DONALD SLAMS SLOW PLAY

World No. 1 ranked golfer Luke Donald has stated that slow play is killing the game after watching few players playing at a slow pace in Hyundai Tournament of Champions' final round. Slow play is the biggest concern in golf at the moment. Each week, players competing for purses and they take care of each shot during a round since a wrong shot may make the difference in their check.

Each year, national golf publication releases a list mentioning slow play offenders on tour. The shame of being marked as a slowpoke has not stopped few players as they still take over a minute to hit a shot.

TROON TAKE OVER AT BRANSON

Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce it has been appointed to manage Payne Stewart Golf Club in Branson, Mo.

Designed by course architect Chuck Smith and PGA professional Bobby Clampett, Payne Stewart Golf Club is a tribute to a golf legend and beloved Missouri native – the late Payne Stewart. Each hole on the golf course is accompanied by a unique story from Stewart’s life and career to celebrate what mattered to him the most – golf, family, good times and great friends.

IS TIGER'S GAME DEAD?

This week, Tiger Woods may have hit rock bottom. During the second round of the Cadillac Championship, Tiger snapped a duck hook on the second hole that went only about 100 yards. Then, on the 14th hole, Tiger skied his drive barely to the fairway.

PAR 3 MAGIC

Masters Wednesday is famous for the Par 3 Tournament and I'd been told by many people before I came over that it was a fantastic spectacle.

They were right. The course is absolutely superb (and by no means easy) and you're able to get so close to the players around the tight and insanely fast greens.

I followed Tom Watson, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter for all nine holes. I was amazed by the precision they showed and the number of times they, and others, genuinely threatened the hole from the tee.

TIME TO FORGIVE TIGER?

The reason Americans love sports is that it’s the one spiritual experience you can have with a beer in your hand. We might be about to hack our way through an hour at golf lessons didsbury but we appreciate how the pros do it. We are a fractured, atomistic, self-regarding culture, but we connect through the shared experience of watching humans do superhuman things.