Women golfers can swing into action in ‘cutaway’ trousers in ...

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Women golfers can swing into action in ‘cutaway’ trousers in Saudi Arabia

The LET says the move is a sign of respect for local customs in a country accused of ‘sports washing’

Kate Rowan

The sartorial choices made by professional female golfers have often proved the subject of scrutiny.

The sport, with its strict etiquette, has long prided itself on upholding common values, frowning upon plunging necklines or revealing skirts.

But when the first female professional tournament in Saudi Arabia was announced last year, players on the Ladies European Tour (LET) were warned that this time there may be room for little compromise and they might have to play in trousers to obey the kingdom’s dress regulations...

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