CBS Sports reported a new fashion development on the European Tour – players can wear shorts for their practice rounds and when competing in pro-am tournaments. While it may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it does show a willingness by some of golf’s ruling bodies to adapt a bit to modern tastes.
Many average golfers wear appropriate shorts when hitting their local course, and the move by the European Tour could be a nod to that.
Some professionals, such as Jordan Spieth, have openly stated they’d love for a similar rule to be passed by the PGA TOUR. Can you imagine players wearing golf shorts while tweaking their game at the U.S. Open, Masters Tournament, or The Open Championship?
Until that time, though, we can enjoy photos such as this one of Ian Poulter:
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