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Ernie Els

The European Tour announced a new policy at this week’s Abu Dhabi Championship: Players are now permitted to wear shorts during practice and pro-ams, as Chief Executive Keith Pelley believes the initiative will help “modernize the game.”

Among the players making the most out of the new rule were Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke. Two headliners of the week world nos. 1 and 3, respectively, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy both voiced their support for pros sporting knee lengths. 

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By Stephanie Wei under Nice Effing Pants

MJ sporting jeans at the Cup

This is one of *those* debates in golf that pops up every now and again. Today, a spirited discussion was sparked when my colleague (and big bro), Alan Shipnuck, tweeted about spontaneously popping by a driving range at a public course and being scolded because of his “inappropriate attire.”

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By Stephanie Wei under Nice Effing Pants



One of the handful of spectators that caught Tiger Woods practicing at Merion Golf Club for the upcoming U.S. Open snapped some photos of the golfer playing, who woke up and picked out cargo shorts for the occasion.

First of all, I’m not a fan of cargo shorts, so I don’t think they should be worn even at a local muni. Secondly, I feel like they’re not allowed at Merion, a very old, traditional club, if your name isn’t Tiger Woods. (Actually, just received confirmation from a member that cargo shorts aren’t typically permitted, but the course was technically closed yesterday and Woods was a guest of the USGA.)

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