Who nailed it from a fashion standpoint? Who was cited by the fashion police? GolfThreads breaks down the best and the worst of style from Day 1 at the U.S. Open.
Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss)
The best look of the day belonged to Henrik Stenson. This is how a golf shirt should fit and the jacquard print added a subtle texture.
Morgan Hoffmann (Greyson)
Nobody created as much sartorial buzz as Morgan Hoffmann. Sure, it was easy to get drawn in by the leopard print pants, but check out the silver belt and the FootJoy shield tips with matching silver accents.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Coming in second in the buzz category was Billy Horschel in this high octane shirt with wide color blocked stripes. If you see this shirt in the merchandise tent at Chambers Bay, buy it.
NCAA Individual Champ Bryson DeChambeau caught our eye during the NCAA Championship with this driving cap. It is great to see a young guy creating a unique style for himself. Plus, the combination of the cap and the Pinehurst vest brought back memories of Payne Stewart.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Nobody wears monochromatic looks as well as Dustin Johnson. Nobody.
Japanese players never seem to be shy about bringing a little flair to the game.
Graeme McDowell (G-Mac by Kartel)
Pure style, class and sophistication from Graeme McDowell. Would you expect anything else?
Miguel Angel Jimenez (Bobby Jones)
The Most Interesting Man in Golf had the most interesting belt in the first round.
Is it just me, or does Cole Hammer look like a (really) young Davis Love III in that Polo shirt? Keep it up, kid.
Russell Henley (Nike Golf)
These dip-dyed shirts continue to be one of the hot trends of the season. Henley executed this look flawlessly by pairing the polo with a pant in the same color family and a tonal belt.
Sergio complained about the greens at Chambers Bay, but he should have been complaining about having to wear this shirt.
There are so many great outerwear pieces this season, but Troy Kelly opted for the good ol’ compression arm sleeves. Not to mention, the ill-fitting Cutter & Buck polo looks more like the type of shirt you get at your member-guest tourney, not the U.S. Open.
It pains me to put Luke on this list, but that white belt has to go.
The monochromatic white kit is one of my biggest pet peeves. Rory did his best to impersonate a hospital orderly in this all white outfit. Those custom Lunar Control 3 kicks with the safari print were pretty cool, though.