Paige Spiranac goes on epic rant after Lucas Glover's brutal case of 'SWAMP ASS'

Paige Spiranac believes the time has come for the PGA Tour to follow LIV Golf's lead and let athletes wear shorts in competition following Lucas Glover's unfortunate case of 'swamp ass' on Sunday. 

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Tue, 15 Aug 2023
Paige Spiranac goes on PGA rant following Lucas Glover's case of 'SWAMP ASS'

Paige Spiranac believes players on the PGA Tour should now be able to wear shorts during competition following Lucas Glover's unfortunate case of 'swamp ass' en route to a second consecutive victory at the FedEx St Jude Championship.

Glover, 43, entered the PGA Tour record books on Sunday after becoming the first player in their 40s since Vijay Singh to win back-to-back tournaments on the PGA Tour.

While Glover might be on something of a heater as he now vaults to fourth in the FedEx Cup standings, his trousers most certainly were too at the weekend in the scorching temperatures at TPC Southwind in Memphis. 

Glover unfortunately suffered a brutal case of 'swamp ass' as he carded a final-round 69 before taking down Patrick Cantlay in a sudden-death playoff. 

According to dematologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, "swamp ass developes when there is a high amount of perspiration between the cheeks of the butt, leading to skin irritation along with overgrowth of yeast and bacteria."

Golf fans reacted in their thousands on Twitter X to the unfortunate incident.

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Glover was even forced to stick his hands in an ice cooler before teeing off the final hole in order to try cool down and regulate his body temperature. 

Golf social media sensation Paige Spiranac spoke about the unfortunate subject via her Instagram Story and Twitter on Monday.

Spiranac, 30, considers it is now time the PGA Tour followed LIV Golf's lead and let players compete wearing shorts.

As it stands, players are only permitted to wear shorts in practice rounds on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour

They cannot wear shorts in tournament rounds.

The same process applies in all rounds at the majors, as well as at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. 

But over on the Saudi-bankrolled LIV Golf League, players can wear shorts in both practice and tournament rounds. 

Paige said via her Twitter page and Instagram Story: 

"The men on the PGA Tour should absolutely be able to wear shorts and the rule needs to change right now.
"Lucas Glover won for the second week in a row at a hot and humid Memphis.
"He also won for the worst documen case of swamp ass that we have ever seen.
"The guys were absolutely dying, they were sticking their hands in the ice coolers to bring their body temperature down. 
"It is 2023, get it together, give the guys an option to wear shorts.
"I know a couple of you are saying out there 'it's tradition' and 'they want to look like professionals' but you are saying that in your air conditioning while on your couch drinking an ice cold beer. Of course you don't mind but these guys are athletes playing in extreme conditions.
"Let them wear shorts."


Spiranac stuck up a poll on her Instagram Story to ask her followers if they believe PGA Tour pros should be able to wear shorts in competition, to which 90% voted in favour.

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