AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND | The wind was set to get wilder throughout the second day of the Solheim Cup and the referees agreed that they should get tougher – on slow play. Good luck to them with that. With gusts of 40 mph predicted to coincide with the afternoon four-balls, the players may get blown down the odd fairway but they are hardly likely to risk losing whatever rhythm they can muster by cutting down on their pre-shot routines.
Davide Lantos, head rules official of the LET, is in charge of rules at the Solheim Cup. Photo: Francois Nel, Getty Images
“It’s not going to be easy,” said Davide Lantos who, as the head rules official at the Ladies European Tour, is in charge of the rules this week. “All we can do is try our best.”
Since slow play has been in the headlines all year, it would have been a more than a minor miracle had there not been a problem at this year’s Solheim Cup. What was a tad surprising, though, was U.S. captain Juli Inkster’s response when America’s Lizette Salas was given the only warning of the day. ...
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