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The Masters of Style

It’s Masters weekend and while golf has always had it’s own unique style it’s safe to say that my new found interest in golf comes with an added bonus.

The Masters by Torrey Wiley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Masters of Style


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The Master’s is here! I can’t believe how enthusiastically I just typed that. Maybe my old age is starting to show itself, but I’m not so sure what is happening to me these days. Like, it’s not that I hate golf. I’ve just never been one to follow it regularly or really enjoy watching it on tv. Sure, a leisurely day on the course is enjoyable, but I’ve always found myself perplexed when my bar guests ask me to put golf on the TV.

I mean why wouldn’t you want to watch this kind of excitement?!

But here I am, finding myself writing about golf. It’s ok if you are confused. I am too. I’m not going to sit here and pretend to be well informed about most of the players. I’m not gonna lie about the changes made to the course at Augusta National this year. There is one area of the game, however, that I feel VERY comfortable discussing…

Hello from the other side…

My love affair with the backsides of sports and it’s athletes is well documented on this site. So it should surprise no one that I’m most intrigued by is this latest trend is this one that is generally favoring a slightly more fitted and athletic pant.

A Long Standing Tradition

Since it’s beginnings centuries ago style has always been a huge part of golf. That being said, golf style has gone through several transformations over its long history. Due to the need for a vast amount of real estate and the leisurely pace of play, it comes as no great shock its origins were established with the upper classes who dressed to reflect their high status.

Though at first it was all about looking smart and sharp when hitting the links and while most would argue it still is there’s been a long line of progression from tweeds to performance enhanced and influenced fabrics. Nearly every player on the circuit in todays game is represented head to toe by an athletic brand. Greg Norman and Tiger Woods often rep their own personal brands. Others like Payne Stewart and Ricky Fowler have generally flaunted their own unique style.

This Monday, at water coolers around the country, there will be as much discussion of who shot what as who wore what. I, of course, will be talking about how Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson were The Masters.

The Masters of the best fitting pants this weekend.

An actor by degree, sports lover by day, and a bartender by night. As a native of suburban Detroit it took moving to NYC for Katie to fully realize her love of all things Michigan and Detroit sports. Feel free to engage her in her love of the coolest city and prettiest state in the country and why she will always root for Ohio State to lose every sporting event ever. No, really I am dead serious about that last statement.

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