The American Professional Golf (PGA) tour usually does not change its rules or guidelines. It is because of the belief that keeping old traditions is more valuable than following new trends. The same principle applies to clothing. Long pants are the rule. This is because golf is a neat and classy sport. It is only during practice rounds that players may wear shorts. Until 2015, I had to wear long pants even during practice. Rival LIV Golf has allowed players to wear shorts in recent tournaments, but the PGA is unmoving.
So, in the final 4th round of Farmers Insurance held on the 29th (Korean time) at Torrey Pines GC South Course (par 72, 7765 yards) in San Diego, California, USA, it was the pants, not the people, that caught the most attention. This is because Sam Ryder (34, USA, photo) competed wearing a ‘jogger’, commonly referred to as ‘training’. The PGA Tour only regulates the length of pants, but does not ban wearing joggers. 먹튀검증
So there were players who came out wearing joggers from time to time. Rickie Fowler (35, USA) wore the jogger for the first time in 2016, and later Eric Van Luyen (33, South Africa) and other players were captured on camera.
Even though it’s not the first time, the reason why this rider’s outfit became a hot topic is because of the color and length. It was maroon, which is not usually worn by male golfers, and the length was short, revealing bare skin up to the ankle. When he started the final round, he was leading by two strokes, so the camera following him all the time also contributed to drawing attention. US Golf Week said, “Ryder’s outfit was the biggest discussion point of the day,” and “Many galleries liked Ryder’s fashion, but some really hated it.”
Rider, who was aiming for the championship after playing in 146 games, recorded a 3-over-par 75 that day. He tied for fourth with a final total of 9 under par 279 strokes. Lim Seong-jae (25) also rose to the joint fourth place list. This is his best performance on the PGA Tour this season. Im Seong-jae’s last top 10 record was the Shriners Children’s Open (7th place) in October of last year.
The championship cup was taken by Max Homa (33, USA), who started in a tie for 4th place, 5 strokes behind Rider. Homa managed to overturn by driving 6 under par in the final round alone. Homa pulled out four birdies in the first half alone, putting pressure on riders who had no winning experience. 6 victories on the PGA Tour. The winning prize is $1,566,000 (approximately 1.93 billion won). The PGA Tour continues with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (total prize money of 9 million dollars), which opens on the 2nd of next month.