“Guys out here play really slow, and they’re not going to speed up. I can be miserable, play fast all day and wait, or I can slow down a bit, which can’t hurt.”
That’s a quote from Dustin Johnson, who had a reputation as one of the faster-playing PGA Tour players. Other relatively quick players apparently have come to the same conclusion.
Not good news.
I think that this is not going to change until television complains about slow play and tournaments running over time. Then, with a monetary incentive, the Tour will have to step in an speed these guys up.