Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer
A shot clock will be used at a 2018 European Tour event that will assess a 1-stroke penalty if a player fails to play a stroke within 40 seconds. The Shot Clock Masters in Austria will be played June 7-10. Each player in the 120-player field will have 50 seconds for the first player in a group and 40 seconds for subsequent players. There will be a 1-shot penalty for each bad time, although every player will have the right to call 2 "time-outs'' during a round giving them the right to take double the amount of time for those shots. The European Tour has also instituted other timing rules at other events to try and speed up play.