It's not enough to play well; you have to look good doing it. At least, that's the sentiment just days before the opening round at the 2013 Masters.
Before we get to the whimsy from the par-three contest and the live look-ins from tremendous holes like Amen Corner, we get a look at the fashion show that will play out all weekend.
Yes, Tiger Woods will rock red on Sunday, and Bubba Watson will flash a great deal more color and pattern than most. Still, there are some interesting decisions made amid the customary wardrobes.
As some of the biggest names in the game chase the green jacket, here is what they will be wearing.
Another year, another rousing claim from the masses that Woods has finally returned to form. Woods is back to the No. 1 spot in the sport, has three wins on the year and is certainly putting like the Tiger of old.
I would just like to offer that no matter what your notion of the golfer or the man might be, he certainly makes the Masters a far more entertaining watch when he is on the leaderboard. Thanks to Golf.com, we have a look at what he will be wearing while chasing another Masters title:
Golfweek's David Dusek tweeted that a lucky few are actually getting a Tiger care package of sorts, complete with a shirt from each of the upcoming rounds:
David Dusek @Golfweek_Dusek
Just got two boxes from @nikegolf. Here's the first, showing what @TigerWoods will wear this week at the #Masters. http://t.co/63ejkWJ8sP4/8/2013, 2:57:16 PM
For a closer look at Thursday's sartorial swag, Nike Golf tweeted this to fans:
Nike Golf @nikegolf
Working towards his 5th green jacket, @TigerWoods will start the first Major of the season with this gear: http://t.co/cgLBzBLuXj4/3/2013, 4:16:49 PM
Really, there is nothing to cause a huge reaction. Woods will wear red on Sunday—although that particular shirt looks far brighter and more orange in the tweet Dusek provides.
As for the rest of the days, Woods will be muted by comparison, wearing a wardrobe that almost gets lost among those that follow below. Something tells me Woods will draw most of the attention no matter what he wears.
Watson, one of the more electric and colorful personalities on the course, will be aiming for his second consecutive green jacket this weekend.
Check out this southpaw and his dapper gang of headless mannequins, via Golf.com:
I would have loved to see a little more vibrant color for Watson, but that's really nitpicking at this point. The style certainly suits the man who has a hovercraft whip for a golf cart.
I love the stripes and the choice of white for the final round, which should be something of a lucky charm considering his shot wearing a similar outfit last year.
For some odd reason, the young man who was once bestowed with the label of sports savior was beset with a great deal of tumult this year.
Just as Woods was working his way back to form, McIlroy has failed to win so far this year and famously withdrew from the Honda Classic.
The Masters is certainly a great stage to mount a comeback of sorts if that is indeed what is about to unfold. Here is what McIlroy will be wearing as he tries to reclaim the vaunted position of golf's heir apparent, via Golf.com:
These are not outfits for just any golfer. The bright blue pants on Friday fit very well with the relatively muted gray top. I particularly like what I see the next day with the plaid pants and red shirt.
It's very easy for guys not named Rickie Fowler to err on the side of conservative at the Masters. I appreciate the fashion game McIlory is bringing.
Now let's just hope that translates to success on the course.
Speaking of Fowler, we really wouldn't be doing you a service if we didn't also include the brightest golfer of any tournament.
Here is the loudest the Masters will feature this week, via Puma Golf:
PUMA GOLF @PUMAGolf
Cat's out of the bag - or should we say on the chest? Here's a look at @RickieFowlerPGA 's gear for next week #GOTIME http://t.co/mSfAf7r6GU4/5/2013, 7:17:23 PM
It's the kind of wardrobe that mandates you turn down the brightness level on your computer monitor.
Despite all his bright colors, Fowler has showed he a great shot at wearing a green jacket on Sunday.
Now that would be a sight we would never forget.
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