It is not too often that a player is penalized for slow play.
But according to golf. com it happened recently in “KPMG Women’s PGA Championship” where Klara Spilkova (a 25-year-old Czechoslovakian) incurred a two-stroke penalty for breach of the tournaments pace-of-play policy.
Most often slow play has no consequences, except that it annoys fellow players, spectators, TV-viewers etc.
Below you can read about (and see) some incidents about slow play from recent years:
- Bryson Dechambeau takes his time in Dubai (2019): Read the article.
- Article from August 2019: Read the article.
- J. B. Holmes took 4 minutes for a stroke (!): Read the article.
Kevin Na is well known for not playing too fast, to say it least. Try to count the number of practice swings he takes in the video below…:
Lost (at least) US $8,000.
Without this penalty Spilkova would have made the cutt and thereby received prize money: For last place there was 8,000 US $ (and for the winner 645,000).
Below, you can find an interview with Spilkova from earlier this year.