Tiger’s Look at Augusta: Striped and Serious
The folks at Nike Golf have released the "script" of what Tiger Woods and other Nike-sponsored players will wear at the Masters tournament April 8-11. There are no big surprises.
Woods is wearing a typical (for him) sequence of striped shirts with solid-colored trousers, finishing with the expected reddish shirt, with a complicated crisscross overstripe, on Sunday. If you look at what other Nike pros are wearing -- including Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, and Anthony Kim -– you can spot a few clear differences or contrasts. All the other guys wear white on at least one day and have a softer palette in general. Woods does not wear white. In fact, he will wear black trousers and black cap on three out of four days. It's a bit of a "bad" look for golf's most famous (and notorious) athlete. But let's not read much into it. According to the company, the clothes were decided upon months ago (the graphic images are dated 9-10-09) -- well before the golfer's infidelity scandals were revealed.
Never a fashion plate by any means, Woods has always tended toward the serious, athletic look. He looks to be all-business next week at Augusta National.