Golf Digest asked the following question (on Twitter and Facebook):
- Jayme Patterson, via Facebook: “Absolutely I thought about that when they played in MD in that 100-degree heat. No way they should have to wear pants in that.”
We’d settle for these terms. But why not let them wear shorts whenever they want? They’re big boys and should have that choice.
@GolfDigestMag At least make exceptions when they are facing high temps! Over 90 degrees they should be permitted to wear them.— Chris (@Cunderpar) July 11, 2012
It wouldn’t offend me, that’s for sure.
@GolfDigestMag. 100% YES. Get with the times people - a nice pair of shorts isn't going to offend anyone.— Andy Marcolin (@AndyMarcolin) July 12, 2012
- Al Carrasquillo, via Facebook: “Shorts can be acceptable as along as they are appropriate. We don't need to see the 1970's style of shorts out there either! But as long as they’re tasteful and not too short looking like a men's fitness magazine.”
- Reed Kays, via Facebook: “Nope! Make 'em wear long pants and suffer in the heat... only because of the tremendous amount of money they make PLAYING golf!”
- Brad Lawrence, via Facebook: “No to shorts. What would be next if comfort is the issue? How about tank tops? Flip flops? No shirt? Naked?”
Matt, the season’s FIFTH heat wave has invaded New York City. With humidity, it feels like 110 degrees today, and the clothes I’m currently wearing will seemingly never dry. I’d like to see you opt for pants in conditions like this, simply because you prefer “the look.”
@GolfDigestMag definitely not. I love the pants look. I wish it was instituted every where no matter the course or ability— Matt Breitenbach (@mattbreitenbach) July 11, 2012
Jon, you aren’t the only person to suggest that shorts “look unprofessional.” Contrary to that belief, most shorts today are long enough and are designed to look just as professional as their longer brethren.
@GolfDigestMag NOOOO! They would look unprofessional.— Jonathan Moore (@Jon_moore19) July 11, 2012
- Lou Liberto, via Facebook: “Don't baseball players play in the same heat? I haven't heard any request from them...”
- Chad Walters, via Facebook: “It's bad enough to see a pigmentation difference between cheeks and foreheads when they take off their hats - why would we want to see pasty white legs?”