EVR’s latest showstopper, JT’s icy blues, Paul Casey’s hacked Swoosh, Sandy Lyle’s suspenders, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska breaks down the best and worst fits from the first round of the 2020 Masters.
See also: 2020 Masters Apparel Scripts
Paul Casey (Nike)
This Nike polo is a great transitional course-to-street piece that I would’ve scripted for one of the young bucks in the Nike stable. Forty-three-year old Paul Casey not only pulled it off, he owned it. DIME.
Max Homa (FootJoy)
Ladies and gentlemen, FootJoy “officially” has a new head-to-toe brand ambassador, Max Homa. Wasting no time Max rewards FJ with a Day 1 Dime from the crew at GolfThreads.
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & Ecco)
The “Forest Through the Trees” kit from Greyson Clothiers is a stand-alone showstopper. Pair it with these Masters Special Edition ECCO S-Three and you’ve got a contender for our year-end Best Outfits. These Ecco’s have been my go-to shoe this summer. If this colorway becomes available, I will be buying another pair (and I do not need another pair of shoes!).
Justin Thomas (Ralph Lauren Golf & FootJoy)
Simple. Clean. Classic. JT ain’t no pretender. Boy is a contender.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
This “Eleven” polo by Puma Golf is inspired by the dogwood flowers that line, you guessed it, hole #11 at ANGC. I love this shirt and am even a fan of the white belt (gasp). Do I spy a new tattoo on Rickie’s ring finger?! Hmmm.
Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss & ECCO)
Despite the current trend, I still prefer my polos to fit like Henrik’s. Stenson looks money in this Hugo Boss shirt.
Jose Maria Olazabal
Is Jose Maria Olazabal wearing someone else’s pants?
Rickie Fowler pulled off the white off-white belt by having it transition seamlessly from his shirt to white pants. Bubba’s belt cuts him in half and draws attention to his mid-section. Fail.
Every time I saw Sandy Lyle on Thursday it made me think of Farmer Brown from the Click, Clack children’s book series I read to my daughter when she was little. Click, Clack, No!
Here is a fashion tip that is especially important for vertically challenged men: Make sure your pants break at the top of your shoes. Pants that bunch-up make you look shorter. Regardless of the pants faux pas, there is no flow to this fit. It was awkward.