28 Feb '17, 9pm

Why PGA of America allowing shorts at practice rounds makes sense

Why PGA of America allowing shorts at practice rounds makes sense

Golfers: start working on those leg tans. PGA President Paul Levy announced on Tuesday that shorts would be permitted for practice rounds in all PGA of America events going forward, most notably the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, PGA Professional Championship and PGA Championship. The PGA Championship will be the first of the four major championships to allow contestants to wear shorts during practice rounds. Great move. The European Tour was at the forefront of this trend when it announced in January 2016 that it would permit shorts for practice rounds. "Maybe. Why not?" Rory McIlroy said last year after the European Tour adopted the rule, when asked if shorts should also be allowed in competition. "It really depends if guys are comfortable or not. I don't think it takes anything away from the tradition of the game or etiquette or how guys look on the course. "We're ...

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