Golf is a sport of tradition and etiquette. Over time, fashion is one of many aspects that has changed considerably.
However, many have taken their clothes to the extreme, leaving aside the conservative elements that characterize the sport.
Thus, criticism from fans and media have focused more on their apparel than on the game. Some even wish to have a glimpse of certain players, either on television or live, to see what outfit they wear, instead of their scores.
This situation is not exclusive to a certain era or sex, it has broken the time barrier and marked several generations.
Up next, some of the worst fashion statements in golf.
Brian Barnes should have known better about golf apparel since he was born in England and later represented Scotland.
Those tight shorts, which he used more than once, are certainly one of the worst choices ever. Too bad many remember Barnes for his outfits rather than his 19 professional wins.
One of golf's most flamboyant guys is by far John Daly. His personality matches perfectly with his pants, but that doesn't mean it's right.
Seriously, I haven't met one person who likes his outfits. Is there anyone around here that does?
Neon colors—should I say anything else? Ireland's John O'Leary might have won four times on the European Tour, but his sense of fashion was off; the combination of those shades of green, yellow and blue is just not right.
Sweden's Jesper Parnevik thought it was cool to wear his hat's bill upward. Maybe his sponsors were happy; he had different models, of course. But the crowd wasn't that excited.
There's not much to say. Ian has always worn these kinds of extravagant outfits; heck, he even owns a company that manufactures tartan pants, the same he uses on tour. Of course he's responsible of all the designs.
The outfit per se is not wrong. The thing is, Stewart was in the wrong period. He was by far one of the most respectful and traditional golfers, enough reason for the PGA to appoint an award with his name.
What's up with the cowboy hat? OK, he lives in Texas, but wearing one of those on a golf course is just too much.
Sabatini should stay with the classic hat, and that's it.
The first European to become women's world No. 1 has used vests without exemption, no matter if its hot or cold. Laura Davies always includes one of these when she goes out on the course.
Before becoming the most dominant player in women's golf and one of the best dressed gals out there, Annika used to wear long shorts and loose polo shirts. The 1995 U.S. Women's Open, which Sörenstam won, is the perfect example.
If you think of fashion in women's golf, some of the images that'll come to your mind are short skirts, tight shirts and perfectly shaped bodies. But back in 1900, they used to wear long skirts and long sleeve blouses.