Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida--- Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic. McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship on Friday. Even with daylight saving time, Anirban Lahiri had to return for a final putt Friday morning to finish the first round and several players had to scramble to beat the impending darkness in the second round. Why so slow? "Because (tour officials) don't do anything about it," McIlroy said. "It's become somewhat of an epidemic on tour. Look, it's our livelihoods and people are going to take their tim...

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