The Short Story\nIn honor of the European Tour allowing shorts in practice rounds, let's celebrate the golfers who have never been afraid to show some leg\nThe European Ryder Cup captain was instrumental in getting the new rule passed. Here he is wearing shorts for a practice round at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Championship, the first event in which the policy was officially put in place.\nWith the August 2012 issue, Fowler became the third man to wear shorts on the cover of Golf Digest.\nAn outtake from Fowler's cover shoot.\nAdam Scott was photographed for this July 2011 cover near his home in the Bahamas.\nScott has long been admired for his game and personal style.\nElliott's legs on this August 1989 cover marked a first for Golf Digest. Apparently they weren't afraid to show some thigh back then.\nWoods has often said he prefers wearing shorts for casual rounds. Here he is in the 2005 Tavistock Cup.\nCharl Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion. Did he ever wear shorts with the green jacket?\nAlways one of the most stylish players on tour, Luke Donald can do casual effectively as well.\nWe love the shorts, although we're going to need a ruling on the black socks and white shoes.\nIan Baker-Finch has stepped away from competitive golf to focus on a career in broadcasting. Apparently that has allowed for more time working on his leg tan.\nEls alongside his son Ben. Are those -- gasp! -- cargo shorts?\nThe Cowboys QB mixes the old-school hat with an otherwise contemporary look.\nAn unabashed golf enthusiast, the Prez received some heat early in his tenure for his choice of cargo shorts.\nWhen Obama played with House Speaker John Boehner, Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, he opted against naked knees.\nCan you pull off the shorts look? Check out our Golf Digest Style Guide for tips on how to make them work for you.