'becoming farcical'.

A selection of other tweets took aim at Na, who has built up a negative reputation over the years as being one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour.

But Cantlay, who was playing in the final group alongside eventual winner Bubba Watson and Aussie Cameron Smith, also received his fair share of comments.

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