Shorts Get Green Light For Pga Tour Practice

Shorts Get Green Light For Pga Tour Practice

The PGA Tour is going to be experiencing some pretty warm weather in the next few weekends with trips to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Florida all on the schedule.

Big news dropped for PGA Tour golfers on Monday (and no, we're not being sarcastic here): Players will be able to wear shorts for practice and pro-am rounds. Per the release, the change is effective immediately.

"The PGA Tour just announced that shorts are allowed for pro-am and practice rounds".

Host course Club de Golf Chapultepec, holding this event for the third year in a row, is almost 8,000 feet above sea level, as soaring tee shots and eye-popping driving distances should once again serve as an underlying subplot.

The PGA Tour said in a statement that shorts must still be "knee-length, tailored and neat in appearance".

Pros will still be required to wear long trousers for official tournament rounds. There was also an extra note that "compression leggings worn underneath shorts must be solid in colour".

The change, which comes almost 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. "We play in some of the hottest climates on the planet".

Rory McIlroy similarly expressed optimism for the move.

"It makes the guys a lot more comfortable", said Rory McIlroy.

For as long as professional men's golf has been around, rarely have fans caught a glimpse of players' exposed legs - until now.

Here's a fun game this week: Take a drink every time you hear the word "elevation" during the WGC-Mexico Championship telecast.

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