OK, if someone asked you what golf clothing looks like, you’d probably describe it something like this:
A plain polo shirt and a pair of khakis. Not bad, but it’s basically an outfit you’d put together at Costco.
But that’s not what golf style is about. AT ALL. Current players like Rickie Fowler stand out not just for their play, but their eye-catching outfits.
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Fowler is far from the first to do it. In the ’90s, legends such as the late Payne Stewart and Greg “The Shark” Norman brought some of their personal style to the golf course.
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Stewart (left) was known for wearing newsboy and tam ‘o shanter caps, baggy knickers and long socks in a variety of combos. Aussie pro Norman was more subdued: he often wore a black hat (with his signature shark logo) that sorta made him look like Crocodile Dundee.
Would I wear those outfits? Probably not, but you’ve got to respect anyone who is willing to break the norm.
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My favorite? Kevin Na. He’s not afraid to wear bright colors, but even when he doesn’t, he usually looks pretty put together. Just take a look at the guy:
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We recently had a chance to check out the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club. The tourney featured PGA pros and celebs, so we decided to rate some of the outfits we found at the event.
Btw, that’s Dustin Johnson in those khakis. I’ll refrain from making a comment because when you’re #1 in the world, you can wear whatever you want.
As we walked around the course at the Riviera, we decided to rate the pro and celebrity golfers on a scale of 1 to 5.
First up was Tiger Woods, who was all business in a mostly black outfit.
Tiger wears his signature red shirts on Sundays, so he was a little harder to spot until we saw his plush tiger golf head cover (which earned him some extra points).
Next up was Mexican soccer legend Jorge Campos, who was hanging out with Mexican golf pro Abraham Ancer.
Campos told us he’s not just a fan — he’s been playing golf for years. The Acapulco native said he’s leading a charge to get more people in soccer-obsessed Mexico to appreciate the sport.
During his playing days, Campos was a daring goalkeeper who was easily recognizable for his fluorescent, flamboyant getups.
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On the golf course, Campos’ look was pretty subdued, most likely because he was just an observer.
But he did manage throw in a flash of of color with these blue and white Nike Dunks, so that definitely earned him points.
As we walked by a practice area, we saw a few golfers who could have been clones of each other.
Come on guys, take a few risks.
When we ran into Cedric The Entertainer, he was getting loose before he hit the 10th hole.
One of four OG Kings of Comedy, Cedric was wearing the color of royalty: purple. Not only did he make an impression on the golf course, he looked like he could swap out his shoes and slide in to a bar or restaurant.
Not quite sure who this guy is, but you could spot him a mile away.
Again, this style is not for everyone but it takes someone special to rock those pants around thousands of people. Guts, swag, whatever you wanna call it, this outfit requires it. Not only that, this guy gets bonus points for paying homage to Greg Norman with that black hat.
PGA pro Keegan Bradley kept things pretty subtle…
… But upon closer inspection, we realized we almost missed his secret style weapon: a pair of crispy Air Jordan cleats with elephant print.
Well done, Mr. Bradley.
Moments later, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate shut it down with this outfit.
That shirt alone was the day’s winner, but Tate also wore a matching hat and a pair of Jordan cleats.
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What more can we say?
Wesley Bryan came out strong in a bright fuschia shirt but the rest of outfit left a bit to be desired —
WAIT — there’s more! Bryan, who is sponsored by Taco Bell, was wearing a matching taco belt.
OK, Wesley, not bad.
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And finally, there’s mitú video producers Andrew and Alejandro, who look like they just go back from a bautizo at the park.
Look, they both tried to make a statement — Andrew with the mango shorts and Alejandro with the black Tiger Woods-inspired cap — but the rest of their outfits just aren’t doing it. It’s pretty clear it was our first time at a pro golf tourney. Are those Timberland boat shoes, Andrew? Tsk, tsk.
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