Boldest looks from the FedExCup Playoffs era
August 10, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Our Style Insider breaks down the best looks from East Lake over the last decade as the 10th anniversary of the FedExCup Playoffs approaches. (Photos by Getty Images & PGA TOUR)
Honorable Mention: Ollie Schniederjans
Who is the best dressed player to tee it up at the TOUR Championship, but never post a score? That honor goes to Ollie Schniederjans, who played as a non-competing marker in the 2015 TOUR Championship with Hideki Matsuyama after Jim Furyk withdrew due to injury. Schniederjans proved that less is more, as his minimalist style, lack of headwear and razor-sharp fits were cool and effortless.
10. Morgan Hoffmann
Cowboy Up. Rickie Fowler isn’t the only player on the PGA TOUR with Oklahoma State pride. Morgan Hoffmann showed up in the final round of the 2014 TOUR Championship sporting these orange and black spectator shoes. Using colorful accents like this is a great way to add some pop to a classic look. Syncing the hat to the shoes was a smart move, as it helped to balance the entire outfit.
9. Nick Watney
Check It Out. While most of the golf world was fussing over gaudy plaids in 2010, Nick Watney proved that less is more with these mini checked trousers. This was a very clean look from Watney and the tailoring was well ahead of its time. Those sleeves were the perfect length, even by today’s standards.
8. Adam Scott
Old School Cool. Retro inspired looks made a return to the fairways in 2011 and Adam Scott found himself at the forefront of the throwback trend at the TOUR Championship that year. The pique fabric, tipped collar and banded sleeve cuffs brought back memories of Arnold Palmer and the vintage styles from the Golden Era.
7. Luke Donald
Dapper Donald. Luke Donald has always excelled at blending preppy, classic and athletic styles. For example, this look from the 2013 TOUR Championship featured nautical stripes, old school spectator shoes and a sporty fit.
6. Rickie Fowler
Going for a Dip. Ombre patterns were all the rage in 2015, and Rickie Fowler put a unique spin on the trend with these gradient stripes. Also, check out the narrow sleeves on Rickie’s shirt and the short break on his pants – both were distinctly modern.
5. Billy Horschel
Striping It. Accessories can make or break an outfit, and few players on the PGA TOUR accessorize better than Billy Horschel. Sure, that multicolored striped shirt is special in its own right, but the belt is what puts this kit over the top. While others would have simply grabbed a white belt, Horschel used the green webbed strap to create and extension of his shirt at the 2013 TOUR Championship.
4. Henrik Stenson
Terminator. We don’t often talk about golfers bringing an intimidating look to the course, but Henrik Stenson took out the competition in this black monochromatic outfit to win the 2013 FedExCup. These tone-on-tone kits are more difficult to pull off than they look, but Stenson made it look easy with sharp tailoring.
3. Anthony Kim
Blinged-Out. Remember when belt buckles were as big as appetizer plates? None were as big, bold or brash as Anthony Kim’s bedazzled ‘AK’ buckle, though. Seeing Kim step to the first tee at the 2008 TOUR Championship in this swaggy buckle was a bit of a guilty pleasure – it was so over-the-top, yet so fun at the same time. It also meant that Kim had one thing in mind – going low.
2. Camilo Villegas
Trendsetter. Camilo Villegas’ long hair, military-style cap and branded belt buckle turned heads at the 2008 TOUR Championship, but he earns a spot on this list because of his forward thinking approach to how golf apparel should fit. Villegas sported his drainpipe trousers and slim fitting shirts at a time when straight fit pants and shirts with sleeves down to the elbows were the norm. Looking back, it is amazing to see how this simple, well-tailored outfit from 2008 looks right at home in today’s game.
1. Billy Horschel
Mad for Madras. Billy Horschel has made a habit of rockin’ some crazy pants over the years, especially at big tournaments. Although his octopus pants for the 2013 U.S. Open may have garnered the most attention, these vibrant aberdare plaid trousers in the final round at East Lake were certainly the most profitable for him. The only thing bolder than Horschel’s trousers was his epic run through the 2014 FedExCup Playoffs. His T2 followed by back-to-back wins left him looking like a champ in more ways than one.