If the weather at Royal Lytham and St. Annes gets nasty, our style guru, Woody Hochswender says you should look for Rory McIlroy to slip into Oakley's Defend rain jacket ($350) and Defend rain pants ($225). They are very quiet despite being waterproof proof and both pieces stretch, offer breathability, dry quickly, and have reflectivity elements.The weather at Royal Lytham and St. Annes has been fairly benign by Open Championship standards, but that doesn't mean the pros aren't prepared for the worst. If it rains, look for Rory McIlroy to slip into Oakley's Defend rain jacket ($350) and Defend rain pants ($225). They are very quiet despite being waterproof proof and both pieces stretch, offer breathability, dry quickly, and have reflectivity elements.
2 of 5Puma Golf
This is the Puma 18-Hole Waterproof Suit ($200). The sleeves are detachable. Rickie Fowler wore this at Royal St. George's and in practice rounds at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
3 of 5Nike Golf
If the rain comes down hard, Tiger Woods and other Nike athletes at the British Open will reach for the company's top-of-the-line Storm-FIT Elite Full-Zip Jacket. Tipping the scales at just over six ounces, the jacket features breathable laminate technology that completely blocks wind and rain. ($300)
4 of 5FootJoy
Steve Stricker and FootJoy-wearing golfers will be able to brave any storm at the Open in the Four Way Stretch Shell (short-sleeve, $160), which provides maximum protection in the toughest conditions but allows for a full range of motion during the swing. Matching pants are also available ($180).
5 of 5Adidas Golf
Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and other Adidas-sponsored golfers have been wearing the company's ClimaLite 3-Stripes Layering jacket, a quarter-zip pullover that is wind and rain resistant (right, $65). If the heavens open up, they will don the Adidas ClimaProof Rain Provisional Jacket ($75-80) and Rain Provisional pants ($70-75). Both are fully seam sealed and waterproof. The pants have 12-inch zippered leg openings that make slipping them on while wearing your golf shoes a lot easier.
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