Changes to PGA Tour pace-of-play strategy to come in 2020

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – The PGA Tour affirmed Thursday that the approach board endorsed adjustments to the circuit’s pace-of-play arrangement at its year-finishing meeting prior this week.

Despite the fact that the Tour doesn’t plan to discharge subtleties of the altered arrangement until the circuit starts “instruction process with the PGA Tour’s enrollment,” one source acquainted with the progressions portrayed the modifications as “not extraordinary” and increasingly centered around singular players.

The Tour declared a survey of the strategy in August which included information gathered by ShotLink that could help recognize issue zones.

The new strategy is planned for evading circumstances where players set aside an over the top measure of effort to hit a shot, as Bryson DeChambeau at The Northern Trust in August. The arrangement is to also empower Tour authorities to make a move if a player is affecting pace of play.

As per the Tour, the reconsidered arrangement will become effective in the second quarter of 2020.

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