Who wears the pants at Augusta National? Masters rookie, eventually, after fashion faux pas

Masters rookie Talor Gooch didn’t realize shorts aren’t allowed at Augusta National Golf Club – not just for Masters Tournament participants like himself, but members and their guests, as well. The rule even carries over to the volunteer day held in May.

On Saturday afternoon, Gooch was putting on the practice green adjacent to the driving range at the Tournament Practice Area. For at least 15 minutes, no one said anything before co-head pro J.J. Weaver approached. A few minutes later, a pair of black rain pants arrived, Gooch put them on over his black shorts and continued his practice.

On the PGA Tour, golfers are allowed to wear shorts during the practice rounds. Caddies are allowed to wear them during practice rounds and tournaments rounds. At the Masters, which is conducted by Augusta National Golf Club, caddies must wear the white jumpsuits every time they are on the course or practice area.

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Talor Gooch makes Masters Tournament fashion faux pas in shorts

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