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Bryson DeChambeau makes big announcement following slow play criticism

August 13, 2019

Bryson DeChambeau has come in for a lot of criticism in recent days following concerns over his pace of play. Golf Twitter, focusing on a handful of clips like the one of Bryson pacing off a 70 yard shot, gained traction at the Northern Trust Open. It fueled concerns about DeChambeau’s pace of play, and pleas that he should work to improve it.

That, combined with some criticism from his fellow pros which the World No. 8 responded to, along with the PGA Tour’s announcement it would review its Pace of Play policy, seems to have prompted a change from Bryson. Late on Monday, Bryson took to his official Instagram account and said that he would worked to “improve” his Pace of Play.

The full statement below:

Slow play affects the quality of the game for both players and our fans and I’ve always had the utmost respect for my playing partners, including JT and Tommy. I’m constantly trying to improve and I will do my very best to improve my pace. Golf is my passion and livelihood. It’s my responsibility to help improve the game to be more enjoyable for all. Pace of play has been an issue for golf at all levels for a long time, and I’m committed to being a part of the solution, not the problem. I want to be a good representative of the game and the PGA Tour and I looking forward to working with the TOUR and fellow players to find a solution to slow play.

Bryson previously defended his current pace by saying that he walks faster in-between shots than other players, but it looks like he’ll be taking a deeper look at other elements of his game in the future.

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