Rory McIlroy wins in gold soles, Adam Scott parties like it’s 1857, Ollie rocks a ‘stache, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska looks back at the top fashion stories from the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship.
And Shoes to Match
Rory McIlroy just became the first golfer to win THE PLAYERS Championship while wearing shoes to match the Tiffany & Co. designed trophy. Starting at the Genesis Open, Rory has worn custom versions of Nike’s Air Zoom Victory Tour shoe in three of his last four PGA Tour events. However, unlike the other PE shoes, these were available to the public for purchase. Apparently, ten pairs were released each day of the tournament at TPC Sawgrass for $200 each. If you were lucky enough to get a pair, consider me jealous. Those are sweet.
I thought the shoes paired well with his Nike 5-Pocket Golf Pant in Club Gold/Wolf Grey. I do not own a pair of pants in that color but something tells me they will end up in my Nike.com shopping cart soon.
Ollie, I ‘Mustache’ You A Question….
“How many Matte Grey Hightower half zip pullovers were you wearing on Sunday?” Whatever, it looked good. As did the mustache. Not many guys can pull off a mustache (remember Rickie’s ‘stache?) but Ollie does.
Here is an interesting fact, “Ollie” Schniederjans’ birth name is “Oliver”. That instantly makes me think of Charles Dickens second novel, Oliver Twist which was first released in 1837. That is the same year that Tiffany & Co., the designer of THE PLAYERS Championship trophy (see above), was founded. Hmmm….
If I am not mistaken, wasn’t Oliver Twist an orphan who was born in a workhouse, and sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker? Dustin Johnson dressed in the color of an undertaker and might’ve looked even more menacing, especially in the black version of the Adidas Tour360 XT shoes. I mean that in the nicest possible way, mind you. DJ looks like he means business!
“Great Scott!” is an interjection of surprise or amazement. It is an exclamation that was popular in the second half of the 19th century and is now considered dated. FootJoy began their craftsmanship of fine golf shoes in the mid 19th century–1857 to be exact–when “Great Scott!” was still part of the general lexicon. When I saw Adam Scott wearing the FJ 1857 Plain Toe Saddle shoes, I thought to myself, “Great Scott, Adam Scott!” There could not be a better fit for this collection than Mr. Scott. He epitomizes dignity, class, and style.
Abraham Ancer (Psycho Bunny)
The racing stripes on the sleeves of this Psycho Bunny sweater gives it the feel of an old school track jacket. Track jackets are cool.
Justin Rose (Bonobos)
With all the talk of Charles Dickens, it seems fitting to finish with an Englishman. I gave Justin Rose and his sweater a shout-out in last week’s edition of TWIFG and will do it again. This sweater by Bonobos is dynamite and I do not blame him for wearing it for two weeks in a row. My only complaint is that it hides the equally righteous Bonobos Navy Palms M-Flex Polo. I am a big fan of what Bonobos is doing with their golf apparel this season.