Caddie Talk: The caddie dress code

It may be hard to fathom now in a day where players wear shorts during practice rounds, but believe it or not, there was a time on the PGA Tour where caddies weren’t allowed to wear shorts, period. In fact, they could wear jeans inside the ropes, but not a nice pair of khaki shorts.

In this latest edition of Caddie Talk, host Michael Collins and his caddie friends chat about how things have certainly evolved fashion-wise for the loopers over the years.


  1. Martinez and Scott Jones drew a line and made a statment. They wore shorts. Officials warned them on the practice range, but neither man relented. They were warned on the first tee, but they stood their ground. Finally, with disqualifications threatened, Martinez and Scott Jones stood on the second tee, removed their shorts, and put on trousers that they carried in the golf bag.

    Ah, the puritan days of golf. Soon thereafter, cooler heads prevailed. It was agreed that not only could caddies wear shorts, but players like John Daly could wear Loudmouth.

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