WATCH: Koepka Left Waiting By Fellow Pro's Slow Play

During the third round of the Honda Classic, Koepka was regularly kept waiting thanks to his playing partners slow play

Koepka waits to putt
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Unfortunately, slow play seemed to be the issue during the early hours of the third round at PGA National, with multiple users on Twitter taking to the platform to comment on the pace of play at the Honda Classic.

Specifically, individuals focused on the speed of Brian Stuard, who just so happened to be paired with four-time Major champion, Brooks Koepka. Stuard, who had made just his sixth cut in 14 starts, was regularly shown throughout the 'PGA Tour Live' coverage, with the American taking at least 30 seconds to hit the ball once he addressed it.

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Having set up to his shot, the 39-year-old took 13 looks at the target, as well as multiple shuffles with his feet, before eventually pulling the trigger. On another occasion, the American was stood over his shot for over 40 seconds and looked at the flag 16 times!

The delay caused PGA Tour Live's commentary team to ask: "Is he not getting dizzy?" Whilst another said: "We need to discuss this, because you know everyone watching PGA Tour Live right now is saying 'what in the world is he waiting for?!'"

After the comments, the camera panned to Koepka, who simply stepped up to his shot and struck it with no practice swing, causing the commentary to laugh and go: "No practice swing or anything for Brooks!"

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Although it is unclear whether Stuard suffers from any golfing demons regarding the back swing of the golf club, he has been on the PGA Tour for an impressive 11 years, securing one victory and multiple top-10s during that time.

However, the routine obviously caused some negativity on Twitter, with one asking: "Is this real?" Whilst another stated: "Brian Stuard must be driving Brooks Koepka crazy today!"

Eventually, Stuard would sign for a one-under-par round of 69, whilst his playing partner, Koepka, finished with a one-over-par round of 71.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x