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Glen Day the last player with a penalty stroke

It turns out that Glen Day — not Dillard Pruitt — was the last player penalized a stroke for slow play on the PGA Tour.Pace of play became an issue last week at The Players Championship when Kevin Na's group was put on the clock in the third and fourth rounds. Na already has a reputation for slow play, and drew even more attention to himself for practice swings, waggles and even purposely whiffing so he can start over.PGA Tour rules officials said four years ago that Pruitt was the last player to receive a one-stroke penalty on tour in the 1992 Byron Nelson Classic. Pruitt, now a rules official, recalls being fined $9,600 along with the penalty shot.Day, however, was penalized one shot after the third round of the 1995 Honda Classic.According to an Associated Press story from that Honda Classic, it took more than four hours to complete the third round at Weston Hills, and 54-hole leader Mark O'Meara complained about having to wait on every shot. Day had to change his score from a 71 to...

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