LIV Golf players allowed to wear shorts, says Greg Norman

LIV Golf strives to be different and provide a unique player experience at every event and they have strived to do just that with a brand new innovation at the Boston Invitational.

Following the first round at The International, Greg Norman announced on social media that LIV Golf players will now be allowed to wear shorts in competition.

It’s a first for professional golf and another addition to the quirky feature set the Saudi-backed series already has, such as shotgun tees and 54 holes.

On the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, players often wear shorts on practice rounds due to the hot weather conditions they have become accustomed to. They also wear shorts at pro-am events.

From the beginning, LIV has tried to break the mold of golf traditions such as 72-hole tournaments and all-day tee times. Allowing shorts is another example of the rebellious nature of the controversial new league.

After Norman was involved in the announcement video, he tweeted from his own account and tagged Phil Mickelson, “Time to show those calves @PhilMickelson.”

Around the time Mickelson won his sixth major PGA Championship title in 2021, there was a weird buzz around Lefty’s calves and physique.

They will certainly be on display for the foreseeable future on the LIV Golf Series now that shorts are permitted. As for his golf, it was another extremely disappointing day on Friday.

Mickelson shot a 4-over par and after 18 holes of the fourth event in the series, there are only three players below him on the 48-man leaderboard.

At the other end of the leaderboard, Talor Gooch and Matthew Wolff shot an impressive 63 to lead the way. Wolff raised the roof with the very first hole-in-one of the LIV Golf series on the par-3 2nd hole.

Michael C. Ford