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'We're not stuck in our ways' -- US golf chief on slow play

(CNN)Winning a golf tournament has never been more lucrative.The Masters' winning purse increased to $11 million in 2017. Both the Players Championship and the US Open's winning purse rocketed to $12.5 million last year. The winner of the FedEx Cup gets an eye-watering $15 million. Yet in recent weeks the sport has undergone something of a crisis of confidence in the slow play of some leading players. Notably, American Bryson DeChambeau was criticized by his fellow professionals at the Northern Trust event in New Jersey earlier this month.Shortly afterwards, the European Tour announced new protocols that could see players penalized with penalty strokes for slow play in the future. "From our stand point, there were over 1.2 million shots t ...