LIV Golf Becomes First Elite Pro Tour to Allow Shorts During Competition

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2022 LIV Golf Boston Bryson DeChambeau Shorts
Team Captain Bryson DeChambeau of Crushers GC plays a shot from the fairway during Day 2 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston at The Oaks course at The International on Sept 03, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

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.

2022 LIV Golf Boston Phil Mickelson Shorts
Team Captain Phil Mickelson of Hy Flyers GC plays his shot from the fourth tee during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational – Boston at The Oaks course at The International on Sept 01, 2022 in Bolton, Mass. (Photo by Chris Trotman for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

“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.

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  1. The count was 19 Shorts – 29 Pants…this is the best week ever! Love it so much…competition fierce and fun; the broadcast spot on in every way…love all these showmen and stars. Now this is golf entertainment!
  2. Common sense at last, and frankly it was sexist to insist the men play in long trousers – imagine the uproar (and rightly so) if the ladies were told they had to wear long trousers to play golf.

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