JT’s winning look, Finau’s fantastic floral, cardigans are the new hoodies, and more. Greg breaks down the best and worst looks from the weekend at Southern Hills.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
JT not only added his second Wanamaker to the trophy case, but also took home the award for best-dressed over the four days. While he made a splash the first three days with a line up of printed polos, Thomas turned to a modern take on the classic golf polo with banded sleeves and blossom tipping on the collar. Greyson has some of the best technical threads in the game, but the Cherokee Polo blends nylon, cotton, and spandex in one stylish, high-performance package. This is a polo that can go 18 on a hot summer day or help you look cool and casual at that backyard barbeque.
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
A couple of months ago, I crowned Rory as the best-dressed of the Nike crew. Now, I think it is safe to say that Will Z has locked up that honor for Team FootJoy. #SpoilerAlert; this guy is well on his way to capturing his first Threadie at the end of the year, too. Zalatoris nearly grabbed a spot on our best-dressed list last year, but his slender frame seemed to swim in his polos at times. This year, he’s brought slimmer, more tailored silhouettes to the course with FJs Athletic Fit Polos and tapered Tour Pants. Sunday’s Shadow Palm Print Polo in lavender and sage synced perfectly with navy trousers and offered a light, subtle texture that created just the right amount of depth.
Lucas Herbert (Adidas Golf) & Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers)
The hoodie has been the most talked about layering piece in golf fashion over the last year, but are we seeing the emergence of the cardigan as the big layering trend for 2022? Lucas Herbert snapped up the Adidas Go-To Cardigan, which is made from recycled materials. The pop of soft lime from the polo underneath is what took this look to another level, though. While Herbert’s look offered a sporty spin on your grandfather’s sweater, JT brought a more traditional vibe with the refined look of cashmere.
Brendan Steele (Linksoul & Nike)
RIP the hoodie! Long live the hoodie! With summer just around the corner, this cool, casual hoodie from Linksoul can easily be stashed in your bag and carried right through early fall.
Tony Finau (Nike)
Nike has a habit of dropping ‘love them or hate them’ looks for the majors and Tony Finau is not shy about rockin’ those controversial fits. Who could forget Finau’s brown (you may call it burnt orange) and dayglow pink getup on Masters Saturday? I was on the ‘hated it’ side of the fence on that one (I’ll continue to defend that position), but I find myself absolutely diggin’ this big, bold floral print. Sure, it may resemble your grandmother’s curtains or outdoor sofa cushions, but it is also a must-have for summer. Personally, I would have paired it will Barley Green or Marina Blue pants for added pop.
Laurie Canter (Galvin Green & FootJoy)
Little details go along way. Canter’s bright blue cap pumps up the volume while remaining in the same color palette.
Chris Kirk (Tasc)
As much as we talk about head-turning prints these days, you can’t lose with a timeless, well-tailored fit.
I mean I’m stoked the Big Cat is back, but…
The Base Layer Brigade
For the record, I’m not against base layers. I’m against how most brands do them and most players wear them. There are so many great layering pieces these days (see above). A boring, generic white (or black) base layer lacks any imagination or creativity. If you want to see some cool base layer options, check out J.Lindeberg.