The final round of the Byron Nelson was virtually unwatchable.
First you had three guys you wouldn’t get out of bed to watch in the final threesome — eventual winner Sung Kang, Matt Every and Scott Piercy.
Every has lost his card and was playing on past-champion status in the event. It was easier to get into because most of the world’s big names didn’t show up, save Brooks Koepka.
Scott Piercy couldn’t make a putt or he might have won.
Add to all that the SLOW PLAY. These guys made turtles look like Cheetahs chasing antelope.
Peter Kostis referred to Kang as deliberate, which is a very polite way of saying he’s slow. Sir Nick Faldo finally told the truth and said Kang was “slow.” When asked if he was a slow player, Faldo confessed that he, indeed, was just that.
Slow play is the curse of golf and the total curse of golf on television. The telecast ran nearly an hour past its projected finishing time on CBS.
So for their turtle-like pace of play, Kang, Piercy and Every head for the Dog House. Life will be good in there for them, nap time. And the Byron Classic on Sunday was the best thing for sleep since night-time. Total cure for insomnia!