Stenson sticks to trousers: "My legs are too sexy for shorts"

But most players have embraced shorts in US PGA practice rounds. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 9 Aug 2017

 

For the first time ever at a major championship, golfers have been permitted to wear shorts during practice rounds at this week's US PGA Championship.

The European Tour began allowing players the option of shorts during practice earlier this season, and the PGA of America has acted accordingly.

Despite a number of push backs on social media, the majority of players in the field have been in favour of the move and taken full advantage as golf looks to become a more mainstream sport. 

"It's nice to see golf coming out of the dark ages, "said 2014 FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel. 

"It shows everyone in golf and outside of golf that you don't have to wear pants (trousers) to be professional. 

"I believe this is a small step in progressing the game forward and getting younger kids involved in the game."

About half the field have been spotted wearing shorts in practice at Quail Hollow including world number one Dustin Johnson, Grand Slam hopeful Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey and Bernd Wiesberger. 

Rory McIlroy, who decided to wear trousers, said "You have guys walking down the fairway and you're like, even though there's one carrying the bag that has shorts on, and the other, I don't know, it's hard to recognise them at some point."

Henrik Stenson did the same, before revealing to the media: “My legs are too sexy for shorts."

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