The Justins impress in marine hues, FootJoy comes up peachy, Lee Elder is legendary in TravisMathew, highlighter hues are back, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska breaks down the best and worst fits from the first round of the 2021 Masters.
See also: 2021 Masters Apparel Scripts
Lee Elder (TravisMathew & Cuater)
Aside from the FootJoy shoes, Thursday was a fairly ordinary day at Augusta National Golf Club. Honorary starter, and golf legend, Lee Elder, however, is nothing short of extraordinary. He recently signed a partnership with TravisMathew to not only wear their apparel and shoes on the golf course but to share his story as a champion, and a trailblazer in golf. So awesome! Mr. Elder looks “perfect” in this heather green Zinna Polo.
Justin Rose (Bonobos & Adidas)
Nine under for his last eleven holes?! Now that is a hot streak. This Bonobos shirt is pretty hot too.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
I know the fashion snobs will be all over this one but hear me out…..the fit on Jordan’s Under Armour kit is spot on. This polo is great for Jordan’s build; he’s a slender guy but the gradient design makes him look broader in the chest and shoulders. And paired with slim-fit, light-colored trousers gives him the tapered “V” shape we all strive for.
Cameron Champ (Nike)
A relative youngster on Tour, Cameron Champ dresses like a cagey veteran. Another example of how fit is the most important factor in looking sharp. Cameron looked sharp in this elevated kit from Nike.
Brendon Todd (Stitch & FootJoy)
Overall, I thought the classic looks won out on the first day. None much better than this one from Stitch Golf.
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
The bold pink camo and navy combination was on point. Those Limited Edition Premiere Series Peach Cobbler Shoes? Oh my!
Billy Horschel (Ralph Lauren Golf & FootJoy)Embed from Getty Images
Trying to choose between the FootJoy LE Peach Cobbler Premiere’s and the FJ x Todd Snyder Premiere’s is like picking which child I love the most. Not possible. I will take one of each, please…
Matt Wallace (J.Lindeberg & FootJoy)
When I first saw the J.Lindeberg script for Matt Wallace I thought the orange belt would cut him in half. I was wrong. It worked! This two-tone Flinn Polo is another standout from the JL SS21 collection.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
There seemed to be a mixed response on social media about JT’s ensemble. Consider me a fan of the thoughtful design of this Greyson Clothiers shirt. The Spirit of Augusta polo honors the uniqueness of Augusta and the foliage of the course. The blue House of Fleming belt worked well with the collar of the shirt and created a seamless transition to his trousers.
Cameron Smith (Original Penguin & FootJoy)
Diggin’ this Original Penguin polo! The varied, multicolored stripes add a contemporary feel to the classic pattern. (Notice a pattern with the shoes in the Dime’s section?)
I’m not sure what it is about Viktor and JL but they are an awkward combination. This shirt would pair much better with black slacks. Nike footwear also seems out of place with the Swedish brand.
Hey now! I’ve been all-in on the new-look Bubba but this hat and shirt are a bit much. Waaayyy too much! Yikes.
Black pants and a white top? I like it. White pants and a black top? Not so much. Especially with black shoes! Yuck.
Never, ever, EVER wear white socks with black pants and shoes! Oh, Bryson…
Brooks Koepka & Rory McIlroy
Brooks and Rory would’ve been fine if not for these silly hats. I see what Nike was trying to do with the shoes and caps but it failed miserably. These lids reminded me of the colorful erasers I would receive as a reward in elementary school.
How Finau is not on your crime list along with Fleetwoo?. Nike is in a race to the bottom to see the worst shirts they can find, its actually quite funny like the marketing team is trying to see what the line is for a pro to say “I am not going to wear that”. ha.
Wasn’t a strong showing on the part of Nike. Champ and Day looked solid. Finau, Fleetwood, and Molinari all could’ve joined the Crimes list.
Adam Scott deserved to be on the Crime List. He’s attempting a 1960s look (I think) but not pulling it off. Colors and fit are horrible.