On Monday, the PGA Tour released a statement modifying the dress code to allow players to wear golf shorts during practice and pro-am rounds for the six tours under.
The change goes into effect immediately.
The change applies only to tournaments operated on the six tours under the PGA TOUR umbrella. 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.
Per the guideline, shorts must be knee-length, tailored and neat in appearance. Compression leggings worn underneath shorts must be solid in color.
In 1999, caddies on the PGA TOUR were first allowed to wear shorts during competition days.
Monday’s announcement follows many years of discussion. Players, fans, sponsors and tournaments provided positive feedback to allow the wearing of shorts during non-competition days.