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Woods demands punishment for slow play
Tiger Woods spoke out on slow play this week, suggesting that penalty strokes be implemented instead of the standardized practise of fines.

The much discussed issue is one of the key factors that organisers feel disuades fans from turning up, and the concerns were heightened at the Players Championship over the weekend where Kevin Na particularly antagonised the crowd with his hesitant play and delayed strokes.

"Very simple. If you get a warning, you get a penalty. I think that would speed it up," Woods told media following the event.

"Strokes is money. One shot can be the difference between first and second. How much is the difference between first and second? $800,000?

"I would take the five grand over the 800k. That one shot, that's the difference, that's what people don't realise, that one shot is so valuable," added the 14-times major winner.

Despite his forthright views on the issue, the former No1 did have some words of sympathy for Na, who himself confessed that he suffered physical difficulty in releasing his stroke.

"I've never experienced anything like that but I've seen it before. I played with Sergio (Garcia) in 2002 and I think one of the holes, he re-gripped it 20-plus times.

"I haven't seen Kevin do it in person but sometimes it is tough pulling the trigger. Some guys have an easier time committing and going and other guys don't," he said.


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