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Octopus Pants Are Coming to U.S. Open Thanks to Strong Play of Billy Horschel

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 14:  Billy Horschel of the United States hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during Round Two of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 14, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJune 14, 2013

If you were among those who always thought the U.S. Open could use a great deal more octopus pants, you are in luck. 

Rest assured, I am not talking about pants made from an actual octopus, because that would be ridiculous. No, I am talking about the silly pants that will be worn on Sunday by the red-hot Billy Horschel

A tip of the hat to CBS Sports for alerting us to the fact that some tremendous golf swag is headed our way this Father's Day. 

As noted, the 26-year-old tweeted out this image of his U.S. Open wardrobe on Wednesday. 

Really, there is nothing terribly out of the ordinary. You have plaid slacks and bright colors adorning various polo shirts. 

But wait, what is that he has set up for Sunday?

CBS Sports' Kyle Porter researched the slacks and came back with the an image of what seems to be the pants Horschel might wear for his final round, and they are spectacular. 

Here is what I was able to drum up with the same search at RalphLauren.com. Although they seem to be only available in shorts. 

Of course, all of this depended on the golfer making the cut after Friday, which he seems to have done and then some. 

As Porter writes in another report, Horschel hit all 18 greens in regulation en route to a 67 on Friday, which is a first since the stat was initially recorded. 

Horschel delivered a two-over par 72 on Thursday, but he followed that up with a fantastic round on a far more pleasant Friday, collecting four birdies on the day. 

As of this writing, he is one shot off Phil Mickelson for the lead at Merion. I am sure all of that is great news for his fans but is equally tremendous for people who adore ridiculous outfits. 

And really, who doesn't?

Now the only question is whether octopus pants prove to be lucky. 

 

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