Patrick Cantlay has said he received zero warnings from PGA Tour officials the past two weeks because his groups have "been in position the whole time."
Cantlay has been ripped by fellow players and golf fans on social media in recent weeks for his apparent slow play at The Masters and the RBC Heritage the past two weeks on the PGA Tour.
Even Colin Montgomerie got involved on social media following a trip to the zoo!
Then just last weekend at the RBC Heritage, one golf fan timed Cantlay taking close to three minutes over his second shot in the pine straw on the 11th hole during the final round.
Eventual winner Matt Fitzpatrick and runner-up Jordan Spieth were also said to be "upset" with how long Cantlay took over his third shot from the bulkhead on the 14th hole.
Fitzpatrick's caddie Billy Foster was left exasperated by the time they reached the 16th.
Sky Sports Golf also had a pop at him.
Cantlay addressed his pace of play with the media ahead of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The World No.4 is once again teaming up with his good friend and regular Ryder Cup partner Xander Schauffele as they look to become the first players to defend the title.
The event became a team event in 2017.
Patrick Cantlay knows he's a slower player: "Have been my whole career,."— Sean Zak (@Sean_Zak) April 19, 2023
But he noted today he/his group have received zero warnings the last two weeks. "We've been in position the entire time." pic.twitter.com/XovsOd4Adh
Cantlay told the media today:
Cantlay was then asked if he considers himself to be a slow player.
Which team will win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the PGA Tour this week?— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) April 19, 2023
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