Who wore it best at Royal Troon?
July 21, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Golf apparel brands debuted their Autumn/Winter collections at Royal Troon last week, where the varying weather conditions allowed them to showcase everything from new shirts and pullovers to sweaters and rain gear. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Thorbjorn Olesen (Nike Golf), Jason Day (Adidas Golf), & Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
(See image, above) Puffed up. Puffer jackets and vests remain the biggest trend in golf outerwear. Flexible fabrics and thin layers of warm insulation have helped these layering pieces to migrate from the slopes to the course. Whether you prefer a sportier aesthetic, like Day and Olesen, or a more fashion-focused style like Horschel, these insulated pieces are a must-have on cold, blustery days.
Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss)
It's all about that base layer. Compression layers are tricky. Most players don't execute them properly, but much like Stenson's play, his use of a base layer shirt in the final round was spot on. The secrets to his success? He created a clean look by matching the base layer to his polo and he synced up the proportions with slim fits on both shirts.
Robert Rock (Wolsey)
Know your audience. This is a look that never goes out of style at The Open. Robert Rock captured the essence of Scottish fashion with this old school flannel driving cap and picked up some fans in the process.
Paul Lawrie (Galvin Green) & Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
A wee bit of color. In a sea of black Gore-Tex, it was guys like Paul Lawrie and Rory McIlroy that stood out from the crowd in bright reds and vibrant blues. Both get extra credit for matching their brollies to their waterproofs, too.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
Taper and tailor. Straight-leg pants with a full break are a thing of the past. If you are looking to get your trouser game on point, use Adam Scott as an example. His pants are slim and possess a nice taper below the knee, and the short break allows them to just touch the tops of his shoes.
Tyrrell Hatton (J.Lindeberg) & Danny Lee (Devereux)
Cool Camo. Camo patterns aren't new to the fairways, but with every season we get new interpretations and applications. If you are looking to add camo to your repertoire this fall, take a cue from Hatton and Lee and stick with urban camos in tonal blues, grays, and black.
Harris English (Peter Millar), Louis Oosthuizen (Ping Apparel) & Justin Rose (Adidas Golf)
Autumnal colors. By this point, you have plenty of traditional colors in your closet. This fall, it is all about going outside the box by adding rich burgundies, dark greens, and deep teals to your on-course wardrobe.
Zach Johnson & Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Oakley)
Proper sweaters. How should your sweater fit on the course? Check out the knitwear on Zach Johnson and Rafa Cabrera-Bello. Both are wearing jumpers that are slim through the body and fitted through the arms. There is no excess material to get in the way during the swing.
Kevin Na (Elord)
Pop a print. There is an art to layering and it has as much to do with the bottom layer as it does the top. Case in point, the hint of a pink geometric print on Na's collar takes this basic black-on-black kit to the next level.
Andrew Johnston (FootJoy), Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf) & Tony Finau (Nike Golf)
Cheer the Beard. Now that Graham DeLaet has shaved his epic beard (a moment of silence, please), there is a new crop of crumb dusters vying for the title of Best Beard in Golf. Who gets your vote? The precise Finau, the well manicured DJ, or the gorse-like Beef Johnston?
In a bind. Phil found himself in a bind thanks to high winds and an ill-fitting lid. Just when we thought we've seen everything from the 5-time Major winner, he solved the problem with a rather curious fashion accessory -- a binder clip. While I don't endorse this from a style standpoint, if you are going to employ the clip method, follow Mickelson's lead and match it to the color of your hat. Of course, the other more conventional option is to get a snapback.
Showing some knee. After losing a bet about Spieth and Rose making the cut on Friday, TV viewers were ‘treated' to David Feherty strolling the fairways in a Tartan kilt on Saturday. Hey, if you are going to rock a kilt, you better own it, and Feherty owned every bit of this look. Then again, he doesn’t look too out place compared to the guys in the rabbit costumes.