It’s starting to get hot here in the Valley. The temperature will soon be reaching triple digits, and won’t let up until September. But that’s OK, I can throw on a golf shirt and some shorts and go play. I need to remember to stay hydrated, but I can play in shorts. Why? I am not on the PGA TOUR. Guys on the TOUR have to wear pants when they play. Granted, they aren’t playing 4 rounds in the middle of the summer in the Arizona heat, but they still have to wear pants.
Ashworth Golf seems to think it’s time for a change. According to Ashworth, the time is now. They recently released an ad campaign for The Pants Petition. Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #pantspetition.
Ashworth Golf Pants Petition
In the video Retief Goosen speaks up about shorts saying, “I think shorts are a great idea.” Justin Rose, Sean O’Hair, Johnson Wagner, and Justin Leonard read from the player handbook on this supposed rule of golf. They mention things like personal grooming and golf fashion all the while making mention that they fit these criteria. Then, a few minutes into the video, they start to almost mock this rule. This is an interesting technique, but one that I fear will offend a lot of people in the golf industry.
Toward the end of the video Johnson Wager says, “I like the way the wind tickles my leg hair. It makes me happy.” How can I take this petition serious? I will be curious to see if they get anywhere with this. I would also like to hear some more opinions on TOUR. What do YOU think? Should guys on TOUR be allowed to wear shorts?
If you are a fan of shorts, and think the guys on TOUR should be allowed to wear them during tournament play, you can sign the petition at ashworthgolf.com.