July 19, 2017
By Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM
- Some unique looks will be on display at The Open. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Open Championship apparel scripts for the game’s top players give us our first looks the biggest trends for fall.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Adidas Golf always seems to debut great layering pieces for the Autumn/Winter season at The Open and that is the case again this year. The crewneck sweaters and Climaheat Primaloft insulated vests and jackets will give DJ plenty of stylish cold weather options at Royal Birkdale. Plus, the palette of shadowy blues and crisp, cool grays will work in harmony with the Northwestern English coastline.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
Under Armour is taking a scientific approach to outfitting Jordan Spieth for The Open. He will gear up in the brand’s new insulated UA Reactor vests and hybrid pullovers when heavy layers are needed. In warmer conditions, he’ll turn to new lightweight UA Threadborne pieces with a stretchy and quick drying fabric. Under Armour is also sending Spieth across the Atlantic with some high-tech pajamas. The fourth-ranked FedExCup Playoffs golfer will apparently snooze in UA’s Athlete Recovery Sleepwear, which is said to help the body recover faster, promote better sleep, reduce inflammation & regulate cell metabolism.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Nike Golf’s fabric technology story for the year has been Aeroreact. Engineered to adapt to changes in an athlete’s temperature to maximize comfort and breathability, the ever-changing conditions on the English coast give the brand the perfect opportunity to showcase the technology. McIlroy will sport the brand’s Aeroreact Polo with the sleek Blade collar design in rich colors for fall.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
Sergio will tee it up in modern and athletic looks. The subtle grays and blues are presented in bold prints and color blocked designs. When the temperatures drop, look for the reigning Masters champ to layer up with sporty pullovers and Climaheat Primaloft insulated vests.
Jason Day (Nike Golf)
Like McIlroy, Jason Day will wear Blade collar polos with Nike Golf’s Aeroreact technology. Day’s shirts receive a hint of texture thanks to subtle tonal stripes. Pops of yellow in the form of Swooshes on Day’s hats and shoes bring some color to the predominately gray tones in his script.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Proving once again he is one of the biggest trendsetters in the game, Rickie Fowler will rock single pleat trousers (yes, pleats!) on two days and what Puma Golf is calling an ‘untucked’ polo on Saturday. Hey, if anyone can bring back pleats and make them look good, it is Rickie. For my money, Fowler’s best look will be Friday’s kit. The dark blue polo with the tipped collar and sleeves and contrasting chest pocket are completely on trend. The gray Evoknit cap also brings a cool tweedy texture to the mix.
Brooks Koepka (Nike Golf)
The U.S. Open Champ will also turn to Nike’s Aeroreact technology to handle the unpredictable conditions on England’s Northwest coast. The contrasting raglan sleeves and the Blade collar design will give Koepka a modern and athletic look throughout the tournament.
Justin Rose (Adidas Golf)
Justin Rose’s suitcase will be filled with classic looks and natural fabrics from Adidas Golf’s new adiPure line. The timeless polos, cotton pants, v-neck sweaters, quilted vests, and French Terry pullovers are set in a palette of muted blues and grays with pops of green. The most intriguing piece of Rose’s script is a wool blend pique polo with luxurious details and a soft feel.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
If all plays out as expected, Justin Thomas will have two of the most talked about outfits at The Open. The navy cardigan and tie combo is a classic throwback to The Open’s more formal roots and it is sure to have the social media world buzzing. On Friday, he’ll stand out while blending in with gray camo pants. I’m guessing there were many more ties than camo pants at that first Open Championship in 1860.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
Adam Scott will bring an effortless cool to the fairways of Royal Birkdale with these casual threads from Uniqlo. The classy, yet sporty crew neck and v-neck sweaters feature a new ribbed detail on the sides for range of motion and the new wool-like Kando Pants offer a hearty texture in the form of a lightweight, quick-dry material. The rich reds, dark blues, and golden browns set the tone for fall.
Bill Haas (Peter Millar)
Bill Haas will keep it cool and classic as the dark blues, rich purples, and steely grays will likely complement the skies and neighboring sea. Expect Haas to showcase a variety of key knitwear pieces from Peter Millar’s AW17 Collection, including timeless v-necks and 1/4-zips. Thursday’s Glen plaid trouser is a perfect fit for The Open’s sartorial traditions and Sunday’s engineered stripe design makes a strong statement for the final round. Like Snedeker, Haas will buckle up throughout the week with exotic lizard and alligator belts from the Links & Kings by Peter Millar Collection.
Ryan Moore (Linksoul)
Ryan Moore’s effortless looks are a refreshing change of pace from many of the ‘golf uniforms’ you will see at The Open. These polos and sweaters look as good on the course as they do at the neighborhood pub. I especially like the knitwear pieces with the elbow patches, the hooded layering piece, and color blocked polo. The muted gray hues are on point for the fall season, too.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Billy Horschel’s script really shows the depth and breadth of Ralph Lauren’s AW17 Collection. The mix of engineered and classic stripes, along with a traditional Glen plaid on Saturday, offer contemporary takes on golf’s classic styles.