Masters fashion preview: what the contenders are wearing

Masters fashion preview: what the contenders are wearing

Dustin Johnson's 2011 Masters apparel scripting.
Adidas Golf

With his
amazing long game and lanky, 6’4″ frame, Dustin
Johnson cuts an imposing figure on the golf course. His clothing
choices reflect his game. An all-around athlete, he definitely has a
bit of swagger and edge, requesting tonal clothing with a slim fit. In
his “scripting” for the Masters, supplied by his
sponsor, TaylorMade-adidas,
he favors an overall monotone look on two
of the four days: either navy or royal blue, top and bottom. The single
color, coupled with his soul patch and side burns, makes him seem even
more of a youthful athletic force. His Adidas clothes are from their
Formotion Energy line, which is made of a fabric that is extremely
flexible and maximizes the pure athletic look.

Headnote: When it comes to his hats, Johnson is very particular. He
only wears white, baseball-style caps, with a flat brim and no
adjustable back. He has them custom made.

Footnote: Johnson will be
wearing a special edition Adidas adiPURE golf shoe,
with green stripes
and matching green soles, in honor of Augusta.

Apple Golf Clothes

Have you noticed more and more professional golfers wearing neon
or “acid” colors on tour? We’ve all seen
Tiger Woods wearing acid-green Dri-Fit Bonded Jacquard polo shirts,
which Nike Golf, his apparel
sponsor, calls “green apple.” The Nike scripts for
this week’s Masters contain an abundance of the color.
Woods wears the green apple on two days; Francesco Molinari on two; and
Lucas Glover, Charl Schwartzel, and Carl Pettersson one day each. Tiger’s complete Masters week scripting is below.

This seems to be part of a trend now toward tart colors in general, like Rickie Fowler’s sharp orange and purple
outfits from Puma. Traditionally golf has favored “sweet” colors, like
cotton-candy pink and raspberry red. Green is the classic color of the Masters, but the green
these guys are wearing is in a somewhat different key, more like the
Body Glove wetsuit green that cycles into the culture now and then.
Nearly all the golfers we are talking about are relatively young guys.
It could just be a new generation expressing itself.

on a Fashion

Phil Mickelson’s equipment sponsor is Callaway Golf,
but for years
now he has had his clothes made privately. Beginning in January,
however, he began wearing the newly revamped Callaway apparel line on
Tour. Then for his win in Houston last week, he swung back to his
custom-made shirts, which are closer to the body than the Callaway
product and have those funny button-down collars. Maybe
there’s a lucky shirt in there somewhere, and he’s
afraid to switch completely. It will be interesting to see what the
defending champion wears this week, the tell being whether the collars
are buttoned-down or not.