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Lobbied: By Tiger Woods, for the PGA Tour to relax its dress code and allow players to wear shorts during competition. Woods made the comments during a Facebook Live segment for Bridgestone Golf, one of his sponsors. “We play in some of the hottest climates on the planet,” Woods said. The Tour OKs shorts to be worn only by caddies, an allowance enacted in 1999. The European Tour allows competitors to wear shorts during practice and pro-am rounds. Last year, the PGA of America permitted shorts for practice rounds at the PGA Championship.