News & ToursOctober 8, 2009

Mr. Style Speaks (Part 1)

If first impressions mean anything, I get really worried when the Golf Channel broadcast team comes on the air looking like the board of directors at your local bank.

The U.S. team's red-white-and-blue motif (predictable) at least has some bright color and life to it. Earlier in the week the U.S. squad looked like the golf team for the U.S. Postal Service.

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I always think that the split bottoms on the trousers is a bit over the top.

Note to Anthony Kim: OK, we got it. We see the USA belt buckle. Enough! You can wear your sweater out for the rest of the week. I'm starting to think this is a carnival act rather than a golf event. I'd like the team to look like a team, not a bunch of individuals. What would happen if the San Francisco 49ers started personalizing their uniforms? It's perfectly fine with shoes, but otherwise everyone should be wearing the same outfits.

Hooray for the International team single handedly trying to bring back pleats a year before they will be back in style. It looks to me like the essential issue with the International team is the fit of their trousers. Oh, by the way, what's up with the grooming? Aren't there any mirrors in the locker rooms?

If these two teams' outfits today are any indication of what we are going to see for the rest of the week, I need to hit the snooze button.

-- Marty Hackel

(Photo: Getty Images)

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