What the world's best will be wearing at Chambers Bay
June 17, 2015
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Our Style Insider breaks down what the world's best will be wearing as they tee off this week in the 115th U.S. Open. (Photos courtesy of respective brands)
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Rickie Fowler consistently moves the needle from a fashion standpoint, and his U.S. Open apparel selections are sure to create some serious buzz. This is one of my favorite scripts for Chambers Bay as it showcases a variety of new looks from Puma Golf’s Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection. Check out the limited edition U.S. Open-inspired blue, white and red shoes on Thursday, the new 5-panel cap on Saturday and the 6-pocket pants throughout the tourney. Puma Golf has excelled at bringing more mature and refined looks to Rickie’s wardrobe, while maintaining an energetic vibe.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
With Puget Sound creating the scenic backdrop at Chambers Bay, Rory will tee it up in a complementary palette of blues, greens and grays. Nike Golf always outfits athletes in the latest technology, and Rory’s apparel at the U.S. Open will be on the cutting edge with lightweight fabrics that possess great stretch. The real head-turning pieces in Rory’s looks will come in the form of custom Lunar Control 3 shoes that were designed through the Nike iD program.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
The 2015 Masters champion will be outfitted in a palette that is positively patriotic. Under Armour continues to dress Jordan Spieth in cool, confident kits that are a perfect fit for his game and personality. If there is one piece of Spieth’s script that will elevate your style this summer, it is Saturday’s braided belt. Look for it to be available from Under Armour in early July.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Over the years, Billy Horschel has been one of the best at balancing colors and blending vintage and modern looks, and we will see more of the same at Chambers Bay. Horschel will be rocking a spectrum of vibrant colors from the opening tee shot on Thursday to the final putt on Sunday. Right out of the blocks, he will bring a positive energy to the course with a colorful wide color-blocked striped polo. The bold stripes and hues continue through Saturday before he turns to Gator blue and orange in the form of camo-printed pants and a solid-colored polo.
Webb Simpson (IZOD Golf)
I’m sure Webb Simpson will look fine in these simple and classic looks, but I was hoping for a bit more texture and creativity from the 2012 U.S. Open Champ. Instead of sporting IZOD’s range of polos with bold stripes and designs that showcase the brand’s Swing Flex panel system for enhanced shoulder movement, Simpson will be wearing solid versions of those shirts with white pants every day.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Adidas is playing to Dustin Johnson’s sartorial strengths with strong monochromatic looks. These kits have been trending this year, and Johnson, with the help of a lean and athletic frame, executes them as well as anyone. The tonal belts on Thursday and Saturday are a smart choice and create a clean, continuous look.
Bubba Watson (Oakley)
Going for a dip? I’ve talked about how dip-dyed prints have been trending this year, and the latest player to jump on the bandwagon is Bubba Watson. He will tee it up in a different colorway of Oakley’s Conley polo over the four days, but do we really need to see the same shirt from Bubba every day? I understand that the dip-dyed effect is in, but I think I’ll be bored with it by the back nine on Friday. Why can’t we see a greater breadth of Oakley’s collection on its lead player?
Morgan Hoffmann (Greyson)
Following up his eye-catching script from the Masters, Morgan Hoffmann will prove that black and white is anything but boring at Chambers Bay. His script from Greyson is unique, bold and filled with interesting prints. The white leopard on Thursday, micro-floral on Friday, and orange wolves hiding in a grayscale camo pattern on Sunday take his black-and-white kits to another level.
Tiger Woods (Nike Golf)
Tiger Woods’ apparel script calls for his signature red to pop against a classic palette of black, gray and white. The TW Velocity Glow Stripe polo that Tiger will wear over the weekend puts a unique twist on the dip-dyed design, as the gradient forms a wide stripe across the chest. Although they are not in his official script, I expect Tiger to complete his look every day with his TW’11 shoes that he has been wearing since the Masters.
Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)
With the potential for colder weather, we may see more outerwear than polos on players. For that reason, I like that Peter Millar has included layering pieces in its scripts. Look for classic V-neck and 1/4 zip sweaters on Brandt Snedeker; his showcase piece is those striking bermuda pink trousers on Saturday. He will also sport his signature Snedeker model golf shirt featuring a left chest pocket and a four button, elongated placket on three of the four days.
Bill Haas (Peter Millar)
Peter Millar always has some unique color combinations in its major championship scripts, and Bill Haas’ apparel for Chambers Bay is a great example of this. The lime green shirt and purple sweater for the opening round make for a fresh look, and the blue and green trousers over the weekend will trump the abundance of gray pants we will see from other players.
Jason Day (Adidas Golf)
Jason Day’s script leaves me wanting more. Don’t get me wrong, Day will be sporting a range of highly technical and functional apparel at Chambers Bay, but his kits feel a bit flat. Polos with some texture would go a long way in adding some dimension to his looks.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
Camo prints continue to be a hot trend in the game of golf. Sergio’s script features a camo print polo in two colorways. The print abruptly ends half way down the shirt, though, which creates an unbalanced look. Also, the print seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. Is it a camo print, is it a heathered print, or both?
Keegan Bradley (TravisMathew)
Whether it is limited edition polos or custom shoes, it seems as though Keegan Bradley is always stepping on the first tee in the latest, greatest and most exclusive designs. This holds true again at Chambers Bay as he’ll tee it up in a limited edition series of classic polos from TravisMathew. You can bet Keegan has some one-of-a-kind Jordans in his locker, too.
Chris Kirk (TravisMathew)
Ice, ice baby. Chris Kirk appears to play with ice in his veins, and the apparel TravisMathew has selected for him will only increase his cool factor at Chambers Bay. The casual, yet modern polos feature pops of icy blues — a perfect match for his laid back style.