What are the players wearing at the U.S. Open? GolfThreads contributor Ian Galbraith critiques the fashion choices for the world’s best players at Erin Hills.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
For many people, finding a signature look takes years. For Jordan, he found his look at an early age. He loves blue polos in all shades and I can’t blame him. Blue is a great color for any golfer and works well with multiple combinations. Jordan will never stray too far from his comfort zone and his 2017 U.S. Open script is a nice mix of blues and complementary colors, including his Thursday and Sunday attire, which pairs a light blue polo with dark blue pants.
Friday is the only day blue will not be incorporated into his outfit and it is a total miss. The white belt disrupts the gray-on-gray look. Saturday includes a nice pop of what UA calls Tokyo Lemon with his blue trousers. Even though this is not the most creative script, Under Armour is on point with the 2015 U.S. Open winner’s tailoring and fit.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Dustin can pretty much wear anything and look good. Adidas has chosen to pair dark tops with light colored pants for the first three days to create clean and effortless looks. The camo prints on the polos are subtle and remind us of the uniforms Adidas rolled out at the Rio Olympics. Each day he pairs his shirts and pants with his trusty Tour 360 Boost shoes and his House of Fleming crocodile belt.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)
In his first major since winning the Masters, Sergio will rotate through a mix of bold and subtle patterns with splashes of red, white, and blue. He has played it fairly safe in the fashion department over the last few years, but the blocked stripes and tonal camo pattern bring an edge to his looks. I still can’t wrap my head around the bulky hiking boots; I mean golf shoes.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Nike is outfitting all of its athletes this week in a bright color story the brand is calling Pigment Burst. Rory will sport Nike’s Zonal Cooling Blade Collar Polo for each round. I like the blade collars and Rory can easily pull them off. The Chlorine Blue and Electro Green Polos are the best colors of the bunch.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
The most noticeable change for Rickie this week will be his Green Bay Packers inspired golf bag. This is a well-planned shout out to Wisconsin’s most successful sports team and a sure way to make him a crowd favorite at Erin Hills.
From an apparel standpoint, each day features a unique look. Thursday’s and Saturday’s polos bring colorful stripes to the course before Rickie’s signature orange pants and hi-tops get paired up with a crisp white polo on Sunday. It looks like Rickie’s fashion game will be on point again this week. Hopefully, his golf game will be as good as his clothes.
Jason Day (Nike Golf)
Jason Day mirrors his Nike teammate, Rory McIlroy, by wearing the Zonal Cooling Blade Collar Polo throughout the week at Erin Hills. Day definitely believes in using a tailor, so the fit will be spot on each day. On Saturday he turns to a menacing all black ensemble. Will it fuel a Moving Day charge? The first round and final round kits offer summery pops of Fuchsia and Chlorine Blue, two of Nike’s key colorways for the season. Will we see more customized and colorful shoes from Jason? I hope so.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Justin Thomas always brings a classic, yet modern look to the course and Ralph Lauren does a great job of building looks around his own personal style. As a result, JT is one of the best dressed players out there and this is another solid week in the sartorial department for him. His best look of the tournament is his first kit. The Engineered Blocked Stripe Polo sets an aggressive and stylish tone right out of the gate. The thin yellow stripe gives his outfit a dose of positive energy while the wide white stripe syncs perfectly with his white trousers.
Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)
African Violet, Midnight, Seafoam and Moroccan Pink are just a few of the summery colors in Brandt Snedeker’s U.S. Open apparel script from Peter Millar. Also look for the Summertime Plaid Pants on Thursday that are sure to turn a few heads.
As jazzed as I am about Brandt’s threads, his footwear is what I’m coveting. Sneds will lace up two shoes from the new G/FORE x Peter Millar collab, which hits shelves June 15th. (Ironically that’s the first round of the U.S. Open. Well played G/FORE & Peter Millar, well played.) Snedeker will wear two different models–the Brogue Gallivanter and Pintuck Gallivanter. Both models are flat out sick and offer a waterproof leather exterior with custom designed brogue and pintuck details on the top of the shoe.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
Look for Adam Scott sporting performance shirts from the new Uniqlo x Theory capsule collection. Tipping on the collars and plackets give these polos a vintage vibe while maintaining a clean look. He’ll complete his looks every day with Uniqlo’s new lightweight Kando pants in muted pastels.
Bubba Watson (Oakley & G/FORE)
Bubba Watson likes eye-popping colors, but his script for Erin Hills is void of any vibrant hues. He does manage to work in some modern graphical prints, sporty color blocked designs and heathered fabrics. Expect the two-time Masters Champ to add dashes of color to his looks through his colorful G/FORE gloves and shoes.
Kyle Thompson (Chase54)
Kyle Thompson’s U.S. Open apparel script from Chase54 features a mix of rich colors, bold patterns, and classic stripes from the brand’s new Boundaries Unknown Collection for AW’17. I’m totally diggin’ the tonal paisley print on Sunday’s shirt. The mod style is groovy, man. Look for Chase54’s Boundaries Unknown Collection to be available on June 15th.