Ian Poulter

PGA Championship to allow shorts in practice rounds

The PGA Championship in the middle of summer tends to be hot, especially in the South.

A small measure of relief is on the way.

The PGA of America board decided on Tuesday to allow players to wear shorts during the practice round at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second full week in August. PGA President Paul Levy announced it to the staff at the Florida headquarters.

The new policy also applies to the Senior PGA Championship, the PGA Professional National Championship and the Assistant PGA Professional Championship.

"Amateurs always ask me about wearing shorts, and I always tell them, 'This is my job, my occupation.' And we lend...