What the top players are wearing for the season's final major
August 10, 2017
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Rickie Fowler will once again make a statement at Quail Hollow, the site of his first PGA TOUR victory, with Puma Golf's latest designs. (Photos courtesy of respective brands)
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Rickie (see above image) usually highlights the breadth of Puma’s seasonal collections in the majors by wearing a variety of designs. For the PGA Championship, he is taking a different approach. Look for Fowler to don Puma’s new EVOKNIT Polo in four different colorways. These seamless knits are one of the biggest fabric trends to hit the fairways. They provide unrestricted range of motion, top-shelf ventilation, and moisture-wicking qualities.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Dustin Johnson is sticking to what he does best - athletic looks with a monochromatic color palette. His gray and black kits at Quail Hollow receive an infusion of color with subtle yellow accents. Adidas’ Climachill Tonal Stripe Polo has been DJ’s go-to shirt throughout 2017, and he’ll once again slip it on for the second and final rounds. The other two days, he will showcase the new 3-Stripes Heather Block Polo, which is part of Adidas’ Fall/Winter 2017 Collection.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
Jordan Spieth looks to capture the career Grand Slam while highlighting the latest fabric technology from Under Armour. CoolSwitch uses an exclusive coating that pulls heat away from the body, allowing Spieth to stay cool in North Carolina’s heat and humidity. From a style standpoint, Jordan will show us a variety of looks with everything from graduated and engineered stripes to color blocked designs and simple solids.
Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka (Nike Golf)
Nike will certainly have the biggest presence of any apparel brand at the year’s final major as it will be outfitting more than 20 players in the field. The Swoosh’s Blade Collar polos and Aeroreact technology have been its big stories this year and the brand is going all in on both at Quail Hollow. Aeroreact is an intelligent fabric, which opens its structure when it senses moisture or closes when the body temperature drops. Look for Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Brooks Koepka in Aeroreact Polos in Nike’s key colorways for the fall.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
Sergio’s bold script is the perfect complement to his aggressive style of play. As he did at Royal Birkdale, the reigning Masters Champ will sport Adidas’ Climachill Pixel Print Polo with a mix of color blocking, broken stripes, and a digital print. Tonal asymmetrical stripes the other two days create an interesting effect.
Justin Rose (Adidas Golf)
Justin Rose’s script is a modern throwback with contemporary interpretations of classic piques, stripes, pinpoints, and solids. Expect Rose to complete his look with cotton and heather stretch pants and Adidas’ athletic AdiPower Sport Boost 3 shoe. As we begin to transition into fall, the palette of deep purples and charcoals sets the tone for the season.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Foulard patterns have been a menswear staple dating back to the 19th century. Typically these small geometric patterns have been used on silk neckties, but Ralph Lauren and Justin Thomas are giving this classic print a modern reboot and bringing it to the course. The opening round sees Thomas in a cotton Santorini Foulard polo with a classic four-button placket. The rest of the week, JT will turn to colorful and well-balanced setups with modern fits and classic aesthetics.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
With a mix of bold stripes, colorful solids, and powerful prints, Billy Horschel once again proves why he is the best dressed player in the game. The same Foulard print used on Justin Thomas’ opening round polo makes a return appearance on Horschel’s final round trousers. Pairing this micro print with a solid white polo creates a clean backdrop, allowing the fashion forward pants to take center stage.
Daniel Berger (Lacoste)
We are seeing an influx of jacquard fabrics on the fairways this season and Daniel Berger will find himself on trend with understated tone-on-tone jacquard stripes the first two days. He’ll continue the subtle approach on moving day with tonal stripes before dialing up wide rugby stripes for Sunday’s final round.