2014 PGA Championship: Best Day 1 Style

The PGA Championship isn’t just golfers’ last chance of the season to collect a major, it’s also the final opportunity for apparel companies to show off their game. All these eyes won’t be on their stars again until April at Augusta.

Here’s who wore their Thursday best for the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla:

Mikko Ilonen, Hugo Boss
Neon green pants are always going to attract some attention, and Ilonen wore them well to open up his PGA Championship. He sure felt good in them, carding a 4-under 67. We would have loved to see him sport fellow Hugo Boss athlete Henrik Stenson’s shirt on top of those slacks, but it’s probably safe not to overdo neon.

Mikko Ilonen 600

John Daly, Loudmouth
It’s not like this is the first time any of us have seen Daly dress like a Jelly Bean, but it never gets old. Hot pink polo, snakeskin belt and PUMA shoes, matched nicely with some argyle pants that Loudmouth calls “Cupcakes.” Because of course.

John Daly 600

Charl Schwartzel, Nike
Nike is nearly guaranteed to have a representative on these lists every day, and today it’s Schwartzel. Nothing too flashy here, but a sharp blue Sport Seasonal Polo with the neon yellow stripe on the collar, which works well with the neon Sleek Modern Plaque belt and the back of his mesh cap.

Charl Schwartzel 600

Darren Clarke, Stuburt
We enjoy the Northern Irishman’s bright red slacks, but what make the outfit are clearly the shoes. Those are part of the Darren Clarke Collection designed by Stuburt, a “range of exquisite golf footwear.” Premium full grain leather upper, wood midsole for the traditional classic look and a leather outsole.

Darren Clarke 600

Bubba Watson, Oakley
Next on our new wish list for kicks are Watson’s Oakley Carbon Pro 2 Shoes. The red accents go nicely with his red and gray-striped Lyndon Polo.

Bubba Watson 600

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