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Golf’s New Knickers

Earlier this week, Nike unveiled a set of men’s golf tights. That’s right, golf tights.

Before guffawing too loudly over these form-fitting Hyperwarm leggings, consider their potential performance benefits, as touted by Nike’s PGA Tour endorsers.


“I’ve already practiced in them, and I feel amazing, not only during, but after (play),” Tony Finau told Golf.com. “There’s just something about having (that compression) on a part of your body that you’re using that helps you recover and gives you energy.”

Added Brooks Koepka, who says he wears the tights beneath trousers: “After walking 18 holes in a tournament, your legs don’t feel sore. I’m all for it.”

In a promotional photo circulated in conjunction with the product’s introduction, Tour pro Scott Pinckney is sporting a set of black tights beneath a pair of knee-length golf shorts.

Call it an untraditional look if you will. But if you ask me, these could be the new knickers.

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