Ryder Cup star takes aim at slow players in New Year message

Golf Clock

New year, same old issues dominating golf. 

Or so it seems, judging by Thomas Pieters' first tweet of 2020.

The Belgian, a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 2016, used the dawn of a new year and decade to have a pop at the slow players on tour. 

Here's what he wrote...

Slow play has been a persistent topic of debate and consternation among the game's top players, commentators and fans for many years.

• 8 big predictions for golf in 2020

• Knox makes cool piece of PGA Tour history

However, it reached a tipping point in 2019 when an incident involving Bryson DeChambeau during the FedEx Cup Playoffs prompted the PGA Tour to undertake a review of its pace of play policy. 


The results of that review were approved by the tour's policy board in November but details of the changes will not be revealed until an "education process with the PGA Tour’s membership" has been concluded.

If Pieters' tweet is anything to go by, that can't come soon enough.

• 2019 ends on high note for Bob-Mac

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Amateur shoots 134 in disastrous qualifying round
"Daftys”: Robert MacIntyre hits back at US PGA critics
US PGA 2022: Full prize money breakdown
9 things Justin Thomas gets for winning the US PGA
Justin Thomas wins US PGA in playoff

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
play button
Shift your weight to the left side
play button
Denis Pugh says, ‘Turn, don’t slide’
play button
Increase your shoulder turn and improve your golf
See all videos right arrow