The PGA Tour are now going to allow players wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds... and the players are VERY happy about it.
In a move that has been overwhelmingly welcomed by the players, the PGA Tour have changed their Appearance guidelines to allow players to wear golf shorts during practice and pro-am rounds, effective immediately.
The change, which comes nearly three years after the European Tour allowed shorts for practice rounds, applies only to tournaments operated on the six tours under the PGA TOUR umbrella. This week’s two TOUR events, the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and the Puerto Rico Open, will be the first tournaments to offer players the option of wearing shorts.
The PGA of America has allowed players to wear shorts during practice rounds at the PGA Championship the last two years
Newly elected PGA TOUR Player Advisory Council (PAC) Co-Chairman James Hahn informed his fellow pros in a message delivered on Monday.
Per the guideline, shorts must be knee-length, tailored and neat in appearance, and compression leggings worn underneath the shorts must be solid in colour. Long trousers remain required for all official competition rounds.
The announcement follows many years of discussion. Players, fans, sponsors and tournaments provided positive feedback to allow the wearing of shorts during non-competition days.
This is how several players reacted on social media.