Eight-time PGA Tour winner Patrick Cantlay appeared unbothered by the criticism that adopted his tempo on the Masters over the weekend, saying Tuesday that he was additionally held up by the group taking part in forward of him and Viktor Hovland.
Brooks Koepka, who completed second at Augusta National on Sunday, seemingly referred to as out Cantlay when he criticized the group forward of him and eventual winner Jon Rahm.
“Yeah, the group in entrance of us was brutally gradual,” Koepka lamented. “Jon went to the lavatory like seven occasions in the course of the spherical, and we had been nonetheless ready.”
The group included Cantlay and Hovland.
Followers took to social media to level out that the Norwegian golfer even appeared upset with Cantlay’s tempo, generally taking part in forward of him.
However Cantlay stated Tuesday forward of the RBC Heritage that the day was gradual for everybody on the course.
“Yeah, I imply, we completed the primary gap, and the group in entrance of us was on the second tee after we walked as much as the second tee, and we waited all day on just about each shot,” he advised reporters at a press convention.
“We waited in 15 fairway, we waited in 18 fairway. So, I think about it was gradual for everybody.”
Cantlay, who sits on the Participant Advisory Council (PAC), additionally famous that the course at Augusta Nationwide, coupled with the circumstances of the day, contributed to a slower spherical.
“Yeah, one factor that is attention-grabbing sitting on the PAC is you get all of the numbers and the info, and rounds have taken about the identical size of time for the final 10 or 20 years that they at the moment take. While you play a golf course like Augusta Nationwide the place all the opening places are on a number of slope and the greens are actually quick, it is simply going to take longer and longer to gap out,” he stated.
“So, I believe that will have been what attributed to a few of the gradual play on Sunday, after which additionally when the wind is gusting and the wind is blowing perhaps inconsistently, that is when guys will take a very long time, too. I believe that is simply the character of taking part in skilled golf, the place each shot issues a lot.”