July 27, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Defending champion Jason Day is set to tee it up this week in a red and black theme from Adidas. (Photos courtesy of respective brands)
Jason Day (Adidas Golf)
(See image, above) Adidas has been outfitting players in key color stories from its collections for each of the majors this year, and at the PGA Championship, they will make a powerful statement in this red and black combo. Jason Day will not only attempt to defend his title in Adidas' freshest colors, but he'll also get geared up in the brand's latest technology. Those color-blocked polos feature the brand's Aeroknit technology with a quick dry layer and burnout construction for ventilation and breathability.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
It is no surprise to see DJ in the classic looking Climacool Performance Polos with contrasting plackets and collars. This shirt has been the U.S. Open Champ's favorite in 2016. Those bold color-blocked polos give Dustin a new look and inject some personality into his script.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
Wow! Those logos on Sergio's sleeves are huge. Between the logos and the consistent color stories, it is obvious that Adidas is putting a priority on branding at the final major of the year. The engineered stripe polo (far left) will give Garcia his most aggressive look of the week.
Justin Rose (Adidas Golf)
These are fairly basic looks for Rose, but there is nothing pedestrian about the technology that is built into the polos. Rose will feature Adidas' four major apparel technologies – Climachill, Climacool, Aeroknit, and Primeknit. Based on the forecast, he'll need every bit of it.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
Blue is such an easy color to wear, and it looks good on nearly everyone. While Spieth is no stranger to the color, this hue is one of the most brilliant blues that we've seen on him. Thursday's shirt with engineered stripes is a strong look out of the gate. The tonal belts will blend nicely with his trouser and shirt selections.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Teal has been a trendy color this year. In the spring and summer, we saw bright and vibrant hues. Now as we head into fall, darker more saturated tones are coming to the forefront. For that reason, Rory's best look will come on Friday with the teal and gray kit. The two-time PGA Champ will continue to sport Nike's edgy blade style collars on shirts with rugby-style stripes and color-blocking.
Brooks Koepka (Nike Golf)
Koepka is following Rory's lead with stripes, color-blocking, blade collars, and a rich palette of teals and grays. By matching the belts to his pants, he'll have a bunch of smooth looks at Baltusrol.
Tony Finau (Nike Golf)
Finau will tee it up in well-branded looks from Nike as he showcases the brand's MM Fly Framing Commander Polo in a variety of colorways for fall. I would have preferred to see the neon yellow used as an accent color, but Finau will certainly stand out from the crowd in the day-glow hue.
Webb Simpson (Izod)
Orange is a hot color this fall, but it is not being used in big and dramatic ways. Instead, it is being used as an accent color. Webb's script is a prime example of how a little bit of color can go a long way as orange stripes and zippers help to take his kits to another level.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Even Rickie Fowler is trading his bold statement orange pieces for subtle splashes of the color. The dark blues and olive greens are perfect for fall, and the tonal patterns and stripes give Rickie a series of refined kits.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Horschel is once again dialing up his wardrobe for a major championship with a loud printed trouser. This time, he's going with a floral-and-pineapple print. No matter how bold Horschel goes, he always balances his kits well. That's the case again as he pairs the tropical pattern with a solid shirt. The rest of the week features a mix of preppy stripes and vibrant solids.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Justin Thomas' script is loaded with personality. The mix of big, bold botanical prints, trendy micro patterns, and bright pants will help JT to turn heads all week.
Bubba Watson (Oakley)
These are signature looks for Bubba. The graphical patterns and the splash of color make an aggressive statement for the week. The solid color pants do a good job of keeping the shirts grounded.
Louis Oosthuizen (Ping)
Is this the week that Louis Oosthuizen adds a second major championship to his resumé? If so, he will do it in a variety of colors and styles that highlight the breadth of Ping's AW'16 Collection. Expect Louis to be on point at Baltusrol in a mix of heathered textures, engineered stripes, and refined button-down collars. Ping's SensorCool technology will help him to beat New Jersey's heat and humidity.
Emiliano Grillo (Callaway Apparel)
Grillo will be striping it at Baltusrol and in the process he'll be showing off key looks from Callaway's first drop of the season. I really like how that lime green is used to give two of the shirts a hint of color. The brand's Opti-Dri, Opti-Stretch, and Opti-Shield technologies will help to keep him cool, comfortable, and protected.
Bill Haas, George Coetzee, Harris English & Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)
These classic looks from Peter Millar get a modern twist with the casual 6-pocket trousers that English and Snedeker will be sporting. Check out the polos for Haas and English. These micro prints wear like a solid from a distance, but at close range, they offer a rich texture. Snedeker's pairing of the wine colored shirt and light blue pants is one of the more unique and stylish combos you'll see at Baltusrol.