Kuchar suggests shot clock might curb slow play


IRVING, Texas – Matt Kuchar has an idea to combat slow play – at least on a limited basis.

'It might be interesting to have a tournament with a shot clock,” said the recent Players Championship winner. 'An event where there is a full-on shot clock on everybody on every shot. You would hope it wouldn't be a hard course.'

'On a hard course, you're going to find yourself in scenarios, I think in a couple of places – Charlotte, Memorial, the Masters – greens are fast, you have challenging shots. Three-footers, it's easy to tap in. In certain places if you have 3-footers, and you miss, it's 7 feet coming back. I would be interested to see a shot clock thrown out there.'

Kuchar said he believes the shot clock should be 40 seconds, adhering to both U.S. Golf Association and PGA Tour guidelines.