Allowing Caddies to wear shorts is the best thing the Tour has done for us in 20 years. Now we have something the players don't, and I wouldn't trade our right to wear shorts for their five-course buffets. Of course, it took a caddie dropping in 97� heat at the '96 PGA and another having a heart attack at the '99 Western Open to persuade the Ivory Dungeon in Ponte Vedra Beach to make the change. I'm a Florida beach bum who does everything in shorts, so I'm happy to expose my burnished legs. However, I hope certain others show discretion. European caddies in particular should keep their OB stakes sheathed, and if the players want to get into the act, some guys should be ruled ineligible. Duffy Waldorf in shorts? Enough said.