If you weren’t able to catch the chilly morning portion of the first round of the PGA Championship, you missed out on a lot of great birdies … made by men in hoodies. At this point, it may still be a shock to many golf fans to see players in hoodies, but it seems like this trend isn’t leaving anytime soon.
It’s always fun watching fashion evolve (especially on the golf course). And opinions surrounding such fashion endeavors are always just as interesting. Whether you agree or disagree that hoodies belong on the golf course… players are wearing them. Keep scrolling to find out who.
For those who are struggling to accept that guys are really wearing hoodies on the golf course, these aren’t just regular hoodies. These are high-performance-wear hoodies, engineered for athletes to move freely and play their best game.
If you’re going to wear a hoodie on the golf course, let it be one of these. They’re some of the best examples of the highest-quality performance hoodies on the market.
If you had to choose, who would you say wore it best? Check out below for a roundup on pros who rocked hoodies on a chilly Day 1 at Oak Hill.
Pros in hoodies at the PGA Championship
One of the great faces of the Greyson brand, JT is well known for often sporting a hoodie on the course.
The brushback knit fabric is breathable, lightweight, and buttery soft, making it the perfect layering for the season.
Wearing a nice vintage Nike fleece (without strings), Rory McIlroy is also a well-known hoodie wearer amongst the pros. The option below isn’t quite the same hoodie, but it is a perfect lightweight — less warm, but less restrictive — and is a great option for anyone in the market for a golf hoodie.
Nike Yoga Dri-FIT
Peace is a state of mind, and this hoodie is crafted to wear wherever you try to find your calm (even the golf course).
Staying comfy and warm in an Original Penguin hoodie, Cameron Smith looked sharp in Round 1.
Heritage Color Block Golf Sweater
Built-in Coolmax technology helps you keep your cool even as your game heats up, and the hooded collar provides added coverage as necessary.
Sahith Theegala has been known to rock hoodies in recent years, so this is also not a surprise.
Sandbar Striped Hoodie
With its soft French terry interior, the Sandbar Stripe Hoodie gives you an instant feeling of secure comfort. It’s made from classic materials but offers a look that defies golf tradition.