Two years ago, Jim Furyk backed off a putt at the Memorial tournament three times before calling in his caddie, Fluff Cowan, for a consultation.
After much deliberation, he finally got over the ball ... only to back off again.
When he finally hit the putt, from five feet, the ball didn't even touch the hole.
"Next time, don't rush it," a spectator yelled as Furyk walked off the green.
Laughter followed but slow play in professional golf isn't funny.
It is, as world no. 1 Luke Donald tweeted after watching the interminably long final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Monday, the game's biggest scourge.
"Slow play is killing our sport," he wrote.
As anyone who's had to play behind a group of turtles can attest, it's no fun taking five and a half hours to do something that the Scots used to do in two.
And it's driving players from the game.
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