One of the most common knocks you hear against golf is that it can’t possibly be a sport because the players are wearing khakis. Phil Mickelson’s outfit for Tuesday’s practice round at Augusta with Tiger Woods isn’t going to help that perception.
That’s just a dress shirt. That’s what you wear when eating lunch in the clubhouse after your round, not when you’re doing physical activity.
Before I worked here, I spent eight years as a caddie at a country club—that’s twice as long as I’ve been a professional sportswriter—and never in my life have I seen someone wear a long-sleeved button-down shirt on the golf course.
Luckily, I don’t see this catching on as the hot new trend in golf apparel.