change is difficult isn't it.
The tour(s) have this 40 sec rule but rarely enforce it. For some shots its 60 seconds which are allowed. wonder if the additional 20 seconds currently allowed is still going to be ? I'm not sure if its the same for Euro tour as PGA though.
The PGA TOUR rules for pace of play includes the 40-second time limit, but also allows an extra 20 seconds (for a total of 60 seconds) under the following circumstances:
The first player to play a stroke on a par-3 hole
The first player to play a second stroke on a par-4 or par-5 hole
The first player to play a third stroke on a par-5 hole
The first player to play around the putting green
The first player to play on a putting green
Under both sets of guidelines, the timing of a stroke on the putting green begins after a player has been allowed a reasonable amount of time to mark, lift, clean and replace his ball, repair his ball mark and other ball marks on his line of putt and remove loose impediments on his line of putt.