BELEK, Turkey —
The event allows players to wear shorts, and Westwood, Schwartzel, Mahan and Kuchar chose to do so.
All but Mahan won their matches.
Westwood wore a red shirt and white shorts in tribute to his favorite soccer club, Nottingham Forest.
“Them are footballers legs,” Westwood said. “I could still play for Forest with these legs.”
Kuchar said he was happy to wear shorts again. He spent the week after the Ryder Cup loss to the European with his family in Greece.
“Being able to come to an event like this that is a little more relaxed is just great to be able to throw shorts on,” he said.
The winner of the event, sponsored by Turkish Airways, will receive $1.5 million.