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Watson thinks he has the solution for slow play

There’s nothing boring about Bubba Watson. He plays with a pink driver, wears popping outfits, and hits green golf balls. But the two-time Masters champion does think golf itself has become boring. The reason? Slow play. Bubba’s ideal solution? Cutting fields.

“When I say boring, slow play,” Bubba explained when pressed. “We made the cut last week at the John Deere Classic. There were around 80 players who made it and we still went round in five hours. I’m like, ‘what are we doing?’ Who wants to play for five hours? I’ve got sleeping and stuff I’ve got to do.

“We’ve got to speed up and the only way I think we can do that in professional golf is to cut fields. 156 players in one field is just too many, you can’t do it.”

But that isn’t all Bubba wants to see removed. He also wants to rid the game of the halfway cut.

“I won a tournament and Steve Stricker almost won last week by making the cut on the number,” he said. “That one stroke can make me miss a cut and it can hurt that tournament, hurt your emotions, hurt your FedEx Cup points and in many other different ways.”

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