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Euro player strips down to underwear for water shot

April 13, 2017

Henrik Stenson is the poster child for professional golfers stripping down to their underwear in tournament play, an act recalled whenever a golfer peels off their clothes. James Heath didn't go "Full Stenson" on Thursday at the European Tour's Trophee Hassan II, but it was a show worth a second look.

Admittedly, I never understand why tour players are so worried about their clothes. These guys get new gear for every round; so what if you have to play a few holes in wet trousers?

Then again, that's a helluva shot, given the circumstance. Heath finished with a 77 in Round 1. But at least he had the highlight of the day.