When are shorts and skorts too short?

Natalie Gulbis and Michelle Wie during the first LPGA event of 2010.

Natalie Gulbis and Michelle Wie during the first LPGA event of 2010.

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Hee Young Park turns heads during the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand.

Who wears short shorts? Some LPGA players, that’s who! It seems things are getting a little cheekier on the fairways of the LPGA.

Either golf is following in the footsteps of tennis or these women’s legs just keep getting longer.

The issue of LPGA players who wear short shorts and skorts has been hotly debated. And with girls like Natalie Gulbis, Sandra Gal and Hee Young Park (this weekend at the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand) showing off their gams, it’s a topic that likely won’t go away.

I’m not an advocate for stuffy, country club dress codes, but I can understand why shorts that are too short offend some people. However, for the good of the game, showing a little more skin could be the ticket to spicing things up for the LPGA. Sex sells, and the fact that the Women’s Tennis Association and the ATP World Tour have comparable purses should get the LPGA revved up.

Are wearing short shorts the right move? In my opinion, it’s not the answer. At the end of the day, I hope that great golf and love for the game will be the key factor to the LPGA’s success. But seeing short shorts on good-looking ladies doesn’t hurt the game.

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Ian Poulter goes head-to-toe in pink.

On another note . . . Ian Poulter and Suzann Pettersen both sported a top-to-bottom baby pink look this weekend. The attention-grabbing monochromatic looks, which are very hot right now, were slightly uncommon because of the baby pink color choice. This color is commonly seen on the LPGA, but for PGA Tour players it’s a definite rarity (except for on a guy like Ian Poulter). Suzann and Ian played well in their pink outfits. Pettesen finished second in Thailand and Poulter won on U.S. soil for the time with his 4-and-2 victory over Paul Casey at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

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