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Erik van Rooyen’s ankle-shy pants caused quite a stir at The Open

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Erik van Rooyen’s 68 in round two vaulted him up the leaderboard and into contention on Friday morning at Royal Portrush. But while the South African’s golf has been impressive over the opening two days at The Open, it’s van Rooyen’s pants which have got everyone talking.

The 29-year-old’s ankle shy red pants on Friday were such a hot topic that they even dominated the chatter during his post-round media duties. Following his second round, van Rooyen was asked seven questions by the press, and five of those were about his pants.

Speaking on the pants in question, van Rooyen confidently stated after his round

“I like the fact that it’s a little bit different yet still classy at the same time. It’s not out there and whacky with a bunch of flashy colors … If you’re going to wear it, you’ve got to own it. I feel like I’m owning it.”

However, while the South African may feel that way, his trousers received a much more mixed reaction on social media.

What’s your take on Erik van Rooyen’s polarizing pants, WRXers?

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Brandon

    Jul 21, 2019 at 1:09 am

    This is such a Gianni article.

  2. Jon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve noticed him wearing these type of pants all year… they are hideous. They are jogging pants not golf pants…

  3. andy

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    they look honestly GREAT. whats the fuss about it’s a fashion coordinated outfit. 5stars on the trousers

  4. Randy Kitts

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    way too feminine for me, if you want comfort try wearing “plus fours” They at least make you look like a golfer!

  5. scott

    Jul 20, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Looks like a millennial tosser where yo can’t tell if it is a man or a woman. Ban them immediately.

  6. Jack

    Jul 19, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    The old guys are furious in their cardigans!

  7. Jacob

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:51 am

    These aren’t even short? My ankles are showing with every pair of pants/jeans I wear. I roll/cuff the bottom of them. That’s what people do now. Have fun with your baggy pants that bunch up on top of the shoe.

    • Geoffrey Holland

      Jul 19, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Have fun with your b*tch pants.

    • Johnny Penso

      Jul 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      In high school we’d mock anyone wearing pants like that and called them floods. Nothing has changed.

    • Brandon

      Jul 21, 2019 at 1:07 am

      I’m sure your boyfriend thinks they look really cute.

  8. Acemandrake

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Golf clothes are morphing into gym clothes.

    I’m behind the curve on this trend: I just started wearing my shirts untucked.

  9. NicePants

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Looks cool to me

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (2.21.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Throwback to Bettinardi’s first wedge from 18 years ago.

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Rory’s clubs that have him top of the leaderboard in Mexico.

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Tiger Sunday Red from Embrace Putters.

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Titleist responds to USGA and R&A’s Distance Insights Report

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Titleist has responded to the USGA and R&A’s ‘Distance Insights Report’ saying in-part that the governing bodies are focusing too much on the men’s professional game, and are undervaluing the skill of the game’s elite.

In a written statement titled “A Perspective on the Distance Insights Report”, David Maher, CEO and president of Titleist’s parent company, Acushnet, wrote

“We believe the conclusions drawn in this Report undervalue the skill and athleticism of the game’s very best players and focus far too much on the top of the men’s professional game and project this on golf and golfers as a whole.”

Maher stressed that the current equipment regulations are sufficient in halting any significant increases going forward by the longest hitters in the game, and believes that any changes implemented that could see a local rule put in place, would be a wrong move.

“The existing equipment regulations allow professional and amateur golfers to play by the same unified set of rules, with the same equipment, and on the same courses. We believe that playing by a unified set of rules coalesces our game, is an essential part of its global understanding and appeal, and eliminates the inconsistency and inability that would come from multiple sets of equipment standards.”

The use of technology to bring younger people into the sport and aid the longevity of golfers was also highlighted by Maher who said

“Golf is bringing younger players into the game sooner and keeping older players longer than ever; professional golf is as dynamic and entertaining as it’s ever been; and the game remains a healthy challenge for all players and at all levels.”

Read the full written statement here.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (2.20.20)

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Look out for this awesome headcover from Dormie Workshop in Paul Casey’s bag this week in Mexico!

New Mizuno drivers.

Studio Select NP2 restoration from Embrace Putters.

Another great looking job from The Golf Garage.

New in the bag for WRX’s Editor-In-Chief.

Bettinardi showcasing its “Copper Candy”.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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