From the classics to cartoons and everything in between (even professional wrestling?!). Recapping the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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A Tale of Two Belts

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Perhaps the most famous opening sentence in the history of classic literature was from Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness….”

Well, methinks Patrick Cantlay chose wisely with his blue belt while playing partner Patrick Reed was a bit foolish with his white belt. A tale of two belts, indeed.


Magical Mystery Belt

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Charley Hoffman is wearing one of the most magical belts I’ve ever seen. Yet, it is a mystery to me. (House of Fleming, maybe?) If anyone knows who makes that belt drop me a line. Please. His Greg Norman Collection shirt is extraordinary, also.


Raw

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Duf was dope with the G-Star RAW Trucker Cap. Take a tip from Jason Dufner and leave your golf-themed hat at home next time. Branch out and wear something different. It will serve the same purpose. I promise.

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Speaking of RAW, something tells me these two guys spent many Monday nights watching WWF Monday Night RAW in their youth.

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While we are (curiously) still on the topic of professional wrestling, it does not look like Brooks Koepka missed any gym time while recovering from his wrist injury. He consistently looks great in his Nike gear but if he gets any bigger he might pull a “Rob Gronkowski” and consider a career change to professional wrestling.

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As a TWIGF regular, it is nice to see Billy Horschel earn some legitimate hardware and not just GT Threadies. And by hardware, I mean the trophy and not the goofy, championship-style wrestling belt. Though the belts are better than the cowboy boots Andrew Landry donned last week at the Valero Texas Open. (Somewhere Anthony Kim is looking at those belt buckles and smiling.)


Dynamic Duos

Many teammates chose to match and/or complement their outfits and for some reason, it kept making me think of the Wonder Twins superheroes that appeared on the 1980’s Hannah Barbera Super Friends cartoon. As a tribute to the Wonder Twins (“Wonder Twin Powers, Activate”) here are some notable fashion super-heroes from The Big Easy and their accompanying walk-up music (as chosen by me).

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Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose looked badass on Sunday. N.W.A. (Northern-Europeans With Attitude) in their black and blue “Gangsta Gangsta” monochromatic kits.

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Australians, Jason Day and Ryan Ruffels opted for the other end of the spectrum and went with the Fugees “Killing Me Softly” approach in their Nike pastels. Pastel polos always pair nicely with white slacks.


Bald is Beautiful

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Although not bald, Joel Dahmen looked sharp in his Bald Head Blues apparel. I especially like the Coastal Linen Snapback Hat. It got me to thinking; given that half of the GT staff is follicly challenged, we may want to entertain sponsorship opportunities of our own with the gang at Bald Head Blues.

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.

2 comments

  1. I really like Rose’s belt. Brooks said he put on weight while being off but it doesn’t look like it. Still not sure about those Nike Back to the Future shoes. I like Piercy but for some reason I have never been a fan of Black shirt with White pants. Maybe its too much contrast?

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