Who striped it? Who swiped it? GolfThreads breaks down the best and the worst of style from the first round of the 2016 Masters.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
The best look of the day goes to Justin Thomas. Micro-floral prints are in, and there is no better place to wear them than Amen Corner. The matching blue belt was a smart choice, too.
Chris Kirk (TravisMathew)
Green and navy blue is the ‘it’ color combo at Augusta this year. While the conventional approach is to pair a green shirt with navy pants, or vice versa, the bright green collar of the polo really popped against the navy blue sweater.
Harris English (Peter Millar)
This outfit would have looked much different if Harris English opted for a white hat. Instead, the navy blue hat brought a complementary third color into the mix. This is another great take on the green and navy combo. Extra points for the casual 5-pocket pants, too.
Danny Lee (Devereux)
Colorful, yet well balanced. Lee obviously subscribes to the ‘Look good. Feel good. Play great.’ mantra. He is one to watch over the next three days from a game and style standpoint.
Kevin Kisner (Bobby Jones)
Nothing says springtime in the south like a pink 1/4-zip sweater and navy pants. Modern, sophisticated and preppy.
Paul Casey (Nike Golf)
This photo blue color from Nike is a great one for spring. It is bright, lively and energetic. The fit of that pullover is on point, too.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
These new blade collars from Nike definitely fall into the category of ‘love them or hate them.’ Personally, I find them to be sleek and ultra modern, and Rory rocks them better than anyone. Props to Rory for the black and gold hat and the shoes with ‘4/13’ on them in honor of Kobe Bryant’s final game next Wednesday. A little cross marketing from Nike is never a bad thing, either.
Rafa Cabrera Bello (Oakley)
Cabrera Bello is consistently the best dressed of the Oakley guys. His apparel is well tailored and the colors are well balanced. Nice choice of belts, too.
Smylie Kaufman (Polo Ralph Lauren)
At some point during the Masters, every player should where green and pink, and this vibrant pink is the perfect complement to Augusta’s famous azaleas. Oh, and don’t wear green and pink together, unless your name is Billy Horschel. And, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, just wait until round two.
Jamie Donaldson (J.Lindeberg)
This is a great shirt for the opening round of the Masters. In fact, I liked it so much, that I wore it today. The all-over printed stripe adds some serious texture.
Timeless looks never go out of style — just ask Gary Player. I never get tired of seeing him tee it up in this black monochromatic kit with those old school brogues.
Dark green top. Black belt. Wide-legged khakis. Is this 1998? If it is, my money is on Mark O’Meara.
“When I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5” — Jay-Z
I just don’t get it. ESPN’s Darren Rovell called Keegan Bradley’s Jordans “awesome” and “nice.” Someone else on Twitter called them “clean and understated.” Really??? They have a big red45 on the sides! Who puts a big number on the side of a shoe? I consider myself to be a bit of a sneaker head, but I must be missing something here. The sad thing is, Keegan’s TravisMathew setup looked sharp, but it was overshadowed by those kicks.
News & Notes
As mentioned above, Rory McIlroy wore a black hat with a gold swoosh and matching black, white and gold Lunar Control 4 shoes from Nike as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. The shoes also featured 4/13, the date of Bryant’s final game. The shoes, minus the 4/13, can be created through the NikeID program. The black and gold colorway of the Nike Classic 99 Hat will not be coming to retail.
Sergio Garcia debuted Adidas’ new TOUR360 PRIME BOOST shoe that includes an upper constructed from the brand’s lightweight, flexible and breathable PrimeKnit material. The TOUR360 PRIME BOOST will be available in very limited quantities on June 1st. Mark your calendar.
Bubba Watson just inked a footwear and glove deal with Mossimo Giannulli’s fashion forward G/FORE label. On Thursday he wore G/FORE’s Pacific Blue glove and the Gallivanter IV.0 Charcoal shoe.
Amateur Bryson Dechambeau is expected to turn pro as soon as the Green Jacket is handed out on Sunday night. He was fully decked out in Puma gear for the first round. I’m not saying he is signing with Puma, but…