THE PLAYERS Championship Style Recap: Day 1

The Justins go twinsies, Sam Ryder visits the Magic Emporium while rockin’ joggers and high-tops, Rory McIlroy goes for the gold, and Charles Howell goes for a different blue. GolfThreads looks back at the top fashion stories from Day 1 at THE PLAYERS Championship.


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There is nothing like starting off with a good ol’ fashioned ‘who wore it best.’ Justin Thomas (RLX Ralph Lauren) and Justin Rose (Bonobos) both stepped to the first tee in tropical blue trousers and solid white shirts. Rose opted for a windowpane check while Thomas went with a solid blue that highlighted his striped canvas belt. Proving that nailing the details matter, the edge goes to JT on the belt alone.

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A Sartorial Star is Born

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The best look of the day goes to Sam Ryder (Greyson Clothiers). Props to him for daring to be different. He never shies away from dialing up fashion-forward kits and always makes them look effortless. I wish more players would take risks and push the envelope of traditional golf style like Ryder does.

Also, when it comes to polos, it is safe to say Greyson’s Magic Emporium Polo is our favorite shirt for Spring. It is drool-worthy. We look at it the same way Bradley Cooper looks at Lady Gaga.

Trophy Shoes

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Talk about having your eyes on the prize, or maybe it is your feet on the prize…Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite as good.

Anyway, Rory McIlroy’s latest Personal Edition kicks were inspired by the new PLAYERS Championship trophy, which is basically a much better (and more expensive) version of that trophy you won for the Junior Club Championship back in the day. It was made by a jewelry company named Tiffany (maybe you’ve heard of it) from sterling silver and gold, and it features a giant swinging golfer standing on the Stadium Course’s famous 17th green. I guess it is a good thing we can repair spike marks now. Just don’t have your caddy stand behind you while you tap them down.

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Gucci Mane Man

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I have to admit I’ve never paid much attention to Vaughn Taylor’s fashion choices…but then he goes and straps on a Gucci Interlocking G Belt. Talk about being a playa and the Players. If you are interested in mimicking Taylor’s waistline, it will only set you back $450.

A Hint of Mint

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The only things more energetic than Billy Horschel’s (Ralph Lauren) four birdies on the first six holes were these mint green trousers. The Masters is just five weeks away. These pants would be a smart choice for a Masters weekend round, don’t you think?

Layer on Some Color

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Red and blue go together like pizza and beer, but we usually see red paired with a navy or royal blue. Charles Howell III (FootJoy) instead layered up with a bright blue pullover, which elevated his entire look. Red and light blue are a trendy combo for spring. Try it!

Khaki King

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It is difficult to step into a pair of khakis and not feel like Jake from State Farm. Leave it to Ollie Schniederjans (Matte Grey) to show us how to do khakis right.

Brandt’s Belt

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Belts can make or break outfits. Brandt Snedeker’s (Peter Millar) light grey belt helped to create a soft transition from the pale blue shirt to the white pants. It complemented the dark grey stripes in his polo without creating too much contrast against his white pants.

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Desiring Patton Kizzire’s Ribbon Belt

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Joining Brandt’s Belt Brigade was fellow Peter Millar brand ambassador Patton Kizzire. When wearing white trousers, the easy belt choice is white or one that matches your shirt. Next time follow Kizzire’s lead and choose one that picks up a secondary color in your shirt. It will bring an added dimension to your outfit.


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