Rory found Solheim Cup tough to watch: 'It was really slow'
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Last week's Solheim Cup provided unmatched drama capped by Norway's Suzann Pettersen draining a putt on the final hole to lift Team Europe over the Americans.

However, Rory McIlroy found the pace of play made the event difficult to watch.

"I watched and I don't want to single out particular people, but I watched a lot of the Solheim Cup at the weekend, and it was really slow," McIlroy said, according to Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard. "As much as you want to sit there and watch and support the European girls, like it's hard not to get frustrated with it."

Groups at the Solheim Cup were put on the clock and Lizette Salas of Team USA received a bad time for taking 72 seconds to hit a shot. Had she received a second bad time, she would have been disqualified from the hole.

McIlroy's stance on slow play has not wavered over the past calendar year. He called it an "epidemic" on the PGA Tour in March and later pushed for penalties to be enforced. He defended his pro-penalty opinion by noting that tennis enforces pace of play in high-pressure situations, as recently as the men's final of the US Open.

"(Rafael Nadal) got a time clock violation on a really big serve like at the end of the final of the US Open, so if they can do it, there's no reason why we can't do it in our tournaments either. It's just a matter of enforcing it and being consistent with it."

Rory found Solheim Cup tough to watch: 'It was really slow'
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