It’s not uncommon to see a sea of navy at a golf tournament of any level, but this Masters seemed more navy than ever. And while there were stripes and muted red tones among the course’s golf shirt selections, these aren’t considered bold or impressive style moves. Even the footwear choices seemed uninspired – an easy styling move that we usually see plain-clothed golfers take advantage of to spice up a look.
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There were, however, a few exceptions worth noting as we wrap up our Masters coverage. Before we get to the winner of Best Dressed at the Masters 2022, let’s go over some honorable mentions. A handful of players stepped out in highlighter pink shades that caused a stir, like Tiger Woods’ high neck shirt or Viktor Hovland’s striped pink pants. There were a few touches of turquoise in the clothing of Nike-sponsored golfers. Although most of the pieces worn at Augusta are not yet available for purchase, expect to see this color a lot this season in golf apparel deals. Justin Thomas made waves in his final round yellow pants and as always, Jason Korak played fearlessly with bold prints. These golfers’ effort to not pull the first blue or black golf shirt and pants out of the closet is commendable, but let’s focus on one player who shows up every day with stylish, easy-to-reproduce golf looks: Tony Finau.
During the four rounds of the Masters, Tony Finau quietly held a clinic on how to put together unique and modern golf outfits – a refreshing break from the overly traditional looks we mostly saw at Augusta. Finau kicked off the week in a blue vertical striped golf shirt with a style reminiscent of the linen short-sleeved button-up shirts that are hugely trending in the fashion world. He paired the top with a simple white flat brim cap and white pants which further enhanced the coastal look. Vertical stripes are a flattering design and a great alternative to traditional navy striped golf shirts.
Finau’s second round look centered around another unique combination of blue and navy stripes on a color block polo shirt with an abstract diagonal stripe pattern on one side and a solid navy block on the other. Contrast sleeves with welt cuffs and collar add a preppy touch to the modern golf shirt. He paired the top with dark khaki pants for a youthful yet sophisticated look.
Golf fans were torn over Finau’s moving day outfit, primarily the orange and navy zip top with neon pink stripes. Like it or not, he did it perfectly. Embracing the brightness of pink, the three-time PGA Tour winner wore a hat in the same hue that gave the color an intentional feel in the outfit. Most golfers might not have the confidence to wear such bright colors, but it sets it above the rest of the field who have played it safe with overly mundane golf looks.
To wrap up the week, Finau came up with his simplest look, but still managed to make it edgy and youthful. He wore navy blue pants with a plain white golf shirt and topped it with a bright blue flat brim cap. It’s a mix of 1960s golf style with an almost hipster modern finish. Small details like wearing a braided belt in the exact shade of her pants with the perfect fit are what take this seemingly simple look to the next level, style-wise.
So if you’re looking for inspiration to upgrade your golf look this season, take a page of Finau’s master picks. It’s proven that you don’t have to wear sweatpants and a rope cap to pull together a modern, stylish golf outfit and that pops of bright color among traditional tones are always worth the fashion risk.