Rory McIlroy added the Claret Jug to his trophy case after capturing the 143rd Open Championship in an ensemble that featured fluorescent pops of pink against a muted palette of grays. Rory now finds himself three-quarters of the way to the career Grand Slam after winning his third major championship — his first while sporting Nike Golf’s swoosh.Embed from Getty Images
The Ulsterman once again turned to Nike’s Lightweight Innovation Color polo. This has been Rory’s favorite shirt in the majors this year. He wore various colorways of this polo each of the four days at the Masters and also for two rounds at the U.S. Open.
I recently interviewed Eric Schindler from Nike Golf’s apparel team for a PGA TOUR Style Insider post, and we talked about why the Lightweight Innovation Color polo has become Rory’s go-to shirt.
“This polo is the perfect combination of form, function, and identity,” said Schindler. “If you ask anyone in the general public, they will undoubtedly say, ‘that’s Rory’s polo.’ We wanted to extend the conversation with this polo since it is so iconic and such a great vehicle for all that we stand for….performance, color, and technology. It is the first polo ever made in Rory’s specific construction, one that we call the mobility chassis.”Embed from Getty Images
Nike Golf also employed this mobility chassis in Rory’s Hypervis Half-zip Cover-up (above). The 2014 Open Champion was scripted to wear this outerwear piece with vivid bursts of neon colors throughout the tournament, but with the warmer than expected conditions, it didn’t make an appearance until the Claret Jug presentation.
Here’s a complete list of Rory’s final round apparel — all of which are available at Nike.com.
Lightweight Innovation Color polo ($75)
Modern Tech pant ($80)
Tour Mesh cap ($30)
Sleek Modern Plaque belt ($50)
Nike Lunar Control footwear ($200)