NEWS: Zurich Pair Draws First PGA Tour Slow-Play Penalty Since ’95

Miguel Ángel Carballo (left) and Brian Campbell were assessed a slow play penalty at the 2017 Zurich Classic. (Photos via Getty Images)

The PGA Tour did something Thursday it hadn’t done in more than 20 years.

It penalized players for slow play.


It happened in the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which featured two-man teams playing foursomes in the first round.

According to multiple reports, Miguel Ángel Carballo and Brian Campbell were penalized one stroke on the 14th hole when both were given bad times.

The players were put on the clock after Carballo took more than his allotted time on the 12th hole. When Campbell drew a bad time on the 14th hole, the players were penalized one stroke, turning a par into a bogey.

Under Tour rules, players are allowed one bad time but a second bad time earns a one-stroke penalty. Because Carballo and Campbell were playing as a team in foursomes, the two bad times drew the first one-stroke slow-play penalty since Glen Day was docked a stroke during the 1995 Honda Classic.

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