Pro golfers aren’t meant to push the envelope. In a sport that’s often referred to as a “gentlemen’s game,” where tradition is king, it’s important to adhere to proper etiquette. Sure, the sport has seen its fair share of major scandals, but if you stick to the script and make your mark on and off the course, there is plenty of money to be made. Of course, that doesn’t mean golfers don’t find clever ways to showcase their individualism. After all, that’s what one’s attire is for.
Not all pro golfers are blessed with an eye for fashion. Some, however, know exactly how to excel at this underrated aspect of the game. While opinions on the subject vary, here’s a look at the some of the most stylish golfers in the world.
1. Billy Horschel
American golf pro Billy Horschel might never have another season like 2014 (he took home $4.8 million in earnings and won the FedExCup that year). However, when he’s on the course, you know his style game will always be on point. When discussing what makes Horschel’s look so appealing, GolfThreads, which named Horschel as its best-dressed golfer of 2016, had this to say:
The secret to Horschel’s success lies in his ability to balance daring colors and patterns by pairing loud tropical print pants with solid colored shirts and by grounding colorful striped shirts with neutral colored pants. He also shows some serious swagger by using his belts as an extension of his shirts — a pro move if we ever saw one.
It’s hard to argue with that assessment.