Max Homa ‘Can’t Fail’ in TravisMathew, Rory goes to the Dark Side, Duf goes south of the border, FootJoy blacks out, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska recaps the biggest fashion stories from the Wells Fargo Championship.
Max Homa (TravisMathew & FootJoy)
I am not sure what it is about TravisMathew apparel but it makes me want to party. After watching Max Homa earn his first Tour victory in the appropriately named “Can’t Fail” polo (from summer 2018), I dug through my TM polos, threw on one of my favorites, and headed out for a beer to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Cheers, Max! Salud, TravisMathew!!
Jason Dufner (Dunning & FootJoy)
Speaking of beer and Mexican holiday’s, Jason Dufner has been repping Mexican light-beer, Corona Premier lately. He certainly has been opportunistic with the hats he chooses to wear.
Joel Dahmen (Bald Head Blues & FootJoy)
Funny story about Joel Dahmen; a few months ago I inquired about a belt he wore. He responded that he had no idea what the brand was because he grabbed it off a clearance rack at Target. On Friday, my well-trained, belt-loving-eye noticed that Joel stepped up his belt game, wearing what looked like House of Fleming. I gave him a holler and asked if he was indeed wearing a House of Fleming strap. His response? “I have no idea, it’s a belt we get from the Zurich Classic.” My guess is that Joel isn’t a belt guy…
Rory McIlroy (Nike)
It seems like every tournament Rory is rocking a new pair of PE golf-kicks. Admittedly, I am not much of a Star Wars guy, but these Stormtrooper inspired Nike Air Zoom Victory Tours were an awesome way for Nike to celebrate Rory turning 30 on May 4th. May the force be with you if you purchase a TaylorMade M5/M6 Driver at DICK’S Sporting Goods or Golf Galaxy by May 15. If Rory McIlroy wins the PGA Championship, you will receive a full refund. Rory wins, you win.
Justin Rose (Bonobos & Adidas)
If you want a golf shirt that makes a statement both on and off the course, look no further than the Bonobos collection of M-Flex Golf Polos. If you are overwhelmed by the options, the Navy Rose is a good place to start.
Vaughn Taylor (Fairway & Greene & FootJoy)
While on the topic of golf shirts adorned with flowers, this Fairway & Greene polo caught my eye on Saturday. I can’t seem to find it anywhere but I am hopeful it will be released soon. It’s a great shirt for spring.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas)
I typically stay away from neon colors. However, the Adidas Pine Cone Critter Printed Polo in Hi-Res Yellow might be the exception. If you are more of a traditionalist, they offer both a Black and a White version of this shirt. A summer shirt for everyone.
Webb Simpson (FootJoy)
At the end of the day, you can never go wrong with a classic navy polo and khaki pants. FootJoy does classic as well as anyone. They also have a “crazy” side. FootJoy celebrated crazy love for the game at Bethpage Black recently by surprising rabid golfers with an experience of a lifetime. To continue the celebration FootJoy is releasing 300 pairs of their Bethpage Black FJ Flex featuring the iconic warning sign that sits above the first hole. These go on sale Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Rickie Fowler (Puma)
I loved Rickie’s look on Sunday. The Nineties Golf Polo and Play Loose P Snapback Cap are a great blend of old and new. These items, in particular, incorporate his signature “vibrant orange” but in a more refined and mature way. I’ve been (very) slowly working on a “through the years” piece about the style evolution of Rickie Fowler. Look for it later this summer.
Feature image via TravisMathew