U.S. Open style: Tiger's colorful golf shirts (and a mock neck) to Brooks Koepka's floral hats
With the third major of the year falling right between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July—not to mention that it is America's national championship—expect to see plenty of patriotic style at this week's U.S. Open. Red, white and blue are already the most popular colors in golf apparel when it comes to creating clean and classic looks, but there's a lot of opportunity to mix and match the shades into fun patterns and unique statements. As remixed camo continues to gain popularity on and off the course, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler will both wear different camo-esque patterns inspired by the stars and stripes.
The California coastal venue of Pebble Beach has also inspired apparel companies to dress their pros in summer-ready shades, with pops of turquoise and pink expected to be seen across the field. These colors will be found on Brooks Koepka's hat, Dustin Johnson's golf shoes and even in Tiger Woods' scripting. It's likely to be the most colorful major, apparel-wise, we've ever seen.
Check out the looks here:
When it comes to golf shirts, Tiger Woods is not afraid to try new styles and colors—as long as it's not on Sunday. At Pebble Beach, Woods will start the week in violet, move to a fuschia golf shirt and enter the weekend in a turquoise shade. These colors will be seen across the Nike staff players' scripting and were heavily inspired by the beachfront locale. (Oh, yeah, and he's going again with the mockneck on Sunday.)
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The 2016 U.S. Open champion will bring some uncharacteristically bold shades to Pebble Beach. DJ's Adidas golf shirt is in a shade called "shock red" to start the week bright and colorful. He'll move to a more traditional blue on Friday, a stylish red heather-striped top on Saturday and back to his classic navy on Sunday. The looks are athletic with a sprinkle of patriotic color palettes that will look great on the 6-foot-4 golfer's build. Johnson will pair the shirts with simple tapered golf pants, a safe move when working with these variety of colors. Keep an eye out for his golf shoes as well. The upper of the new Tour360XT Parley Golf Shoe ($200) is made from of upcycled plastic waste that was intercepted from beaches and coastal communities, the first of its kind. It's also in a fun coastal-inspired blue-green shade that will bring some color and personality to any ensemble.
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Brooks Koekpa's hats have been the talk of the majors. He's showed up in patterns, graphics and altogether head-turning golf caps. He'll maintain his streak of striking hats at Pebble Beach in gray-floral and pastel-floral prints that Nike designers made with California in mind. The design is inspired by Golden State wildflowers with a mix of clamshells to honor the waterfront course and a stone wash to enhance the beachy-look. Kopeka will start the week in quiet shades of navy and white and work toward a fun turquoise color on Saturday before finishing off the week in a bold fuchsia shirt.
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Rickie Fowler will wear four distinct, stylish and primarily Americana-themed looks at the U.S. Open. He'll start the week in a white polo with a whimsical red-and-blue pattern that will pair great with his bright blue pants. When working with flashy shades like this, don't be afraid of patterns, just make sure you stay in similar color families to avoid competing looks. He'll debut a quieter ensemble on Friday in a vintage-inspired blue heather golf shirt with a simple thin stripe pattern that runs through the chest and sleeves. Turning up the excitement on Saturday, Fowler's red, white and blue camo golf shirt with white pants look is sure to top the style charts. The heathered camo is a fun remix on the traditional pattern and great for the ultra-patriotic venue. Fowler will return to his traditional orange for the final round in a thin-striped polo paired with white pants.
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Coming off a strong win at the RBC Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy's head is certainly focused on the winner's circle at Pebble Beach. The four-time major champ will be dressed the part in colorful looks inspired by vintage golf styling and beach-y palettes. From a muted purple to the brighter turquoise and pinks, McIlroy's striped Nike Golf Shirts inspired by California wildflowers will brighten up the 30-year-old's apparel scripting in an ultra-stylish way.
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Justin Thomas will debut his new collaborative line with Polo Golf at the U.S. Open. He'll start the week in stripes under a classic navy vest for a simple and sophisticated look. Amping up the excitement during the second round, Thomas will wear the new camo stars print pants. The Polo Golf x Justin Thomas Pant features a blue camo print with red, white and blue stars across it. He'll smartly pair the look with a solid white golf shirt to avoid clashing with the bold pattern. On Saturday, Thomas' flag sweater is sure to turn a few heads. It's a simple navy sweater with a flag across the chest that is patriotic, without going overboard. He'll return in the patriotic star camo print on Sunday with the design on his lightweight quarter-zip knit.