Originally Posted by zeg
Chill out, people mix up the PGA and the PGA Tour all the time, why not just post a correction without the attitude? The attitude should be reserved for the morons who created the confusion by not being able to come up with distinct names for their organizations.
OK - I'll wear that. Fair enough, but the (my) attitide isn't really about the PGA / PGATour issue names.
The PGATour is not run by "a few stuffed shirts" There are player representatives. For someone to just come up with a throwaway line like that is silly.
The PGATour's decisions are all made with much consultation of all stakeholders. Whether the spectator likes it or not - and why on earth would a spectator be demanding that the players wear shorts on the major tours? - they are trying to present themselves in a particular way. They are not trying to look like basketball players covered with tattoos and bling or baseball oplayers swaggering about, chewing and spitting. The main thing is not to alienate the traditional fan (money) base. If a young person wants to play golf, they can wear shorts. If they become good enough to play on a big Tour - I think they can cope with long pants. :-)
I really fail to see why any spectator should care. Unless you see the players suffering in Dubai or Singapore. Most of the time, it's fine.
I wear long trousers in 40 degree celsius temperatutres here in OZ. I find long pants cooler, as do a lot of players who wear them. They ahve to be the right type of pants, obviously.