Shirt and tie on the course? Justin Thomas and Jason Day cause a stir with Open Championship wardrobes
Needless to say, Twitter has an opinion on a couple of 'different' clothing choices
Anybody who has raced for a quick blast at the range after a hard day's work knows how restrictive a shirt can be for a fluid golf swing.
American Justin Thomas, however, had no such issue at the Open Championship, as he wore a shirt and tie during his opening round. He carded a -3 score of 67 so it certainly didn't hold him back. Apparently it's the same tie he wore at the 2013 Walker Cup so he's well used to dressing up for a big game.
Twitter is fairly divided on his choice of clobber.
I have to say Justin Thomas looks as ridiculous as Jason Day, but in an overgrown schoolboy way. #opengolf— Tony Barker-May (@barkermay1) July 20, 2017
Yes... a woven knit skinny tie with a cardigan. Won't be fully buttoned up, no problems swinging at all.. can't wait to rock it! https://t.co/LAkwM0l0DC— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) July 17, 2017
At least he did have some support on social media. One man who seems to be universally condemned by the golfing Gok Wans is Jason Day. He's gone for a pair high-tops which would seem to be more at home on a basketball court. All that's missing is Kyle Lafferty rolling on screen to ask "What are thooooose?"
Did Jason Day's luggage get lost or is he trying to disrespect the Open with that wardrobe? Joggers with high tops? pic.twitter.com/X4mhS3VaRn— Ray Schulte (@rschulte13) July 20, 2017
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