If you don’t get a haircut before taking your PGA Tour headshot, apparently the league will do it for you.
Professional golfer Thomas Pieters turned 24 on Wednesday, and his early present from the PGA Tour was a hilarious Photoshop haircut on his official headshot.
Pieters posted the original photo (right) and the altered one (left) on Facebook on Tuesday.
That’s quite the difference. But, according to the PGA Tour, it is a standard occurrence and not an indictment on Pieters’ curly hair.
“In the standard process of prepping new headshots for broadcast TV, electronic scoreboards and other uses — which always requires a bit of retouching and color-correction — our vendor was a bit too heavy-handed in the editing of Thomas Pieters’ photo,” PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw told GolfChannel.com’s Jason Crook on Wednesday. “The image has been returned more closely to the original photo — although some editing is always required — and reissued to our database.
“We regret this sequence of events and meant no disrespect to Thomas. We think he has a great head of hair.”
It’s just not great enough for TV.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@Thomas_Pieters