The Biggest Golf Fits of the Week from Torrey Pines & Dubai
Why less is more for Zalatoris, BillyHo gives us another style lesson, Koepka’s wild makeover, JT’s purple rain, lightning bolts, beards, and more. Phew! Grab your ’90s wraparound shades; we’re headed to the sand of La Jolla and Dubai.
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
I was a fan of Zalatoris’ style last year. He narrowly missed out on his first Threadie. This year, he is reaching new sartorial heights. Is it me, or do his clothes fit slightly better? Sure, maybe it’s that extra 15 pounds of bulk he put on during the offseason that CBS couldn’t stop talking about. More likely, it’s the result of moving to FootJoy’s new Tour Pants. The traditional side pockets give these pants a classic look, but the taper below the knee and the narrow leg opening provide a more modern and refined silhouette.
Billy Horschel (Ralph Lauren)
We always seem to learn something from BillyHo’s style, and he gave us a lesson in layering at Torrey Pines. Mix and match blues to create depth. A chest pocket on a tech vest brings a classic element to a sporty piece. A half-zipped contrasting zipper is too cool.
Brooks Koepka (Nike)
Brooks Koepka continues to be one of the best and most unlikely golf fashion social media follows. Early in the week, he showed off the drippiest of drippy pairs of Louis Vuitton Air Force 1s from the late Virgil Abloh. Apparently, the various colorways were gifts for Abloh’s friends and family, so good luck finding them on StockX. If that wasn’t enough, BK then unveiled a fresh platinum blonde Slim Shady cut. It’s amazing how effortlessly Brooks switches his looks from frat boy chic to hypebeast.
Michael Thompson (Peter Millar)
Speaking of switching up your looks, which aliens abducted Michael Thompson, and what did they do with him? Enquiring minds want to know! Once upon a time, Thompson was one of the cleanest cut, guys on Tour. Now, the dude looks like he is moonlighting as an MLB relief pitcher. We hear he has a mean cutter, but someone check his hat for pine tar. For the record, mountain-man Michael Thompson is much cooler than Wonder-bread Michael Thompson.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
Obviously, facial hair is the early-season trend. Add Adam Scott to the list of players who emerged from hibernation with a new winter coat. One of the best-dressed players in the game for years, Scottie was lost in the fashion wilderness without a compass the last few years but seemed to have found his way in Dubai with simple fits. Not to mention, those Oakley Radar wraparounds were giving off some serious ’90s retro vibes.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Speaking of the ’90s, I had a few Prince tunes racing through my head as JT strolled the cliffs of Torrey Pines in these purple Montauk Trousers from Greyson. This was my favorite look of the week–simple and stylish, with a little color, but not over the top. And those custom FJ Tarlows pull it all together.
Si Woo Kim (PGA Tour Apparel)
Now, this is a golf sweater! It has been a while since angular color-blocking was a thing, but it is making a return in a big way.
Joaquin Niemann (Adidas Golf)
Adidas has a history of creating interesting layering pieces, and this was the latest one that caught my eye with the contrasting cuffs and collar. I don’t have much info on this crewneck, but I’m hoping it is part of the three-stripes brand’s spring collection.
Collin Morikawa (Adidas Golf)
This is one of the most intriguing geometric prints I’ve seen. I like that it gives the shirt depth and dimension. I don’t like that it reminds me of high school math.
Matt Wallace (J.Lindeberg)
Any time you can wear a shirt with a lightning bolt, you wear it. Extra points for the lightning bolt being comprised of the ‘JL’ logo. I can’t think of a brand that has worked its logo into design elements more than J.Lindeberg.
Hideki Matsuyama (Descente)
This green camo pattern may be the best thing Hideki has ever worn. EVER!
Thorbjorn Olesen (Castore & FootJoy)
Castore is a brand that caught my attention over the last year with a perfect blend of high-tech performance and fashion. The brand’s soccer kits are bringing a level of style to the pitch and the same can be said for the impact its golf collection is having on the course.
Jason Dufner (Holderness & Bourne)
Hot stove alert! We’ve been talking about Holderness & Bourne for a few years. They have the best-fitting polos in the game, IMO. The secret is getting out on Tour, too, with Jason Dufner being the latest player to don H&B’s luxury threads and classic styles.
Kevin Chappell (G/FORE)
Are fluorescents making a comeback? This is one way to inject some energy into a grey and black outfit.
Sam Ryder (Greyson Clothiers)
Sam Ryder never misses a beat. Whether wearing a cashmere camo hoodie or a wolf print shirt, he always has his fits dialed.