Style Insider: Breaking down the 2014 Masters apparel scripts
April 09, 2014
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
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The Masters is not only the first major of the year, but it is also an opportunity for apparel brands to turn Augusta National's fairways into runways by showcasing their best designs, trendiest colors and latest fabrics on the world's best players. Yes, apparel scripts have even become part of the hype surrounding the Masters and the focus of social media debates.
Who's on point and who needs a style mulligan before they even step to the first tee? Here's a breakdown of the apparel scripts for 16 of the world's best players.Image courtesy of Puma Golf
The always colorful Jonas Blixt will pump up the volume in a vibrant mix of greens, blues and purples from Puma Golf at Augusta. Thursday's aggressively styled Duo Swing Graphic Stripe Polo actually incorporates all three of those colors into one eye-catching design while Saturday's purple Duo Swing Polo and matching Tech Plaid 5 Pocket Plaid pants are sure to turn heads. The young Swede will then complete his looks with Puma Golf's new Biofusion Tour shoes in three different colorways and G/FORE's vivid clover green and lemon yellow gloves.Image courtesy of Adidas Golf
Look for Jason Day to sport Adidas Golf's new Puremotion Tour ClimaCool Digital Print Polo throughout the Masters. The laser perforations under the arms will keep the Aussie cool down the stretch and a touch of Lycra in the fabric will give him ease of movement. From a style standpoint, the three digital stripes across the chest of this polo provide a sporty twist on the brand's classic 3-stripes motif and Day's opening round shirt showcases one of the trendy colors of the season -- coral. Day is also expected to lace up Adidas Golf's new Adizero One footwear in three different colorways.Image courtesy of Puma Golf
There is no shortage of eye-catching colors and patterns in Graham DeLaet's script from Puma Golf. The YD Multi Stripe Polo sets a cool tone for the opening round while Friday's Roadmap Stripe Polo offers some 1980s flair. For the weekend, attention will shift to the funky Plaid Tech Style Pants on Saturday and Canadian red Tech Style Pants for the final round.
Luke Donald will bring a classic, yet modern vibe to Augusta for the first and final rounds, including his signature navy blue ensemble (RLX Luke Polo and RLX Cypress Pants) on Sunday. The real eye-catching piece in Donald's script, though, is Friday's shirt (RLX Taylor Stripe Tech Pique Polo). The white and rose colored stripes will work nicely with the azaleas in Amen Corner.Image courtesy of J.Lindeberg Golf
Jamie Donaldson's script from J.Lindeberg Golf has everything I look for in a Masters apparel script -- great style, unique looks for every day, a showcase of a brand's various designs and fabrics for the season and at least one green piece. Look for J.Lindeberg Golf to outfit Donaldson in well-tailored ensembles that include shirts with strong colorblocking and solid colored trousers. The Welshman will sport a mix of the brand's cutting-edge and natural fabrics and the iconic Slater 40 belt. The aggressively striped Adam polo on Thursday and Tech Tour TX polo for Saturday's round provide the requisite touch of green.Image courtesy of Puma Golf
We'd all be disappointed if Rickie Fowler arrived in Augusta with a suitcase full of black, white and grey apparel. Thankfully, we won't be let down in 2014 as Fowler's script from Puma Golf is loaded with vibrant colors -- everything from lime green to beetroot and lavender to his signature orange. Fowler is one of the few players that is scripted for Wednesday's Par 3 Competition. Look for some bright aqua pants and an aqua colorblocked polo on the eve of the Masters. The most intriguing look is Sunday's orange Plaid Tech Style Pants. How would these look with a Green Jacket?! Fowler will finish his look every day with Puma Golf's new Biofusion Tour shoes.Image courtesy of Adidas Golf
Check out those magenta pants for Round 2! Magenta is one of the hot colors of the season. Besides the pants, Sergio will work magenta into his Puremotion ClimaCool Geo Print Tour Polo for Round 1, as well. Like Jason Day, Garcia will lace up Adidas Golf's new Adizero One footwear in three different colorways that will complement his looks. This is a fun and vibrant script with bright colors that are nicely balanced against traditional greys.Image courtesy of Nike Golf
Russell Henley's script from Nike Golf contains a couple of my favorite looks for the Masters. The cool pink color of the Ultra Polo 2.0 paired with the vivid pink Lunar Control shoes in round one is the perfect tribute to Augusta National's azaleas. Henley's Sunday ensemble provides the look of a champion. Will the bright green Core Body Mapping Polo, white and green plaid pants and limited edition Lunar Control shoes fuel a final round charge?
Billy Horschel's apparel selections match his game -- bold and confident. Over the last year he has gained a reputation for taking sartorial risks in the final round of major championships. We all remember the octopus pants for Sunday's round of the U.S. Open last year. Horschel will have people talking again when he sports these vibrant plaid pants (RLX Plaid Greens Pants) on Masters Sunday.Image courtesy of Adidas Golf
We've seen a lot of monochromatic looks from Dustin Johnson this season. We'll see even more of these at the Masters as he will don a black shirt/black pants combo for the second round and a grey shirt/grey pants ensemble for the final round. Like fellow Adidas Golf players Jason Day and Sergio Garcia, Johnson will wear the same polo in four different colorways throughout the tournament. DJ's shirt of choice is the brand's new Puremotion Tour ClimaCool Graphic Print Polo. Also look for Johnson to wear Adidas' new Pure 360 model shoe, which he has been wearing since the beginning of the year.Image courtesy of Under Armour
Cool blues and greys dominate Hunter Mahan's script from Under Armour. Mahan will wear the brand's ultra-lightweight and highly breathable Bent Grass 2.0 Pants each day with a variety of technical polos (Performance Polo, Elevated Space Dye Stripe Polo, Essential Stripe Polo and Elevated Heather Stripe Polo). Expect Mahan to top off each of his looks with Under Armour's new UA Fire Sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
Matteo Manassero's Masters script features trendy looks, sleek lines and fresh colors for the season. Manassero will head to the first tee on Thursday in a vivid pink shirt (RLX Airflow Polo) that is nicely balanced against grey trousers with subtle pinstripes (RLX Cypress Pants). We typically see green pants from Manassero on Sundays. This will continue to be the case at Augusta as he pursues his first green jacket in a pair of grassy green pants (RLX Cypress Pants) and a crisp white shirt (RLX Airflow Polo).Image courtesy of Nike Golf
The Light Weight Innovation Polo has been one of Nike Golf's showcase pieces in 2014. Expect to get a healthy dose of it at Augusta as Rory McIlroy will be rockin' it each of the four days in a range of bold and confident colors. Nike Golf designers built this polo for maximum movement by shifting the seam towards the upper back. McIlroy will complete his look each day with the brand's Modern Tech Pant and Lunar Control footwear in various colorways. Don't underestimate Rory's belt selections, though. The bright orange and yellow straps on Thursday and Sunday will bring a pop of personality to his looks.Image courtesy of Nike Golf
Classic good looks meet modern technology in Charl Schwartzel's script from Nike Golf. Look for the 2011 Masters Champion to be strolling Augusta National's fairways in a range of lightweight polos in classic colors. Be sure to check out Schwartzel's footwear selections, too. Nike's Lunar Clayton shoes blend high tech cushioning with classic brogue detailing and old world craftsmanship.Image courtesy of Under Armour
Heathered fabrics are in and Jordan Spieth will be on point in heathered striped shirts from Under Armour on Thursday and Sunday. Friday's white Performance Polo will provide a clean, crisp look while Saturday's Embossed Polo features Under Armour's Coldblack technology, which reflects IR & heat rays so even dark colors remain cool. The Masters rookie will complete his look every day with the brand's Bent Grass 2.0 Pants and prototype shoes.Image courtesy of Iliac Golf
If you are looking for the most unique Masters apparel script, then look no further than Jimmy Walker's script from Iliac Golf. The FedExCup leader will make his Masters debut in a collection of shirts that feature a bold green plaid pattern on the collars, plackets and pockets. Walker will finish his looks every day with a matching green plaid d-ring belt and either black or white trousers. If the weather turns cold, Walker has the option to slip on an outerwear piece with the same green plaid on the sleeves and collar.Image courtesy of Under Armour
Gary Woodland is scripted to wear three different green shirts (Performance Polo, Coldblack Chest Stripe Polo and Elevated Space Dye Stripe Polo) from Under Armour over the first three rounds of Masters before donning his traditional Sunday blue (Coldblack Embossed Zip Polo ) for the final round. Woodland's script is bold and athletic and it showcases Under Armour's high tech fabrics.Image courtesy of Greg Norman Collection
Classic colors and traditional styles are blended with modern fabrics in John Senden's script from Greg Norman Collection. Friday's chest stripe polo is modern and stylish. Saturday's green polo and Sunday's pink polo will nicely complement Augusta's pine trees and azaleas. The mix of high performance fabrics will keep the Aussie cool even when the heat is on.Image courtesy of IZOD Golf
Webb Simpson will give us a dose of All-American prep with some bold, yet refined patterns from IZOD Golf. Nothing screams U-S-A quite like the navy blue American flag pants and red chest stripe polo that we will see Simpson wearing for the Par 3 Competition. Also check out Thursday's Seersucker Pants and Sunday's crisp Poly Pique Tipped Polo.