This tour pro believes the battle against slow play is fake! Here's why

Mike Lorenzo-Vera has slammed the DP World Tour's approach to slow play, describing the battle as 'fake' as guilty parties sit on the Tournament Committee. 

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Wed, 28 Jun 2023
This tour pro believes the battle against slow play is fake! Here's why

Tour pro Mike Lorenzo-Vera caught the headlines last week when he moaned about pace of play. 

It was all the more hilarious as the French pro was complaining in real time, posting his thoughts on Twitter during his second round. 

He was perhaps a tad agitated as he was heading for a missed cut at the BMW International Open in Germany on the DP World Tour. 

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Lorenzo-Vera, 38, posted a 12-over 84. Later, he got involved in a discussion with David Howell on social media. 

Howell chairs the Tournament Committee. It is made up of fellow players such as Edoardo Molinari, Eddie Pepperell, Ryan Fox and Nicolas Colsaerts. 

Lorenzo-Vera has told Ben Parsons of bunkered he believes guilty parties sit on that board. He said the fight against slow play is fake. 

He told the publication:

"Plenty of guys are irritated but the slow players don't give a s*** about it.
"I think [the DP World Tour] are trying but the sanctions are discussed with the players committee and inside that players committee there are slow players!
"It's not going to work. Either you want to fight it and you take the players committee out of the decisions or it is just a fake battle. It's a fake fight. 
"As long as the players committee will speak about how to fix the slow game, there's no chance it's going to be better, no chance."

Lorenzo-Vera was speaking ahead of the Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, hosted by Sir Nick Faldo

Faldo, 65, also had some strong opinions in his pre-tournament news conference. 

The Hall of Famer claimed he doesn't think LIV Golf will survive as 'nobody's interested' and appears to believe the team concept is a sham

He also told the media they should be grateful for players like Rory McIlroy

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