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Why does Aaron Rai wear two gloves?

The Englishman doesn’t just make headlines for his performances on both sides of the pond…

 

Aaron Rai has made quite a name for himself on the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour- and not just because he’s a two-time winner, including his first Rolex Series victory at the Scottish Open in 2020.

The 29-year-old from Wolverhampton has grabbed headlines from time to time because he wears gloves on both hands when he plays.

But why? Luckily, he’s answered this before:

“It started when I was eight years old,” he explains. “I just happened to be given these two gloves – the guy who actually makes them sent a pair over – and I got into the habit of wearing them.

“Then, a few weeks down the line, my dad forgot to put the two gloves in the bag so I had to play with one. It was terrible. I couldn’t play, I couldn’t feel the grip, so I’ve always stuck with the two gloves ever since.”

Not quite as exciting as we’d have hoped, but interesting nonetheless. If you’re wondering, they are the MacWet gloves from Glenmuir.

Rai has also previously committed the cardinal sin among club golfers of having iron covers…

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Rai is now looking to forge a way on the PGA Tour. So far in 2024, he has played admirably. He has two top 10s this season and has made the top 40 at the Players Championship and the PGA Championship.

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Hannah Holden

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Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers.

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