European Tour implements GPS tracking to combat slow play
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The European Tour will introduce GPS tracking for its flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, as a part of the recently introduced four-point plan to address slow play.

A tracking device will be placed in one golf bag per group to allow officials to keep track of each group's position on the course. Information from the tracking device will be displayed on screens on five holes to let players know their position, according to Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard.

The plan is to have the information displayed on every hole at the start of next year. The displays will also indicate whether a group is out of position.

The European Tour tested the GPS tracking system at a Challenge Tour event two weeks ago in France.

Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Jon Rahm headline the BMW PGA Championship field played at Wentworth Club in England.

European Tour implements GPS tracking to combat slow play
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