It is believed that the reason golf pros cannot wear shorts is because of a dress code that was put in place by the professional golfers’ Association (PGA). The PGA tour’s policy says that players must wear pants in competitive rounds. This policy has changed in 1999 when the PGA tour allowed players to wear shorts in practice rounds and pro-am events. There has been much debate over whether or not golf pros should be allowed to wear shorts during competition, but as of now, the PGA tour does not allow it.
Some people believe that the reason for this policy is because golf is seen as a gentleman’s game and shorts are considered to be too casual. Others believe that the PGA is just trying to sell more tickets by making the players look more professional. Whatever the reason, it looks like we’ll just have to keep watching golf pros in their pants for the time being.
Tiger Woods in particular has been vocal about his desire to be able to wear shorts on the course. In an interview with Golf Digest, Woods said, “I think it would be nice if we could wear shorts. I don’t know why we can’t.” He went on to say that he thinks the PGA is “a bit old-fashioned” when it comes to its dress code.
Charley Hoffman, a professional golfer on the PGA tour, has also spoken out about the dress code. In an interview with Golf Channel, Hoffman said that he thinks the policy is “ridiculous” and that it’s time for the PGA to “come into the 21st century.”
It looks like there are a lot of golf pros who would like to be able to wear shorts during the competition, but as of now, the PGA tour does not allow it. Only time will tell if the policy will ever change. So, for now, we’ll just have to enjoy watching the golf pros in their pants.