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The Style Report
  • STYLE INSIDER

    2016 Open Championship apparel scripts

  • Adidas has been creating a personal look for Dustin Johnson using the brand's Climacool Performance Polo. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Adidas has been creating a personal look for Dustin Johnson using the brand's Climacool Performance Polo. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)

Adidas has done a great job of creating a personal look for DJ at the Majors this year. They have been outfitting him in the brand's Climacool Performance Polo and it has become known as ‘DJ's shirt.' Johnson will once again wear the classic looking shirt at Royal Troon in four different colorways. Those orange accents on the collars and sleeve hems will really pop.

Jason Day (Adidas Golf)

For Jason Day, it is all about color blocking, tonal prints, and a palette of hearty colors for fall. The World's #1 will showcase Adidas' mineral blue and utility green colors, both of which are perfect for cool weather months. The real eye-catching pieces are the Climacool Blocked Print Polos that combine two of the biggest design trends in golf fashion – color blocking and tone-on-tone patterns.

Justin Rose (Adidas Golf)

Look, Mom! No Seams! After a stint in Ashworth, Justin Rose finds himself back in Adidas' three stripes, and the brand is wasting no time in outfitting him with its latest technology. Check out the lightweight Climacool Primeknit Polo (far right). It features a seamless body construction with zonal ventilation and stretch for comfort and playability.

Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)

The camo trend has been alive and well on the fairways for the past few years and it is showing no signs of slowing down as designers continue to find new ways to keep it fresh. Case in point, the digital camo print that Sergio will sport is comprised of tiny dots. The tonal blue camo possesses a sophisticated urban feel, but will the orange be too much for the eyes to handle?

Bubba Watson (Oakley)

It is fresh. It is edgy. It is the best major championship script that I've seen from the Bubba/Oakley partnership. These are ultra modern looks that juxtapose the rich history of Royal Troon. This bright cobalt blue is a refreshing break from the black and gray pants that we typically see from Bubba, and the tonal prints and stripes are completely on trend. It will be interesting to see how Bubba completes these outfits with high-tops and colored gloves from G/FORE.

Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)

It is always surprising that more brands don't work outerwear into their players' scripts. Based on the forecast, we are likely to get a heavy dose of Under Armour's Storm gear over the four days from Spieth. From insulated vests to GoreTex suits and fleece beanies, UA has Spieth prepared for the worst that Mother Nature can throw at him.

Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)

Now this is what I want to see from Rickie. The collection of bold graphical patterns, unique colors, and trendsetting headwear is vintage Fowler. Sunday's orange may be Rickie's signature look, but Friday's kit is the best of the bunch. I like the swoopy pattern across the chest and Puma's new Beetroot color is a winner for fall.

Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)

Look for Rory to showcase two of Nike's latest innovations through the sleek blade collar on his polos and the mesh knit fabric on the polos and pullovers. The wide stripes and the color blocked styles will make powerful statements, and the deep, saturated blues may be a tip o’ the cap to the Scottish flag.

Paul Casey (Nike Golf)

Casey is always sporting the freshest gear from Nike and this year's Open Championship is no different. Expect the marble texture on the Mobility Emboss Polo that Casey will wear on the weekend to turn a few heads.

Tony Finau (Nike Golf)

Finau continues to bring some serious swagger to the course in new looks from Nike. Look for these modern striped polos to be key pieces in Nike’s lineup as we head into the fall.

George Coetzee, Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker, Harris English (Peter Millar)

Peter Millar is taking a different approach to scripting for The Open by showcasing a key outfit for each player. The one thing that each player has in common is a sophisticated knitwear piece in a complementary color that elevates his entire ensemble. Look for Harris English in the Tartan trousers, Brandt Snedeker in new windproof and water resistant sweaters, and Bill Haas and George Coetzee in those classic stripes that Peter Millar is famous for. 

Danny Willett (Callaway Europe Apparel)

This is a brilliant move by Callaway on a couple of levels. First, based on the forecast, we are much more likely to see Willett strolling the fairways of Royal Troon in the label's new range of Merino jumpers, fleece pullovers, and waterproofs than a lightweight performance polo. Second, the bright blues, reds and greens will surely help the Masters Champ to stand out in the sea of black and gray outerwear pieces.

Louis Oosthuizen (Ping Europe)

Ping has really upped its style game this year thanks to classic looking polos that possess a well-tailored fit. Oosthuizen finds himself on trend again at Royal Troon in a variety neo-classic looks from the brand that feature everything from engineered stripes and heathered prints to contrasting plackets and button-down collars. The new COOLMAX fabric is perfect for the ever-changing conditions at The Open as it pulls moisture away from the body on warm days or insulates it in cooler temperatures.

Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)

Billy Horschel is again showing why he is a sartorial superstar. Although, the print on Sunday’s trousers will have the social media world buzzing, Saturday’s kit is my favorite. The subtle herringbone pattern offers a heavier aesthetic that works well in cooler conditions, and the purple and charcoal gray combo makes for a majestic pairing.

Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)

Anytime you can elegantly work purple pants into your script, it is a straight up winner. JT also proves why balancing colors and bold patterns are the keys to success. Remember, you only need one loud or brightly colored piece to create a strong statement. Case in point, check out those printed pants paired with the plain white shirt on Friday.

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