Ian Poulter has found a way to shine on the golf course without winning a major yet in his career.
With a little more research at the prompting of some of my co-workers, there’s in fact a few more golfers who have made a splash on the golf course, and not with the the one-stroke penalty.
Back in the day, a fellow named Doug Sanders was known as the “Peacock of the Fairways” for his eccentric wardrobe. Sanders played primarily in the 60s and 70s, and used some of the same loud colors Rickie Fowler uses on the golf course.
Overall, Sanders’ dress wasn’t as eccentric as some of the modern golfers, like Fowler, who have decided to shake things up. There are two players from the 90s and 2000s who immediately come to mind.
Jesper Parnevik, who might now be known as the guy who introduced Tiger Woods to his ex-wife, always wore his hat in a most interesting fashion. I never understood why the Swede decided to flip up the bill on his hat, wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of a hat by letting the sun in his eyes.
Parnevik also wore some nice neon colors on his sweaters and pants while out on the course, however, he never really got the following that others have seen since he wasn’t exactly a star on the PGA Tour.
Iam Poulter has also gotten his name out there with more than just his golf game in recent years. The English golfer, who was also one of the first athletes to take to Twitter, has shown his national pride (among other tributes) with the patterns on his pants.
Poulter has the personality to go along with his eccentric dress, making him one of the most popular golfers worldwide. Just ask his 1,247,310 followers on Twitter.
Posted by jssutton7 on March 5, 2012
Rickie Fowler has made a splash in the golf world with colors similar to water. Photo by The State Press
So now that we have moved on from football, baseball is starting to come into focus, the NCAA Tournament is on the horizon and the NBA is moving along at a fever pace this season, I have to find something to get back in the blogging mood with a short entry here.
For that, I’ll turn to an unlikely source … the golf course.
It’s not often you see a golfer make much noise in the sports fashion world, outside of when John Daly is feeling like he needs to cause a bit of a stir. But in recent years, Rickie Fowler has come along with some vibrant colors to add some spice to the typical round of golf.
With his signature bright orange as the primary color on Sundays, Fowler has been able to establish his name through his interesting color selection and ever-improving golf game.
One thing to really like about Fowler is his color coordination out on the gold course. If he isn’t wearing one solid color from head-to-toe, he can find the right accents to bring out whatever vibrant color he is going with that round.
Maybe it’s the surfer-dude haircut, but Fowler is able to pull off a look like would make Phil Mickelson look like a giant orange. The 23-year-old Fowler’s also become one of my favorite golfers to watch on the tour because of the different attitude and look he brings to the golf course.
Posted by jssutton7 on March 2, 2012