Who was on point? Who was off course? GolfThreads breaks down the best and the worst of style from Day 2 at the Open Championship (British Open).

Fashion Dimes

Danny Willett (Callaway)
Can someone give me the name of Danny Willett’s tailor? I’m willing to travel. The tailoring of this guy’s clothing is always on point.

Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Another day, another killer grey ensemble from Dustin Johnson. The three tonal stripes were just enough to differentiate it from yesterday’s look for me. I’m still not tired of seeing DJ in monochromatic kits.

Jamie Donaldson (J.Lindeberg Golf)
I seriously think Jamie Donaldson raided my closet. This plum/navy blue color story has been one of my favorites this summer. This plum color is a great way to add a bold color to your look without resorting to ultra-brights or neons. I’ll be right back. I need to make sure I’m not missing any JL pieces from my closet.

Luke Donald (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Billy Horschel’s brown herringbone trousers were my favorite pair of pants from round one. Luke Donald showed up with them for the second round, but in a steel grey color. Herringbone is looking like a strong trend for fall. Go ahead and put these pants from Ralph Lauren on your ‘must-have’ list.

Ian Poulter (IJP Design)
Poulter may be known for his Tartans, but I prefer these super clean kits that he has been sporting lately. What really makes this look for me, though, is the pop of color from the purple collar under the jumper.

Marc Warren (Callaway)
Marc Warren accused the BBC of not giving Scottish players enough coverage, but he can’t say the same thing about GolfThreads. He was one of my Fashion Dimes in round one and makes a return appearance for round two thanks to this purple ¼ zip sweater. Marc, if you keep wearing sharp-looking sweaters, we’ll keep covering you. Deal?

Geoff Ogilvy (Linksoul)
Geoff Ogilvy epitomizes effortless style. This guy always looks like he’s out for a relaxing stroll in the park, which is why Linksoul’s casual threads are such a perfect fit for him. This bright blue sweater really pops against the grey backdrop that St. Andrews is providing.

Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
This is another example of a brand playing this bright blue color against a grey background. Fowler and Puma, though, put a very athletic twist on it with the high tech pullover and sporty kicks.

Sir Nick Faldo
#FlashBackFriday A tip of the cap to Sir Nick for having some sartorial fun as he crossed the Swilcan Bridge in his final Open Championship. Faldo proved that he holds onto clothing much longer than I do, as he donned the same argyle sweater on the 18th hole that he wore during his 1990 Open Championship victory at St. Andrews. Only Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler can confirm whether it smelled like mothballs.

Tom Watson (Polo Ralph Lauren and G/FORE)
When you think Polo Golf, you think Tom Watson. No player has had as long of a run with a golf apparel label, and looked as good doing it, as Watson has had with Ralph Lauren. And, if you think his style hasn’t evolved, check out the colored G/FORE glove.

Fashion Crimes

Hiroyuki Fujita
Wow! There is a lot going on with those pants.

Yuta Ikeda
Pleats on pleats on pleats. I could understand a single pleat, but four?! Is this 1996?!

Louis Oosthuizen
Congratulations on cutting yourself in half with that white belt, Louis. Seriously, that belt splits you in half like you split fairways with 330-yard bombs.

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