Off the Tee: J.B.’s Super Slow March to Victory, Kuchar’s Caddie Pay Controversy
There's an old expression that says 'slow and steady wins the race' and a VERY deliberate pace may have helped J.B. Holmes win the Genesis Open, but did Holmes take slow play to an extreme at Riviera?
In this edition of 'Off The Tee', Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf blog and I discuss what is and is not acceptable when it comes to taking your time on the golf course regardless of how much is at stake.
We also cover:
- Justin Thomas' inability to make a putt on the back nine, essentially giving the tournament to Holmes.
- Tiger Woods shooting a third round 65 before running out of gas on a very long final day.
- Jordan Spieth carding an 81 in the final round.
- Matt Kuchar's PR nightmare stemming from underpaying a fill-in caddie at an event in Mexico back in November.
- Beginning in 2020, the Genesis Open will be given 'elevated status' on the PGA Tour, making it an invitational like Bay Hill and The Memorial. Tiger Woods will serve as the host going forward.
- Wednesday's (February 20) expected announcement naming Steve Stricker the captain of Team USA at the 2020 Ryder Cup.
- A preview of this week's WGC - Mexico Championship with a stacked field.
- A PGA decision to allow players to wear shorts during practice rounds and pro-ams.
Here's our full conversation: