Why Do Pro Golfers Have To Wear Pants?

Why are Male PGA golfers required to wear long pants?

80 years ago, pros wore full suits to play golf in because it was meant to be a “gentleman’s sport”.

Over the years, the rules have gotten much more lenient with dress code and what is required.

Do pro golfers have to wear pants?

“Although virtually every golf association in the world allows players, male or female, to wear shorts during competition, the PGA Tour forbids the practice. Blue jeans, shorts, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn.

Why do golfers wear weird pants?

Some say it is because their ancestors told them: you have to wear such clothing, and they are simply following their norms.

What is the dress code for the PGA Tour?

Dress Code

At all PGA Golf Management tournaments, players shall present themselves with a neat and clean appearance. Shorts or denim are not permitted to be worn by male competitors. Khakis or slacks and collared shirts must be worn by all male players. Female competitors may wear shorts or skirts.

Do caddies have to wear shorts?

Professional Caddies

The PGA Tour once banned caddies from wearing shorts, but they are now allowed as long as the club where the tournament is being played allows it. Collared golf shirts, appropriate-length shorts or long golf pants, belts and athletic shoes are required.