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Work in progress: Tour's new pace-of-play policy a step in right direction

LA QUINTA, Calif. – This is not the final answer to fix slow play, but it’s a start, and for those who have watched the issue ebb and flow its way through the decades it’s a reason to be optimistic.

It would be the acme of foolishness to consider the changes to the PGA Tour’s pace-of-play policy the final solution, and the circuit had no interest in taking a victory lap Tuesday when it unveiled the details of the rules.

“This has been talked about for a very long time,” admitted Tyler Dennis, the Tour’s chief of operations.