Patrick Cantlay, one of the top golfers in the world, has addressed criticism over his pace of play during the Masters tournament. Cantlay, who finished tied for 13th place, was accused of taking too long to make his shots, causing frustration among fellow golfers and fans.
In a recent interview, Cantlay defended his pace of play, stating that he and his caddy were waiting for the right conditions before taking each shot. He explained that they were dealing with difficult wind conditions, which required careful consideration before each shot.
“We waited all day, pretty much every shot,” Cantlay said. “It’s not like we were just taking our sweet time. We were trying to make sure we hit good shots.”
Cantlay’s response comes after several fellow golfers, including Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, criticized his slow play during the tournament. Koepka even went so far as to call Cantlay “a great player, but he’s just a slow player.”
The issue of pace of play has long been a contentious issue in golf, with some arguing that slow play can detract from the excitement of the game and frustrate fellow golfers. Others, however, argue that golf is a strategic and thoughtful game that requires careful consideration before each shot.
Despite the criticism, Cantlay remains one of the top golfers in the world, and his success on the course speaks for itself. He is expected to continue competing at the highest level and will likely continue to face criticism over his pace of play from time to time.