Martin Laird

Short changed: Golfers at PGA embrace practicing in shorts

Lucas Glover walked off the 18th fairway at Quail Hollow still feeling slightly underdressed.

He wasn't alone.

"I don't recognize some of these guys out here, and I'm sure they probably don't recognize me either," Glover said.

For the first time in its 99-year history, the PGA Championship allowed players to wear shorts during practice rounds this week, in part to combat the August heat in North Carolina. But on a rain-soaked Tuesday, only about half of the players took advantage of the change, with many like Rory McIlroy choosing to stick with long pants.

But like Glover, Scotland's Martin Laird couldn't resist.

"This feels great,"...

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