PGA Tour competitor Henrik Stenson answered the "boxers or briefs" question in full view of the gallery -- and photographers -- during Thursday's opening round of the WGC-CA Championship in Miami. Seeking to avoid soiling his clothes on hole No. 3, Stenson stripped down to his skivvies to play a shot from a messy, muddy lie at the par-4 hole.
His decision brought back memories of Ian Baker-Finch at the 1993 Colonial. Baker-Finch waded into the water at No. 13 wearing a golf shirt and dark blue boxer shorts to play a shot from a greenside lake in an effort to save par. Baker-Finch took bogey and, ever since, the Colonial incident has been referred to as his "bogey in boxer shorts."
Stenson also took bogey on Thursday at Doral Golf Resort. But not in boxers. Or briefs. He's clearly a combo guy. And he opted to leave the shirt behind as well. It made for some ... uh, interesting photos.
Hit the link below to check out an 8-frame action sequence shot of Stenson in his white boxer/briefs ... Just be forewarned: it's definitely PG-13 material.
_ Jimmy Burch