For failing to satisfy the Strength of Field Regulation Spieth is set to receive either a fine of more than $20000 or a three-tournament suspension; the Tour will determine which penalty will be assessed.
It’s a very sensible rule and the penalties should be much steeper. Steph Curry and LeBron go to every NBA city no matter how bad the home team is. It badly hurts the Tour product that the stars skip half the tournaments each year. The Tour would be much better off with only 25 tournaments a year instead of 40+.
Nor could Pieters resist a jab at the Minnesota faithful and their tolerance for alcohol. “Maybe that’s because they sell beer at 7am and Americans can’t drink” he said. “But to be honest you don’t really hear the words most of the time. It’s just a big wall of noise.”