Sony Open Fashion Recap

Less than fifteen miles from Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii is the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Waialae has been home to the Sony Open since the event’s modern-day inception as the Hawaiian Open in 1965. Hasbro introduced its G.I. Joe doll right around the same time as the first Hawaiian Open. What does any of this have to do with “This Week In Golf Fashion–Hawaii 2.0”? Lots!

First of all, on Saturday cellphones in Hawaii, mistakenly received an alert of an incoming ballistic missile attack (not cool). Secondly, I think I found Chris Kirk’s doppelganger in the form of the original G.I. Joe (seriously, please remember to thank a vet).

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Whack Strap

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There were many recurring themes in the second week of the Hawaii swing. Let’s begin with belts. Clearly, Jordan Spieth does not read GT. His belts continue to be too big (and white).


When White is Right

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Speaking of white belts, Daisuke Kataoka (of Japan) wore one that I thought was passable. If you still have a white belt in your closet, take a cue from DK and save it for white pants or shorts.


On the Hunt

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I gave Brian Harman some love last week for his camouflage belt and he continued to wear it (assuming in honor of the 2,403 servicemen’s lives that were lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941). With that being said, his attire on Friday was a bit too much. He could have just as easily worn that outfit hunting deer in Georgia and blended right in with his buddies in the tree stand.


Aloha Vibes

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A few guys followed Rickie’s lead from last week and went with Hawaiian printed shirts and I thought they looked good.


Untucked

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Harold Varner III does NOT have Rickie’s fashion cache (or the right kind of shirt!) to pull off the untucked look though….


Play Ball

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Jason Dufner and Jonas Blixt continue to dream of Spring Training (both their teams look strong again).


Best of the Best

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Justin Thomas and Ollie Schniederjans once again showed us why they were #3 & #4, respectively, on GT’s Best Dressed list for 2017.


Luuuuuuke

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It was a mixed bag for Luke Donald in his Greyson debut. We loved how he subtly synced up the light blue on the inner collar band with his trousers, but the white belt seemed out of character for him. He rebounded nicely with a patterned polo and black belt on Friday. He also sported some crisp new Jordans.

See Also: Luke Donald Joins the Greyson Pack


(Not) Grown Man Moves

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Finally, a fashion tip for all grown men. Even if you are paying off a bet, honoring a “sports team” with a jersey=bad idea. Honoring a “sports team” with a belt=good idea.

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Written by Michael Ruuska, Tour Editor

A hearty New Englander. Loves the Boston professional sports scene. Relatively new to the game of golf (never touched a golf club prior to the age of 30--currently 42). High handicap but determined to improve. OBSESSED with the style of golf as much as the sport itself. Guidance counselor to thousands of high school students over an almost 20-year career in public education. Adult beverage of choice is one of the many fantastic New England style IPA's. Health and fitness fanatic.

5 comments

  1. Spieth is terrible with his belt. I do like the white belt with some pattern or stripe to it. We still need that article on belts because their is so many options out there. I saw Rory wearing a new Nike belt for his first found in Abu Dhabi that looked mutli tonal or even hombre style.

    1. Jim, good eye on Rory’s belt. It also caught my attention. However, I would have reversed the color pattern and had the white layer on top to transition the shirt to belt…..

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