Shotgun start for 3rd round of Euro Tour event!

The average recreational golfer is more than used to a shotgun start. Just about every weekday scramble or fundraising event has participants heading out onto remote parts of the golf course to start their round. I have always wondered exactly why the PGA never goes to a shot-gun times when weather or darkness could become an issue. Instead, they always employ a two-tee start.

This is why Friday’s announcement by the European Tour that the third round of the Portugal Masters will begin with an 8:00 am shotgun start is so shocking. The leaders will start off on the first hole while everyone else will have to head out (walk or carted?) to their respective starting holes.