Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 24: Kevin Na plays a bunker shot on the first hole during the first round of THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the final event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, at East Lake Golf Club on September 24, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
In more peaceful times, when Tiger Woods had gone six months without losing and golf seemed to revolve around him, he ended a monthly newsletter with a rare trip to the soap box to complain about the pace of play on the U.S. PGA Tour. ''Before I go, I would like to talk about slow play,'' Woods wrote. ''It's been an ongoing problem on the tour for a long time.'' That was in 2008. When he finished The Players Championship on Sunday, Woods measured progress with one word. ''Worse,'' he said. On the eve of The Players Championship commissioner Tim Finchem was asked if the tour felt a sense of urgency to play faster and an obligation to set an example for golfers everywhere. His answer included this nugget that made little sense. ''I actually think we might want to experiment with penalty shots,'' Finchem said. ''But I don't think penalty shots make a difference, to be honest with you.'' How would he know? This week at the Byron Nelson Championship marks the 20-year anniversary ...
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