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Move Over, Rickie: Rory McIlroy Joins the Jogger Movement

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Both Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler wore joggers to the 2016 Players Championship. Not everyone was a fan.

Step aside, Rickie -- there's a new Big Four member embracing the jogger trend. Rory McIlroy flashed some ankle during the first round of the Players Championship on Thursday, donning a pair of clingy black Nike joggers.

McIlroy's tapered-trouser debut should come as no surprise to golf fashion aficionados. Earlier this year, Nike Golf debuted a bold new look in their latest collection, which features non-traditional golf apparel like collarless polos, high-top golf shoes and an athletic tights-and-shorts combo meant to be worn on the course.

Social media reaction to the former world No. 1's ensemble was mixed, and so were his scores: he shot a two-bogey, two-birdie 72.

On Friday, McIlroy returned to his traditional trouser look and fired a sizzling 64 to launch him back into contention, begging the question: Will we see Rors in joggers again?

Stay tuned.

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