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10. Ian Poulter, 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic
Poulter is one of the most consistently fashionable players on Tour (he appeared on my recent list of the 10 Best Dressed players in the game), but everyone is entitled to a slip-up now and then. While this look seems more suited for a nightclub than a round of tournament golf, Poulter is still the only player capable of wearing it without a hint of irony.
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9. Shingo Katayama, 2009 Masters
Though Katayama rarely plays in the States these days, his perennially youthful style and penchant for bright colors and dramatically curved hat brims makes him a fun addition to any tournament. I usually love the idea of lifestyle pieces doubling as golfwear, but this is the Masters, and unfortunately Katayama went one step too far into overly casual territory.
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8. Jim Furyk, 2007 Honda Classic
It's been about five years since Furyk last sported these short-sleeve button-ups, and I'm glad. I guess they work well if you're heading straight to the tee from the office (which we know was never the case for Furyk), but this look is stuffy and seems out of place on the golf course. Thankfully, Furyk's current on-course wardrobe is much more athletic. Leave the button-ups at work!
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7. Boo Weekley, 2007 Open Championship
When I got my first glimpse of Weekley in this ensemble, I thought he had two full sleeves of tattoos. Upon further inspection, it was revealed that he was wearing a Mossy Oak undershirt, the likes of which I'd never seen on a golf course. Now, hunter-friendly camouflage patterns are Weekley's trademark, and I can't imagine a more appropriate spokesperson.
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6. Fred Funk, 2005 Skins Game
Annika Sorenstam was a groundbreaker in so many ways, and we have her to thank for this visual of Fred Funk in women's golf apparel, which he donned after Sorenstam outdrove him on the third hole. While I can't necessarily commend Funk on his taste in skirts, I wholeheartedly applaud him for his good-natured sportsmanship.
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5. 1996 President's Cup
Steve Elkington and Nick Price won their match against the U.S.A.'s Justin Leonard and Tom Lehman, but they most certainly lost the fashion battle. Sporting polos that featured a montage of golf equipment illustrations, the look is juvenile and hardly intimidating, and perhaps factored in to the U.S.A's eventual one point victory.
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4. Woody Austin, 2007 Barclays
As a longtime endorsee of Tabasco golf shirts, Austin made a name for himself by sporting their "scenic" polos. Unfortunately, he was forced to don more mainstream apparel in 2008. "The Tabasco people were tired of y'all in the media ripping my shirts," Austin said. "So they got out." Love it or hate it, the look was nothing if not unique.
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3. John Daly, 2009 Open de Espana
The look that started it all. John Daly debuted the now infamous Loudmouth Golf pants in 2009, sending the golf fashion world atwitter. The bright prints were a huge departure for Daly, whose previous golf-style hallmarks had been neutral colors and non-descript silhouettes. Daly's partnership with Loudmouth Golf marked the beginning of his career resurgence, and put them both at the forefront the golf world's consciousness.
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2. John O'Leary, circa 1970s
I'd like to say that this outfit is the worst to ever appear on a golf course, but since this photo was taken during the 1970s, I'm willing to give O'Leary a break. The problem here is his pants: one leg green and the other yellow. Had he stuck with one color or the other, he could have saved the look entirely. One thing is clear, though: an outfit this bad is definitely intentional.
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1. 1999 U.S. Ryder Cup Team
Although the U.S. prevailed by a single point in the famous Battle at Brookline, Justin Leonard's jubilation still could not mask the fact that the U.S. team was outfitted in perhaps the most hideously designed golf shirts in history of the game. Here's hoping that this year's uniforms will be better.
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