Fashion Recap of The Open Championship Day 4
Adam Scott and Danny Willett make major style moves, Zach Johnson and Tyrrell Hatton belt it out of the park, Rickie Fowler goes Fu Manchu and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska talks a little baseball while putting a wrap on the fashion scene at Carnoustie.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
Adam Scott makes an encore appearance in the Dimes section. He looked classically sharp once again on Sunday. Admittedly, I have never worn Uniqlo but these Kando pants retail for under $40! (Note: I just went to order a pair and they are back ordered–no surprise at that price).
Danny Willett (Descente)
Danny Willett just went 3 for 4 in The Open Championship Dimes section. Impressive stat. Once again, the strength of his Descente polo carried Danny to a .750 average for this four-day stretch. Our manager plans to bat him leadoff for the GolfThreads squad going forward.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
If Danny Willett is batting leadoff, then Rickie is batting cleanup for the GolfThreads Nine! A perfect 4 for 4 in the Dimes section for The Open Championship. I just checked with our statistics department and they claim this has never happened before in the history of Dimes & Crimes. For the record, I am incapable of being objective or critical of Rickie Fowler. He is a golf fashion trailblazer and even if he wore a sombrero (or Fu Manchu) on the course I would sing his praise (and probably purchase aforementioned sombrero). Rickie looks like Barry Zito when he grew out a mustache while pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Oh yeah, almost forgot, I really like the signature Sunday orange, particularly the Puma PWRCOOL Refraction Golf Polo.
Webb Simpson (FootJoy)
It made me smile to know that Webb Simpson applied GolfThreads’ fashion advice after winning The Players Championship. The FootJoy Athletic Fit Lisle Chest Pinstripe Self Collar is a much more flattering polo than the ones he wore to win The Players. The pattern on his shirt Sunday at The Open Championship drew attention to his shoulders and upper chest whilst creating an illusion of a broader upper body. Hans and Franz would be proud. As am I…..
Zach Johnson (Kjus)
Despite the horrible glasses, Zach Johnson makes the list. I love this kit from Kjus. His belt matches the contrasting collar/placket of his shirt and makes a great transition to his grey trousers.
Tyrrell Hatton (Adidas Golf)
I would not have thought to pair that belt with this outfit, but I have to admit, it looks super sharp. The belt complements the polo and slacks perfectly. Plus, the Adidas Three Stripes buckle always looks great with a horizontal striped shirt.
Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss)
Bad. Ass. The only thing that could possibly make Henrik Stenson look more intimidating, would be if he showed up on the first tee with eye black. Hugo Boss makes the best looking 1/4 zip sweaters. Period. The Zimex Quarter Zip Night Watch just made my “Wish List”.
Kevin Chappell & Erik Van Rooyen
My mother always told me to start with a positive. I like the unreleased polka-dot Nike hats. However, I am not a big fan of the blade collar. This one, in particular, looks like your run-of-the-mill t-shirt. Not appropriate for Carnoustie Golf Club.
If Danny Willett and Rickie Fowler are at the top of the batting order, unfortunately, Rafa Cabrera-Bello is moving down in the lineup with his showing in Scotland. At one point I was considering him for “Best Dressed”. What is going on here? Rafa looks like he should be working at a fast food restaurant. I will give him a mulligan, but let it be noted that RCB is officially on warning!
Yes, Tommy, you dropped the ball on this one. Too gimmicky. If Rafa looks like he should be serving burgers, Tommy Fleetwood looks like he should be selling tickets at an amusement park. Know your limits. Saturday’s look was “all in” and he got away with it. Sunday? Not so much.