Willett, Jiménez and others wear knickers, compete with vintage clubs


If you ever wanted to see Miguel Ángel Jiménez in knickers, now is your chance.

Some of the biggest names on the European Tour ditched their golf attire and clubs after Saturday’s round at the European Masters for something a little more traditional.

Paolo Quirici, Danny Willett, Lee Westwood and Jiménez not only changed into knickers, they also donned knee-high socks, newsboy caps and carried their own clubs while playing the 10th and 18th holes of Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

According to the European Tour, the event commemorated the 70 years the Omega European Masters has been hosted at Crans-Montana, making it the longest running golf tournament at the same venue in Europe, and the second longest running in the world after the Masters Tournament.

Fashion aside, the real challenge came when the pros swapped their steel-shafted clubs for old-fashioned hickory clubs.

The four quickly learned the two holes would be anything but easy. Willett and Jiménez watched their tee shots curve into the trees while Westwood's tee shot rolled into a fairway bunker.

Westwood and Willett who will represent team Europe in the Ryder Cup later this month finished the two holes tied for the lead at even-par. A nearest-to-the-hole challenge from a drop zone on the18th crowned Westwood the winner.