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2018 U.S. Open Apparel Scripts

Who is wearing what at the 2018 U.S. Open

Brooks looks to defend. Tiger tries to turn back the clock. JT and DJ duel for World No. 1. And, the USGA tries to stay out of its own way. The world’s best travel to iconic Shinnecock Hills for the 118th playing of the U.S. Open. Here’s a look at what is in their suitcases. Listed by world ranking, Dustin Johnson has regained the honor.

Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)u.s. open dustin johnson

Muted color palette is sleek and stealthy. Contrasting collars and plackets are sporty takes on classic designs. Bold rugby stripes make a strong statement.

Favorite look: Saturday 

Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)

Critters, cardigans, and color. Grasshopper print trousers on Thursday, preppy ribbon belts Friday and Saturday, and the return of the old-school cardigan on Sunday. Should we just give JT the Best Dressed Award now?

Favorite look: Saturday, unless Mother Nature calls for the cardigan on Sunday.

Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)

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Fresh colors, new designs, and the latest technology. This is Spieth’s best major championship script in a while. Splashes of neon coral bring energy. Threadborne polos and pants for three of the days.

Favorite look: Saturday

Jon Rahm (Adidas Golf)

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A mix of classic solids and sporty color-blocked designs. A grey backdrop with hits of his Signature Red.

Favorite look: Saturday

Rory McIlroy (Nike)

Aeroreact Victory polos every day for Rory. Knit fabric opens to provide ventilation when body heat rises and closes when cooler temperatures roll in. Slow start with some washed out colors on Thursday and Friday. He turns up the intensity for the weekend with Thunder Blue and Rush Coral.

Favorite look: Sunday

Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)

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A patriotic start to the week with red, white, and blue kits. Retro-inspired tri-colored ‘P’ cap is super cool for summer. Signature Orange on Sunday. Stand bag from Cobra Golf and Vessel Bags is a tip-of-the-cap to amateur golf. Rickie made his first U.S. Open appearance as an amateur 10 years ago.

Favorite look: Friday

Jason Day (Nike)

Dri-Fit Pique Stripe Polo has been Day’s favorite this year. Contrasting stripe details on the sleeves create a unique and sporty look. Four new colorways for summer.

Favorite look: Friday

Brooks Koepka (Nike)

Nike Zonal Cooling Polo in four colorways for the defending champ. Tone-on-tone stripes give this shirt depth and dimension.

Favorite look: Friday

Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf)

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Updated 3-stripes designs for the Spaniard. Tipped polos with heathered texture blend classic and modern details.

Favorite look: Sunday 

Bubba Watson (Oakley)

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Clean and modern looks for Bubba. Navy blue done four ways–jacquards, ombre stripes, camo, and color blocking.

Favorite look: Thursday

Bryson DeChambeau (Puma Golf)

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All-American looks. Sporty, yet classic. Signature driving cap in coordinating colorways.

Favorite look: Thursday 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Fenix Xcell)

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This is the most daring script to make its way across the GolfThreads desk. The colorful shirts on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday are part of Kiradech’s own collection that Fenix Xcell is releasing next month. Be bold and have fun, Kiradech.

Favorite look: Saturday

Louis Oosthiuzen (Ping Apparel)

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Louis must have raided my closet. These are my favorite pieces from Ping’s SS’18 Collection. The vibrant Imperial Blues are balanced against darker navy blues. Bursts of orange weave their way through the script for some added personality. Space dye effects provide soft textures.

Favorite look: Saturday

Branden Grace (Peter Millar)

Peter Millar launching its Fall 2018 Crown Sport Collection at Shinnecock. Branden Grace showcasing classic stripes, simple solids, and an Emerald Crest Print (Saturday).

Favorite look: Saturday

Charley Hoffman (Greg Norman Collection)

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Classic looks with modern ML75 tech fabric. Bright greens and blues bring a positive energy to the course.

Favorite look: Friday

Cameron Smith (Original Penguin)

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A fun script with whimsical designs. All-over print polo on Thursday is on trend. Saturday’s plaid trousers make for a bold look.

Favorite look: Friday

Daniel Berger (Lacoste)

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The exact same shirts he wore at Augusta but in a different order. Zzzzzzzz.

Favorite look: Friday

Si Woo Kim (Peter Millar)

O-ring belts in complementary colors elevate each of these looks. On Thursday, a Grotto Blue version of the Emerald Crest print that Brendan Grace is wearing on Saturday.

Favorite look: Thursday

Chesson Hadley (Peter Millar)

Cool and classic in pinks, solids, and stripes.

Favorite look: Friday

Tiger Woods (Nike)

A modern take on nautical stripes for the Big Cat. Somewhat fitting since he is living large on his yacht this week. Who else would be happy to never see another blade collar again???

Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)

Mixing and matching bright and dark blues to perfection. Again, those Peter Millar o-ring belts really make the outfits. Needle stripe patterns add just the right amount of texture.

Favorite look: Saturday

Trey Mullinax (Vineyard Vines)

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Patriotic red, white, and blue in the first round commemorates Vineyard Vines’ east coast roots. New York City Skyline Polo on Thursday elegantly integrates the city’s skyline into a thin stripe on the front and back. Colorful looks the rest of the week with pink and red pants for the weekend.

Favorite look: Saturday


  1. The Peter Millar stuff is Incredible! each player, their entire 4 day kit. so sleek, sharp, all the way put together. The Nike washed put stuff is just bad.

  2. The “blade collar” isn’t really a collar at all. I can’t imagine that many clubs with “collared shirts only” rules would accept this if it weren’t from Nike.

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