Cash in on your game, not the flash

Ian Poulter during the second round of The Players Championship.

As much as I urge you and tour players to wear bold, trendy and fashionable gear – please make sure you bring the game to match it.

There’s nothing more embarrassing than hitting a ball out of bounds, being stuck in a hazard or racking up bogeys when all eyes are on you because of what you wear. Who wants to attract attention when you’re playing poorly?

I have been guilty of this shameful faux pas in the past – and I’ll never do it again.

Why the lecture? Though it doesn’t happen often for these flashy fashion suspects, a few players were particularly bad in regards to this fashion dilemma last weekend at The Players Championship.

Ian Poulter, Rickie Fowler and D.J. Trahan all looked flashy, but missed the cut.

I understand that this clan is sytlish every week, but they should tone it down a little until the weekend. If they’ve made the cut, then turn up the wattage. The weekend is go time, where bold colors have their place. This is not the case on Thursday and Friday.

Think I shouldn’t take away the signature looks from the players? Sure, they look fabulous. Maybe the snazzy outfits are worn to cheer up both the players and their fans even when the days are rough.

However, attention isn’t fun when you’re not playing your best. Earn that attention with your game, not the gear.

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