DJ: I stopped playing fast for 'very slow' PGA Tour

"We're not going anywhere" if you play fast on the PGA Tour says world number one Dustin Johnson. 

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Mon, 26 Feb 2018
DJ: I stopped playing fast for 'very slow' PGA Tour


Dustin Johnson had to slow down his pace of play because the PGA Tour is “very slow” and "we're not going anywhere" if golfers are fast.

On the No Laying Up Podcast, the world number one explained over the years he has consciously slowed down because otherwise he'd be held up by the slower players.

“Our pace of play is pretty slow,” Johnson said. “For me I have definitely slowed down over the years, but I think that’s a learned habit.

“I’ve had to slow down because it is very slow and it’s something I’ve had to learn...just to take my time because we’re not going anywhere because the pace of play is slow. But it’s always been slow, it’s not like one week is different from the next.”



Pace of play has been a major issue in golf over the last few years, and it has been highlighted over the last few weeks on the PGA Tour.

Players are taking over a minute once over their ball, despite 40 seconds being the permitted time.

Golf fans are growing frustrated with rounds increasingly taking longer, with no penalties being handed out by PGA Tour officials in order to curb the negative trend.