I do think that green reading books should be banned generally, because reading the green should be a skill for the golfer, it's part of putting. We have to do it. I don't see why they get that help when they're meant to be the best. They should have to look at the green they're on and actually read it.
I don't think it will affect pace of play though, if they're not looking at a green book for 5 minutes it'll just take them 5 minutes longer to actually read the green, so no difference.
I started to notice him last season, he is painfully slow on a green. For some reason golfers get away with being glacial on the green more than elsewhere. I appreciate it takes a bit longer but not that much longer. For Johnson. he walks all round the hole, from distance, his caddy checks the line, they talk, Johnson checks the line etc etc. Put them on a clock.
What amazes me about DJ is he really is very slow on the greens.
But while the commentary tells us he’s slow the TV network persist in showing all his workings on the green.
There’s plenty of other golf to show so just show his putt later without all the walking around .