In order to address the growing problem of slow pace of play, the USGA has launched a public education campaign aimed at speeding up the game with the backing of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. "Pace of play has been an issue for decades, but it's now become one of the most significant threats to the health of the game," says USGA President Glen D. Nager. "Five hour plus rounds are common and they're incompatible with modern life. Beyond the time involved, poor pace of play saps the fun from the game, takes too much time, frustrates players, and discourages future play."

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