U.S. Open style
Fashion Plates: U.S. Open Wardrobes
June 12, 2012
Alvaro Quiros (Callaway)
Quiros is the new Adam Scott when it comes to style. He looks great in anything and everything. His Callaway wardrobe has great color and pattern.
Keegan Bradley (Tommy Hilfiger)
Keegan graduated from St. John's and adopts the Red Storm color palette as often as possible. Hilfiger is a young, clean, preppy look. Matched with Keegan, it's a winner.
Charl Schwartzel (Nike)
The 2011 Masters champion quietly and efficiently goes about his job. You can count on Charl to be classic and understated, creating a great balance within the Nike stable of players. With Schwartzel's build, his choices are unlimited: patterns, stripes -- he can pull it all off.
Francesco Molinari (Nike)
European players have a lot of flair and aren't afraid to be bold and colorful. Bravo, Francesco!
Kevin Chappel (Nike)
Rickie Fowler isn't the only player to rock a flat-brimmed cap. Kevin Chappel gets it to work for him as well.
Simon Dyson (Nike)
Simon Dyson can always be expected to wear colorful Nike Dri-Fit outfits, and he never disappoints.
Tiger Woods (Nike)
Tiger will be sporting the new TW 13 shoe that he helped design. In addition to the white, notice the black option for Friday and Sunday. Love the detail in his Friday shirt -- subtle, but solid. As sure a bet as he is to wear red on Sundays, Tiger can always be counted on to match his belt to his hat and shoes.
Stephen Ames (Nike)
Stephen Ames loves to mix it up. Stripes one day, solids the next. The only thing that's predictable is the unpredictability of his outfits, but he makes it work.
Carl Pettersson (Nike)
Although not detailed here, Carl Pettersson will also be wearing the TW 13 shoe this week. Consider him a fan. "It feels like my feet are wrapped in silk," he told me.
Bubba Watson (Travis Mathew)
Once again, Bubba will wear the same outfit all four days. Who could forget the camo motif from last year's U.S. Open, or the all white ensemble at this year's Masters. This outfit will be sold on the Travis Mathew, with the proceeds going to the charities City of Hope and Fresh Start.
Justin Rose (Ashworth)
Justin Rose is the new Ashworth poster boy. This is a pretty conservative presentation, although the Saturday two-pocket shirt is a winner.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas)
Fresh off his win in Memphis, Dustin Johnson will be sporting a rather subdued color palette this week, the exception being his Sunday huckleberry-colored shirt.
Jason Day (Adidas)
The Adidas Fashion Performance line will be showcased by Jason Day this week. It's got color. It's got pattern. It's got pop, and it works.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas)
Sergio can always be counted on for bright color, which he delivers with his traditional Hoylake yellow shirt on Friday. Garcia is an example of a player who dresses to his personality.
Ian Poulter (IJP)
When you check the fashion leader board, you can expect to see Ian Poulter's name. The patron saint of tartan trousers once again brings some pop to the course.
Rory McIlroy (Oakley)
The defending U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy will singlehandedly put Oakley's golf collection on the map. The choices for this week are consistent with Rory's personality, exuding energy.
Graeme McDowell (Kartel)
G-Mac has his own line at Kartel, and it's a beauty. It's got color, quality, and life.
Luke Donald (Polo/RLX)
Luke Donald in RLX is about as stealth as you're going to get. Don't forget, Luke being an artist has a keen appreciation for color and pattern. Even when wearing just black, he makes it really work.
Luke Donald (Polo/RLX)
The blue and white ensemble has a smooth, simple, clean look. That's Luke.
Luke Donald (Polo/RLX)
Finally, somebody wearing a really elegant pair of trousers. They might well be carrying Luke to his first major win come evening.
John Senden (Greg Norman)
Senden's go-to look is great because it's universal. In other words, you could probably wear this, even if you can't match Senden's game. The key elements each day are changed -- stripes both vertical (nice touch) and horizontal, and both dark and light colors. It's refreshing to see each day have its own unique look.
Rickie Fowler (Puma)
Thursday: Bright (colors), bold (patterns). Very U-S-A! U-S-A. Friday: I'm not a fan of all-white outfits, which tend to look too bland. Thank heavens he's got the blue jacket. Please keep it on. Saturday: Really cool striped shirt, and love the red shoes. They make a serious statement. Sunday: Patterned bottoms give this Sunday uniform added dimension. Well done.