There once was a time when Ian Poulter had a monopoly on looking the bomb at the Majors. Nowadays he’s merely an also ran. Here’s some of the neater threads on the catwalk at the 2012 US Open.
Coolness Factor 90%
Ryo is contracted head to toe with Yonex. They dont just make badminton rackets you know! With the exception of the hideous belt, Ryo’s clobber takes the biscuit. And check out those tartans; they’re the same as those he wore at The Masters but hey, he’s a man, and men are allowed to wear the same clothes twice.
Graeme McDowell- GMac for Kartel
Coolness Factor- 80%. Could do with being a little bit braver on the colours but it’s not so much about that with GMac, it’s all about the cut. Graeme has been involved in the creation of all his Tour apparel with Irish company Kartel. He’s the Tour’s oracle in everything from fabrics to the millimetres that slit at the bottom of the trousers should be!
Accessorize Like Cejka
The Big Fashion Losers
Rory McIlroy- Oakley
When Rory McIlroy won the US Open, Oakley renegotiated their clothing with Rory’s people, and having spoken to Al Jance from Oakley at the Fall 2012 photoshoot in Ballyliffin Ireland, I can tell you they paid a multiple of the previous contract to keep their man. Why then would they send Rory out for round one dressed as boring as Gary Player, all in black. It beats the hell out of me, but someone in the marketing department needs a kick in the ass!
One question. Why does every man over 50 have to wear a jumper five sizes to big for him?