The first round of the Open Championship gave golf apparel brands a massive stage to showcase their new collections for Autumn. They also got a big assist from Mother Nature. Thanks to variable conditions, we saw everything from short-sleeve polos and lightweight pullovers to insulated jackets and waterproofs.

Who had the swerviest fits of the day? GolfThreads breaks down the best and worst looks from Day 1 at Royal Portrush.


Fashion Dimes

Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers)

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Leave it to EVR to kick off the Fall Golf Fashion Season with a bang. It takes a certain amount of confidence to stroll to the first tee in joggers and a sweater with a bold print, but he has the swagger to pull it off. The coolest part? He makes it look easy and effortless. This is just the start to a huge Autumn Collection for Greyson.

Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)

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Everything is tight about DJ’s look. Navy blue is always a win for him, the tailoring is perfect from head to toe, and the three stripes on the sleeves sync up with those on the shoes.

Chan Kim (WAAC)

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When a geometric print is done right it adds depth and interest to an outfit without being distracting. This one is done right.

Thorbjorn Olesen (Nike Golf)

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The polo-over-a-base-layer isn’t such a bad idea when you execute it like this. The keys are keeping both slim and matching the base layer to your polo.

Ashton Turner (J.Lindeberg)

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This full-zip fleece had me reminiscing about some of my favorite J.Lindeberg designs of the past.

Danny Willett (Descente)

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An on-point fit takes a simple outfit to another look. The trainer-style Grosgrain Disruptor shoe from G/FORE possesses the perfect silhouette for summer.

Robert Rock (Wolsey)

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Quintessential Open Championship style.

Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)

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Early in his career, Rickie Fowler’s style was a fashion revolution for the game of golf. Lately, his style has evolved with more refined and mature looks. Puma’s X Collection celebrates this evolution with more sophisticated looks but still gives us a splash of color with the tipping on the sweater and the soles of the shoes.

Justin Thomas (Ralph Lauren)

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A gentle reminder that an insulated hybrid jacket is your secret weapon to extending the golf season this Fall. Just make sure it looks and fits as well as JT’s Stretch Wool Jacket from Ralph Lauren.

Tony Finau (Nike Golf)

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I like when clothes have a connection with an event or setting. Not only is Tony Finau’s Toile print on-trend, but it was also inspired by the Legend of the Giant’s Causeway, a geological phenomenon near Royal Portrush.


Fashion Crimes

Ryan Palmer

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It is a sweet belt but wearing a predominately white belt breaks up the flow of the black-on-black look. Of course, the white base layer doesn’t help, either. Compare this to Thorbjorn Olesen above.

Bryson DeChambeau

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Rule 124 of being a professional golfer: TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT

Robert MacIntyre

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Robert MacIntyre, please report to the nearest tailor.

Bubba Watson

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🤷‍♂️ I don’t know, Bubba. I’m confused by that shirt, too.

Sam’s Army

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There are still a few stragglers from the Women’s World Cup cheering section bouncing around Europe. Look for these lads at the Harbour Bar tonight.

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