US Girls Junior Championship Video Erupts Slow Play Debate

A competitor took 1min 30seconds to hit a 3ft putt and social media had a lot to say...

US Girls Junior Championship Video Erupts Slow Play Debate

A competitor took 1min 30seconds to hit a 3ft putt and social media had a lot to say...

US Girls Junior Championship Video Erupts Slow Play Debate

US golf journalist Brendan Porath from SB Nation erupted a slow play debate on Twitter after posting a video of some horrendously slow play from the US Girls' Junior Championship.

Jilian Bourdage was seen taking around 1min 30seconds to hit a 3ft putt in her match to the dismay of pro golfers and fans on social media.

"Trickle down effects of slow play on a 3 foot comebacker," Porath said in his video caption.

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Bourdage missed the putt with both her and Lei Ye putting for par, with Ye's putt closer.

Some users have pointed out that Bourdage may well have been purposely taking an age to get in Ye's head who still had to putt, calling it great matchplay.

Either way, it's not a great advert for golf, especially, as Porath wrote, as this was during an ad-free slot on US TV.

Bourdage eventually lost 1 down.

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Eddie Pepperell wrote, "Man that's a painful watch."

Rich Beem wrote, "I watched her miss, then stepped out, got a haircut, washed the car, saw a movie, picked up the dry cleaning, went to the bank about a home loan, read all the Shakespeare works, went to grocery store, came back to watch her pick it up out of the hole. Whew!"

Here's how social media reacted to the clip...

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On the subject of slow play, Stacy Lewis wrote on Twitter that a round took 5hrs 50minutes at the Evian Championship, once again erupting a social media debate.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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