May 17, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Joggers, outlandish shoes, and bold pinks were the major style themes to emerge from THE PLAYERS Championship. Our Style Insider breaks down the biggest fashion stories and the coolest looks from the fairways at TPC Sawgrass. (Photos by Getty Images)
Jason Day (Adidas Golf)
Jason Day (see image above) became the first wire-to-wire winner at THE PLAYERS Championship in 16 years, and his apparel script was as consistent as his game. Day sported Adidas’ Climacool 3-Stripes Polo for each round, dialing up his looks on the weekend with a fresh mint green and a vibrant pink -- a refreshing departure from the classic color palette that he favors.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Rickie had the golf world buzzing with these dual-colored neon shoes. Puma’s Tricks kicks are part of a larger footwear campaign from the brand that spans multiple sports and encourages athletes to have fun, play bold and play loud. Unfortunately, Fowler’s game didn’t have the same pop as his footwear, and a missed cut denied us the opportunity to see what else he had up his sleeve for the weekend.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Rory did his part in pushing the boundaries of golf fashion, too, by debuting Nike’s joggers and a new shoe that is based on the Swoosh’s iconic Air Max 90 sneaker. Unfortunately, Rory’s joggers were not tapered enough through the lower leg, and all the controversy overshadowed the most stylish part of his outfits – the ultra modern blade collar on his polos.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
If you think all the twenty-somethings on TOUR are suiting up in joggers and high-tops, guess again. There is an entire group of young guns, led by Justin Thomas, who are crushing it in classic looks, right down to the brogue style shoes. JT’s timeless kits know no age boundaries.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Billy Horschel has established himself as the best dressed player on the PGA TOUR in 2016. His fits are on point, he nails the small details, and he isn’t afraid to push the envelope with daring prints and colors. All of his looks were well conceived and executed, but Friday’s outfit with the orange shirt, black checked pants, and black and white wingtips was the best of the bunch.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf) & Gary Woodland (Under Armour)
Looking to add a bit of color to your wardrobe this summer? You can’t go wrong with these intense pinks. Nearly every brand has this bold and vibrant hue in its lineup, and you don’t have to have a 125 mph swing speed like DJ and Gary Woodland to make it work. Just pair it with navy or beige pants.
Morgan Hoffmann (Greyson)
So, was Morgan Hoffmann trying to blend in or stand out with these pants? He put an interesting twist on camo by incorporating it with a herringbone print. If you are looking to take your fashion game to another level, follow Hoffmann’s lead by blending, mixing and scaling patterns.
Graeme McDowell (G-Mac by Kartel)
A belt is an accessory. It doesn’t need to match your shoes, your hat, or anything else in your outfit. Instead, it should complement and support the rest of the pieces. Graeme McDowell’s aqua colored belt pulls this entire outfit together as it complements his orange shirt and helps to create a smooth transition to the white pants.
Cameron Tringale (Nautica)
Cameron Tringale is quietly one of the best dressed players on TOUR these days, and the secret to his success is using small details to make a huge impact. Case in point, the subtle tone-on-tone camo print on his pants elevates his entire setup without being over the top. You can never go wrong with the 3 S’s – Simple, Subtle, and Sophisticated.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Oakley)
Athletic styles have taken over the game and few players are wearing them better than Rafa Cabrera-Bello. His gear is always trim, but not tight, and the heather fabrics are on trend.
Danny Lee (Devereux)
Khakis have received a bad rap over recent years. Granted, it has been well deserved, but it has had more to do with baggy cuts and an abundance of pleats, rather than the color itself. Now, fashion conscious players like Danny Lee are putting a fresh spin on beige and khaki colored pants by keeping them slim and pairing them with cool belts.
Phil Mickelson has been wearing these beltless, side-tab trousers since the beginning of the year. Sure, they conjure up memories of those forgettable Sansabelt slacks from the 1970s, but they can be a way to up your style game this summer. Much like matching your belt to your pants, side-tab trousers can help to minimize your waistline and smooth your outfit from top to bottom. If you go this route, make sure they fit a little slimmer than Phil’s, though.