Two years ago, Jordan Spieth burst on the professional golf scene with a T-7 finish at the Valspar Championship. At the time, he had no status on the PGA Tour. Oh, how things have changed. On Sunday, he took care of unfinished business at Innisbrook’s Copperhead course by defeating Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair in a playoff. By capturing the victory, Spieth joined legendary names like Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and…um, Robert Gomez (OK, some are more legendary than others) with two PGA Tour victories before turning 22 years old.
From a style standpoint, Jordan Spieth has gone through an evolution since that 19 year old kid teed it up two years ago. Check out the image below — baggy shirt, baggy khakis and high contrast black belt with a huge logo buckle.
Now check out his well-tailored look from Sunday’s final round at the Valspar Championship below — slim-fitting shirt with narrow sleeves that hit mid bicep, slim-fitting pants with a slight taper in a flat grey color, and a trendy braided belt with an understated buckle. Also, notice that Jordan has ditched the UT burnt orange color on Sundays for a calmer and more refined navy blue stripe polo — a sign of independent thinking.
While I’m not ready to add Jordan Spieth to GolfThreads’ Best Dressed List, I do appreciate the fashion improvements he’s made and his understated style. Sure, his Under Armour threads will always be looked at strictly as athletic gear, and for that reason he may never receive the style cred that a Luke Donald or Adam Scott get. But, think about it. Is there a huge difference between Spieth’s kits and the looks that Donald and Scott are rockin’? Swap an RLX or Uniqlo logo for Spieth’s UA logo and it would be interesting to see if perceptions changed.
Even though Spieth wears an athletic brand in Under Armour, I appreciate that he hasn’t succumbed to the blinged-out patterns and look-at-me colors that have dominated many of the athletic looks over the last few years. Golf fashion is certainly trending towards effortless, well-tailored looks and for that reason we can expect Jordan to be on trend for years to come.
Here’s a breakdown of Jordan Spieth’s winning look at the Valspar Championship.