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.
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.
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
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.
Should they be allowed to wear shorts? pic.twitter.com/ybI1gIskhd— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) August 14, 2023
Paige said via her Twitter page and Instagram Story:
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.