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Tour's new pace-of-play policy focused on the 'habits of the slowest players'

LA QUINTA, Calif. – The PGA Tour unveiled the circuit’s new pace-of-play policy Monday, one that will include a shift away from timing groups in favor of keeping individual players on pace.

The new policy was approved by the policy board last year with a focus on what the Tour considers the “individual habits of the slowest players.”

There will be an observation list, and there will penalties for “excessive shot times” for players who take more than 120 seconds to hit a shot.

Players will be given a one-shot penalty if they get a second bad time in a tournament.