Opinion: Don't blame J.B. Holmes, PGA Tour is in no hurry to fix slow play

MEXICO CITY – With the golf tournament nearing its end, a camera zoomed in on two ducks on the bank behind the 18th green. Without hesitation, the announcer said the cute chicks were eggs when the last group of the day began play.

This comment came in the Kemper Open.

In 1983.

Nearly 36 years later, slow play on the PGA Tour is still causing a slow burn. The latest episode in the voluminous record of glacial play on the Tour came Sunday, appropriately enough, near the notorious 405 in Los Angeles.

Slowly en route to winning his first PGA Tour title since 2015, J.B. Holmes held off Justin Thomas by one shot to win the Genesis Open in difficult conditions at Riviera Country Club.

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