PGA Tour gives its first pace-of-play penalty in 22 years at 2017 Zurich Classic
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PGA Tour gives its first pace-of-play penalty in 22 years at 2017 Zurich Classic


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The PGA Tour issued its first slow-play penalty in 22 years on Thursday in the first round of the 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The one-stroke penalty was issued to the team of Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell. Each player got a bad time under the PGA Tour pace of play rules -- the rules which dictate how much time players have to execute a shot. Under the PGA Tour's pace of play rules, getting two bad times once on the clock leads to a one-stroke penalty. The team's bad times were combined because the team is counted as one player.

The penalty appears to have come on the par-3 14th hole, resulting in a bogey after the team Carballo got the first bad time on the 12th hole and Campbell picked up the second on No. 14.

The duo shot 2-over 74 in alternate shot in the first round of the two-man team event.

This is the first pace-of-play penalty on the PGA Tour since Glen Day was penalized a stroke during the 1995 Honda Classic.

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