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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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