Did you notice how snappy everyone looked at the Players Championship on Sunday? In honor of Mother’s Day and to show support for the Donna Foundation, a Jacksonville, Fla., charitable organization that raises funds for breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic, the TPC Sawgrass was a sea of pink. Pink shirts and white trousers, pink trousers and white shirts, pink hats, pink ribbons, pink shoes, pink belts. Even the caddies and quite a few spectators wore pink.
Although pink off the course is widely regarded as unmasculine, the guys looked uncommonly good: Phil Mickelson and Jonathan Byrd in pink pants; Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, and Martin Laird in pink golf shirts; even Jhonattan Vegas, who wore a shirt that was so pink you needed sunglasses to look at steadily. (Johnny Miller quipped that it must have had a battery in it).
The reason why pink looks good on golfers is because the course is green. Pink and green, as mentioned here regularly, tend to be on very friendly terms. A groomed golf course supplies the perfect complementary color. It’s worth remembering: On the greens, it’s okay to Think Pink.