The past two weekends we’ve watched golf’s biggest stars wearing shorts while playing televised charity matches.
It’s a strangely comfortable thing, almost a common-man touch among players whose games are anything but common. In the same way we’ve seen celebrities dressed down during their quarantine communications, it’s somehow reassuring that they’re just like the rest of us, favoring T-shirts and baggy pants when they’re just hanging out.
Seeing Tiger Woods in shorts and watching Phil Mickelson flash his famous calves has led to suggestions that the PGA Tour should relax its dress code and allow players to wear shorts in competition.
Just stop right there.
Shorts are fine for practice rounds and pro-ams but not for tournament play.
It’s the whole thing about being a professional. Players should look the part and long pants are a part of that.
I know it’s hot in the summertime and anyone who saw Robert Garrigus sweating through his trousers a few years ago at Memphis may never fully shake that image. But as the ...
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