Day 1 at the PGA Championship: J-Day’s Air Max 1s, Kelly’s ‘krafty’ joggers, a club pro with serious style game, and more. We break down the best and worst looks from Thursday at Bethpage Black.


Fashion Dimes

Billy Horschel (Ralph Lauren)

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Yellow and navy blue go together like Ralph Lauren and American fashion. This classic preppy combo is perfect for Spring.

Kelly Kraft (Greyson Clothiers & G/FORE)

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I’m all for joggers on the course. They are modern and sporty, and they break up the monotony of ‘traditional’ golf apparel. I also recognize that they aren’t for everyone. If you want to join me on the ‘joggers bandwagon’, look to Kelly Kraft for tips on execution—no show socks, trainer-style shoes, and a length that shows off just the right amount of ankle.

Haotong Li (Adidas Golf)

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Every golfer needs a great technical vest. It is an absolute Spring essential. Layer it over a sweater on cooler days or over a polo for warmer rounds. Stick with neutral colors that will complement a variety of outfits. Just make sure it fits as well as Haotong Li’s.

Tyler Hall (J.Lindeberg)

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Club pros can get their style swerve on, too. Tyler Hall’s navy blue and red kit is one to copy this summer. Plus, that JL logo belt brings me back to some of the bold and brash J.Lindeberg designs from yesteryear.

Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss)

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Stenson is one of the great cold weather dressers. Here he gives us a lesson on how a golf sweater should fit.

Jason Day (Nike Golf)

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Going, going, gone. The fire shoes of the day were Nike’s Safari Pack Air Max 1G. Not surprisingly, these were the first of the pack to sell out. The hat? Not so much.

Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)

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How do you stand out in a sea of black kits? Show up and show out with a healthy splash of bright fuchsia. The warning sign icons on the kicks were a cool touch, too.

Rafa Cabrera Bello (FootJoy)

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Just when we thought Rafa’s style game couldn’t get any stronger, he rolls up in a Titleist rope hat.

Luke List (TravisMathew)

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By now you probably have a closet full of floral print polos. If you can squeeze one more in your closet, make it the Show Up and Blow Up Polo from TravisMathew. It possesses an understated sophistication. For more of a tropical look, pair it with light blue shorts.

Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar & G/FORE)

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Blue-on-blue is the trendy pairing of the season. The matching glove takes this outfit to the next level.


Fashion Crimes

John Daly

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No words…

Tony Finau

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There is a lot going on here. The asymmetrical stripes and color-blocking had my eyes spinning.

Justin Rose

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Something seemed off with Rose’s look. I think it had everything to do with the hat. Too big? Too structured? Plus, his move to the Nike Roshe G Tour just doesn’t work with the rest of his look. If I was styling Justin, I’d put him in a pair of trainer-style shoes from Royal Albartross.


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