Golfers today are better than ever. On the course, they’re crushing the record books with drives nearing 400 yards and posting rounds that trounce long-held course records on a semi-weekly basis. What has changed more than anything, though, is golf style.
Golf has gone through a few periods of fashion. It started with the origins of the Open Championship, with players wearing full suits and sweaters. It got more casual with Arnold Palmer in the 1950s, sweaters and slacks. Move into the 1990s, and we have oversized polos and fancy headwear. Today, we have arrived at a place where golfers are athletes first, and the attire mirrors that.
Through the years, however, some players have branched out to try and set, or even break, trends in the industry.
This has gone wrong more often than not, which makes the worst-dressed golfers in history so special.