All that hiking from one tee to another takes time...
It would also assist pros who have leg..foot..knee injuries.
Also allowing electronic range finders. Tiger mentioned that college golf was using them to speed play.
Wouldn't have a need for a caddie then. Each player could have his bag on a cart and make all his own decisions. Yeah, right!
Seriously, a cart doesn't automatically mean faster play. Depends on the players and if they are together in the same cart. I think players that over analyze each play are the ones that slow things down.
Interesting about the Champions Tour cart rule......I knew the players had the option to use a cart, but didn't know only the player or caddie could be in the cart. Thanks! Learned something new today :-))
Regional: Players are not required to have a caddie, but have the option to have one should they elect. Each entrant is solely responsible for arranging and paying their own caddie.
Finals: All players are required to have a caddie. Each entrant is solely responsible for arranging and paying their own caddie.
F. GOLF CARTS: Unless conditions dictate otherwise, determined by the on-site Champions Tour Rules Official or designee, each player may have a cart at the Regional and the Final Qualifying Stage. The player and caddie may ride together at any time. Walking scorers may ride if there is an open seat. No spectators may ride on the cart. Pull carts, either manual or motorized, are permitted at Regional stages. Pull carts are prohibited at the Final Qualifying stage.