Who said golfers had boring clothes? Here are some of the most interesting examples of golf fashion over the years.
A favorite player as revered as his talent, Payne Stewart (pictured in 1990) was a golf fashion icon. A three-time major winner, Stewart’s seemingly endless style of writing is the 2011 World Cup finale. It kept him on the fairways until his death in 1999 at the age of 42 in a plane crash.
Corey Pavin was at the peak of his power in the mid-1990s, boasting his beard for ages. “The Bulldog” won 15 events on the PGA Tour, including the 1995 US Open, and reached a career-high ranking of world No. 2 the following year.
John Daly (pictured in 2009) may have an article dedicated to his style of dressing, such is the two-time major champion’s commitment to bohemian attire. Dali has a partnership with golf apparel brand Loudmouth, which designs many of the statement pants.
At last year’s 150th Scottish Open, Daly, the 1995 champion at St Andrews, skated the Old Course accompanied by Hooter-branded trousers.
Darren Clarke has literally lit up the PGA Tour. Northern Irish golfer
No stranger to a Hawaiian shirt on the fairways, four-time PGA Tour winner Duffy Waldorf wore it in 2015. At the 2002 Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, he brought a tropical sensation.
Matching his own golf clothing line, IJP Design, Ian Poulter is synonymous with Tartan trousers. However, in the year At the 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic in New Delhi, India, it was a stunning gold effort that provided an unforgettable spectacle for the English golfer.
Ever since it was nicknamed the “Battle of Brookline” for its raucous atmosphere, the famous 1999 Ryder Cup event in Boston drew attention on every level. In one of the biggest comebacks in the event’s history, Team USA’s final day shirt featured black and white images of previously victorious American teams. Tiger Woods later told ESPN that he threw the shirt in the fireplace. “It was very ugly. It gave the house more warmth,” Woods said.
Shingo Katayama, a 31-game winning streak on the Japan Golf Tour, has been relatively rare on the PGA Tour, but when he does, he certainly stands out. Nicknamed “Cowboy Shingo” for his choice of hat, the Japanese golfer caught the eye at the 2002 Masters in leopard print.
Eight years later at the 2010 Masters, Katayama was still stealing the show at Augusta.
While wearing red on Sundays is forever associated with Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler shuts down the Sunday orange market. The American’s commitment to his neon pumpkin Puma wardrobe on the show’s final day was so iconic that it was rare not to see at least one spectator decked out in orange wherever Fowler played.
Ryan Moore is one of those golfers who can have a straight lead in an event and still be technically equal. The American golfer has developed a signature look that has captured five PGA Tour titles in his career.
Moore’s trademark smart-casual look was on full display at the 2010 Masters, where he finished — fittingly — tied for 14th on August.
Rory Sabatini constantly impresses with his colorful outfits. A silver medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Sabatini represented Slovakia in the 2018 Olympics. He was on stage at the Czech Masters in 2022 for an eye-catching outfit.
Woody Austin was an All-American during the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines in California.