LIV Golf players allowed to wear shorts, says Greg Norman

After the first round of the LIV Golf Boston Invitational, Greg Norman announced that the Saudi-backed series would allow players to wear shorts during competition.

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Sat, 3 Sep 2022
LIV Golf players now allowed to wear shorts, says Greg Norman

LIV Golf endeavours to be different and provide a unique experience for the players at each event and they have strived to do this with a brand-new innovation at the Boston Invitational.

At the conclusion of the first round at The International, Greg Norman announced on social media that LIV Golf players will be allowed to wear shorts from now on in competition.

This is a first for professional golf and another addition to the quirky set of features that the Saudi-backed series already has, such as shotgun starts and 54 holes.

On the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour, players often wear shorts in practice rounds due to the hot weather conditions they've become accustomed to. They also wear shorts in pro-am events.

From the start, LIV has tried to break the mould of golf's traditions such as 72-hole tournaments and tee times all day. Allowing shorts is another example of the rebellious nature of the controversial new league.

After Norman was involved in the announcement video, he tweeted from his own account and tagged Phil Mickelson: "Time to show off those calves @PhilMickelson."

Around the time when Mickelson won his sixth major title at the PGA Championship in 2021, there was a strange craze around Lefty's calves and his physique.

They will certainly be on show for the foreseeable future on the LIV Golf Series now shorts are permitted. As for his golf, it was another extremely disappointing day on Friday.

Mickelson carded a round of 4-over-par and after 18 holes of the fourth event of the series, there are only three players below him on the 48-man leaderboard.

At the other end of the leaderboard, Talor Gooch and Matthew Wolff carded impressive 63s to lead the way. Wolff raised the roof with the first-ever hole-in-one on the LIV Golf Series on the par-3 2nd hole.