Style Insider: Colorful week at Valspar
March 19, 2014
- PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 13: A tee marker as seen on the 9th tee box during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on March 13, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
By Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM Style Insider
Billed as the most colorful golf tournament on Earth, the Valspar Championship brought together painting strokes and putting strokes for four days at Innisbrook's Copperhead course. Here's a look at the ten players who brought the color. We've even paired these players' apparel choices with matching Valspar paints -- just in case you want to paint your kitchen the same color as Ryo Ishikawa's belt. You know you want to.
My look of the week goes to Scott Langley (Hugo Boss). These grassy green pants offered a crisp and fresh look for spring, while the white stripes on the shoulders of the black shirt added a sporty touch. Also, check out the saddle shoes. I've talked about how wingtips are making a return to the links. Are saddles next?
Valspar color match: Luscious Green (6010-7)
Paul Casey (Nike Golf) did his part to bring some color to the Valspar Championship in this bright red outwear piece. The grey pants, white shoes and hat are perfect complements and offer a much needed balance to the vibrant color of the top.
Valspar color match: Scarlet Tanager (224Q)
Speaking of paint, did John Daly (Loudmouth Golf) wear these pants while painting his motor home before heading to the first tee? Did he get ambushed by paint gun wielding caddies at the turn? The mystery of John Daly's sartorial choices continues.
Valspar color match: Bright Marigold (200-6)
Want to copy Jason Dufner's (PGA TOUR Apparel) laidback style? Ditch the trendy purples and pinks that have been popular the last few years and opt for magenta instead. This bright and lively color pairs well with grey, black, white and even navy blue.
Valspar color match: Bee Balm (211Q)
Ryo Ishikawa (Callaway Golf) continues to show why he is the most creative dresser on the PGA TOUR. While most players on the tour would have mindlessly grabbed a white, red or black belt to wear with this ensemble (and all of those options would have been totally on-point), Ryo opted for this beige strap and it looked good!
Valspar color match: Sunflower Field (VR011A)
Will MacKenzie could have been mistaken for a painter in the final round as he climbed the leaderboard thanks to his artistic play and this white shirt, white pants, white shoes and white belt ensemble from Puma Golf's new SportLux Collection.
Valspar color match: Carte Blanche (101)
My eyes are playing tricks on me. From a distance, Matteo Manassero's shirt from Ralph Lauren RLX looks like a solid magenta (there's that color again). On closer inspection, though, this shirt consists of subtle, ultra-thin pink and sapphire blue stripes. Combine this with RLX's cutting-edge performance fabric and you have one cool and fun shirt for spring.
Valspar color match: Precious Sapphire (4010-7)
Kevin Na's funky blue plaid pants from Elord caused a stir in the Twittershpere during the third round and opinions seemed to be split. While some liked the 70s throwback look others wanted a two stroke style penalty to be assessed. Kevin Na is one of the guys on the PGA TOUR that has a keen understanding of how clothes should fit. This is one thing we can all agree on.
Valspar color match: Electric Blue (281-6)
Want a trending look to copy this spring? Wear various shades of blue, as Thorbjorn Olessen (Nike Golf) shows here. This is an athletic and youthful look for the season.
Valspar color match: Waterslide (VR026C)
Coral has been one of the trendy colors of the season and we've typically seen amped up versions of the color this spring. Justin Rose (Ashworth), however, sported a softer version of the color at the Valspar Championship.
Valspar color match: Coral Blossom (207-4)