PGA TOUR 2021 - Honda Classic at PGA National - Day Two
The evolving informal dress code :)
The Honda Classic at PGA National has a way of challenging golfers across the board. Golfers regularly ditch their footwear and roll-up their Hugo Boss or Ralph Laurens to climb knee-deep into the mud to try and save par. You can see them here in the PGA TOUR's "Golf is Hard" compilation.
Yesterday Adam Scott did just that before leaping into the murky fray and saving par brilliantly.
Also yesterday, Denmark's Sebastian Cappelen "did what he felt needed to be done – he stripped off his shirt, one shoe and a sock, rolled up his pants, and tried to save par." [Quote from Golf Channel.]
Cappelen did not have the same great result as Adam Scott, but it was a "Pretty good shot all things considered." - PGA tweet and video here.
And now, today during the second round of the Honda Classic it was American PGA TOUR player Wesley Bryan who faced the mud-and-muck challenge.
Bryan was already five over for his round and destined to miss the cut when he made his way to the par-four sixth, his 15th hole of the day, where his tee shot finished left of the fairway and just inside the water.
With Bryan's only way to have a swing being by heading into the penalty area, he took off his shoes, socks and pink trousers before wading into the muddy water to play the shot in his underwear.
Bryan had also rolled up his shirt and tied it to limit the amount of spray that could head onto his clothes, with the world No 426 [standing] in ankle deep sludge as he took a swipe at his ball.
Although his shot moved barely 30 feet from its original spot, Bryan made cleaner connection with his next effort before wiping himself down and getting dressed again to complete the hole. Full story here