Players to wear shorts during PGA Champ. practice


Players will be able to show a little leg this summer at the PGA Championship.

The PGA of America announced Tuesday that participants will be allowed to wear shorts during practice at tournaments run by the organization, including Aug. 7-9 practice rounds when Quail Hollow Club hosts the season's final major for the first time:

Players are required to wear pants during practice rounds at PGA Tour events, although they are allowed to wear shorts during practice rounds on the European Tour.

The shift in policy should be welcomed by players when the tournament heads to the Carolinas for the first time since 2012. Temperature highs in Charlotte, N.C., historically average 88 degrees during tournament week.