A case of the blues at the Phoenix Open
Monday, March 1, 2010
With the girls wearing pink in Singapore, it seems fitting that the boys should wear blue, and coincidentally, that’s exactly what they did.
From Ian Poulter to Y.E. Yang (and many others, too), there were so many blue outfits at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, it was hard to keep track. Check out my list of players who made the best and worst dressed in blue.
Rickie Fowler – Saturday in head-to-toe Puma. His look worked because he is young, edgy and was in contention. It’s definitely a bold look that can’t be worn everyday, but Rickie pulled it off with confidence.
Ian Poulter – Friday and Saturday in his own IJP Designs. Poulter, of all people, can pull off almost any fashion statement. Whether he’s wearing a Union Jack vest or head-to-toe pink, Poulter is one of the leading trendsetters on Tour.
Hunter Mahan – Sunday in Under Armour. Mahan’s look worked for two reasons. First, he ended Sunday afternoon holding a trophy, and that is by far the best accessory. Second, his outfit was more realistic for all the players at home watching. This is something that any guy could actually wear.
Camilo Villegas – Thursday and Saturday in J. Lindeberg. Camilo is simply classic. His look is European and fitted, which leaves us all with aspirations to look as good as he does on the course. (However, I think that will take more time in the gym than what clothes we wear.)
Scott Piercy – Thursday and Sunday in Q’aja Couture. Piercy’s tailored look during the opening round was the reason that he jumped onto the fashion radar. It was clear to see how detailed his outfit was with the vivid sea blue polo matching the piping on his slacks. His white belt and white hat took attention away from being overly matchy in blue.
Honorable mentions: Phil Mickelson, Sam Saunders, Matt Every and Skip Kendall.
And the outfit that gave me the blues:
Robert Allenby – Sunday in Lacoste. It was a decent effort by Allenby, mixing pink and blue, however the shades of each were too bright and ended up competing for attention. Plus, the pants were definitely too baggy.
Others who didn’t have it going on:
Y.E. Yang on Friday
John Merrick on Sunday
Fred Couples on Sunday