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The great sporting slow-down: from the back nine to Centre Court and beyond | Matthew Engel

In a world where everyone is in a rush to get things done most sports seems to be taking longer than ever to play so much so it seems to make time stand still

As the last pair in the Open Championship, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar, started the back nine at Birkdale last Sunday, they received a message from officials of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. It was not “Thank you so much for producing such a fantastic climax to the tournament and delighting our new best friends at Sky”. It was “Get a move on”.

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