PGA Tour Announces Major Player Dress Code Change

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The PGA Tour released a list of four featured groupings Monday ahead of the upcoming World Golf Championship in Mexico.

Pros will still be required to wear long trousers for official tournament rounds.

"The change applies only to tournaments operated on the six tours under the PGA TOUR umbrella", the PGA Tour said via its website.

The move follows years of discussions about shorts being worn during non-competition days with positive feedback from players, fans, sponsors and tournaments for the change.

The PGA Tour has allowed caddies to wear shorts since 1999, but not the competing golfers until very recently. There was also an extra note that "compression leggings worn underneath shorts must be solid in colour".

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His victory was the first by New Zealander on the European Tour since Danny Lee won the 2009 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur. If not, it would be nice to have another Kiwi win the 100th New Zealand Open. "Actually killed one of my speech jokes".

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are among players to have talked about wearing shorts before. "... I don't think there's anything wrong with professional golfers showing the lower half of their leg".

PGA Tour's Player Advisory Council Co-Chairman and current player James Hahn had a fun way to make the milestone announcement alongside fellow pro Harold Varner III.

After all, shorts during practice have been the norm at European Tour events since 2016 and the PGA Championship has allowed it since 2017.

The PGA of America has allowed players to wear shorts for practice rounds at the PGA Championship the past two years.

"There's an opportunity to get into that top 50 if I play really well - I'd probably have to win the New Zealand Open and Malaysia - but it's not as far away as it seemed earlier in the year. We usually travel with the sun, and a lot of our events are played in the summer".

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