There wasn’t a more polarizing apparel script at the Masters than the one from Taylor Made Adidas Golf. The team concept that saw all of its players wearing the same outfit every day, was heralded as either brilliant marketing or the worst thing to happen to golf fashion since the U.S. Ryder Cup shirts on that fateful Sunday at Brookline in 1999. Then there was the curious case of Jason Day, who apparently didn’t get the memo and wore the wrong script on the wrong day. The horror!
Adidas Players Championship Shirts
Even though The Players Championship isn’t one of the big four, Adidas’ team concept is alive and well for the unofficial 5th major. The shirts are available in four colorways: white/chrome/blueberry; white/oasis/blueberry; white/blueberry/punch; and the odd-ball white/light pink/chrome. Presumably the pink shirt will be worn on Sunday (don’t let us down, Jason Day), which is traditionally when a “pink out” is held at the tournament in honor of Mother’s Day and in support of breast cancer awareness.
The shirts are constructed of a highly technical, moisture-wicking fabric and feature a bold colorblock print across the chest, shoulder and back, along with stripes on the back of the left sleeve. The brand claims that the design and performance fabric “deliver confidence and comfort when it counts.” (um…so does a good swing and a 10 shot lead)
Expect Adidas players such as Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day to be sporting these limited edition shirts. At the time of this post, it is unknown whether particular shirts are scripted for particular days (other than the pink on Sunday), or if players can “pull a Jason Day” and be creative with the options.
Adidas Limited Edition Players Championship Adizero and Adicross Shoes
A limited edition Adizero shoe in a white/pink/chrome colorway will be worn by Adidas players in conjunction with the pink shirt. Mere mortals, like ourselves, can currently pre-order these Adizeros on the Adidas Golf website.
Adidas Golf also posted a pink and white version of Dustin Johnson’s new shoe, the Adicross Tour, on its Facebook page. Johnson will be wearing this colorway on Sunday, but there is no word if or when it will be made available to the public.
Adidas seems to be all in on this team apparel concept, so we’ll see what they have in store for the U.S. Open. Whatever it is, it will surely stir a debate.