April 05, 2017
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Masters favorite Dustin Johnson brings his athletic style to this year's tournament at Augusta. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
DUSTIN JOHNSON (adidas Golf)
World No. 1 and Masters’ favorite Dustin Johnson is riding a hot streak down Magnolia Lane. Look for DJ to chase his first Green Jacket in a rich, Augusta-inspired green shirt in the opening round before donning his traditional monochromatic navy blue kit on Sunday. We typically don’t see a lot of bright colors from Johnson, but Friday’s vibrant pink shirt is sure to make an impact. He’ll complete his look every day with coordinating TOUR360 BOOST footwear from adidas Golf.
JASON DAY (Nike Golf)
Jason Day makes his major championship debut in Nike and the brand is outfitting him in its latest styles and technology. Thursday and Friday will see Day in Nike’s new Aeroreact Polo before he switches to the Zonal Cooling Polo for the weekend. The most interesting part of Day’s script, though, is his footwear. He’ll lace up a new model from the Tiger Woods line called the Air Zoom TW71.
RORY MCILROY (Nike Golf)
If you like consistency, you’ll love Rory’s script. Every day he’ll wear a different colorway of Nike’s Aeroreact Polo. Developed with insights from the Nike Explore Team Sport Research Lab, the adaptive fibers in Aeroreact technology increase breathability when the body sweats and close to lock in warmth when the body feels cold. Sunday’s Lava Glow colorway is a fitting tribute to Augusta’s azaleas and would look great layered under the Green Jacket.
HENRIK STENSON (Hugo Boss)
Henrik Stenson gets my vote for best dressed player so far in 2017. The Swede starts the week in bold fashion with a high contrast red and black pairing before turning to his signature black-on-black outfit for the final round. My favorite kit is Saturday’s, though. The splashes of green on the graphical print polo works Augusta’s primary color into an ultra-modern design.
JORDAN SPIETH (Under Armour)
It is no surprise to see Jordan Spieth sporting a script of blues and grays, but the pops of mint green bring a fresh component and a colorful accent to his Masters wardrobe. From a performance standpoint, Spieth will wear polos fabricated from Under Armour’s new Threadborne technology—an innovative yarn that dries fast, won’t cling, won’t chafe, and stretches without absorbing sweat.
RICKIE FOWLER (Puma Golf)
The partnership between Rickie and Puma continues to create new and edgy designs to challenge traditional ideas about golf apparel. The latest is the Flagstick Camo pattern that Fowler will wear in the opening round. If you think you’ve seen every possible take on a modern camo over the last few years, think again. The designers at Puma modeled this pattern after iconic golf holes. As interesting as the camo pattern is, fashion-forward details like the skinny placket and short collar provide a chic and sleek look.
JUSTIN THOMAS (Ralph Lauren)
Justin Thomas has one of my favorite scripts. It’s bold, fun, fashionable, and very wearable. Each outfit is better than the next. Here are a few key takeaways. Colored trousers make a strong statement, floral prints continue to be a strong trend, and pink is always a smart choice for Augusta.
SERGIO GARCIA (adidas Golf)
Augusta National’s famous azaleas won’t be making an appearance during this year’s tournament, but Sergio’s script is loaded with azalea pink. How about those pink pants?! Ombre stripes have been a go-to look for Garcia the last few years, and he’ll be in his comfort zone with adidas’ Climachill Gradient Stripe Polo in three key colorways for the season. Look for him to dial up a custom fit with adidas’ new Powerband Boa Boost shoe each day.
TYRRELL HATTON (J. Lindeberg Golf)
Hatton has become the face of J.Lindeberg Golf and the brand is outfitting him in a mix of classic and trendy kits. His polos on Friday and Sunday make strong statements by elegantly combining bold color blocking and wide stripes.
DANNY WILLETT (Descente)
Defending Masters Champ Danny Willett has always had a keen understanding of modern tailoring, but he has taken the style and performance of his gear to another level since signing with Descente earlier this year. Willett certainly has the most innovative and daring script in the tournament. His shirts are fabricated from multiple materials for comfort and performance, and the bold color-blocked designs possess a retro vibe that is fun, funky, and sporty.
BUBBA WATSON (Oakley)
Aqua continues to be one of the hot colors in golf fashion and Bubba has plenty of it in his script the final three days after opening with a monochromatic black kit. Expect the two-time Masters Champ to add splashes of Augusta green to his looks with colorful gloves and shoes from G/FORE.
BRANDT SNEDEKER (Peter Millar)
I really like the variety in Brandt Snedeker’s script. With colorful trousers, stylish stripes, micro patterns, and basic solids, Peter Millar is taking the opportunity to dress Sneds in outfits that showcase the breadth and depth of the brand’s collections for 2017. The Moroccan pink and midnight blue trouser on Friday is the standout piece in the script, in my opinion. The canary yellow pants on Saturday pay tribute to Brandt’s alma mater of Vanderbilt.
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN (Ping Golf)
Oosthuizen is packing a suitcase full of classic looks with modern details for Augusta. Whether you favor timeless looks or a more contemporary approach, there is something for everyone in Oosthuizen’s range of polos. Sunday’s two-tone blue polo is fabricated from Coolmax, a material that is perfect for the unpredictability of Mother Nature in the spring. It locks in the warmth in cooler temperatures while providing moisture-wicking and breathability in warmer conditions.
KEVIN KISNER (AG Green Label)
AG may be best known for top-shelf denim, but the label is also creating stylish golf apparel. The brand is outfitting Kevin Kisner in a mix of classic stripes and modern patterns. That abstract camo print is sure to have people talking.
RYAN MOORE (Linksoul)
Ryan Moore will be channeling Bobby Jones during the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday with a stretchy knit button-down shirt and a cashmere tie. This isn’t the first time Moore has sported a tie at Augusta. He created a stir back in 2010 when he wore one while winning the Par 3 Contest. Look for Ryan in more casual looks and a neutral palette of grays and soft greens the rest of the week.
BILL HAAS (Peter Millar)
This script from Peter Millar is perfect for Bill Haas’ classic style. Haas will showcase many of the new spring colors and pieces for the brand, including two new shades of green and new quarter zips. By selecting layering pieces that complement, rather than match the other pieces in his outfits, they add another dimension to his looks.
MACKENZIE HUGHES (Ping Golf)
First of all, how great would that gold chest pocket polo look under the Green Jacket on Sunday evening? Second, I really like the blues that Ping has in its collection this season. The contrast of light and dark hues are perfect for the spring and summer. The mix of the marled prints with engineered stripes put an athletic spin on classic styles.