Van Rooyen on the hunt for another Threadie, Tringale’s tucked laces, Bubba’s untucked polo, and Ancer’s tumbleweeds. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska goes coast to coast for This Week in Golf Fashion. (Or is it These Three Weeks in Golf Fashion?)
Cameron Tringale (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
I had the opportunity to talk shop recently with Cameron Tringale and he shared an interesting golf fashion quirk; he hates when the laces on his golf shoes and pants collide! A few years ago, Kyle Stanley taught him a trick: use a tee to tuck the laces into your shoes so they are not visible. It has gotten to the point where Cameron cannot play if his laces come undone. Seems like he’d be a good candidate for Boa, right? Nope! He said the dial would be too visibly distracting. I also asked him who he thought were the best dressed guys on Tour….
Scott Harrington (G/FORE)
Scott Harrington. The guy is built like a mannequin and everything looks good on him.Cameron Tringale
The G/FORE Striped Mid Quarter Zip is no exception. When I shared this compliment with Harrington he laughed it off, “I think the only mannequins I look like are the skinny ones without much definition.”
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & Ecco)
Not surprisingly, Erik van Rooyen also made Tringale’s list. As it stands right now everyone is hunting EVR for the top spot in this year’s Threadies. EVR made a statement to his competitors by wearing the Greyson Clothiers Hunt Polo at the WGC Workday Championship.
Justin Thomas (Free Agent & FootJoy)
Although Justin Thomas is an apparel free agent, he’s been wearing mostly Greyson. He mixed it up a bit at the Genesis Invitational by wearing the Kjus Release Vest. Smart choice.
Nick Taylor (adidas Golf)
The adidas ZG21 Boa Golf shoes might make Cameron Tringale change his mind about the Boa option. These are pretty slick.
Sergio Garcia (adidas Golf)
I am really intrigued by the new adidas Go-To Collection, highlighted by the aptly named Go-To Polo. This shirt is designed with a flexible collar that allows you to put it on and take it off while it is fully buttoned (without losing its shape). Sergio Garcia paired this top with the adidas Ultimate 365 Camo Pants for an elevated look. Best part? This entire kit is environmentally friendly as it’s constructed with Primegreen technology (a series of high-performance recycled materials).
Rafa Cabrera Bello (FootJoy)
I don’t drink while I play golf but there are plenty of days when a clubhouse cocktail is the best part of my day at the course. The whimsical FootJoy Lisle Cocktail Print Polo will make its way into my summer rotation as a reminder of the light at the end of the tunnel for those challenging rounds. Golf is hard.
When I first saw the new FJ Hyperflex Boa I wasn’t sure how they would look with trousers. RCB answered that for me. Awesome!
Cameron Champ (Nike Golf)
I’m curious to see the Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 in person (I am hearing sometime in April). The jury is still out on these. Of the three colorways I’ve seen, this white/grey is my favorite.
Bubba Watson (Linksoul & Jordan Brand)
A few years ago, I remember Rickie Fowler receiving permission from the PGA Tour to wear his shirt untucked while competing in Hawaii. Have they relaxed the rules? Regardless, I love the Bubba Watson and Linksoul pairing.
Abraham Ancer (Black Quail & FootJoy)
I love apparel with a story. The Black Quail Terlingua Ghost Polo is named after an old mining town in Terlingua, Texas; which became a bona fide ghost town by the end of World War I. Tumbleweeds are synonymous with sleepy ghost towns and, like cowboys, are icons of the Old West. This shirt has tumbleweeds but is far from sleepy.