Bolton, Mass. – More golf history was made in Boston as LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman announced that players can now wear shorts during all LIV Golf competition rounds, starting with Saturday’s second round at The International.
“The first league and tour to make it official,” said Norman in making the announcement at the Bolton, Massachusetts golf course.
Much like other tours, LIV golfers have been allowed to wear shorts during practice days. But LIV Golf becomes the first elite tour to adopt the policy for official tournament days.
“I think this is a long time coming in the game of golf,” said Phil Mickelson, a longtime proponent of shorts. “I think it just takes a disruptor like LIV to get things done.
“They’ve been leading in many ways, and I’m very happy that they are leading in this particular area, and I hope for the — I have a lot of friends on TOUR and I hope for their sake the TOUR follows.
“I think it’s good for golf. I think it’s great for the players. It feels good. It’s more comfortable, especially when we start getting into some hot temperatures, and I just think it’s a great thing.”
In our unofficial count, about one-third of the field took advantage of the new rule, including Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer, Carlos Ortiz, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Abraham Ancer, Sam Horsfield, James Piot, Charl Schwartzel, Jason Kokrak, Shaun Norris, Richard Bland, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen and Sihwan Kim.