For the past several years, shorts have been a hotly debated topic on the PGA Tour during competition. With the high temperatures during summer events,

especially during the Florida swing, media and fans alike have been wondering if it's time to allow shorts on the Tour during.

After the first round of LIV Golf Boston at The International in Bolton, Mass., Greg Norman, CEO of the Saudi-backed league,

announced via social media that LIV members would be allowed to wear shorts during the competition, starting with the second round in New England.

Matthew Wolff and Talor Gooch hold the first-round lead at 7-under, closely followed by newcomer Cameron Smith, who shot a 6-under 64 in his LIV debut.

Saudi Arabia has been accused of widespread human rights abuses, including politically motivated killings, torture,

enforced disappearances and inhumane treatment of prisoners.  members of the Saudi royal family

and government have been accused of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist.