PGA Championship Fashion Dimes and Crimes: Day 1

Fashion recap of Day 1 at the PGA Championship


Erik van Rooyen’s latest fashion drip, Ryo Ishikawa returns in stylish new threads, Viktor Hovland turns back the J.Lindeberg style clock, Paul Casey laces up Nike’s hippie kicks, and more. We break down the best and worst looks from Thursday at TPC Harding Park.

See also: 2020 PGA Championship Apparel Scripts


Fashion Dimes

Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers)

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The swerviest fit of the day goes to Erik van Rooyen. Cooler temps kept us from getting a sneak peek at a new Greyson polo for fall, but this dark grey and blue camo sweater is a stylish consolation. The joggers add a modern and athletic element to this sophisticated look. For those of you who are adding joggers to your wardrobe, take a page out of EVR’s book; make sure they hit just above the ankle and slip on a pair of no-show socks.

Ryo Ishikawa (TravisMathew)

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Breaking golf fashion news! Ryo Ishikawa is back and he is looking on-point in TravisMathew. Chest stripes have been a signature design element for TM and these have a bit of a retro look to them. I’m not sure when this sweater drops, but the line starts behind me. I’m also diggin’ the micro print on the cap.

Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)

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Crisp and clean. This purple, grey, and white combo is an absolute winner for summer.

Justin Thomas (Ralph Lauren)

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The RLX Cool Wool Quilted Jacket wasn’t in JT’s script, but it is no surprise to see him rockin’ it in the cool and foggy conditions. This has been a go-to layering piece for the world No. 1 and a mainstay in Ralph Lauren’s collections over the last few years. The insulated front keeps the core warm while the wool sleeves and back have stretch for range of motion. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Paul Casey (Nike)

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This year has been a long, strange trip. Who would have thought tie-dye golf shoes would be the talk of the Tour heading into the year’s first major? Such is the case with Nike’s NRG hippie kicks. Proving that a little bit of tie-dye goes a long way, Paul Casey was the best dressed of the Swoosh team. The small splash of colorful swirls on the shoes and the dark blue tie-dye hat made a strong, yet understated statement.

Viktor Hovland (J.Lindeberg)

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J.Lindeberg made waves in the early 2000s with bold color-blocked designs and slim fits. This softshell jacket takes me back to those bold vintage looks from JL.

Lucas Glover (Linksoul)

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Be prepared to see quite a few hoodies on the course this week. They feed into the athleisure trend and play into those cool, casual Cali vibes.

Victor Perez (Ping Apparel)

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Black and grey don’t have to be boring. To add depth and dimension use various shades of grey and make sure the tailoring of your fit is dialed in.

Daniel Berger (Adidas Golf)

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The three stripes on the sleeves offer a sporty take on the traditional golf sweater, but DB_Straitvibin needs to reign in that collar. So close to a Fashion Dime. How about a Fashion Nickel?

Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss & ECCO)

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Can you wear a light-colored shoe with black pants on the course? Absolutely, when you do it as well as Henrik Stenson. Rather than opting for a white shoe, which would have created more contrast, Stenson laced up a concrete grey colorway of ECCO’s S-THREE. Plus, the hits of yellow sync nicely with the accents on his sweater.


Fashion Crimes

Hideki Matsuyama

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How many colors can you get into one fit, Hideki? Aqua pants, mint green sleeves, black vest with pinstripes, and grey shoes. My head hurts. This outfit needs to be locked in a cell at Alcatraz.

Tommy Fleetwood

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Love the modern take on the cardigan but the all-white toilet paper look is a tough one to pull off.

Danny Lee, Louis Oosthuizen & Tom Lewis

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The Dimes section of this post was in part a celebration of stylish layering pieces. On the flip side, this trio opted for boring base layers. 🙁

Rocky the Raccoon

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Speaking of crimes, this masked bandit was caught red-handed. The various shades of grey make for a nice coat, though.

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