Golf has seen great advancements in the last 20 years. Better technology for clubs, balls, and clothing.
In fact the clothing aspect of golf is interesting in the sense that there is still a traditional feel to the performance-style clothing the players sport. But this week, in light of the rich history of the Open Championship, Justin Thomas will turn the clock back with his Thursday attire.
We’re talking way, way back. Thomas, who is sponsored by Polo Golf, will be sporting a white button-down shirt with a navy tie and a navy cardigan on day-one of the British Open.
You’re probably thinking this will be very uncomfortable, it’s already tough to hit a golf ball in regular clothes. And this guy is going to try and play in essentially what one would wear to a formal dinner party?
Believe it or not, but the outfit shown above was the norm for golfers before the times of polo shirts and slacks were introduced.
Yes… a woven knit skinny tie with a cardigan. Won't be fully buttoned up, no problems swinging at all.. can't wait to rock it! https://t.co/LAkwM0l0DC
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) July 17, 2017
Thomas and those over at Polo Golf will be putting a modern twist on the traditional attire. Per Golf Digest:
“The 24-year-old will wear a Polo Golf knit performance woven button-ton shirt that has tons of stretch, along with a merino-blend cardigan, and a knit silk tie.”
Thomas is having a career-year in 2017, with three PGA Tour victories to his credit so far and ranks third in the FedEx cup standings this season. Last year Thomas shot a first-round 67 at the Open Championship but struggled Friday through Sunday, resulting in a T53 finish.
Maybe introducing a little swagger could be the trick for Thomas as he hunts for his first major victory.
In the updated Vegas Insider list, Thomas has 45-1 odds of winning the Open. The front-runner for the event, Rory McIlory – originally 10-1 odds – has been pushed down to 18-1 odds after his recent struggles in the Scottish and Irish Opens. World No.1 Dustin Johnson leads the pack with 12-1 odds.
Speaking of McIlroy, himself along with Jason Day and Rickie Fowler have released their attire for this week’s Open Championship: