In writing about the Tour rules officials losing a court decision on overtime pay, AP's Doug Ferguson says:
U.S. PGA Tour rules officials have been working without a contract since 2003, and they suffered a setback last week in Jacksonville, Florida when a federal jury ruled in favour of the tour over whether the rules officials should be paid overtime.
Rules officials are often at the course at dawn and leave two hours after the completion of play, although they don't work every week. The tour argued the rules officials are administrative employees and exempt from overtime pay.
"The PGA Tour is gratified that the court system confirmed that our long-standing classification of the rules officials was appropriate," the tour said in a statement.
You know, considering how much the Tour is wasting on executive pay and how horrible pace of play is, I think the officials really have no alternative but to start dishing out 2-shot penalties to speed the day up.
They'll be doing everyone a favor.