2011 PGA Championship Fashion Trends
August 16, 2011
A new champion calls attention to new trends: visors, branded belt buckles, bright, bold colors and not so much plaid.
Visors all around for Darren Clark, Keegan Bradley, Yuta Ikeda and Trevor Immelman.
Johan Edfors, Rickie Fowler
And you thought orange was bright? Check out the green Puma on Edfors and Fowler. Are they signing players alphabetically? Paul Goydos, stand by.
Luke Donald does well in the bold RLX. Note that the white belt and the white trousers blend well, as do the white socks with white shoes.
Ryo is without question the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the total look. He has coordinated the Yonex gear down to the last detail. Well done!
Soctt Piercy cannot be missed in the Cross red trousers (Yes, it's a new brand from Sweden and very cool).
Tiger Woods is wearing (and singing) the blues. Check out those new Nike TW Frees. They are still in prototype stage so we have to wait, hopefully not too long, for them to be available to the public.
Brendan Steele, trying out for "Men In Black", with a smart-looking Beyond The Links ensemble. Pretty stealth. Think we can talk him into going with a black matte belt buckle?
The bright trend featuring Yuta Ikeda. Were those the drapes from my hotel room or are those heavily pleated trousers?
Nike and Charl Schwartzel: a perfect fit.
It's impossible for Robert Karlsson to not look like a million dollars every time he shows up. The Conte of Florence shirts are always perfect. Ditto the FootJoy Icons. He's always on trend. Note the white belt and trousers matched with a pretty good game.
Hunter Mahan, Sergio Garcia
Bluesmen: Hunter Mahan and Sergio Garcia.
Lucas Glover, Simon Dyson
We know times are tough, even though you both won this year. Do you really have to share the same shirt? You be the judge: doesn't Dyson's white belt coordinate more smoothly with his trousers? Next thing you know Dyson will be growing a beard!
Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy, Stewart Cink
Can you say STRIPES? Can you say WHITE BELTS?
Phil taking a page from the Fowler playbook and doing it well. Let's shorten the trousers a drop.
Matteo masters the art of color with the bright RLX outfit. Now if I could just get him to wear something other than those awful black socks! Shape up!
The bright trend starring Bubba Watson in Travis Matthew. Just another example of the predictable white visor, belt, watch and shoe brigade. Can't we get creative here, people?
The bright trend starring K.J. Choi in orange. It's a smash!
The branded-buckle trend: can you guess the belt buckle owners?Scroll down for answers.
Young champion's getup: Bright red shirt is a shout-out to St. John's. (can we get Oakley to change the color to Red Storm?) Love the red belt, but let's get the yardage on the trousers right.