European Tour Names & Shames ‘Tour Tortoises’.

The European Tour has named and shamed the ‘Tour Tortoises’.

Notices are on display to the public in the foyer of the El Encin Golf Club and venue for this week’s Madrid Masters listing players with the the most ‘Timings’ and those who have also been fined for ‘Bad Times’.

Heading the list of offenders is French rookie Romain Wattel who has incurred ‘Bad Time’ fines totalling £6,500 up to and including the Austrian Open.

Romain Wattel wins no prize for fast play. (Photo - European Tour)

The 21-year old Montpellier-born golfer was fined £2,000 for a ‘Bad Time’ in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Wattel was then fined £4,000 for a ‘Bad Time’ on day one of the Barclays Scottish Open and then slapped with a £500 penalty for a ‘Bad Time’ in the first round of the Austrian Open.

Czech-born Steven (Filip) Mruzek is £6,000 out of pocket for ‘Bad Times’ and he’s not even a member of the European Tour.

Mruzek was fined a total of £6,000 for two separate ‘Bad Times’ in his native Czech Open.   He was fined £2,000 and penalised a stroke for a ‘Bad Time’ in round one and then £4,000 for a ‘Bad Time’ in round 2.

Unfortunately, the 20-year Mruzek missed the cut with scores of 78 and 75 so he didn’t earn a cent that week.

Frenchman Alexandre Kaleka tops the list of ‘Total Timings’ with 18 that has resulted in him being fined £4,500 for ‘Bad Times’.

Kaleka was fined £2,000 for a ‘Bad  Time’ in round two of the Spanish Open, £500 for a ‘Bad Time’ in round 2 of the Irish Open and £2,000 for a ‘Bad Time’ in round 2 of the KLM Open.

Other players to be fined for ‘Bad Times’ include:

Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti – £2,000 ‘Bad Time’ Andalucian Open.

Scotland’s Steven O’Hara – £2,000 ‘Bad Time’ in round 4 of Czech Open.

France’s Christian Cevaer – £500 ‘Bad Time’ in round 2 of Irish Open.

Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello – £500 ‘Bad Time’ in round 4 of Spanish Open.

England’s Jamie Elson – £500 ‘Bad Time’ in round 2 of Johnnie Walker Championship

Spain’s Alejandro Canizares – £500 ‘Bad Time’ in round 3 of BMW Italian Open.

France’s Gregory Havret – £500 ‘Bad Time’ in round 3 French Open.

Those who have had the most ‘Timings’ include:

Alexandre Kaleka                    18

Rafael Cabrera-Bello              13

Alejandro Canizares                13

Christian Cevaer                     13

Joost Luiten                             12

Gregory Havret                       12

Jamie Elsen                             10

Romain Wattel                        10

Fredrik Andersson-Hed           9

Robert Rock                            8

Victor Dubuisson                     8

Padraig Harrington                 8

Keith Horne                             8

Paul McGinley                         8

Gary Orr                                  8

Johan Edfors                            7

Simon Khan                             7

Jason Knutzon                          7

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