Who striped it? Who swiped it? GolfThreads breaks down the best and the worst of style from the first round of the 2017 Masters.

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Fashion Dimes

Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
The look of the day goes to Justin Thomas. Every great Masters apparel script needs to have some pink and green in it, JT nailed everything from the color to the fit. Syncing a vibrant pink with navy blue is always a smart choice.

Hideto Tanihara (Puma Golf)
Tanihara is the latest in a long line of Japanese players with serious swagger. These pale green trousers are a fresh color for spring, the micro print polo is on trend, and the solid grey sweater complements and balances the entire look.

Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Puma’s Flagstick Camo pattern was inspired by Augusta’s iconic greens, and even though the cold weather robbed us of the full effect, Rickie still looked sharp out there. I really like the subtle approach that Puma took with this pattern. An all-over camo would have been way over-the-top, especially at The Masters. Using it as accents on the placket, collar, pockets and hat was just right.

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Jimmy Walker (FootJoy)
It is rare to see Jimmy Walker in anything but black, white and grey, but I’m not sure why. When he does bust out some color, it makes a strong statement. That being said, a navy blue top would have made for a better combo with those mint green pants, rather than black.

Daniel Berger (Lacoste)
Sophisticated, casual, and classic. The wide color blocked stripes bring an added dimension to Berger’s monochromatic look.

Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
I’ve always admired how Nike incorporates functional elements into its designs. The latest example of this is the brand’s new AeroReact Half-Zip Pullover with mesh panels at the shoulder for range of motion and breathability. I just wish this pullover was available in more vibrant colorways for spring. The black and dark orange that we saw from Rory and the others had a very autumn feeling.

Yuta Ikeda
It seems like at the Masters, more than any other majors, guys break out their best kicks. You can talk about Boost foam, Lunar midsoles, and Boa closure systems, but I’m still a sucker for a nice pair of brogues with a stacked heel.

Andy Sullivan (Conte of Florence & FootJoy)
Andy Sullivan knows what I’m talking about. Check out these custom FootJoy Shield Tips.

Gary Player
81-year-old Gary Player showing the youngsters how to dress for the first tee at Augusta His black head-to-toe look with those classic wingtips never gets old.

Trevor Immelman (Nike Golf)
Arnie’s Army pin. The best accessory of the day!

Fashion Crimes

Adam Scott
I’m not sure what has happened to Adam Scott. The dude got married, had a kid, and now he looks like every other dad with a Saturday morning tee time at the local muni. Props to loyal reader Michael R. for pointing out that Scotty looked like a zookeeper in this getup.

Bernhard Langer
Two-time Masters Champ with the full Oreo look. SMH.

Sergio Garcia
Our ‘Doing too Much Award’ goes to Sergio Garcia. The pink sweater looked great, but did you really need a pink ombre fade on your hat? Less is more, Sergio.

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4 comments

  1. Greg, I was hoping you would do a piece on day one of the Masters. Great stuff as always.

    I love going out golfing on a brisk day just so I can wear a nice fitted v-neck sweater or fitted 1/4 zip pullover (noticed I stressed fitted) over my polo. If layered properly it can really serve both function and fashion. As a bonus it transitions nicely off the course too. A couple of the lads you highlighted (as well as a few others on day one) did that nicely.

    Adam Scott. Not sure what to say; a guy that handsome and with a great physique (not to mention the most beautiful swing on tour, IMO) doesn’t need to do too much to look good. It’s almost as if Mr. Scott has given up. Don’t do it Adam. Hang in there mate! The other major fashion disappointment for me was Jordan Spieth and Zack Johnson wearing the white base-layer under the polo (to make things worse Jordan paired his with a horrible UA polo and Zack matched his to his belt). Not a good look (reminds me of the kids on a high school golf team in New England). Guys, as an alternative to the base layer, refer to paragraph above please.

    1. You can’t be more spot on. Couldn’t find a shot of ZJ that showed the white belt and base layer or he would have been at the top of the crimes list. Jordan looked all out of whack. Look bad, play bad? I’m convinced Adam Scott can make a strong comeback. Thought the fit of the Nike pullovers was on point. Let’s see what day two brings.

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