Who striped it? Who swiped it? GolfThreads breaks down the best and the worst of style from the second round of the 2016 Masters.

Fashion Dimes

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Bryson Dechambeau
The look of the day, and a tip of the Hogan cap, goes to Bryson Dechambeau. Masters-themed outfits usually come off as feeling contrived and cliché. Dechambeau’s kit, though, was clean and effortless. It hit all the right notes with the well-tailored yellow shirt, green belt, white pants and custom green Puma kicks.

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Bill Haas (Peter Millar)
Lessons in layering. The tangerine and teal pairing was bold, yet elegant.

Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Another clean, athletic and modern look from Rory in a new blade collar polo from Nike. I’m not tired of the grey-on-grey color palette…yet.

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Danny Lee (Devereux)
Simple, yet sophisticated. Danny Lee continues to make waves on the leaderboard and in the style department.

Ryan Moore (Linksoul)
A great brand ambassador wears things in a way that make people what to buy them. I want to buy this sweater. Kudos to Ryan Moore.

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Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
DJ doing what DJ does best — another strong monochromatic look. Adidas calls this color mineral blue. I call it a winner.

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Danny Willett (Callaway Europe Apparel)
Whether sporting a jumper or a polo, Willett was on point with modern fits. The 1/4-zip merino sweater from Callaway is one of my favorite layering pieces of the season, and the rugby detailing on the shirt adds an athletic touch to a classic kit.

Emiliano Grillo (Callaway Apparel)
There is something about the Callaway guys and sweaters. Emiliano Grillo looked sharp in this color-blocked number. This is how a golf sweater should fit — slim through the body and arms with no excess material.

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David Lingmerth (Wolsey)
Patterns are not limited to shirts and pants. Add some flare to your knitwear.

Scott Piercy (J.Lindeberg Golf)
Phil Mickelson could have taken a lesson or two from Scott Piercy on how to do grey-on-grey. Piercy’s two-toned approach creates just the right amount of contrast and the plum collar on the polo adds a pop of color.

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Smylie Kaufman (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Although the colors are better suited for the U.S. Open, this was another solid setup for Smylie Kaufman.

Fashion Crimes

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Phil Mickelson
Phil’s look was as blasé as his game during round two. When going monochromatic, your fit better be on point, and Phil’s wasn’t. His slacks were too wide and too long. Plus, classic trousers, like these, need a crease, and the grey shoes didn’t offer enough contrast, either.

News & Notes

Crazy pants from Billy Horschel and major championships are a tradition unlike any other. BillyHo usually saves the craziness for the final round, but he broke out a pair of these colorful trousers for Friday’s round. The print included pink cheetahs, blue peacocks and green foliage. (Yes, you read that correctly. Pink cheetahs and blue peacocks.)He also flipped the script by wearing a pink shirt with his trousers, which proved to be a better choice than the scripted green shirt.

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Rickie Fowler debuted Puma’s new Tailored Elevation Pant with a mod-inspired two-tone front and back design. Fowler paired the pant with the new D-Vent Polo, which features a small vent in the middle of the back for ventilation and range of motion.

Rory McIlroy continues his march towards a possible first Green Jacket in custom Nike Lunar Control 4 shoes. Friday’s red and white colorway, which was designed through the NikeID program, provided a splash of color to his otherwise grey look.

Sergio Garcia laced up Adidas’ TOUR360 PRIME BOOST shoe again on Friday. As I mentioned yesterday, it features the Adidas’ PrimeKnit technology on the upper. Expect these to be available in limited quantities on June 1st.


  1. Phil’s gone rogue. His monochromatic ‘Sansabelt’ look is terrible. The funny thing is, I think he was real close to making it work. He just need slightly better fitting pants and a little contrast with a belt and different shoes. This isn’t his first time sporting the sansabelt look, I hope he realizes it’s not working.

    BTW, I like the website, this was my first visit. I came to it from doing a search on J. Lindeberg trouser fit. By chance would you be able to comment on the fit of the J. Lindeberg Nicolas Narrow stretch wool trousers? They are a 54%poly/44%wool/2%elastane blend. I’m very nervous about buying them due to the narrow fit. I’m concerned they will be too narrow through the hips/thighs/knees. Some of the images I’ve seen of them look like the fit is reasonable while others make them look really skinny through the legs. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thank you.

    1. Hey Travis,

      Thanks for visiting and dropping a comment. I have a pair of the JL Nicolas Trousers. The narrowness comes in below the knee. They have a really nice taper. I find that there is room in the hips and thighs. Then again, I have 1-irons for legs. They are great pants that work well on the course or in the office.

      Let me know how they work for you. Hope you become a frequent reader.

      — GT

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