Chris Wood's Ripped Pants Leads to Wild Day of Looking for a Replacement Pair

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2014

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The last thing a golfer should have to worry about during a major is his outfit. Unfortunately for Chris Wood, he spent the majority of the first round at the 2014 PGA Championship looking for a pair of pants to wear.

Wood's adventure started on his second hole of the day, No. 11. The 26-year-old ripped his pants while bending down to measure a putt. As he said, via Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, it was "quite a big hole."

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The golfer explained the awkward situation.

"Oh, can you imagine?" Wood said, via Forde. "I'm 6-foot-6 with a massive hole in my trousers in America. ... It's the most embarrassed I've ever been on the golf course."

From there, a search for a fresh pair of pants ensued. That seems simple enough, but it turned out to be quite difficult.

Wood took his tee shot on the next hole before informing a marshal of what had happened. He was able to borrow a pair of rain pants from his playing partner, Johan Kok, and went to a portable bathroom to change. Considering Kok is 6'2", his trousers were only a temporary solution for Wood. He ended up changing into another pair of borrowed rain pants during the 13th hole.

The third pair of pants did the job until his manager, Stuart Cage, showed up with a pair of Wood's pants at the 17th hole. Cage had gone back to Wood's hotel room, which is about 6.5 miles from the course, to get the golfer a pair of pants that would be comfortable. 

Even with all of the pants drama, Wood still managed to shoot a 66 in the first round.

Wood made sure he was prepared for Friday's second round.

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