Storms arrived late in the day, the birdie fest continued, and the golf fashion world returned to normal (sort of) after a tumultuous start to the tournament on Thursday. GolfThreads looks at the top style stories from Day 2 at The Players Championship.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
After all the controversy in the first round about the joggers, Rory was back to what he does best — trim white trousers and Nike’s sleek blade collar polo. I still think those Air Max 90 IT shoes are really clunky.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Rickie dialed down the shoes and ditched the joggers, and he looked sharp and modern in the process. It is fun to see Rickie go outside the box to make a statement every once in a while, but his best looks are these simple set ups.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren & FootJoy)
Cool pants. ✓ Florida Gator orange. ✓ Sick shoes. ✓ Just another day at the office for Billy Horschel.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
I praised Jordan yesterday for a fresh shirt and pants combo, but round two saw him revert to dressing like, well, Jordan Spieth. Jordan, you can do better than that tired striped shirt and grey pants.
These Sansbelt-like side-tab trousers that Phil has been sporting create a very clean look and help to minimize the waistline. I still think they could be slimmed down a bit for a more modern silhouette.
Graeme McDowell (G-Mac by Kartel)
Want to rock some orange, but don’t want to look like a Rickie-wannabe? Take a lesson from Graeme McDowell. Keep it solid and incorporate sophisticated details like a button-down collar, chest pocket and contrasting inner placket for a grown man look. The aqua belt was a smart choice, too.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Oakley)
This guy is becoming a favorite around here. His trim, athletic looks are always on point. If you prefer sporty kits, this is your guy to emulate. I’ll even give him a pass on the white belt.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Here is that vibrant pink color again. This is the color of the tournament so far, and we haven’t even reached Sunday’s Pink-Out.
Bubba Watson (Oakley & G/FORE)
When you match your glove to the stripes in your shirt.
Morgan Hoffmann (Greyson & FootJoy)
Blend in or stand out? You make the call. I somehow missed Morgan Hoffmann and his camo and herringbone trousers yesterday, but the elegant blending of patterns is certainly worth mentioning. Those custom spectator shoes are pretty dope, too.