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Shorts Get Green Light for PGA Tour Practice

Jordan Spieth wearing shorts during a practice round for the 2017 PGA Championship.
Don't be alarmed by the appearance of some of the men's game's biggest names wearing shorts during practice rounds at this week's WGC Mexico Championship in Mexico City.

The PGA Tour has changes its guidelines to allow golfers to wear shorts during PGA Tour pro-ams and practice rounds. 

"The change applies only to tournaments operated on the six tours under the PGA TOUR umbrella," the PGA Tour said via its website. 

"This week’s two TOUR events, the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and the Puerto Rico Open, will be the first tournaments to offer players the apparel option."

But there's a catch for those interested in wearing shorts: they must be "knee-length, tailored and neat in appearance."

PGA Tour player James Hahn, who is also the tour's Player Advisory Council Co-Chairman, announced the dress regulation change via Twitter.

It's far from a ground-breaking decision by the PGA Tour and its players will still be required to wear pants during official competition rounds.

After all, shorts during practice have been the norm at European Tour events since 2016 and the PGA Championship has allowed it since 2017.

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