Who wore it best at Augusta National?
April 12, 2017
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- From colorful trousers to custom kicks and stylish layering pieces, our Style Insider recaps the biggest fashion stories from the 2017 Masters Tournament. (All photos by Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
Garcia captured his first Green Jacket in an Augusta-inspired palette of rich greens and vibrant pinks. With the final round falling on what would have been Seve Ballesteros’ 60th birthday, did Sergio miss the opportunity to pay a sartorial tribute to his childhood idol by not wearing navy blue? I say no. Sergio has been chasing a major championship and trying to match Ballesteros’ success his entire career. This was Garcia’s moment, and he turned to gradient stripes—a design he has turned to in majors over the last few years.
Justin Rose (Adidas Golf)
With Garcia and Justin Rose in Sunday’s final pairing, Adidas was clearly the brand winner at Augusta this year. It was a dream scenario as Adidas launched its new adiPure line and outfitted Rose in shirts, pants, and layering pieces from the collection. The classic styles, muted colors, and luxurious fabrics are a perfect fit for Rose’s tastes. Look for adiPure to arrive in select green grass shops in the coming weeks.
Rory McIlroy, Thomas Pieters & Paul Casey (Nike Golf)
Speaking of branding, Nike didn’t miss the opportunity brought on by the cool, blustery conditions to put its entire team in the new Aeroreact Pullover. Everywhere you looked on Thursday and Friday there was another Nike athlete sporting this slim-fitting half-zip piece designed to regulate body temperature. Special fibers close to lock in body heat in cooler conditions or open to allow breathability as body temperature rises.
Jason Day (Nike Golf) & Phil Mickelson (G/FORE)
Two big footwear stories stayed mostly under the radar over the four days. Jason Day debuted a new shoe from Nike’s Tiger Woods Collection called the Air Zoom TW71. The shoe features a lightweight synthetic upper, internal midfoot straps, and a cleated outsole. Day wore custom colorways of the kicks at Augusta.
Phil Mickelson appears to have ditched his famous exotic skin shoes in favor of G/FORE’s comfortable, yet classic-looking range of Gallivanters. Mickelson, who started wearing G/FORE shoes at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, sported a longwing brogue and semi brogue from the brand at Augusta. The latter is part of a collaboration between G/FORE and Peter Millar.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
From subtle camos to colorful trousers and bold stripes, Rickie Fowler gave us a little bit of everything. His simple blue top with white trousers on Friday was one of the cleanest looks of the tournament. I know Rickie favors his signature orange, but he wears these sophisticated French blues exceptionally well.
Every year at the Masters, there is an amateur that wows us with his style. This year it was Curtis Luck. The tailored fits, micro prints, and daring colors grounded by a neutral backdrop had a very Ryo Ishikawa feel to them. Then again, the man-bun and tri-colored trucker hat made him look like a barista serving up lattes at an artisan coffee bar. Here’s hoping he signs a deal with an apparel company that shares his fashion-forward thinking.
Andy Sullivan (FootJoy)
The Masters always seems to bring out the most fashionable array of footwear, and nobody had a more stylish locker of shoes than Andy Sullivan. His custom wingtips from FootJoy proved that the classics still have a place on the fairways.
Hideto Tanihara (Puma Golf)
If there was one look from this year’s Masters to copy this spring, it was this setup from Hideto Tanihara. The pale green trousers and micro print shirt balanced against a solid gray sweater showcased everything that is right about golf fashion today.
Martin Kaymer (Hugo Boss Green)
Why is finding the perfect fit so important? It has the ability to take an ordinary shirt to the next level. Sure, Kaymer’s aqua polo features one of the trendy colors of the season, but what really makes this basic shirt stand out from the crowd is the well-tailored sleeves and trim body. This is how a polo shirt should fit.
Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)
Brandt Snedeker has never been shy about busting out some colorful pants in the majors, and this was the latest example. The small pink and navy blue checked pattern made these pants look and wear like a solid from a distance. This helped to maintain a classic vibe while also bringing a pop of personality to Sneds’ overall look.
This never gets old. Gary Player doesn’t need an apparel script. He has worn the same thing for the ceremonial tee shot for as long as I can remember. That being said, every year I can’t wait to see his monochromatic Black Knight look and timeless black and white shoes. Player even added old school kilties to his shoes. This is vintage golf style at its finest.