Viktor’s hot pink, JT’s Den of Thieves, FootJoy’s latest killer collab, Rory’s modern argyle, Lyle’s cringe-worthy fit, and more. Greg breaks down the best and worst fits from the first round of the 2022 Masters.
See also: 2022 Masters Apparel Scripts
Viktor Hovland (J.Lindeberg & Nike)
Viktor certainly had the most talked about and controversial fit of the day. You likely either loved it or hated it. Put me in the ‘loved it’ category. Call me nostalgic but the hot pink trousers with the side stripe took me back to the early days of J.Lindeberg when the brand shook up the golf fashion scene with vibrant pastels and a rock ‘n roll attitude.
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & ECCO)
EVR gave us a different take on pink trousers with this softer blossom hue that captured the essence of Amen Corner. A lot can go wrong in pairing multiple pastels, but van Rooyen achieved the perfect balance. Hey, this guy topped our list of the best-dressed players in the game the last two years for a reason! Extra credit for the green collar and the perfectly matching pink belt.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
The biggest threat to EVR capturing our annual best-dressed award for the third straight year may come from fellow Greyson pack member Justin Thomas. Although JT has been sporting the brand’s stylish threads for a year, he seems to have hit another gear since officially signing on the dotted line. Greyson’s Den of Thieves Polo has reached iconic status. At a distance, it appears to have a simple paisley print, but a closer look shows a wolf hidden in the pattern.
Max Homa (FootJoy)
Max Homa gets the props, but any of the FootJoy players who laced up the Premiere Series collab with Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) get a Dime, as well. FJ has been dropping sick limited editions and collabs for the majors over the last two years. The latest sees tortoiseshell accents from GLCO’s classic sunglass frames added to FJ’s Tarlow and Packard shoes.
Hudson Swafford (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
Don’t make your layering pieces afterthoughts. The right vest or pullover can actually elevate your look.
Mike Weir (Hugo Boss & PAYNTR)
Green, pink, and yellow are traditional colors at the Masters. However, every year another color emerges as the trendy hue for the tournament. This year, teal is that color. Be prepared to see plenty of it the rest of the week. Few will wear it better than Mike Weir. Btw, we’ll have more on these PAYNTR shoes in the near future. The buzz around these is getting louder.
Joaquin Niemann (Adidas Golf)
All eyes were on Tiger, but Joaco’s play and fit quietly stole the show. Mixing and matching blues can be trickier than it looks and most players choose to pair a lighter blue with a navy. However, this medium Blue Rush is a vibrant alternative and provides just enough contrast against the navy.
Rory McIlroy (Nike)
I’m a sucker for a modern take on a timeless argyle pattern. This is the best design in Nike’s current collection. The subtle argyle print is finished with chambray linings and pearlized buttons for a sophisticated, yet sporty look.
Garrick Higgo (Macade & FootJoy)
If you don’t know Macade Golf, allow this to be your introduction. I’ve been diggin’ the brand’s vibe for a couple of years. The pieces are trendy and athletic and push the boundaries of traditional golf apparel while being easy to wear on and off the course. Garrick Higgo showcased Macade’s Azalea Masters Script Shirt. The dark and moody floral with pops of pink made a strong statement in round one.
Louis Oosthuizen (Scales & FootJoy)
Louis has been no stranger to the other side of these Dimes & Crimes list over the years thanks to uninspired looks and sloppy tailoring. A recent move to Scales has breathed life into Oosthuizen’s wardrobe through modern prints and clothes that just fit better.
The award for Vibeyest Caddie of the Day goes to Lucas Herbert’s bagman, Nick Pugh. If the glorious facial hair doesn’t grab your attention, then the Masters-themed, old-school Adidas Forum Mids certainly will.
I think it is time for Sandy Lyle to get ‘the letter’ from the Masters Tournament Committee for this fit alone. He posted a DFL 82 in the first round, but this look is the equivalent of posting a fashion 122. Cringe! Come on, man! You’re a professional golfer and a former Masters Champ.
I have to admit, other than the layup from Uncle Sandy above, I struggled to find many Crimes today. Most brands and stylists are able to get their players to match a shirt to a pair of trousers these days. There aren’t even many white belts out there, but we can always count on Sungjae Im to be the White Belt Victim of the day. Seriously, we need to have a white belt intervention with this dude.
A combination of bone, light peach, and beige lacks contrast and just leads to a washed-out look that lacks depth. A simple shift to a navy trouser would easily improve this fit. Scottie’s style yips are still a thing.