April 05, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Will the defending champion be complementing his blue Sunday kit with a Green Jacket? Will Rickie wear joggers at Augusta? Will Jason have new kicks? Will Rory be rockin’ those funky collars? Our Style Insider gives you a look at what the top players will be wearing at this year’s Masters. (Images courtesy of respective brands)
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour, see above)
Jordan Spieth is seeking back-to-back Green Jackets in traditional kits with modern fits. His script is fitting for a defending Masters champ, as he tees it up on Thursday with a green shirt. He then closes out the tournament in his traditional Sunday blue. Expect him to complete his look every day with Under Armour’s Match Play Pant and Drive Shoe. Saturday’s pant even has a subtle denim texture.
Jason Day (Adidas Golf)
Jason Day’s Masters script is loaded with new gear from Adidas Golf. Color-blocking seems to never go out of style, and the blocking on the shoulder of Day’s Climacool® Pique Geo Block Polo offers a very athletic vibe. The highlight of Day’s script, though, is the new TOUR360 PRIME BOOST shoe that features Adidas’ lightweight, breathable and flexible PrimeKnit upper. Look for Day to complete his looks with Adidas’ new Ultimate Pant, including one pair with a denim-like texture.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
We are accustomed to seeing Dustin Johnson rockin’ classic styles with modern and athletic touches, so it is no surprise to see Adidas outfitting him in the Climacool® Branded Performance Polo with a contrasting placket and collar and the latest high tech fabric. The new mineral blue color that DJ will be wearing on Friday is the best of the bunch. It sits between two of the trendiest hues of the season, navy and teal.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
Sergio Garcia will debut Adidas’ new Climacool® Geo Print Polo with a trippy watercolor effect. The Spaniard will join other Adidas brand ambassadors in sporting a red polo on Sunday, the brand’s Tour360 PRIME BOOST shoe and the Ultimate Pant. This pant is so light, stretchy and breathable that it feels like wearing board shorts.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Blades of glory? If Rory McIlroy captures his first Green Jacket and completes the career Grand Slam, he will do so in Nike Golf’s bold new polos with a new-age blade collar design. Four pairs of custom Lunar Control 4 shoes will provide the only splashes of color to a script that is otherwise dominated by 50 shades of grey. Rory’s kits are a bit blasé, but this neutral palette could serve as a perfect backdrop for a green jacket.
Brooks Koepka (Nike Golf)
Between the innovative fabrics, sleek collars and pops of vibrant blue, Brooks Koepka’s apparel selections are incredibly fresh. Like McIlroy, he will feature Nike’s new blade collar polos in the opening and final rounds. It will be interesting to see the juxtaposition between these ultra-modern silhouettes and the timeless tradition that Augusta National offers.
Paul Casey (Nike Golf)
Paul Casey will tee it up in well-branded looks from Nike Golf, as he’ll feature a different colorway of the brand’s MM Fly Block Polo each of the four days. While other Nike Athletes are featuring a very grey color palette, Casey will be amping up his looks with lively blues and greens. The exception to this is Sunday, but a Green Jacket could provide all the color that Casey needs.
Charl Schwartzel (Nike Golf)
For years, Charl Schwartzel’s kits have been on the conservative side, so it is great to see him breaking out with cutting-edge setups. The new MM Fly Swing Knit Polo possesses a slim fit through the body and a modern cut to the sleeves. These are very well tailored looks for the 2011 Masters Champ.
Bubba Watson (Oakley)
Color-blocking and heather fabrics are the common themes through Bubba’s scripts. Even though he is wearing only two styles of shirts over the four days, the variety of colors keeps things fresh. Sunday’s grey-on-grey may feel a bit drab, but the neutrality of it could also nicely complement a third Green Jacket.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Will we see high-tops and joggers at Augusta from Rickie? Even though they are not part of his script, don’t be surprised if we see them at least one day. Friday’s mod-style two-tone pants will certainly create a stir, but keep an eye on the D-Vent Polo that he pairs them with. The small vent in the back enhances range of motion while providing a slim fit.
Soren Kjeldsen (Puma Golf)
There is nothing understated about Soren Kjeldsen’s apparel selections. Vibrant colors and bold stripes are the common thread in the Swede’s script. The energetic green tonal stripes kick off Kjeldsen’s week before finishing it in bright blue and red on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Patrick Reed (Callaway Apparel)
From the black trousers to the Sunday red, this script is vintage Patrick Reed. He kicks off the week in true Masters fashion with a classic solid polo in a deep mint green color. The next two days see Reed in more athletic looks, including Saturday’s Ventilated Polo that may best be described as out of this world. The fabric features space-age material with Outlast® technology, which was originally developed by NASA to proactively regulate astronaut’s body temperatures in outer space. Will it keep Reed cool under pressure to earn his first major?
Danny Willett (Callaway Europe Apparel)
Danny Willett brings a suitcase full of sophisticated and classic looks to Augusta. Along the way, Willett proves that ‘fit is king’ as his simple kits are elevated with exquisite tailoring. If you want to know how your golf apparel should fit this season, just check out Willett’s script this week. From a design standpoint, the rugby detailing on Friday’s polo adds an athletic element to his classic look, and the monochromatic color-blocking on Saturday’s shirt is distinctly modern.
Emiliano Grillo (Callaway Apparel)
Emiliano Grillo brings a collection of sophisticated and athletic looks to his first Masters. He’ll feature color-blocked polos in three of the four rounds. The Shadow Striped Polo on Saturday may contribute to his best look of the week. The tonal chest stripes offer a subtle texture, while the orange pocket outline provides a pop of color.
Louis Oosthuizen (PING)
Louis Oosthuizen will showcase Ping’s new apparel line that features timeless designs with refined fits and contemporary details. From bold stripes to subtle textures on the collars, Louis’ range of polos offers a strong assortment of styles and features the label’s new Sensor Cool fabric technology.
Branden Grace (Peter Millar)
There is real modern elegance to Branden Grace’s apparel script, which features timeless styles with contemporary fits. Saturday’s soft orange and blue pairing is a great color story for spring.
Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)
It is all about Brandt Snedeker’s pants. Peter Millar even has a social media campaign built around them called #BrandtsPants. The mini houndstooth pattern on Thursday offers a subtle texture and plays nicely with the crisp white polo and grey V-neck. The statement trousers are Saturday’s bright pink – a bold selection for moving day.
Bill Haas (Peter Millar)
These pastels will be the perfect complements to the colors in Amen Corner. The color combos here are unique and chic, too. The orange and teal on Friday and the mauve and steel blue will help Haas to stand out from the crowd.
Harris English (Peter Millar)
Rope hats! We have rope hats! Props to Peter Millar for including players’ complete scripts, even if it meant including other brands. These Callaway rope hats conjure memories of Lee Trevino slipping on the Green Jacket back in the day. Again, this palette of colors is fresh and clean for the season, and the styling features a nice blend of classic and modern looks.
Danny Lee (Devereux)
Danny Lee will tee it up in timeless designs with modern cuts and details from Devereux. The stunning aqua color is balanced nicely against the steely grey to create an energetic, yet smart palette. This is another script with the perfect mix of continuity and variety. Lee will sport the Andrew Polo with an oxford texture and distinctive seams to optimize range of motion. The abstract chest stripe on Saturday’s Cole Polo creates a strong look for moving day.
Robert Streb (PGA TOUR Apparel)
Robert Streb’s apparel script is another example of classic looks receiving modern updates. Saturday’s polo puts a sophisticated and modern spin on camo by blending a tonal pattern with a watercolor effect. Thursday’s kit features the same qualities, as the traditional stripes go into an ombre fade.
Graeme McDowell (G-MAC by Kartel)
Looking for an interesting fact about Graeme McDowell’s script? He is one of the few top players to actually create his own. Then again, when you have your own clothing line and serious sartorial skills, why let someone else have all the fun? Clearly, McDowell knows how to handle bright colors, as he uses them below the waist to create a greater impact.
Webb Simpson (IZOD Golf)
If you are looking for a fresh color to pair with all of that navy blue in your closet, take a cue from Webb Simpson’s script and throw in some green. The daily navy and green combo creates a continuity and story throughout the tournament, but the variety of designs offer a freshness every day.