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Freddie wants to show a little leg

April 28, 2009

Mark Reason of the Telegraph sat down with Ernie Els, Fred Couples, Henrik Stenson, Paul McGinley and Graeme McDowell at the Ballantine's Championship last week and discussed a host of serious subjects and one not so serious. The following falls into the latter category.

Reason: If you were Tour Commissioner for a day, what would you change?

Couples: Shorts. I'd like to be allowed to wear shorts.

McGinley: I'd like that.

Stenson: Would that include boxers?

McDowell: His game has been red-hot ever since [Stenson stripped down to his underwear to play a shot from the water's edge in the CA Championship in March].

Stenson: I have been threatened by people that they are going to support me at tournaments by wearing a pair of jocks outside their trousers. I have had these phone calls.

Couples: I think golfers would play better in shorts when it's 100 degrees and we're sweating and you look like Hell.

Stenson: Fred, if you want to wear shorts I'd have no problem with that. It's not as if I'd three-putt just because I saw your white legs.

Couples: You'd actually get pretty excited and I think you'd putt a lot better.

-- John Strege